I love the belt. It allows me to put a pistol holster on it and have it too far back
Outstanding! Beats anything I ever had in the army! It's hot in the summer but it's comfortable and long enough. This winter I was able to wear around all of my layers yet now that it's warm again I can trim it down to where I need to be on my 32-in waist. Super glad I bought this son of a gun!
Very large padding and extremely comfortable, use this hip belt on my heaviest pack replacing it's original thin and flimsy hip belt makes the heavy weight feel like nothing cause of the wider weight distribution of the large pads.
My only issue is I wish it had laser cut MOLLE on the backside of the belt , not just the sides.
Over all still a great belt
I love this hip belt, the added width on it helps me a lot to distribute the weight evenly on my hips. i wear a size 38 and still have a little room to make it tighter, but not a whole lot. if you are smaller than a size 36, it will be too long.
Comparing to the standard hip pad/belt. Stretching them both out side by side. This hip pad is approximately 10 inches longer than the stock hip pad. However, the belt remains the same length as the stock belt at approximately 61 inches. For the larger individual like myself, The longer pad does feel better. BUT if you had issues with buckling & not enough strap for adjustment, you will have the same issue with this pad/belt. My fix for this... I found a local seamstress, cut the 2 belt straps from the standard pad & had them spliced to the larger pad/belt, giving much more room for adjustment.
So I am not a big guy at all. My waist is 34 inches in pant size. But this thicker and slightly longer belt and padding allows for the weight to ride more distributed on my hips. It does wrap clear around and almost touches at the end around my waist and hips. But the regular belt that came on my main frame pack just does nothing cut it for me. I would love to see a belt in the medium size added to the line up also. Thanks for making such great products that work as hard as we do.
it fits great and puts my pouch right at hand for my field glasses and my range finder
I have several eberlestock packs to use this with. The original ones work fine but wanted one a little larger if needed.
So big difference from smaller belt. I really like it and glad I made the switch.