Has Anyone Tried a Headstrap?
Jun 21, 2022 at 9:51 pm #3753327Atif KBPL Member
Sherpas, villagers, and traditional load haulers since time immemorial have used headstraps for heavy loads. As uncomfortable as it looks, they must’ve figured this to be their most efficient use of limited resources (fewer calories to waste, fewer hours to spare, maximize physical working life, etc.).
I realize this is BackpackingLight, but for occasional load-hauling (e.g. waterless stretches), has anyone tried a headstrap to complement the hipbelt? Why aren’t they more common? Does anyone make them? It seems like a possible additional point of load distribution.Jun 21, 2022 at 11:52 pm #3753334Atif KBPL Member
Dan McHale just sent me this: https://eu.patagonia.com/hr/en/stories/on-tumplines/story-18753.html
Tumplines sold at Patagonia: https://www.patagonia.com/product/patagonia-tumpline/11685.htmlJun 22, 2022 at 6:30 am #3753341Jun 22, 2022 at 8:09 am #3753349PaulWBPL Member
@peweg8Locale: Western Colorado
Thanks for the links. This is really interesting.
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