It is essential to know how to fit your backpack comfortably before a hike.
1. Carry the pack on your back with all the adjustment straps untightened
This enables you to find your comfort point easily without being distracted by any pre-adjustments.
2. Start by strapping the backpack belt
Place it on your hips over the buttocks and tighten it until it feels well supported. If the belt is tightened correctly and in the right position, you should feel that the weight of the pack is much lower on the shoulders. This technique enables you to save energy when carrying a heavy bag.
3.Tighten the pack straps
We often make the mistake of setting our backpack as high as possible. Thus the full weight of the bag will be on the shoulders but not shared between the shoulders and the hips.
4. Fit the pack back at the correct height
Some packs enables you to adjust the length of the back to fit your body size.
(if not a EASYFIT backpack, adjust the back length before adjust straps)
5. Tighten the small straps on the top of the shoulder straps
These are also known as load tension straps.
The load tension straps enable the wearers to bring the backpack closer to the shoulders for extra comfort and support.
6. Tighten the chest strap
Be careful not to overtighten the straps as it will restrict your breathing. This strap is mainly used to stabilize the bag when you walk. Depending on the backpack model, the height of the strap can be adjusted to free the chest and allow maximum comfort.
Tips: EASYFIT system
Our patented EASYFIT system allows you to adjust the back height and strap tension simultaneously by pulling on one single strap (on each side).
1. Put on your bag
2. Buckle and tighten the belt
3. Pull the straps (from top to bottom)
You're ready to go!