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
I purchased a V90 Battleship pack a year or so ago. I was using the hip belt which was attached. I tried and tried to get the pack to ride right. (I'm a big guy over 220 but only 5'-9".) Most days I just couldn't do it. So I had the X-Long hip belt on alert but they didn't have them in stock when I had the funds to purchase it. I was alerted and had the funds. Order placed and it came within the week. I hadn't realized you could swap out the belt on the pack until I began to look at it. It was a simple Velcro pull for the old short belt and then a press to get the X-Long belt in place. I tried it on and it fit a big guy like me. All I can say is I really love this pack now with the X-Long Hip Belt. I'll never get packs from others since getting my V90 and this X-Long Hip Belt. Thanks Eberlestock from a big guy!
This is the perfect addition to my Destroyer. Not all of us have a 30 inch waist. This thing wraps around me and carry’s the heavy loads without slipping down. It also allows for the molle pouches to sit towards the front. I already love my packs from EberleStock and huge improvement. It should be an option when purchasing not an add on.
Wish I would have ordered the hip belt a long time ago!