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Daryl and Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Shoulder strap/top bar connection on 03/04/2013 20:27:46 MST Print View

Here's my current method of connecting shoulder straps to the top bar of a carbon fiber external backpack frame....without drilling any holes.


(1) Form a harness by sewing a narrow piece of webbing next to the center line of a 2" wide piece of webbing.

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(2) Fold the 2" piece of webbing in half to form a tunnel for the top bar to slide into.

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(3) Sew the shoulder straps to the harness.

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(4) Put the top bar inside the harness and tie it tightly with something like a trucker's hitch.

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(5) Add 3 or 4 zip ties to keep the harness in place.

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(6) Trim zip tie ends to save weight.

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WARNING-Short white shoulder straps in photos are too short for most people to use.

Edited by lyrad1 on 03/04/2013 20:35:42 MST.