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FINDING THE RIGHT PACK MEANS FINDING THE RIGHT FIT TOO!
EVERYONE IS BUILT DIFFERENTLY, SO RED FOX PACKS ADJUST TO
ALLOW A GREAT FIT FOR COMFORT, STABILITY & PERFORMANCE!

STEP ONE: ADJUSTING THE WAIST BELT

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Don’t put the weight of the world on your shoulders, put it on your waist! For a simple webbing waistbelt, the bottom of the belt should rest on top of your hip sockets. For a padded belt, put the contoured center of the waist belt on the pronounced part of your hips (the illiac crest)....and tighten until snug.

 Our unique belt design allows full articulation of your legs and hips while walking, even uphill. This increases your range of motion as well as allowing the pack to remain upright and stable so can use your energy for hiking all day, not fighting your pack to keep it stable and in the right position.

STEP TWO: ADJUSTING THE SHOULDER STRAPS

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Adjusting the shoulder straps properly will ensure your back and shoulders don't burn out before your legs do. The straps should form a relaxed curve over your shoulders where they connect to the back of the pack. When adjusting the front of the straps make sure they are equal and pulled to a firm tension. Too tight will cause the waist belt to pull up, transferring the weight from your hips to your shoulders. Too loose and the weight will fall away from you, stressing your back as well as well as creating side to side sway.

STEP THREE: ADJUSTING THE STERNUM STRAP

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The sternum strap combined with our shoulder straps that curve out allow easy breathing while keeping the straps right where you want them. Move the vertical sliders to position the strap where you want it, up or down, then close the buckle and tighten to where it feels comfortable.

STEP FOUR: ADJUSTING THE LOAD LIFTERS

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Load Lifters allow you to fine tune weight distribution and the position of the pack to where you want it. Pulling tighter will bring the load closer to you for a tighter fit and straighter posture.
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Loosening the load lifter straps lets the pack tip backward so weight is carried more on the hips, and also makes taking deep breaths easier. 

STEP FIVE: ADJUSTING THE SWAY CONTROL STRAPS


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The outside sway ­control straps on the belt allow you to adjust the amount of movement or float you will experience on your hips as they shift side to side while walking. Tighten the fit of the belt to decrease shifting, loosen to provide more relaxed articulation of your hips.