shadrock2339132 wrote an answer about Marmot Kompressor Plus Backpack - 1100cu in on May 14, 2012
I believe you're referring to the ice axe/pole loops. The head of the ice axe/tip of the collapsed pole sits in the flat loops on the bottom, and the shaft is held against the bag with the bungy loops that are near the drawstring. It's just short of a good design: most packs with this same setup have a little hook on the bungy loops that make this a lot easier (e.g. Lowe Summit Attack 30).