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      Fitting & Sizing Instructions

      A “one-size fits all” pack fits very few people well and will wear you down on a portage.

      All our packs are custom fit to you, regardless of your body shape and size. Our hip belts and shoulder straps are interchangeable and fit all genders. 

      A well-fitting pack reduces fatigue and helps keep you stable on rough terrain.

      So spend a few minutes taking your measurements and selecting the best size.

      Reach out if you have questions.

      Measurement Instructions

      Take the following measurements with a soft measuring tape.

      Then select your sizes from the Sizing Charts.

      Back Length: distance along the spine from where the shoulders meet the neck (“X” marks this prominent bump / C-7 vertebra) to the point level with your iliac crest (“X” marks this prominent bone on the side of the body just below the waist)

      Waist: distance around the body at the top of the iliac crest

      Hips: distance around the body 3” below the top of the iliac crest

      Chest: distance around the body level with the armpits

       

       

      Frame / Torso Size

      (Select for Wabakimi internal frame  and Winisk frameless pack.)

      If your measurements are between sizes, please go up in size.

      Example: If your torso measurement is 18.5”/43cm, then move up from Small to Medium.

      Size  Back Length (see skeleton)
      SMALL 17”-18” (42-45cm)
      MEDIUM 19”-20” (47.5-50cm)
      LARGE 21”-22” (52.5-55cm)

       

      Shoulder Strap Size

      (Select for all canoe packs and the barrel harness.)

      Our shoulder straps are S-Shaped and comfortable for all genders.

      If your measurements are between sizes, please go up in size.

      Example: If your chest measurement is 36”/91cm, then move up from Small to Medium.

      Size  Chest Measurement (at armpits)
      SMALL 30”-36” (76-91cm)
      MEDIUM 36”-42” (91-107cm)
      LARGE 42”-48” (107-122cm)
      X-LARGE 48”-52” (122-132cm)

       

      Hip Belt Size

      (Select for all canoe packs and the barrel harness.)

      Our hip belt fits all genders.

      If your measurements are between sizes, please go up in size.

      Example: If your hip measurement is 32”/81cm, then move up from Small to Medium.

      Size  Hip Measurement (3" below iliac crest)
      SMALL 26”-32” (66-81cm)
      MEDIUM 32”-39” (81-99cm)
      LARGE 39”-46” (99-117cm)
      X-LARGE 46”+ (117+cm)

       Reach out with questions if:

      • your measurements don’t fall within these ranges,
      • your pack needs to fit more than 1 person, or
      • you will be carrying a canoe with your pack.