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Title: What's this rucksack strap for?
Post by: obvious on 22:29:44, 22/03/19
I like to know what all the straps and adjustments are on a bag but don't know what this one is on my OEX Vallo Air 28 from Go Outdoors.


Between the two "up arrows" above the back mesh


(https://i.ibb.co/MG17njN/20190322-220552.jpg)
Title: Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
Post by: Strider on 23:12:35, 22/03/19
Is there a removable insert to keep the back rigid ? Either that or a water bladder pocket.
Title: Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
Post by: obvious on 23:29:24, 22/03/19
Is there a removable insert to keep the back rigid ? Either that or a water bladder pocket.


The insert to keep the back rigid is accessible and removable  from inside the bag rather than from the back. Same story with the water bladder pocket.


The mystery deepens.
Title: Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
Post by: Strider on 23:50:11, 22/03/19
I like a good mystery. What happens when you loosen the strap as far as it will go?

You might have to drop a line to customer services.
Title: Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
Post by: obvious on 23:56:34, 22/03/19
I like a good mystery. What happens when you loosen the strap as far as it will go?

You might have to drop a line to customer services.


Not much, it just gets looser. Maybe it engages reduced gravity mode.
Title: Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
Post by: sussamb on 04:51:29, 23/03/19
A strap there normally adjusts how high the pack sits, or how low depending on your point of view, so it can be adjusted for different users back length.
Title: Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
Post by: alan de enfield on 08:14:31, 23/03/19
Whatever it is suppose to do, it looks as if the buckle will be digging in the back of your neck / shoulders.


The 'height adjuster' on my Berghaus pack is at the 'bottom' by the attachment of the waist belt to the pack.
Title: Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
Post by: obvious on 08:15:45, 23/03/19
A strap there normally adjusts how high the pack sits, or how low depending on your point of view, so it can be adjusted for different users back length.


Brilliant. Looser for a longer back then I guess?
Title: Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
Post by: sussamb on 08:21:41, 23/03/19
Normally yes.
Title: Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
Post by: gunwharfman on 11:13:56, 23/03/19
I'd go with Sussamb on this one. I presume its there to help ensure the rucksack contours with your back.
Title: Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
Post by: janner on 14:58:35, 25/03/19
Its there so you can extend or shorten the back length so the hip belt fits over your hips properly. 

Title: Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
Post by: roughyed on 22:36:02, 25/03/19
I often wish rucksacks and jackets would come with full instructions!
Title: Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
Post by: obvious on 18:58:55, 26/03/19
Hehe, well this is what Go Outdoors support had to say


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The strap is to tension the internal support panel. When the strap is loosened it makes it easier to remove the internal frame. Although we do not recommend this.
Title: Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
Post by: sussamb on 20:00:08, 26/03/19
Really? Never heard of anything like that, wonder if they're right? Their webpage says it has an adjustable back system so my money is still on the strap that does that  O0
Title: Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
Post by: Kukkudrill on 20:12:27, 26/03/19
Really? Never heard of anything like that, wonder if they're right? Their webpage says it has an adjustable back system so my money is still on the strap that does that  O0
Shoulder straps don't look adjustable to me. I'd hazard a guess that their explanation is right and their website is wrong.
Title: Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
Post by: sussamb on 21:09:05, 26/03/19
Just wondering what shoulder straps have to do with it  :-\
Title: Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
Post by: Kukkudrill on 21:15:25, 26/03/19
Thought you were referring to height-adjustable shoulder straps. Having reread the thread with a bit more attention, I see you were referring to a different system that I'd never heard of  :-[
Title: Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
Post by: BuzyG on 23:10:30, 26/03/19
A strap there normally adjusts how high the pack sits, or how low depending on your point of view, so it can be adjusted for different users back length.


Tend to agree.  Though would expect some form of two way locking mechanism, if that is the case
Title: Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
Post by: Litehiker on 02:41:05, 30/03/19
It's just put there "to make little boys ask questions".  :P


Eric B.