[pct-l] Hip Belt Recommendation

Scott scott at gnarlyriver.com
Thu Mar 12 08:29:27 CDT 2015


Checkout these, you could possibly add them to the original belt?


only 1.5 oz for the pair

On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 6:12 PM, Dan C. aka Thumper <dofdear at cox.net> wrote:

> Really enjoy my Granite Gear Meridian Vapor Backpack - 52L backpack except
> for the lack of one feature, hip belt pockets. For me it is a great fit,
> comfortable even with a bear can.  I've tried several different
> arrangements to mitigate the lack of hip belt pockets including a slip on
> set of pockets, the GG accessory pockets and a fanny pack worn up front.
> The fanny pack works best from a functional stand point  but none was
> really satisfactory.
> The other day I was in REI and spied a hip belt off of REI's Crestrail
> pack. The belt fit into the GG pack although snugly.
> Out of the box the GG pack is 46 oz. / 1304 grams.  Swapping out the belts
> increases the pack weight by 5.25 oz / 150 grams for a total pack weight of
> 51.25 oz / 1453 grams.  Is this a good trade off?  Or should I be looking
> for a different pack?   Can any one suggest another hip belt that would fit
> and have pockets for less weight?
> Thumper
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