Originally Posted by bglimpse
Any tricks to getting it back together? Once I taped the frame, it was nearly impossible to get back in the bag. I felt I was gonna tear the bag. I bailed..
The pack needs to be completely "relaxed". ie. Unbuckle everything and empty all pockets and compartments. Then ,with the frame oriented with the arch toward the bag, slide it under the harness and insert the top corners into the top pockets/straps. Next with some stretching insert the bottom corners in the appropriate corner straps and cinch the cross straps tight. The tight fit is necessary to keep the pack and load from shifting. Keep at it. It will go back from whence it came.
I had the same problem and finally decided to use enough pressure to get the frame back in place.
If you are concerned about tearing the corners call customer service at Eberlestock. They will have some suggestions I'm sure.