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obvious

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What's this rucksack strap for?
« 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



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Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
« Reply #1 on: 23:12:35, 22/03/19 »
Is there a removable insert to keep the back rigid ? Either that or a water bladder pocket.
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obvious

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Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
« Reply #2 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.


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Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
« Reply #5 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.
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alan de enfield

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Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
« Reply #7 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?

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Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
« Reply #8 on: 08:21:41, 23/03/19 »
Normally yes.
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Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
« Reply #10 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. 


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Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
« Reply #11 on: 22:36:02, 25/03/19 »
I often wish rucksacks and jackets would come with full instructions!

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Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
« Reply #13 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
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Re: What's this rucksack strap for?
« Reply #14 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.
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