bbain wrote:I have finally gotten around to setting up the VDH backplate and bladder that I got last year. 3 questions:
3. From one of the photos, it looks like there is a 1" safety strap looped around the tank valve from the upper tank band slot as insurance against the tank slipping away. Again, I am just confirming that set up so I replicate it correctly.
I think what you may be referring to is a strap some use to position the backplate on the tank so that it stays low enough for the round cans to be placed in the same spot when switching tanks (also in the proper spot on your upper back between your shoulder blades.)
I use the same thing on all my setups: pull the plate off the old tank, hang the webbing on the new tank valve, cinch down the tank straps, and the reg should fit in the same spot as it was on the previous tank set up.