Choosing a pack that is the right size for you can really make a difference on your whole trip.
– Measure your torso length and the proper frame size.
– Set the shoulder harness in the top or bottom slot as indicated by your torso measurement.
– Load the pack with 15 – 20 pounds.
– Put the pack on tighten the shoulder straps, shrug your shoulders and then tighten the waist belt. The top edge of the waistbelt pad should be one inch above the iliac crest.
– Relax. List your leg until your thigh is at a 90 degree angle with your body. The bottom edge of the waist-band pad should be level with the top of your thigh.
– Make sure the shoulder stabilizer straps are loose. At the bottom of the harness there should be 2″ of leftover adjustment without bottoming out on the pack body. Additionally, the curve in the shoulder harness should be level with your armpit.
-Pull on the shoulder stabilizer straps until they’re slightly tense.
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