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Lower Load Stabiliser Straps

What are the Lower Load Stabiliser Straps?

The Lower Load Stabiliser Straps are located on each side of the Hip Belt and are attached to the backpack at the seam. All effective backpack design will include Lower Load Stabiliser Straps that connect the harness at the lower backpack, to the Hip Belt. Lower Load Stabiliser Straps on either side of each Hip Belt draw the backpack into the lower back and minimize backpack sway, or float at the base of the backpack providing a static position for effective weight transfer to the lower back. With contoured Internal Staves resting flat on the lower back, a correctly positioned backpack and Hip Belt, and tensioned Lower Load Stabiliser Straps, the backpack will not slide downward.

How do you use the Lower Load Stabiliser Straps?

If scrambling or climbing, loosen the Lower Load Stabiliser Straps to allow for hip movement and marginally tighten the Harness Shoulder Straps to put more of the weight on the shoulders. When walking an even path, pull these two Lower Load Stabiliser Straps simultaneously to draw the backpack close to the back and into the lower back, and marginally loosen the Harness Shoulder Straps. This will provide for a greater distribution of weight on the lower back rather than on the shoulders.

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