Longer and paddier .
I added the long padded hip belt to my F1 Mainframe and it was easy to change out from the standard one that came with the F1. Definitely nice to have the extra padding and makes the pack even more comfortable.
The long padded hip belt is great! I dig the extra Moller webbing. It being taller and longer. The fit for a big guy, not over weight but big. It just make the frame feel more comfortable and sits on the hips better. My only gripe. Is that I wish it was able to be matched up color wise to my F1 main frame being in mountain like my mainframe and my recon bino harness are, because the standard hip belt that came with my F1 matches the rest of the camo color. But the belt is fantastic. The larger molle options allows me to carry more, and more comfortably which is great for bow hunting and packing in gear but meat out as well and having the tools I need and want to carry. Get it if ya need that little extra cushion for the pushing .
Recently returned from 8 day elk hunting trip and found this item to be worth every cent. The waist belt wraps completely around and provides excellent support and comfort. I typically wear waist size 40 and this waist belt as cinched down tight. Anybody with a slim waistline will not likely be able to use this item as intended.
It easily attached to my J34 pack in seconds and I highly recommend it.
I bought this belt by mistake, I was looking for the wide padded belt, but didn't realize there was a standard length available. That's more a knock on the website. The two lengths aren't both shown when you select the padded belt. I am a 38" waist and the belt won't cinch tight enough. It is well made, comfy, and a big improvement over the skinny belt, so I have ordered the standard length wide padded belt.
It would be great if the belt length and model were options when ordering the J1 pack in the first place, as I now have two extra belts I don't need.
If you have the big belly this is the belt for you.
I recently purchased and have already field tested the long padded hip belt. The new belt is much longer, a little taller and more padded than the stock belt that came with my F1 mainframe. I would highly recommend this belt for a big man with a tall frame that is having trouble keeping their heavy pack seated properly on their hips.
This fits much better than the original belt on my J107 Dragonfly!
As a bigger guy of 6.3 260lbs it gives me more support and comfort. I just wished it came in the Mountain camo to match my backpack better
The hip belt is very comfortable and makes access to other accessories easier. I wish it came in the mountain camo that's my only complaint. It's a great product