Re: New: Handstraps take weight off back?
- From: Peter Clinch <p.j.clinch@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 08:51:31 +0100
So my pal, who is generally dialed in as far as outdoor news goes, was
relating nothing of relevance when he said there's a hot new series of
packs out there with weight-relieving hand-straps. He saw it, heard
about it, whatever, but it wasn't real and you guys have never heard
of it except in terms of yore and voyageurs...Oh well! JP
He may have heard about a new series of packs where someone's rediscovered something that doesn't work very well, but whether they're "hot" is another matter!
It's simple physics: you can't take weight off yourself without putting it somewhere else, and putting it onto your arm muscles will mean a direct lift of the pack *up* from your shoulders/hips (and you won't help your knees and thighs at all). Handstraps will only let you pull it forwards, and the primary weight is still on the hips.
Peter Clinch Medical Physics IT Officer
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Fax 44 1382 640177 Dundee DD1 9SY Scotland UK
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