– Flushing NY
Likes: Makes carrying a larger load a lot easier.
Dislikes: The straps are a little expensive and they should come with Mountainsmith bags.
– Southington CT
Likes: Well made and a must if you are carrying some weight in the waist pack.
– Edgartown MA
Likes: This pack comes with a shoulder strap for use like a messenger back and its hip-belt tucks into the pack itself. All these modes are great for light loads and daily use, but when I took this bag trekking through the mountains in Northern Thailand the strappettes saved my back. It turned 20lbs of gear into nothing.
Dislikes: If you have the already amazing mountainsmith day TLS, or any other one I suppose, there is nothing bad about these.
– Dallas TX
Likes: These take your mountainsmith lumbar pack from a great accessory to a stand alone wonder. I use them for travel, bike commuting, and most importantly to keep the pack on my back while I'm fly fishing...
Dislikes: it took a little while to figure out the best routing options, but it stays in place and never squeaks like the first generation did...
– Hummelstown PA
Likes: The perfect addition to an already awesome lumbar pack. The stale do a great job of distributing the weight when it is fully loaded with all of the things needed for our family of six.
– Southside AL
Likes: Makes heavy loads in my Mountainsmith Day Lumbar pack much more comfortable.
Dislikes: No dislikes
– Chula Vista CA
Likes: I bought this with my Mountainsmith Tour pack, I use 1 liter bottles and without the straps I think it's almost to much for the pack. I also carry my gps on the straps. I have used them on 10 plus hikes with no problems.
Dislikes: The instruction to install the straps are very bad, if you hike a lot with other packs you will have no problems to install them, but I used the internet and found a few sites that explain the correct way to install, make sure you install them before you go on a hike.
Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
Likes: Make carrying the heaver loads as comfortable as any backpack. They also secure the bag so it will not shift while riding my bike!
– Chester NY
Likes: These work very well with the Mountainsmith Tour lumbar pack, especially when it's loaded for a full-day hike. They distribute the load and prevent the lumbar pack from sliding down.
Dislikes: The installation instructions are not clear nor intuitive. However, if you are able to follow them, the connection points work well.
– Santa Clara CA
Likes: The shoulder harness is a must have with the lumbar pack. It spreads the load out and your not pulling your pants up every few miles.
Dislikes: Instructions for installation were poor. Had to go to the internet and find someone who had posted pics. on how to install.
– grand forks ND
Likes: I bought the strapettes for the Tour bag. They revolutionize the bag into a true back pack. Because of its size the straps are necessary. They fit well. Highly recommend.
Dislikes: Nothing comes to mind.