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Pack Slings are lightweight, attachment for outdoor backpacks that redistribute the weight from the shoulders to the hands
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      My name is Joseph, and I'm a teacher, grad student, and a hiker, so I see a lot of people wearing backpacks. A common problem that I've noticed is that hikers and students grab their straps while getting up the mountain or a cross campus. This strap grabbing position is generally done to relieve shoulder fatigue, cut down on hand swelling, and for a more comfortable place to put your hands that help to relieve the weight of their arms. I've designed a lightweight product that attaches to most backpacks and will give you all the benefits of grabbing your straps without any of the draw backs. Adding a pair Pack Slings feels like ten pounds came off your shoulders. Now your upper body is working with your legs instead of stationary which is what happens in the "strap grabbing" position. Most importantly my product helps you use the weight of your heavy arms for you by shifting the weight from the back and shoulders to the hands. They allow the wearer to keep a more natural and efficient "running position" with a much more comfortable design than straining to clutch the slick webbing the pack comes with. In the summers I have had the good pleasure of working in national parks or doing some road trips and have been on the highest peak in most of the western states and have used my product to help me get there. I find them much more comfortable than the old way I used to hike and I think you will love them too.

The last launch of this project was successful and with the funds from this project with discounted rewards from already great prices I'm hoping to make Pack Slings in 2 more colors, Lime Green and Fuchsia. I'll be able to get all the sampling prototyping and fist run underway. Thanks for your help last year and hope for your continued support while Mountain Industries expands it's selection.

If Reese and Robert would have had Pack Slings, all of their wildest dreams would have come true
If Reese and Robert would have had Pack Slings, all of their wildest dreams would have come true

  

You won't notice their weight but you will notice the comfort they bring
You won't notice their weight but you will notice the comfort they bring

  

The super stickers that come along
The super stickers that come along

  

A terrible rendition of the future design expansion
A terrible rendition of the future design expansion

 

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    Stocking Stuffer- Early Bird

    Act fast, a pair of Pack Slings in black or grey. Free shipping plus a fantastic sticker from Mountain Industries.The pair weigh less than 2.5 ounces, less than one tangerine and will fell like 10 pounds came off your shoulders and they pack up. Perfect for any hiker, student, hunter, military, person in your life and under your tree by Christmas Day to help them carry their heavy burdens in the New Year.

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    Stocking stuffer special

    A pair of Pack Slings in black or grey. Free shipping plus a fantastic sticker from Mountain Industries.The pair weigh less than 2.5 ounces, less than one tangerine and will fell like 10 pounds came off your shoulders and they pack up. Perfect for any hiker, student, hunter, military, person in your life and under your tree by Christmas Day to help them carry their heavy burdens in the New Year.

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    2 Pair of Pack Slings

    2 pair of Pack Slings in black or grey. Free shipping plus 2 fantastic stickers from Mountain Industries.The pair weigh less than 2.5 ounces, less than one tangerine and will fell like 10 pounds came off your shoulders and they pack up tiny. Perfect for any hiker, student, hunter, military, person in your life and under your tree by Christmas Day to help them carry their heavy burdens in the New Year.

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    Hand made prototypes in the new colors

    I'll be making some samples for manufacturing in new colors and designs and happy to make you a pair while I'm at it.
    This one won't be in time for Christmas but will be in time for hiking season.

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    Family Pack- 4 or more

    4 Pairs or Pack Slings in black or grey 7$ extra for each additional pair after 4. Free shipping to one address, plus 4 fantastic stickers from Mountain Industries.The pair weigh less than 2.5 ounces, less than one tangerine and will feel like 10 pounds came off your shoulders and they pack up tiny. Perfect for any hiker, student, hunter, military person in your life and under your tree by Christmas Day to help them carry their heavy burdens in the New Year.

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    Boy Scout Pack- 10 pack for $6 each

    $6 a pair for 10 or more. Pack Slings in black or grey. Free shipping to one address, plus fantastic stickers from Mountain Industries.The pair weigh less than 2.5 ounces, less than one tangerine and will feel like 10 pounds came off your shoulders and they pack up tiny. Perfect for any hiker, student, hunter, military person in your life and under your tree by Christmas Day to help them carry their heavy burdens in the New Year

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