It is not enough to have a well-designed, lightweight, and comfortable backpack. In order to get the most of your experience on the trail, that pack also needs to be properly fitted for your body too. Often times, the pack expert at your local gear shop will help you through that process, ensuring that heavy loads end up resting on your hips, rather than your shoulders. But at the moment, going to a gear ship may not be an option for everyone, with social distancing continuing to be recommended. So to help us properly learn to fit our backpacks from home, REI has put together this excellent video to take us through the process. As you’ll find out, it isn’t particularly difficult, but there are a few subtle things to keep in mind as you go.
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