Picture of Making a removable sternum strap
So you've got a backpack with a "permanent" sternum strap?
In this instructable I'll show you how to make it removable

Step 1: What will you need

Picture of What will you need
For this instructable you will need the following:
  • A backpack (of course)
  • A dremel or file
  • Some sand paper
vref_guy9 months ago

Fantastic idea! I've seen this design on sternum straps and I've never thought to modify the ones I own even though they bother me on occasion. Thanks for creating this instructable.

omni96 (author)  vref_guy9 months ago

You're welcome!

Glad you enjoyed my instructable :)

CptGuapo1 year ago
So simple and so innovative! Congrats!
very clever and well documented. well done.
omni96 (author)  Edwardo Leon1 year ago
Thank you !
gare84211 year ago
Overall, does the slide feel less stiff? Can it be twisted easily?
omni96 (author)  gare84211 year ago
It seems there's no effect on all on stiffness, comparing to it before it was cut. I think the bar's slider piece (one in the middle) is taking most of the load, and since it wasn't cut, there is no change.
good done!
omni96 (author)  andrea biffi1 year ago
Thanks! :)
i wouldve cut an or filed the short stubs away tho
omni96 (author)  astral_mage1 year ago
That won't be a good idea, since the shorter stubs are stiffer and provide more stability in relation to their size.
first 1 one to comment. weeeeeeeeeeeeeee. kool project!!!