The Adjust-A-Cant waistbelt adjustment allows the user
to change the waist belt angle to fit. The Gregory Whitney features
a thermoformed, segmented hipbelt with rigid plastic reinforcement wing
to help transfer weight to the hips evenly.
Side view of the Gregory Whitney shows the rigid wing support
to which the padded hipbelt is attached. This reinforced frame attaches
to the Adjust-A-Cant panel behind the lumbar pad.
The Auto-Cant shoulder harness automatically adjusts to
fit the user, and provides two strap position options for torso adjustment.
The sternum strap is held in place between a layer of hook and loop fastener
which runs the length of the contoured shoulder straps. Load lifter straps
at the top of the shoulder straps help adjust the position of the pack
relative to the user.
The photo above shows a detailed view of the Auto-Cant rigid
wing support. This system allows the user to adjust the angle of
the hipbelt to one of three positions. This is achieved by removing
the two brass bolts (indicated by the red arrows), rotating the rigid
wing around the pivot point (yellow arrow), and then replacing the bolts
through one of the other 2 hole set options (shown by green arrows).
Photo above was taken from the front of the Gregory Whitney,
looking into the sleeping bag compartment. Two aluminum stays attach to
the bottom section of the framesheet at the hipbelt.
Photo above is a closer view of scene shown in photo to
left. The two aluminum stays attach directly to the Adjust-A-Cant panel
behind the lumbar pad at the base of the Gregory Whitney.