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    Adding armor carry straps to backpack?

    Hi,
    I have a Dakine Amp hydration pack (Dakine Europe Bike : Amp 12L) which used to be perfect for my needs until now.
    However, now that I'm riding faster, I've made the switch to a full face helmet (Met Parachute) and knee pads (I'll add elbow pads as well).
    While I can carry the full face helmet using the helmet carry feature of the pack with a little creativity, there is no provision for carrying armor.
    For short rides, this is not a problem since I can just carry the pads within the pack, but for longer rides it doesn't really work since there is not enough place within the pack for all the things I need to carry AND the pads, especially since the pads are quite bulky.
    I was wondering if anyone here has an idea how I could mod some armor carry straps to my pack, like in many other packs...

    Regards,
    SnarkBert

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    Velcro is you friend (like 2 " wide). Figure out how you want the pads to lay on the pack and then the best placement of the straps, one up top one down below should do it.

    Attach by sewing or some other method that is secure.

    When not using, you can roll them up and attach to themselves or just snug them down over the back...

    I have another pack that uses straps and snaps but I would rather not have that many straps on my pack. They tend to hook onto things when you least expect it and too messy, slow to stow away.

    If you need it and cant find the velcro, PM me I have tons.

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    Hmm the velcro is a good idea. I'll have a look and see if that would work out.
    Thanks!

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    Shameless self promotion here, I can do these kind of add ons to packs, do it all the time...Specialty Outdoors: Technical Sewing Specialist

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by formica View Post
    Shameless self promotion here, I can do these kind of add ons to packs, do it all the time...Specialty Outdoors: Technical Sewing Specialist

    thanks
    formica

    Good to know! Its hard finding you people these days....

    I have a Juki needle feed but only use it for rough prototypes....

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    Hey formica,
    Thanks for the info. However, seeing as I am located in Germany, I will not be able to make use of your services
    I did find some good info on your tips page...

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    Camelbak Agent Pack > Accessories > Hydration > Hydration Packs | Jenson USA

    Awesome deal and holds all my gear, probably worth upgrading.

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    If you want to keep your current pack, try sewing on some web straps and maybe add some buckles for quick attachment (similar to what Camelbak and Dakine use for armor straps).

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