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- Handy shoulder harness for converting lumbar pack into daypack
- Designed for Mountainsmith's Day, Tour, and Travel Trunk packs
- Adjustable foam shoulder straps and adjustable sternum strap
- Makes it easier to carry heavy loads without straining your back
- Lightweight design checks in at 0.3 ounces
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Detachable shoulder straps that keep your lumbar pack secure against your back. Strapettes are compatible with the Day, the Tour and Travel Trunks.
Convert your classic and recycled lumbar pack or Travel Trunk into a versatile daypack with this handy shoulder harness. The Strapette harness is lightweight and easy to fit, with adjustable foam shoulder straps and an adjustable sternum strap helping distribute the weight evenly across your body. As a result, you can carry heavier loads in your lumbar pack without suffering from back pain. The Strapette harness--which is compatible with Mountainsmith's large, extra-large, and extra-extra-large Day, Tour, and Travel Trunk packs--weighs 0.3 ounces.
Product detailsColor:Black | Size:One Size
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Item model number : 99-90004-01
- Department : Unisex-adult
- Date First Available : September 24, 2007
- Manufacturer : mountainsmith
- ASIN : B001A1Q8LI
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I didn't buy them at first, but then realized it's common sense to buy these. takes all the weight off your waist, and if one has a little weight in the pack it's kind of tight around the gut area due to the weight pulling it back naturally.
BUY THIS THING!!
You will not regret it whatsoever!
Have a great day!
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.
EDIT/UPDATE: I was looking at the newer versions of the Day and Tour at a local sporting goods store today. It's interesting that they've changed the packs several times since my review in 2011. Some of the changes are for the better while a few great features of the older versions are gone. But having a few different Day and Tour packs spanning a few years I'd say all of them benefit from the Strappettes, and the newest ones still accept them.
The one thing I'll note though is that the Hill People Gear Shoulder Harness will also attach to the Mountainsmith packs! They're twice as expensive as the Strappettes; in fact they cost almost as much as a Tour bag! But they're fantastic straps, better in every way except price.
The strappettes stabilize the pack and support the additional weight. I'm totally happy with them.
Top reviews from other countries
The strapette is well-constructed from heavy-duty nylon material and is easily installed on the "Tour" or "Daylight" lumbar pack. The 2 1/2" wide shoulder straps are padded, are adjustable for length and has a stationary sternum strap which provides added support, plus prevents the straps from sliding off the shoulders. Two slight drawbacks: (1) The sternum strap should be designed so that it's adjustable - it would add to the user's comfort level if it could be moved up or down the chest according to personal height. (2) Once the length for the shoulder and sternum straps are adjusted to personal size, the excess 1" wide nylon straps just hang. There should be elasticized loops to tuck the excess straps into so that they're not flapping around. The strapette disperses the pack’s weight evenly, (much better than the included shoulder strap), which makes carrying it far, far more comfortable.
In my opinion, if you do any amount of walking, hiking or carry heavy loads, the strapette is highly recommended - it's a “must” and is well worth the extra expense. It’s too bad that Mountainsmith doesn’t include this with the "Tour" or "Daylight" lumbar pack instead of the shoulder strap, because it's far more useful and certainly adds to the overall comfort.
I like the idea of the strappette system but found them a little uncomfortable for someone of my height and build (six foot and 200 pounds) with the point they cross over rubbing my back.
I tried adjusting it several ways without it getting my back and in the end ordered a surplus British PLCE H harness to jury rig on the packs.