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The shoulder straps and hip belt worked out well. It would have been nice to have added a couple of pins for the external pack frame. For the price it was a decent deal. I would get it again! Unknown on Mar 16th 2018
I pulled my two vintage Kelty backpacks out of storage when my grandson joined a Boy Scout backpacking troop. With some cleaning they were good as new except the foam in the shoulder straps had hardened with age.
After checking with all of the usual sporting goods stores with no results, a salesperson suggested I check the Kelty website. The Trekker straps were a perfect replacement - easy to install with some minor cutting of the old lower strap to remove the metal tip so it could thread through the new lower buckle. The clevis pins are not included, so keep your old ones, which are compatible with the new straps. Unknown on Mar 1st 2018
I have a vintage (circa 70s) REI external frame pack and my treasured possession--a vintage Alpenlite external frame (also circa 70s). The latter has the patented stand up design that Alpenlite perfected. The REI pack belt finally gave out on the Lost Coast. The Alpenlite was just getting stiff and brittle.
I purchased the Trekker 65 replacement Shoulder Straps and Hip Belt for both packs. I purchased the Mesh Back for the REI pack. The components fit the REI pack like they were made for it. It is now better than ever. I had to angle the mounting portion of the Hip Belt on the Alpenlite as the frame design is different, but I was easily able to make it work. I was even able to add stub straps to the top frame of both and connect the load leveling straps from the Trekker 65 harness. This is a feature I never had on these packs and a great improvement.
The price, functionality and quality of these Kelty straps absolutely saved two of my favorite all packs. They will outlive me now.
On both orders, I did not immediately receive the clevis pins and rings. However, I called in to Kelty both times and they immediately sent them to me--no questions asked.
Kelty is a great company and I am so glad they continue to put out external frames and the components for them. RickB on Feb 21st 2018
Was hoping this would fit my 70's Kelty frame; the web site said it might take some creativity.
But no problem. Now I have my old external frame pack back with supple & good support! Unknown on Aug 4th 2017
I have an older trekker3900 that needed new shoulder straps. The great people here at Kelty got the parts to me in time to take a few shake down hikes before Philmont with the scouts. The straps on my pack were to small. I think over time I may have gotten a little bigger in the chest. The replacement straps were easy to add to my pack. they are very adjustibleand comfortable. Thanks Steve from Virginia on Aug 26th 2016