The ingenious Ribz Front Pack, Daypack, Backpack, repositions a portion of your overall carry weight forward.
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Carrying some of the weight in front reduces overall shoulder stress and increases comfort, mobility and balance. Also - gear up front is easy to access without stopping - cameras, snacks, GPS, phones, first aid, sunscreen - there are lots of items you want easy access to. No need to stop, take off your pack and search pockets - Ribz keeps critical items handy so you can keep walking. Ribz are designed to use alone or in conjunction with your existing backpack
Ribz are continuously improving - latest features include the following:
* New Cordura Brand Rip Stop Nylon (resists tears, scuffs, and abrasions) * New Easy Open, Highest Quality YKK (Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha ) Zippers (Best Zippers in the World) * New Mesh Dividers in large pockets for improved gear organization * Better Seam Stitching Method, Tight, Strong, Durable * Taped Seams for Greater water resistance * Increased capacity (added 100 cubic inches) * Better Body Conforming Shape for Improved Fit. * Quick Access to Gear * High Quality Stuff sack included for storage * Choice of colors - Gray, black or alpine green
Ribz Front Pack Daypack - ingenious - locates your gear up front on your chest. The front pack / chest pack location makes gear easily accessible while you are on the go. Ribz are light weight, adjustable, and are available in sizes to fit everyone. Can be used alone or combined with a backpack to shift load forward around your ribs. Constructed for easy access, better weight distribution, mobility and improved posture.
Typically, you can comfortably carry up to 10 pounds in the front packs.
The strength of Cordura starts with the threads. Each thread consists of 34 individual Nylon filaments woven into a super strong thread to INVISTAs world class standards.
Gear made from Cordura fabric has the following benefits:
•Stylish durability and exceptional strength-to-weight ratio •Resistant to tears, scuffs and abrasions •Over thirty years of trusted, rugged performance •High tenacity filament nylons provide optimal tear resistance •Optimal strength-to-weight ratio with exceptional styling potential
Ribz Packs have are a total of 4 zippered chambers. 2 top loading large chambers left and right, and 2 smaller size - top loading zippered chambers left and right.
Zipper pulls are installed on all pocket zippers for easy open. The front zipper is compatible with zipper pull add ons (like those sold in the sidebar) for enhanced function.
All chambers are accessible on the go which makes Ribz the ideal choice for cameras, binoculars. misc. gear, sun and bug products, fishing tackle, snacks, baby bag, and more. Ribz up front gear access is easier and faster, and still permits you to carry a backpack.
Fit Notes: The Ribz are fully adjustable via a 1 inch wide backstrap and shoulder straps left and right.
Optimal fit for the SMALL size is for waist sizes from 26 to 34 inches, and a height of 5'9" maximum. SMALL weighs about 13 ounces (with stuff sack) and has a pack capacity of 8 Liters ( 488 cubic inches ).
Best fit for the MEDIUM size is for Waist sizes 34" to 38" and height maximum 6'3". MEDIUM weighs about 14 ounces (with stuff sack) and has a pack capacity of 8 Liters ( 488 cubic inches ).
The LARGE size works best on waist sizes 34" - 38" with a height max of 6'3". LARGE weighs about 15 ounces (with stuff sack) and has a pack capacity of 11 Liters ( 671 cubic inches ).
Due to variations in body type and chest sizes, if you are near or over the maximum, contact us for options. We can special order XL sizes that fits 40" + waist sizes.
The use of a front pack repositions a portion of your weight forward which reduces your overall shoulder stress and increases comfort, mobility and balance. A front pack / chest pack in combination with a backpack moves your center of gravity forward and lower and creates the feeling of carrying a lighter overall load.
Though the Ribz front pack was designed with ultralight backpacking intentions, any outdoor activity where easy access to equipment is critical - makes these shine!
Ribz front pack can be used alone as a vest but is primarily designed to work with your existing backpack to increase functionality.
The Ribz front pack was designed with many sports and activities in mind. Upon receipt of your RIBZ - adjust the shoulder straps so they fit high above the waist line and low enough to fit comfortable under your arms. Best when fitted right around your rib cage. It is also a good idea to load your pack with the items for your activity, and readjust to your personal desired fit. Ribz can be adjusted to fit snug for high intensity activities or loosely for casual. For the serious backpacking enthusiast, try moving a few pounds out of your backpack and into your ribz for better weight distribution and comfort.
Moms and Dads use Ribz in conjunction with a rear baby carrier for better load distribution (see View Additional Images button).
Camera enthusiasts will enjoy easy access to accessories, memory cars, filters, lenses - right up front.
Fishermen - you will be able to have quick access to gear, lures, clips, etc. without carrying a tacklebox.
* Material Colors: Gray, Black or Green * 4 pockets * Pack - 210 Denier Cordura Brand Interwoven reinforced ripstop nylon * Zippers - YKK Water Resistant / Self Healing / Taped * Back Strap - 1 inch adjustable balistic nylon - with Adjusting Buckles * Shoulder Straps - 1 adjustable ballistic nylon strap with adjustable shoulder pads - with integrated adjusting buckles
For best results cleaning your Ribz we recommend hand washing and air drying. Ribz are capable of being machine washed on gentle cycle.
Ribz company guarantees all products to be free from any defects in material or craftsmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase. The warranty is limited to the original purchaser of the product and is not transferable. During the two year warranty period, Ribz will either repair or replace, at its option, only the defective part of the pack. Ribz will not repair or replace any pack that has been torn as a result of accidents or misuse.