White Mountain Backpacks™
619 Plenty Road,
Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm
Backpack Selection FAQs
Backpack Size Selection
Backpack Harness Types
Backpack Weight Reviewed
1. Measure Torso Length
2. Contouring Staves XS-M
2. Contouring Staves S-M
2. Contouring Staves M
2. Contouring Staves L-M
3. Harness Shoulder Straps
4. Upper Load Stabiliser Straps
5. Hip Belt
6. Sternum Strap
7. Lower Load Stabiliser Straps
Backpack Construction Directory
Backpack Harness System
Backpack Internal Staves
Backpack Harness Shoulder Straps
Backpack Sternum Strap
Backpack Upper Load Stabilser Straps
Backpack Lower Load Stabilser Straps
Backpack Hip Belt
Backpack Air Flow Mesh
Backpack Frame Types
Backpack HDPE Sheet
Backpack Material Definition of Terms
Backpack Compression Staps
Backpack Rain Covers
White Mountain Backpack Design
Backpack Construction Directory
The Backpack Harness
The Backpack Harness System
The Harness Internal Staves
What are the Internal Staves?
Do the Internal Staves need contouring to the individual back?
What is the purpose of contouring the Internal Staves?
What are Pre-Contoured Internal Staves?
The Harness Upper Load Stabiliser Straps
What are the Upper Load Stabiliser Straps?
What is the purpose of correctly positioning the Upper Load Stabiliser Straps?
How do you verify correct positioning of the Upper Load Stabiliser Straps?
How do you use the Upper Load Stabiliser Straps
What is the correct exit angle for the Upper Load Stabiliser Straps from the shoulder?
The Harness Lower Load Stabiliser Straps
What are the Lower Load Stabiliser Straps?
How do you use the Load Stabiliser Straps?
The Harness Shoulder Straps
What are the Harness Shoulder Straps?
What is the relationship between the Sternum Strap and the Shoulder Harness Straps?
What are Contoured or S shaped Harness Shoulder Straps?
How do you use the Harness Shoulder Straps?
The Harness Hip Belt
What is the Hip Belt?
What is the correct position of the Hip Belt?
How do you use the Hip Belt?
What is a Hip Belt Cant?
The Harness Sternum Strap
What is the Sternum Strap?
What is the correct position of the Sternum Strap?
The Harness Foam
What is Open Cell Foam?
What is Closed Cell Foam?
What is Dual Density Foam?
What is Compression Moulded Foam?
The Harness Frame Types
What is an External Frame Backpack?
What is an Internal Frame Backpack?
What is the function of the Internal Frame?
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
The HDPE Sheet
The Backpack Material
What is Cotton Canvas?
What is Textured Nylon Material?
What is the Cordura Brand Material?
What is Pack Cloth Polyester?
What is Pack Cloth Nylon 6, Nylon6-6, and Rip-Stop Nylon?
What Stitching is used in backpack manufacturing?
What Zippers are used in backpack manufacturing?
What Thread is used in backpack construction?
Material Definition of Terms
The Backpack Compression Straps
What are External Compression Straps?
What are Sleeping Bag Compression Straps?
What are Internal Compression Straps?
How is a White Mountain™ Backpack Constructed?
What Materials is used in manufacturing these backpacks?
What Zippers are used in manufacturing these backpacks?
What Buckles and Hardware are used in these backpacks?
What Webbing is used in these backpacks?
What Reinforced Stitching is used in these backpacks?
What Thread is used in these Backpacks?
What stitching process is used in these backpacks?
How is the Backpack Length determined in these backpacks?
How is the Backpack Width determined in these backpacks?
How is the Backpack Depth determined in these backpacks?
How is the Internal Stave Positioning determined in these backpacks?
Backpack Rain Covers and Water Proofing
Are backpack materials waterproof?
Are the seams on backpacks Waterproof?
Are backpack Internal Liners necessary?
What is the purpose of Bivvy Bags or Zip Lock Bags?
Are Rain Covers necessary?
Customer Service FAQ's
Customer Service Policies
Gear Repair Kit
Gear Repair Zippers
Gear Repair Australia
Gear Repair International
Backpacking Spinal Health
Essential Hiking Equipment
Low Impact Camping
Australian Tourist Refund Scheme