How to remove and replace chest strap on RiutBag R25, R15 and R10

Thanks for being a RiutBag user and supporting backwards backpack design. I'm Sarah, the RiutBag designer. This page will help you to remove your chest strap and replace your chest strap in 30 seconds. The chest strap on the RiutBag R range models have been removable since September 2016. 

How to remove and replace your RiutBag chest strap

RiutBag chest straps are designed to move up and down on a piece of covered piping on each strap. At the top, I've left a gap in the piping so you can remove and/or replace each chest strap.

 

STEP ONE Place your RiutBag on its back so the straps are facing you. Make sure you have your new chest strap near by.

STEP ONE

Place your RiutBag on its back so the straps are facing you. Make sure you have your new chest strap near by.

STEP TWO Move the plastic slider right to the top of the piping. There is a gap in the piping. Firmly slip the slider out of the gap to release the chest strap on one side.

STEP TWO

Move the plastic slider right to the top of the piping. There is a gap in the piping. Firmly slip the slider out of the gap to release the chest strap on one side.

STEP THREE Move the other plastic slider right to the gap at the top of the piping. Firmly slip the slider out of the gap to release the chest strap completely.

STEP THREE

Move the other plastic slider right to the gap at the top of the piping. Firmly slip the slider out of the gap to release the chest strap completely.

STEP FOUR Place the old chest strap to one side - you can throw this one away. Take your new chest strap. 

STEP FOUR

Place the old chest strap to one side - you can throw this one away. Take your new chest strap. 

STEP FIVE Make sure the chest strap is the right way up, with "Riut" facing forwards. Using the same gap in the piping, slip the plastic slider on to the piping on one side.

STEP FIVE

Make sure the chest strap is the right way up, with "Riut" facing forwards. Using the same gap in the piping, slip the plastic slider on to the piping on one side.

STEP SIX Finally, slip the other plastic slider through the gap at the top of the piping and slide it down to the correct position. Discard your old chest strap and enjoy safe travel using your RiutBag. 

STEP SIX

Finally, slip the other plastic slider through the gap at the top of the piping and slide it down to the correct position.

Discard your old chest strap and enjoy safe travel using your RiutBag. 

Where should the chest strap on my backpack sit? When you use the RiutBag with the chest strap, move it up or down until it is as close to the level of your armpit as possible. At this level the chest strap is best able to support the weight distribution of the contents of your RiutBag and moulds the straps to the shape of your body.