How to Hoist a Loaded Backpack
How to Hoist a Loaded Backpack With your pack sitting upright on the ground, use one hand to grab the pack's haul loop. (That's the webbing loop on top of the pack.)
- With your pack sitting upright on the ground, use one hand to grab the pack's haul loop. (That's the webbing loop on top of the pack.)
- Using a wide stance with knees bent, slide the pack up your thigh and let it rest. Your thigh should be roughly parallel with the ground.
- Steadying the pack with one hand, slip your other arm and shoulder through one of the shoulder straps, pushing your shoulder in as far as you can.
- Without any abrupt or jerking motions, swing the pack onto your back and slip your arm through the other shoulder strap.
- Buckle up! Buckle the hipbelt first, then cinch down the shoulder straps. Adjust the load-lifter straps (located at the tops of the shoulder straps) to pull the pack inward. Lastly, buckle the sternum strap. You're set to go!
- When you're ready to remove the pack, be sure to first loosen the shoulder straps.
Tip: As you walk throughout the day, slightly vary the tightness of your hipbelt and shoulder straps to help your hips and shoulders feel less fatigued.