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Dig or Diss | Strap & Load Adjustment
Dig or Diss | Straps & Load Adjustment
Trekking packs are big and semi-rigid. This means they need straps that can pull the top of the pack closer to your shoulders for stability. In a trekking pack, they make great sense. But the funny thing is when some brands try and put them on small day packs, without understanding how they work…
A proper stability strap attaches higher up the back panel than the strap end attaches. This loops the strap higher, and gives room to adjust. With short daypacks, straps typically attach to the top of the back panel, leaving nowhere higher up to attach a stability strap. But in the crazy swirl of every brand having a go at making some bags, you’ll often see stability straps applied to daypacks, anchored to the strap end. So when you go to tighten this stability strap, it can’t tighten, because it is fully against the strap. I think the saying is ‘tits on a bull’.