I recently bought the F1 Mainframe and realized it didn’t have the same buckles my F1 Transformer had. These field repair buckles we the answer. Now the Transformer can be connected to the frame if I ever need to when the zippers aren’t practical to use. Perfect! installation took about an hour total to do all 6. its a little tricky but not impossible. check out their instructions on YouTube.
I installed these on an F1 mainframe so I can have a double set of straps. One set to keep meat tight against the frame and the other set to strap a dry bag with gear on the outside. I had to buy a roll of strap on Amazon to complete the setup.
I have recently added the Vapor 5000 to my F1 Mainframe, along with 2 Batwings and a Lid. Seeing as my F1 is an older model the buckles on my new Vapor didn’t marry correctly. The awesome team at Eberlestock knew that this was part of the evolution of the system and came out with a Field Repair Kit. I was able to quickly switch out the old buckles on my F1 and now I am able to run my kit every way it is described on their site. This is the most versatile system I’ve ever used!! I can load it all the way up for extended trips or have it set up as a high speed, low drag kit for scouting missions. I couldn’t be more stoked about it!! Thank you again Eberlestock for making such badass products!!
Very ok, easy fix
I currently own the older version of the F1 Mainframe. The older version had the stealth buckles. This kit retro fits the pack to switch the buckles to fit the vapor series packs. I own both the vapor series and the batwing pack. This setup allowed me to use both batwing packs, vapor 7500 and attach a compound bow in a single compact set up.
I wanted to attach my new vapor onto my M1 on top of my batwings pouch. There is a video on the vapor page or the batwing page that shows how to attach extra buckles to your M1 to accomplish this and makes it really modular. Instead of the taking the buckles off of the vapor I bought these for now and have them on my pack in case I need an extra buckle. Love Eberlestock, keep the innovation coming!
I used this kit to make longer cross straps for my F1 Mainframe pack with zip in batting’s and center dry pack. These buckles are designed to work with the mating hall of the buckle that is sewn to the sides of the mainframe pack. The straps that came on the mainframe were too short to cinch around the bat wings and center dry bag.
Lost a strap and buckles off my main frame and wasn’t thrilled that I had to buy six price replacement kit as they changed the buckle size but what I received was great. I put the new buckles on and left the old buckles on as well so I can use both sizes. Ordering was easy, representative was pleasant and helpful and order arrived very quickly. I love Eberlestock products and will continue to update my gear.
Great clips but they should just be a part of buying the M1 and F1 frames
I originally was looking for one replacement buckle for the Jackhammer, you all don't sell it and this is the second order I've tried. So, got these in the mail and just smashed the others and replaced them with these. Really wished you all sold them or had a specific way to order pieces by either model or something.