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7/12/2016 9:56 PM
 
how long are the qui-ya stays? Should they fit completely inside the stay channels or extend out of the channel on the bottom and lock into prairie belt?
 
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7/13/2016 7:22 AM
 
The stays extend out and lock into the 2 slots on the back of the Prairie Belt.

Check out the thread " Assembling the qui- Ya"


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7/13/2016 7:34 AM
 
 The reason I ask is my qui ya came with 22 inch stays that fully disappear inside the slots. They don't stick out at all. Wondering if I was shipped stays for the ute rather than the qui ya. That's why I asked how long the qui ya stays are intended to be. Thanks
 
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7/13/2016 7:37 AM
 
Mine measure 22.5"

 

FYI my Ute stays are the same length 

 
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7/13/2016 7:44 AM
 
If yours measure 22.5 they must not extend beyond the stay slots much at all if you have them seated all the way at the top of the stay channel. I measure that channel to be about 23 inches. Seems like the stays should be at least 24 inches for this pack so that they fully occupy the stay channel and still can lock into the belt. The issue I'm having is the stays are sliding down into the belt slots and therefore are no longer occupying the top of the stay channel, which doesn't seem correct to me.
 
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7/13/2016 8:13 AM
 
I'm thinking those are the Ute stays. If no one else is able to chime in this morning I will stop by my house at lunch and measure both of them.
 
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7/13/2016 8:35 AM
 
The qui-Ya stays are 26.5" if you have 22.5" stays they are for the Ute. Send us an email at info@hillpeoplegear.com, and we will get it sorted out.

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7/13/2016 9:40 AM
 
Thanks for confirming Scot.
 
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7/17/2016 11:19 PM
 
So I got the proper stays in time for a weekend trip thanks to some great customer service by HPG. One additional question though, should the stays extend above the top of the stay channels at all when locked into the belt? I notice about 1/2 inch extending currently.
 
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7/18/2016 7:59 AM
 
zacht wrote:
So I got the proper stays in time for a weekend trip thanks to some great customer service by HPG. One additional question though, should the stays extend above the top of the stay channels at all when locked into the belt? I notice about 1/2 inch extending currently.

No, they should not.  Back them out of the channels toward the bottom a wee bit.  Up at the top of the channels, feel how the top of each channel has a sewn end.  There is a little "pocket" sewn in there that the end of each stay routes into.  When you advance the stay up the channel from the bottom, just carefully manipulate the packbag a little so that the stay routes into that pocket.

Hope that helps!


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7/18/2016 10:17 AM
 

 I didn't notice the sewn in pocket when I was tinkering with the stay setup, but I'll take a closer look and try and get this thing set up properly. I'm a little concerned about being able to lock in the belt with the stays "lowered" in the channels, as I imagine this will push the belt lower by about 1/2 inch. Maybe adding a bit more curve into the stays will help with this. We shall see this evening. Thanks for the advice. 

 
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7/27/2016 6:54 PM
 
Thank you for getting the correct stays to me promptly. Great customer service!


 
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Today @ 10:12 AM
 
I'm in the snowy mountains right now and testing qui-Ya... what an awesome pack! Mountain explorer's dream! Loaded mine with 50+ lbs inside plus iceax, crampons, poles, snowshoes... heavy hauling is not an issue with HPG harness system.


 
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Today @ 1:39 PM
 
And here's me in a more sloped terrain...


 
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