jetpack harness comfort.

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    jetpack harness comfort.

    ok , i have have been doing a bit of trooping lately and man, my shoulders and back kill me during a troop and my shoulders are sore the next day from the jetpack straps. anybody else have this problem?? i have put padding under the straps to help, but no. they are still killing me. anybody have any suggestions on how to help with jetpack harness??

    thanks

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    Re: jetpack harness comfort.

    mrbungle said: View Post
    ok , i have have been doing a bit of trooping lately and man, my shoulders and back kill me during a troop and my shoulders are sore the next day from the jetpack straps. anybody else have this problem?? i have put padding under the straps to help, but no. they are still killing me. anybody have any suggestions on how to help with jetpack harness??

    thanks
    Maybe I can comment without being too obvious

    What is your harness like? I mean the strap configuration? A photo may help.

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    Re: jetpack harness comfort.

    i hear ya, man. i want one of yours , but they are alittle out of my range right now.

    i have a 2 straps over the shoulders with a belt that is attached to the straps. the 2 jetpack straps come off the shoulder straps. and i have a belt on the jetpack.

    here are 2 odl pics i have when i was submitting to the 501st. i think the pack is leaning back to far and pulling on the shoulders.


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    Re: jetpack harness comfort.

    I got away from using straps for the main body of the harness and used and old bulletproof vest carrier. Took the panels out of course, and sewed the straps at the top of the shoulder. Also, if you're using straps around your body, using a 2" strap will help distribute the weight more. Going from 1" to 2" made a huge comfort difference on my TD pack.

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    Re: jetpack harness comfort.

    Ok Tom, so for my soft harness I used the same principals as the accurate type. Two straps over the shoulders, like a rucksack and a waist belt, they all connect together with a back panel, metal or soft, the basic principal is the same. Using this arrangement I believe reduces the problem of the vest pulling up at the front (and down at the back - and helps with the collar armour choke problem.

    It sounds like you are using a system like this. I would say is it tight enough? I like to get strapped in tight, with the metal harness it does mean that some movements are restricted, but not in any way to hinder trooping - just dressing lol, but we have all been there, thank god for good Mando Crew!

    Have you tried with the pack more upright? I think your back armour may be able to sit more forward - based on the photos.

    How heavy is the pack?

    Lastly, you could try putting the harness on, then the pack for a few minutes, without the vest etc and encourage the harness to settle, then take the pack off and suit up.

    Rob.

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    Re: jetpack harness comfort.

    i don't wear a harness at all.

    i have the straps sewn right to my flight suit, starting on the front around mid-chest and going up and over. at a little behind my shoulder, the straps are no longer sewn down, so from there they just hang / feed out through the slots.

    i also wear the lightest pack possible... i've stuck with vac formed despite all the newer, fancier fiberglass ones. much lighter, which makes it easier to wear for long periods.

    posture also helps. it looks like you are leaning back a bit. i wear one of those contractor style belts with the boning / suspenders. it helps to keep me upright, thus avoiding the fett lean.

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