Watch as Sierra Trading Post's Andy Hawbaker shows how to adjust a backpack. Having a properly adjusted pack can make or break how comfortable you feel on the trail. Fitting a backpacking backpack well is an important first step to take before starting any backpacking trip. Adjust the straps in this order:
1) Hip belt 2) Shoulder straps 3) Load lifter straps 4) Sternum strap
Once you've finished all the adjustments, you're all set to hit the trails in comfort.