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does anyone know where i can find affordable backpack parts?

the shoulder straps on my pack have degraded, the foam has turned to dust. any info would be nice.

thanks

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Start with the manufacturer. I've had wonderful luck with Kelty. They have a generous view of what constitutes a warranty covered issue.

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Some name brand manufacturers would probaboly supply you with parts --- perhaps at no charge.

 

Otherwise if you belong to a Troop they may have spare backpacks you could salvage for parts. Or look for a used backpack at a thrift shop.

 

 

I did about 3,ooo miles of backpacking with my Kelty backpack over the years ---- very little wear, really.

 

 

What parts do you need and who is the manufacturer?

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If you got your pack from national supply, there is a lifetime guarenteee, and they will replace it. When I worked for them, we replaced a 30+ year old pack with a new pack.

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it is an old pack from when I was a scout in '79. now my son is in need of a pack. it is a "Camp Way" external frame and it is the shoulder strap pads that need replaced (basic strap with pad and with grommets on each end and adjusters in the middle) I tried google on the brand with no hits. what i did find for straps cost more than some of the new packs on the market. go figure.

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I just bought a replacement 2" side release buckle for my hip belt at a local sewing/craft store. You could probably find some of the other things you are looking for there as well.

 

If you need heavy duty sewing done, I have had luck with shoe repair businesses. I once had a leather strap on a duluth-type pack replaced by one. I would imagine they could also sew the multiple layers of webbing that are too heavy for a home sewing machine.

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