Adjust the torso length
- First loosen all the load lifters, lower shoulder strap and hip belt stabilizer webbing straps as much as possible. Then, start at the bottom of the pack. Grab the bottom of the lumbar pad (curved sided pad in the center of the hip belt that is attached to the back pad) with one hand and the pack body with the other and pull the two away from each other releasing the Velcro flap holding the lumbar pad in place. This will expose the hip belt and bottom of the stay.
- Next loosen the 1" webbing strap that runs vertically up the center of the pack behind the back pad. Then slide your hand up wards towards the top of the pack behind the back pad until you reach the shoulder strap yoke. Release the Velcro on both sides of the yoke and move the shoulder straps up or down as desired. Sliding pieces of paper between the Velcro will prevent it from reattaching itself and will make moving the yoke easier. The Velcro strips mounted to the pack body are in 1" increments. Use the strips to align the yoke to your desired height, then push the yoke against the pack body to re-attach the Velcro. Make sure the yoke is centered side to side.
- Once the yoke is in the desired position, firmly press the back pad against the yoke to re-attach it to the yoke.
- If you removed the hip belt, re-insert the stay tips into the pockets on the back of the hip belt and re-attach the belt to the Velcro strip in the center of the pack body, making sure it is centered on the Velcro and aligned with the bottom of the pack.
- Adjust the 1" webbing strap so it is snug.
- Finally re-attach the lumbar pad to its Velcro closure flap and adjust the hip belt stabilizers, shoulder straps and load lifters to your desired positions.