a must have if you're loading up your J34 with 30+ lbs. Makes it a whole new pack.
I strongly recommend the padded hip belt if you are having issues with hip pain carrying heavy loads. I've converted both my F1 main frames (1Reg/1Tall) and there're much more comfortable when carrying heavy loads. I find it also helps with making micro adjustments to the shoulder straps and load lifters as you have a wider range of adjustment available with the wider hip belt.
Super comfy but a little heavy
my order has been stuck in customs for two weeks and the delivery service remains silent. I do not hide my disappointment.
Very comfortable. I'd like to see this as an option when purchasing your packs, rather than an upgrade. I can't wait to use it.
Worth every penny
Mystery Ranch packs are still my top pack WITHOUT scabbard carry. Mostly due to the waist belt system. Eberle is my go to FOR scabbard carry but this upgraded belt makes any Eberle carry damn near just like a MR pack! Nice work!
Needed a hip belt to finish up my pulk and this one seems perfect for the job. Great price, quick delivery, what else could you want?
Love it. Compared to the standard hip belt the padded one is like a wink for a smile in the woods with a heavy load. Very very comfortable.
Much more comfortable than the standard hip belt. Allows me to get the lumbar pad a little lower on my back while still getting a good hold around my hips. Do wish that it came in coyote brown.