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I am a beginner backpacker and just purchased...

I am a beginner backpacker and just purchased the Blk Diamond Infinity 60. I have 2 straps on the belt that are labeled (LOCKOUT/FREE), what are these for? and where do they clip or lace into?

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hey john, those straps are for stabilizing the ball joint behind the hip belt. they should be already threaded through a toggle thing on each side, but if they aren't, it's kind right on the edge of the backpanel near the straps. basically the straps go through there and have a little bit of elastic in them, so after you put your pack on, cinch them down and they'll keep the hip belt from swinging too much. you should notice the pack won't move quite as effortlessly, it'll move when you do, but not otherwise. hope that helps.