Pack Upgrades

3 great ways to store accessories, water, and food.

[Tech Talk]

Load Transfer A pack's ability to shift weight to your hips is one of the keys to big-load comfort. Through framesheets and stays come in a myriad of configurations and combinations, they all have a common goal: lock onto and channel weight into the hipbelt, so the load doesn't hang off of your shoulders. Hips are humans' most efficient weight-bearing zone, so a close-wrapping hipbelt and a lumbar pad that sticks to the small of your back are critical.