Replace Fastex side release buckles for aluminum G Hook buckles on side compression straps and rope strap. also available for lid front buckles.
smaller packs 50 liters and under need 5 G hooks for 2 side compression straps per side and the top rope/ vertical compression strap.
any pack 60 liters and over needs 7 G-hooks.
add 2 more G-hooks if you want the lid to use them.