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Step 5 - Positioning the Sternum Strap

The correct position of the Sternum Strap when wearing a backpack is in the middle of the sternum or breastbone as illustrated in this diagram. If the Sternum Strap is lower than this position on the sternum or breastbone, it may interfere with effective breathing. White Mountain Backpacks™ uses an elasticised Sternum Strap to promote effective breathing and a snug fit without putting excessive pressure on the chest. It is important that you do not over tension the Sternum Strap to the point of full extension of the elastic, as this would prevent the Sternum Strap from operating effectively.

The Sternum Strap in conjunction with the Shoulder Straps distributes some of the backpack weight across the chest, and prevents the Shoulder Straps from drifting onto the shoulder joint, or slipping off the shoulder. White Mountain recommend always using a correctly positioned Sternum Strap if available, particularly on any extended walks. The Sternum Strap pulls the Shoulder Straps closer to the centre of the body, allows increased arm flexibility, prevents the Shoulder Straps drifting onto the shoulder joint, or from slipping off the shoulder. When climbing, bending over, or scrambling over rough terrain the Sternum Strap will generally ensure greater backpack comfort under load. The Sternum Strap although necessary for Shoulder Strap comfort, should not be necessary to achieve close contact or correct positioning of the Shoulder Straps.

Step 6 - Upper Load Stabiliser Straps

Sternum Strap Positioning

White Mountain Backpacks™, travel backpacks, hybrid backpacks, hike packs, daypacks, designers, wholesale direct, backpack fitting specialists, anatomically correct quality backpacks at the lowest prices. Backpack fitting experts specialising in FREE CUSTOM FITTING of internal frame travel packs, hike packs, and framed daypacks, including any brand purchased from other suppliers. To correctly customise and contour the Internal Staves of online orders, all we need is the correct Torso Length of your back. We offer premium quality, anatomically correct, high functioning backpacks at extraordinarily low prices when compared to any high quality competitor product, we guarantee exceptional performance, fit, comfort, and quality.