Mystery Ranch Beartooth 80 - Slip

Sasman

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Hello, just got in my Beartooth 80 and I’m having problems with the back (lumbar pad area) slipping under load. I was wondering if the OV mean pad would work for the New Beartooth 80 guidelight MT frame? Or if anyone has used anti stick material on their MR lumbar pad? Or any other suggestions?
 

JD619er

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Dec 16, 2016
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Man I'm surprised your getting slip. I've had every frame out there pretty much and the new lumbar on the MT frame gives me the most evenly spaced contacted out of every one I've tried. And I have a curved back. Hope you figure it out
 

MidGAHunter

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I was having some minor issues with slip and back pain with my Sawtooth 45. Turns out, the yoke wasnt adjusted quite right for me under load. Mystery Ranch told me typically they recommend adjusting yoke height with the pack empty (which i did) but that some users require more fine tuning under heavy load. The top of the yoke should be no more than 1-2 inches below your C7 vertebra so make sure that is where it is with your pack loaded. You can also cant the waist belt to see if that helps. I'd definitely recommend giving them a call as they were extremely helpful getting mine dialed in perfectly. Now mine does not slip at all and is very comfortable even under heavy load.
 

Ledanek

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I only have a Sawtooth 45 and unfortunately I haven't taken it out on a longer hike, but, I do a bit of walkabout in our parking structure at work.
I fill it up with as much gear as I could and "walk" 5 stories of the parking structure. I'll do two repetition and see if I need adjustments. At the yoke facing your back, you'll notice some horizontal lines


Use these lines to adjust up and down until you find that sweet spot on your back. You may have to cinch above the belly button. See red arrow, that may be above your belly button. Start from there, gravity will bring it to the curve of your back


Cinch belt as if to criss-cross diagonally doing down to the center vs parallel to the ground, like a traditional belt.


If done correctly, the pack will "rest" on your pelvis and your lower back. The weight will be distributed on the pelvis vs on your shoulders.

If your yoke/ shoulder harness is too high, there will be an obvious gap between your shoulder blade and the harness.
Adjust your yoke accordingly by using those horizontal lines



This is how another member here, helped me with fitting problem with my Pintler on a Guidelight.

I'm still adjusting my Guidelight MT for my Sawtooth by adjusting weight/ gears in the pack.

Hope this help.
 

Ledanek

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Just to follow up on the OV MEAN pad fitting over the Guidelight MT frame

comments in the pictures

With the OV MEAN PAD, I don't have to choke my beer gut to prevent slippage. Hell, I even actually loosen the belt and pack stayed where it needs to be. Plus, there's air circulation between my upper and lower back.

More close ups of the OV MEAN PAD
 

Scwoody1

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Feb 21, 2019
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My sawtooth took a bit of time to get right, but it is rock solid... I haven’t tested anything over 65lbs yet though.
 

ram94

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Hey guys, old thread I know...but I figure this is the place to ask.

I’m eyeing up a Beartooth 80 and am unable to try them on first as I live out in the boonies. I currently use a Metcalf in medium and the belt fits good.

The new sizing chart puts me needing a large frame (I’m 6’3”) and a medium belt. (35” waist)

It’s a bit of a pain to mismatch the sizes on short notice before the season starts so I’m wondering if anyone here has similar measurements can comment on whether or not the large belt would work for me or not? Would it bottom out? It says 35”-40” but I’m on the bottom end of that range. The medium goes up to 36”.

Thanks


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ghostrider272

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Bought a large
Pintler and was bottoming out the belt. Called MR and bought the medium belt. Simple install and fit is much better. Give them a call.
 

ghostrider272

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33 to 36 depending on the time of year and pants/shorts worn. I had way too much strap hanging out. Now I dont have much and can cinch it up better.
 
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