Wayne Gregory, founder of Gregory Mountain Products, sheds light on getting all your straps in order on this video from the company’s blog:

Notably, he recommends fitting the shoulder straps first, then snugging up the hipbelt.

I’m interviewing Gregory this morning for background on my profile of Warmlite. Gregory’s based in Sacramento these days so he’s almost a local.

Disclosure: I have a Gregory weekend pack and day pack. They’ve always had pretty nice fit even though I’m pretty sure I wasn’t following the founder’s instructions to the letter.