Fastpacking, multi-day adventures or running stage races like Marathon des Sables, often need creative ideas for adding not only extra storage space, but storage that is accessible, ‘on-the-go!’
Some brands actually produce Front Packs that work in conjunction with a specific pack.
However, I have always prepared to use a pack I prefer, that is comfortable, has the storage I need, fits well and then I customise as per my needs.
In this post I will show you how to add a Front Pack to any (within reason) running or hiking backpack by using ‘Anchor Links’ by Peak Design.
You will need the
4 x zip ties
What Front Pack?
This is all down to personal needs. But consider weight, durability, ease of attachment and something that is specific to your needs. For the demonstration, I am using a camera bag made by Lowepro.
If you needed a simple storage pouch with easy access, I regularly use a Peak Design Field Pouch.
Detail to show how the Anchor and Link work.
Detail for securing the bottom of the Front Pack and reduce bounce.
Attaching a Front Pack is an excellent way to add ‘on-the-go’ storage and access to any pack. It is simple, relatively inexpensive and of course, if not needed, removable.
Hope you have found this Tip for the Trail useful!
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