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Old 09-22-2021, 07:25 PM   #1
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Spearfishing Backpack w Waist Strap

Does anybody know of spearfishing backpack with a waist strap?

I'm hiking up and down a cliff that's in the vicinity of 500 vertical feet, with coldwater gear.

It's strenuous to wear wetsuits either way, so all gear goes in the pack.

It's also very difficult to bring much in the way of fish back, so ideally something that could carry substantial weight.

The problem I've run into with what I have is that loading up the shoulders with all the weight is very exhausting.
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Old 09-24-2021, 01:42 PM   #2
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Re: Spearfishing Backpack w Waist Strap

Mako backpack are pretty nice, however they lack the waist strap. You may consider a hiking backpack with cummerbund straps.
In the early days, John Banks use to offer a military style strap with cummerbund for his banks board.
On the other hand, the heaviest divegear item is your weightbelt, which you could wear around your waist.
You may have to get creative in carrying your catch uphill.
Good luck!
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Old 09-24-2021, 04:15 PM   #3
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Re: Spearfishing Backpack w Waist Strap

Why not go to a shoe repair shop and have one added?
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Old 09-28-2021, 04:26 PM   #4
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Re: Spearfishing Backpack w Waist Strap

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Mako backpack are pretty nice, however they lack the waist strap. You may consider a hiking backpack with cummerbund straps.
In the early days, John Banks use to offer a military style strap with cummerbund for his banks board.
On the other hand, the heaviest divegear item is your weightbelt, which you could wear around your waist.
You may have to get creative in carrying your catch uphill.
Good luck!
Kicking myself I opted not to pay 15 extra bucks or whatever in 2011 not to have John add the waistband to my banks board.
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