- March 2 2011
Quality as usual
I just received the MS strapettes and am impressed as usual with the quality and design. I have a 15 year old classic Tour lumbar pack which does not have the quick clip attachments like the newer ones. Thanks to the flexible design that didn't matter. I simply undid the straps, slid the clips off the strapettes and attached them to the corresponding areas of the Tour pack. This is a great addition which will save me from needing to buy a separate day pack for hauling heavier stuff (which often pulled the pack over my bum while hiking with heavy loads). Easy on, easy off. Anyway, another great design that magically retro fits their older equipment. If you have a MS lumber pack I'd recommend getting these to maximize versatility.
- March 29 2010
Exactly what I expected
Great product and made in the same high quality fashion of their packs. When full the lumbar packs are to heavy and sag, this makes it very usable.
- August 1 2003
If you own one these packs, you need these strapettes, especially if you like to load up in hot weather and still remain comfortable.
- December 31 2002
I would have to say that with the addition of the strapettes, my hiking has been revolutionized. Being somewhere between a minimialist and an "overpacker" I can now take along my lumbar pack instead of hauling out the day pack for longer day trips. This has always been a problem for me espically with the varied weather conditions where I live. Now I can take just what I need and a little more in my lumbar pack since the weight no longer flops the pack around. A great idea and addition to my hiking equipement.
- June 15 2002
Shoulder Straps Count!
Even if you need and value an lumbar-focused pack for back and spinal health, using the Mountainsmith Strapettes will convince you of the truth of what Mountainsmith has to say about packs: the weight must be on the lumbar area, but the shoulder straps are necessary for balance. This accessory to my old BC Office pack saved me a lot of discomfort that I did not understand when my pack drooped and caused pain. Thanks again, Mountainsmith, for retrofitting my back and making it truly useful. It cost a little more than I would have liked, but it was worth it; I might have had no choice at some point but to buy a new pack. That's no small thing when you've already invested $100 in a pack!