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AGC full harness Upgrade

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So, like many people I thought the harness on my Alaska guide creations bag was over kill. The pack also seemed to slide down on my chest alot and the harness would be pressing on my neck. So I just made the first prototype of what I consider the perfect harness. It is minimalist yet doesn't slide down at all and fits under my backpack better.





starting at the top of the pack, i used split bar ladder locks and triglide rings to hold the excess webbing. its a single piece of webbing that goes thru a tri-ring in a v-shape. For the waist straps starting at the pack, i reused the buckles and added more triglide rings again to hold webbing. now for the sewing, i used looplock rings to attach polyester elastic webbing to the nylon webbing. the elastic webbing keeps the pack held tight to my body, even without the top straps. i also don't have to adjust the waist straps because it stretches around layers. sewing with a 1960 cast iron singer with gutterman terra80 and a 110/18 needle.




my sewing sucks, don't judge me.
 
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PantherCity

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Looks great, I too, thought the AGC harness was overkill and not comfortable, I ended up modifying the harness off an old kuiu bino harness, it was the only part I liked about the kuiu.
 

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Interesting solution. Staring at mine right now. Want to get rid of bulky buckles and shorten shoulder straps. Don't find the haness uncomfortable but adjustment slips. Trying to figure best no slip option using ladderlocs or g hooks.


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Alexander

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Awesome idea, I want to try this cause I was getting the same problem with the harness not fitting correctly...thought it was just me:cool:
 
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Interesting solution. Staring at mine right now. Want to get rid of bulky buckles and shorten shoulder straps. Don't find the haness uncomfortable but adjustment slips. Trying to figure best no slip option using ladderlocs or g hooks.


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If you want buckles, you can get locking buckles. I have g hooks on mine for the two upper straps and buckles for the side straps. The g hooks come off when I take the harness off and set it down. The original triglides with the g hooks means no slipping. I will be swapping the g hooks out for split bar ladder locks.

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If you want buckles, you can get locking buckles. I have g hooks on mine for the two upper straps and buckles for the side straps. The g hooks come off when I take the harness off and set it down. The original triglides with the g hooks means no slipping. I will be swapping the g hooks out for split bar ladder locks.

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That's what I'm looking at. Might get this down to three ladder locks with tri glides and one autolock side buckle. Looking to keep the pack higher and tight when bouncing around on horses but still adjust easily for being afoot or layers during the day.

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That's what I'm looking at. Might get this down to three ladder locks with tri glides and one autolock side buckle. Looking to keep the pack higher and tight when bouncing around on horses but still adjust easily for being afoot or layers during the day.

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I so rarely adjust the sides on mine it should work. I saw where someone posted that they sewed some elastic into their side straps which I thought was a good idea. The same could be accomplished with a couple of rings and ladder locks if you don't sew, which I don't.



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paxamus

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I’ve always wanted to do something like that! I wish I knew how to use a sewing machine and had one. Looks great


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