How to Fit Your Backpack

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moving hi I'm Lauren and I'm James and

we're here at Gregory headquarters to

teach you how your backpack supposed to

fit this is like a normal backpack fit

video we're not gonna use this fit jig

and we're definitely not gonna use a

state measure so we're gonna show you

how your pack should look and feel so

you have a more comfortable experience

on the trail don't worry we're not gonna

make this as difficult as finding the

perfect pair of jeans

what Laurens trying to say is that a

backpack should fit like a shoe and not

like your clothes the size of your pack

depends on the size of your torso if you

don't know the length of your torso

simply measure from the c7 to your iliac

crest that's just a fancy way of saying

the bump at the base of your neck to the

top of your hip run this video isn't

reso much about measurements instead

we're going to cover the three major

points of backpack fit then the three

major pitfalls the first point is the

hips isn't it max most important thing

you need to know about your hips is not

that they don't lie but that your hip

belt should actually rest about 1 inch

2.5 centimeters above your hips right

here one of the biggest pitfalls we

often see in the trail is people walking

along with that Punk belt where the

trouser mouth should be it's might look

great for your trousers and it's not

where you weren't where your backpack

hey Lauren did you know we recommend you

should get a gender specific pack of

this one available but do you know why

James men's hats and women's hips are

shaped a little differently and for a

proper fit

you should have even pressure from the

top to the bottom of your head belt

padding you want to carry most of your

weight and your Bunny's natural center

of gravity which sits on your hips

actually about 75% of your body weight

is meant to be carried on or above your

hips let's move away from this whole

goodness and talk about the number two

most important aspect of a backpack

thing your shoulders a strap should wrap

from the top of the shoulder blade all

the way around to the front of the body

the second pitfall that we often see is

backpacks which are too big you can tell

if your packs too big because the strap

will go from the point of your shoulder

up into the backpack it won't wrap all

the way around your shoulder plane steps

wanted to focus on fitting it back in

step 3 I'm going to talk about carrying

the end so Laurie one thing a lot of

people don't know is that you can use

these straps to adjust how you carry


in your body first I'm going to show you

how to carry weight on your hips you

want to begin by backing off this strap

and then tightening this top strap here

you can see you put a little hoop here

but that's okay as long as your pack

fits properly now if you wanted to move

on weight to your shoulders you do the

same thing in Reverse start by loosening

this strap and then tighten this strap

you can probably feel more weight on

your shoulders right yeah thanks James

no problem

whenever you adjust these load lifter

straps you can distribute anywhere from

sixty to ninety percent of their packs

weight onto your hip in fact that's the

number three pitfall that we see most

commonly out on the trail is a

misunderstanding of how a pack can

actually work to distribute the weight

from your shoulders to your hips

throughout the day to keep you more

comfortable and give each part of your

body a break whenever you need it now

that we've gotten to the Nitty Gritty of

the process of giving a properly fitting

pack let's recap one make sure that your

belt strap is sitting up high on your

hips to make sure your backpack fits

properly and wraps all the way around

your shoulder blade three-act like a pro

and distribute you're away from your

shoulders down into your hips throughout

the day to alleviate excess soreness

thanks for following along with this I'm

James and I'm Lauren

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