E!Lite Harness System
Tailor made comfort for your back Only the best is good enough for Eureka! We invested almost 2 years of diligent R&D into the E!Lite Harness System for lightweight travel packs. The key to a comfortable pack is the torso fit. E!lite is fully height-adjustable and fits most torso lengths.
The curved shoulder straps comfortably padded at the critical location ensure that the pack is is comfortable even after hours of hiking. Air mesh is used throughout to increase air flow so that when you sweat, the pack does not.
For the active female traveller, Eureka! developed a ladies’ version of the harness, which is specifically designed to fit a woman’s torso, shoulders, and natural curves.
- Back padding with adjustable height
E!Lite stands for guaranteed custom fit for light and comfortable trekking! It is a core feature of Eureka!’s backpack models Archimedes, Themis, Apollo and Traveller.
ATVi Harness System
- Air Tech Venting harness system combines a molded frame system with mesh backrests for complete air circulation.
- Molded frame also creates a rugged and sturdy frame for any size load.
- Shoulder straps are constructed using durable Air mesh with maximum ventilation properties.
- Design of shoulder harness provides exact fit and proper weight transfer. Dual sip clips secure hydration bladder tubes.
VHS Harness System
- Velcro Harness Sizing system simplifies pack fitting.
- Contoured shoulder straps with stretch mesh covering.
- Form fitted lumbar and hipbelt wings.
- ‘Hideaway’ fabric harness protecter protects harness while in transit.
- Mesh covered back padding with central air channel venting.
- all nylon webbing for smooth adjustments.
- Rock Lockster side release buckles, both simple and durable.
- Complete with adjustable sternum strap.
How to fit an internal Frame Pack
Any hiking trip, short or long, will be more enjoyable if you pack your gear correctly. Start by imagining a line of balance running vertically through your body. No matter where you walk – level, uphill, or downhill – the body compensates to maintain that balance. The higher you carry a load, the closer it is to that line of balance (the pack can actually curve over your head). Carrying weight too high, however, can cause an uncomfortable side-to-side sway as you walk. The zone method of packing is recommended. Another important key to an enjoyable trip is proper fit. Below are steps for fitting and loading an internal frame pack.
1 Find the stays and bend to S-curve to match the shape of your back. Stays are located in the pockets on the back of the pack.
2 Put the pack on and tighten the hipbelt (shoulder straps are still loose). S-curve should fit your back when the hipbelt rests on your hipbones. Half of the belt should be above the highest point of the hip and the other half below. Check location of the shoulder straps.
3 Take the pack off. Adjust the shoulder straps using the adjustments. Load 10 kg into the pack.
4 Try the pack on again and check the stays and the hipbelt position in a mirror.
5 Check the position of the shoulder straps in mirror. They should wrap around the shoulders snugly. The shoulder strap stabilizer should be at a 45° angle. Readjust if needed.
6 When adjustments are completed, fasten sternum strap, tighten top stabilizing straps and the hipbelt stabilizing straps.
Approximate Fit Guidelines:54cm stays to 160cm
61cm stays to 150 to 175cm
69cm Stays over 175cm
Please note: for accurate fit, the pack should be tried on, or the torso measured, from the top of
the shoulder to the hip bone. Since everyone’s torso length varies regardless of height, this is the
only way to be sure of a correct fit.
Loading an internal Frame Pack
ZONE A : Pack the heaviest items closest to your back. This gives you better control of the pack’s weight and gives you better balance for rock hopping or bush walking.
ZONE B : For optimum balance, place the lightest gear in the top and front of the pack.
ZONE C : Carry your sleeping bag at the bottom of the pack.
Additional Packing tips
- Use nylon stuff sacks to organize your gear. You may check out our StormShield range of waterproof dry sacks, eVent bags and StormShield bags
- Keep rain gear and other frequently used items in easily accessible outside pockets.
- Lash long objects like tent poles and fishing poles to the sides of the pack, or store them inside if the pack has a divider with pass through corners.
- Keep fuel bottles away from food stuff sacks.