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How to fit a backpack

Watch as Eagle Scout Jon Almquist, who works for national outdoors retailer REI, shows you how to fit a backpack in this exclusive BL video.

Learn more about picking the perfect backpack in the May 2009 issue of Boys’ Life magazine.


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11 Comments on How to fit a backpack

  1. you should do an external frame pack!!!

  2. very helpful

  3. Thanks! I’m looking for a good backpack between 35 and 45 litres.

  4. What kind of backpack did you demonstate in your video?

  5. baseballbatter // June 24, 2009 at 1:20 pm // Reply

    Very helpful.

  6. troop69-tenderfoot // June 2, 2009 at 8:14 am // Reply

    This video is awesome. I need a backpack!!!!!

  7. i found the perfect backpack thanks

  8. this is a problem I had going on a hike I wish I had seen this video earlier.

  9. Scout for Life // April 14, 2009 at 7:32 pm // Reply

    Great tips thanks Mr. Almquist!

    First Post Gear Guy rules

  10. rabbit dude // April 14, 2009 at 1:27 pm // Reply

    Great!

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