Several weeks ago, Roger pointed me toward this website with his fix for the annoying problem that all of my packs seem to have-- the shoulder straps loosen as I walk, so I have to give each on a quick tug to tighten it every few minutes. Annoying, to say the least.
Yesterday I finally got around to putting some extra webbing onto the straps for my Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone. I figured I'd try this one before my MLD Exodus and GG Vapor Trail, which I plan to use a lot this summer on the PCT. After several false starts, hours of cursing, and stabbing myself more times than I'd like to admit (I'm not much good with a needle and thread), here are my results.
As I said, I don't do gear modification projects often, so if anyone has experience with this, I'd love some input.
It seems so far that the repair is working a little too well. It's pretty difficult to tighten or loosen the straps as I would normally while wearing the pack, so I'm guessing they won't loosen by themselves anymore. It also seems like the stitches are the cause of this: I can't get them flat enough to not catch on the buckle.
So, any thoughts anyone? Thanks!