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Outdoor Research Sternum Strap Kit

Item #: 63002

Our Price: $7.99

Increases a pack's stability. Prevents the shoulder straps from slipping off the shoulders. Installs quickly with a pair of Delrin dual sliders and features a quick-release buckle. Wt. 1 oz.

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Outdoor Research Sternum Strap Kit
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves backpack function (14)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Weather proof (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day hikes (12)
    • Small packs (11)
    • Large packs (8)
    • Cycling (5)
    • Commuting (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual adventurer (7), Avid adventurer (6)
      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort driven (12), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    4.0

    "I would buy this product again."

    By Mark the Kayaker

    from Maine

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Backpack Function
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cycling
      • Day Hikes

      Comments about Outdoor Research Sternum Strap Kit:

      Very good product. I haven't had a chance to use it, but I'm pretty confident that the sternum strap will be a good replacement for the original strap (which broke during a hike!). Only one complaint -- the strap did not come with directions. Consequently, it took me some time to figure out how to attach it to my backpack - not fun. Overall, though, I would recommend this product.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Good purchase.

      By Old Smoky

      from Midwest

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Works Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Hikes
        • Large Packs
        • Small Packs

        Comments about Outdoor Research Sternum Strap Kit:

        I broke the sternum strap buckles on my main pack and my fanny pack the same week. I looked all over the internet and could not find replacements. Finally found Campmor with these straps. I put them on both packs, and they work great.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Great Product

        By RockCamp

        from Knoxville, TN

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Outdoor Research Sternum Strap Kit:

              Great for backpacks that don't already have a sternum strap.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Just what I needed

              By Theme Park Guy

              from Central Florida

              About Me Casual Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Backpack Function
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Day Hikes
                • Large Packs
                • Small Packs

                Comments about Outdoor Research Sternum Strap Kit:

                Works great on a day pack.

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Minimalist
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                It's exactly as advertised

                By HikerLibrarian

                from Kansas

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Improves Backpack Function

                Cons

                • No directions

                Best Uses

                • Small Packs

                Comments about Outdoor Research Sternum Strap Kit:

                I hae a small Osprey day pack that I use for work as a volunteer park ranger. Without a sternum strap, it kept slipping. This product solved that problem and also helps the pack feel more stable and comfortable. I figured out how to put the straps on, but it would help to have directions.

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Minimalist
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Essential!

                By Trail Maintainer

                from CT

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Improves Backpack Function
                • Increased stability
                • Versatile
                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Cycling
                  • Day Hikes
                  • Large Packs
                  • Small Packs
                  • Weekend Trips

                  Comments about Outdoor Research Sternum Strap Kit:

                  I use the sternum strap on all but the most casual of light packs. If pack straps lack bar tacked loops, I sew little loops to straps to thread sternum strap through so it doesn't slide to the bottom of shoulder straps when not in use. Moves weight of pack from in from outer aspect of shoulders closer to wearer's center of gravity & greatly stabilizes load.

                  • What Is Your Gear Style:
                  • Comfort Driven
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  strap kit

                  By Scoutmaster

                  from moosup, CT

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Improves Backpack Function

                  Cons

                  • Needs beter instructions

                  Best Uses

                  • Cycling
                  • Day Hikes
                  • Large Packs
                  • Small Packs

                  Comments about Outdoor Research Sternum Strap Kit:

                  Have not found the right placement for this strap yet. The strap slides if you don't have something to keep it from moving down your shoulder straps. I prefer to have shoulder straps with the sternum strap built in But this will work if you can not get that like on day packs or hydration packs.

                  • What Is Your Gear Style:
                  • Comfort Driven
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  N/A

                  By N/A

                  from Anacortes Wa

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Improves Backpack Function
                  • Versatile
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting
                    • Cycling
                    • Day Hikes
                    • Large Packs
                    • Small Packs
                    • Weekend Trips

                    Comments about Outdoor Research Sternum Strap Kit:

                    used for all my packs; day short hikes,walking,skiing.snowshoeing,walking in countries around the world. On trains,planes,ferries and cruise ships. I have 8 and my wife has 6.

                    • What Is Your Gear Style:
                    • Comfort Driven
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Sternum Strap Kit - Just what I wanted

                    By Dave

                    from Berkeley, CA

                    About Me Casual Adventurer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Improves Backpack Function
                    • Versatile
                    • Weather Resistant

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Day Hikes
                      • Small Packs

                      Comments about Outdoor Research Sternum Strap Kit:

                      Sternum Strap Kit was just what I'd been looking for for quite some time

                      • What Is Your Gear Style:
                      • Comfort Driven
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      WORKS AS ADVERTIZED

                      By POGO

                      from FLORENCE MS

                      About Me Outdoor Professional

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Improves Backpack Function
                      • Versatile
                      • Weather Resistant

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • USE ON BACKPACK LEAF BLOW

                        Comments about Outdoor Research Sternum Strap Kit:

                        MAKES LONG HOUR WITH LEAF BLOWER MUCH BETTER

                        • What Is Your Gear Style:
                        • Comfort Driven
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        • Q:

                          ordered and received straps from you. No, they did not come with instructions. How do I Install them? I want to use them on the shoulder straps on my leaf blower.
                          Asked on 8/28/2012 by dogma from ohio

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            The ends of the straps go around the shoulder strap and then are secured through the ladderlock buckle on strap.

                            Answered on 8/29/2012 by Betty
                        • Q:

                          How does this product install? Does it require altering the shoulder straps (i.e. sewing into them)?
                          Asked on 8/24/2010 by Justin from Chesco, PA

                          2 answers

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            The straps come with easy to follow instructions, and can be easily installed with out any sewing

                            Answered on 8/24/2010 by Betty
                          • VERIFIED BUYER

                            A:

                            Nope, it can fit any backpack (that I know of) and it adjusts easily. If ends are too long they can be easily cut.

                            Answered on 10/14/2010 by Tom from Florida from Naples FL
                        • Q:

                          Please tell me the total length of the strap and hardware from one end to the other end. I need to make sure that it is long enough.
                          Asked on 7/29/2010 by Ruby

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Full length: 2 pieces 13.5" long

                            Answered on 7/30/2010 by Steve from Campmor
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