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    Camelbak straps flying all over the place

    I own one of these Camelbak backpack-style water reservoirs. (Actually, it's a North Face Hammerhead, but it works the same.) Great fit, great straps, great everything.

    The only remaining thing is that the adjustable straps always have a bunch of extra length at the ends that I can't seem to tame. I try looping 'em thru the straps themselves or tying them up, but they somehow come loose after long rides.

    Anybody have a good solution (bands?) for the flapping extra strap length?

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    i fold up the excess and wrap one of those thick rubber bands around it.

    another option is to cut the excess part of the strap off.

    current ride: 2003 norco vps fluid 3.0 (custom build).



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    Rasheed pretty much covered it. Fold it up and use rubber bands or cut and use a lighter so the straps to fall apart.

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    We used electrical tape in the Corp and it worked pretty well for all our excess straps

    It only applies to stuff you never need to adjust again of course

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    Old road tubes cut up make great rubber bands for this purpase ... and the color matches too

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    Wow -that's a neat idea! Old road tubes! Never thought of that...

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    VELCRO!!!!

    I usually have enough strap left on the shoulder to shove back into the bottom of the pack at those openings where the waste and shoulder straps come out... The waste strap on mine had some loops that take up the excess strap build in so those were not a problem. Mine is a nalgene and is very similar to the north face, your milage may vary.

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    You could do all the hillbilly stuff suggested or you could use one of these. With the tri glide you can actually adjust the strap length if you need to while you ride. I've been using them for several years without problems. Just about any outdoor shop will carry them. My local REI has a huge selection.
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    The tri-glide looks just like the thing that normally houses the straps - how do you deal with the extra strap length that comes out the end?

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    Needle and thread FTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by agarose2000
    The tri-glide looks just like the thing that normally houses the straps - how do you deal with the extra strap length that comes out the end?
    You have to take the strap apart and thread on the tri-glide first, then thread the webbing through the buckle on the pack straps. The extra length of the lower webbing is feed through the tri-glide on top of the first webbing you put through the tri-glide. Now you can slide the strap up and down if you need to and you won't have flappy straps

    Below is a picture (look at the top of the pack) of how this should look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agarose2000
    (Actually, it's a North Face Hammerhead, but it works the same.)

    apparently not since the newer camelbacks have a strap retention system built in.

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