Help me fit my pack

Discussion in 'Backpack Hunting' started by melsdad, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. melsdad

    melsdad Active Member

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    I just got my Eberlestock J34 pack on Friday. So far I am very pleased with the purchase judging by the quality of materials and a construction! I want to thank all those that helped me make this decision in my "X1 for packing a deer" thread. Now I have a few questions.

    1) How should the shoulder straps ride on the top of your shoulders?

    With the waste belt properly adjusted and looking at the pack from the side should the straps come over your shoulder to the pack parallel to the ground, or should they wrap over your shoulder slightly towards the ground, or should they angle upwards?

    2) Should the aluminum frame stays be bent?

    Should the pack fit exactly to the curve of your back, or is this more of a personal preference adjustment?
     
  2. Snubbie

    Snubbie Well-Known Member

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    There is a pretty in-depth video on the Eberlestock site that explains how to fit the pack to your back, including re-positioning straps and bending the internal aluminum pieces to fit your individual back shape.

    Here:

    http://eberlestock.com/Backpack%20Tech%20Tips.htm
     

  3. melsdad

    melsdad Active Member

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    Thanks alot Snubbie! That is exactly what I was looking for. I don't know how I missed that.
     
  4. Snubbie

    Snubbie Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome. After posting this, I watched the video again...and the video demonstration on the J-34 page.

    I've re-ignited the lust I have for a J-34! I have the X-1 and want, no, NEED a J-34!

    Hey Santa...Are you reading this?!?