Yes, we gladly ship
to APO addresses. We do not charge any more for this service than the
standard US domestic shipping charge that's generated by our website.
Military / Law
We offer a 10%
discount for orders made by the U.S. government, and by government
personnel including military and law enforcement. The criteria for
this is that the item is being purchased by a currently employed
military professional, for personal professional use. Orders made to
our online store can have the discount amount applied to them, upon
What really impacts a pack's comfort is the surface area covered by the
harness, and how well the pads follow the contours of your body. The
new Shooter's Harness pads have good surface area and follow the
contours of your body better than typical thicker pads. Pack comfort
depends upon how well you fit the harness to your body, and avoiding a
couple of common mistakes. Some tips:
The place to start is by getting the pack's vertical placement right.
The most important factor in fitting the pack to you is to really crank
the hip belt onto the upper side of your hip bones. The middle of the
pad should be directly outboard of the top of the arc of your hipbones;
this will pull the lumbar pad into your lumbar, and keep the pack from
riding south. If you start with this, then you'll be able to put the
harness into the right place with the next steps, and there really
shouldn't be much load on your shoulders.
After getting the pack set on your hips correctly, the vertical
adjustment of the harness should be done so that with the rest of the
rigging in balance, the pads have a smooth arc going from the pack
forward to the crest of your shoulders. If the sternum strap's hitting
you too high on your chest, move the harness up on its ladder rack on
the pack. On the other hand, if there is a gap between the upper back
side of your shoulders and the pads when the load adjusters are fairly
slack, then you need to move the harness down on the rack.
Once you have the harness in the right vertical place, you'll notice
that if you overly tighten the load adjusters, it distorts the arc.
This is the second element of the comfort issue; the load adjusters
should only be tightened to the degree that it keeps the pack vertical;
anything more than what's necessary for this is just putting undue force
on the front of your shoulders. By pulling too much tension into the
load adjusters, you can put your shoulders into a pretty uncomfortable
vise, long past the point where you've done anything to improve the
pack's ride on your body.
To wash the packs we recommend using a mild scent free detergent and a high pressure hose or pressure washer on the spray setting. Please hang dry the packs and do not use a washing machine or dryer.