Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Finally stopping that crazy suffering that is ice, climbing to concentrate on great ski tours!, .
Interest: Anything that can drag me to the mountains. Backpacking is #1, followed by climbing, dayhiking and camping with family.
I never measure people when pack fitting. I load it, get you into it, and then help you adjust it. I can then see how well the back pad fits you and where the harness is in relation to your shoulders. For packs with adjustable belt to harness distances, we might fiddle with that as well.
Some folks do use the measuring tape, but not using one is not a sign of incompetence.
My problem is that I work one 4-hour shift every other week, and stuff is moved on me! So, I just have to get people to bear with me while I look for the pack I had in mind. But, I get lots of returning member raving about the pack and fit I helped them with.