insert hipbelt

Insert hip belt behind lumbar pad and anchor in lowest position. Connect lower load control straps to the 25mm buckles.

insert hipbelt
connect angel wings

Our M.A.D. back system comes with Angel Wings. These diagonal straps bring the load closer to your back and reduce the lateral movement of your pack. Please thread and adjust buckles as shown. Try the effect of the Angel wings once you are on the trail. Most people like Angel Wings slightly tightened when walking in flat areas or downhill.

connect angel wings
Cleaning

Clean your pack with a damp cloth and a brush.

Cleaning
individual fitting

Put some weight into your BACH pack. Slightly loosen upper and lower load control straps. Put pack on your shoulders and slowly tighten shoulder straps until your pack feels comfortable. If you close hip belt now it will nicely hug your hips. To distribute more weight to your hips, you may loosen shoulder straps slightly.

Position the sliders of the upper load control straps slightly in front of your shoulder as shown in the drawing. The upper load control straps stabilize your load and prevent pack from falling backwards. For best result tighten the upper load control straps slightly.

You may or may not tighten the lower load control straps for firmer fit of the hip belt.

individual fitting
bending the aluminium stay

To further improve the fit of your pack you may bend the aluminum stay. Use a plier to take the stay out of your pack without removing the PE frame sheet. The stay should follow the contour of your back in slightly bent forward position.

bending the aluminium stay
load your pack

For best carrying comfort we recommend to distribute load as shown. Heavy gear close to your back. Light stuff close to bottom and outer part of your pack. Medium weight in hood and side pockets.

load your pack
set shoulder straps

Pull out yellow straps from behind lumbar pad and loosen 25mm buckles. Set shoulder harness 10-20mm below the highest possible position. If you are a small or slim person you may set shoulder straps lower down. Tighten the yellow straps and tuck them away.

set shoulder straps