I'd like to start off by saying this is the best fitting hip-belt I've ever tried on. I've owned many packs over the years and have tried on dozens of others. I'm a skinny guy with bony hips and have always struggled to find the right fit. I actually purchased this belt to pair with a pack from another shop. The belt from the other shop simply didn't fit right. Fortunately there was the option to swap belts and so began my quest. I'd done a lot of research and was pointed to EH from this blog on the "search for the perfect pack". https://40yearsofwalking.wordpress.com/ He mentions the EH hip belt and I decided to check it out. The reviewer above had a similar experience to me and piqued my interest. I emailed Matt and asked if he could do a few minor modifications to his belt so they'd fit my pack. He called me back the following day and we determined that it was doable. Mathew has a reputation for having great customer service and after our phone call, I can now say the same. He was super easy to work with and got the belt shipped out within a couple days. It arrived two days ago and I couldn't be happier with the fit! If you're on the market for a new belt, I'd highly recommend giving this one a try. Thanks again Mathew! Kevin
Replacement Hip Belt
This is an amazing hip belt! I am a 5'6 woman with a 30.5" waist (at the top of the hip bones). I used a M hip belt. I returned the hip belt that came with my pack from a different company and replaced it with this one. The comfort was unmatched. I just took it for a 3 day trip on the Foothills Trail and it was by far the most comfortable belt I have ever used. There was no rubbing and with the 4 point system it conformed perfectly to my body. There was just enough padding without being bulky. I only used one small hip belt pocket but wished I would have gone ahead and brought my other one. (one for my bar and lip balm and the other for my phone/camera and map). If you need a replacement belt, you will not go wrong with Elemental Horizons' Hip Belt and accessory pockets!