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
- A backpack (of course)
- A dremel or file
- Some sand paper
Step 2: Cutting
Use a thin cutting disk and cut carefully until you almost reach the strap.
Repeat for the other side.
You can use an image of a Split Sternum Bar for reference
Step 3: Remove and Widen Gap
Now gently remove the sternum bar (it's still a bit hard to do that, but soon it'll be easier).
After both bars are out, use a thicker cutting disk to widen the gap.
I used a different kind of split bar for reference as seen in the pictures.
Step 4: Sanding
Sand the imperfections and round the sharp edges a bit.
Step 5: Final Result
That's it! You're ready to go!
You can use this new feature to convert from using your backpack for hiking to going to school, office, etc.