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Strapettes will turn your Day or Tour into a new bag!
on December 16, 2011
I can't recommend these highly enough. If you have a Mountainsmith Tour or Day bag, you absolutely must have the Strapettes! IMO any lumbar pack over about 500 ci can be uncomfortable fully loaded. These are very effective at balancing the load between your waist and your shoulders. They make your lumbar pack much easier to hump around for much longer.
I don't care for the way they attach, FWIW. I guess you could blame the Strapettes but it has to fit the fixture on the pack. I'd prefer a fastex-type buckle, but then of course that's a possible point of failure. And realistically the only issue with the mount they use is that's it tough to remove. Don't worry- you won't ever remove it.
If you have an MS pack over about 500 ci, get the Strapettes! The hike you save may be your own.