I really like the backband on the Aries, but I can't get it to stay adjusted. The adjustment strap keeps slipping on me--or the strap is stretching.
I even tried taping the strap with electrical tape and that didn't work.
Anyone have this problem and find a good solution for it?
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Back band slipping|
Posted by: Jaybabina on Sep-21-13 5:58 PM (EST)
Not knowing what kind of tightening arrangement you have, I would do one of two things. Try running the webbing back over and through the adjustment buckle. or...
Add tri-glide buckles|
Posted by: booztalkin on Sep-22-13 12:47 AM (EST)
Adding the cam lock buckles as Jayb suggests will probably work for a period. My IR backband had cam locks. Eventually, the little grippy nubs on the cam lock corroded so that the cam lock would no longer grip the strap.
Is that like the Delphin?|
Posted by: Kocho on Sep-22-13 10:43 AM (EST)
If it is slipping it mush be different from the one in the Delphin. The Delphin has the white water outfitting with ratchet mechanism and that would never slip unless it breaks. If you don't have that, see if you can retrofit. Worked flawlessly on mine, except if the ribbed plastic end slides out of the cam it takes some fiddling to put back in. A little hole with a short rope with a knot at the end would probably fix that but it was not a big issue so I never tried to address it...
My ratcheting back band never slipped|
Posted by: booztalkin on Sep-22-13 11:47 PM (EST)
I had one of the back bands with the ratchet and ribbed plastic strap in lieu of webbing straps. The ratcheting gadget got rusty, but it never slipped. I did break a strap once. So the only downside of that set up was that it introduced a need to pack along an extra strap and the tools to switch out the strap.
Posted by: Marshall on Sep-23-13 11:47 AM (EST)