Often your rucksack won't be stuffed full. This can lead to an unstable load, as the contents shift and affect your balance. All One Planet rucksacks have compression straps, designed to cinch in the load and keep it stable. These are angled so that they lift the load up to a better carrying position, even when the pack isn’t full. These straps are hot cut to the appropriate entry angle, then bar tacked and triple-stitched in place, giving them incredible strength.
Compression straps can also be used to attach things to the outside of a pack. For example, a mat or tent can be carried using the bottom straps (pictured).These straps can also help to keep the load high and close to your back when the pack is only partially full.
There is the option of attaching a compatible daypack to many of our larger rucksacks using the innovative hook-buckles on their side compression straps. The aluminium buckles are robust and easy to use, and barely noticeable when not required.