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Shadow Guide Padded Hip Belt


Style: Shadow Guide 23 / 33 Padded Hip Belt

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A padded hip belt designed for use with the Shadow Guide 23 & 33.


The Shadow Guide Padded Hip Belt is an optional padded hip belt that can be used in lieu of the simple 1-1/2" webbing hip belt included with the Shadow Guide 23 or Shadow Guide 33

Made of .375″ / 10mm EVA closed cell foam with a protective laminated cover of heavy duty nylon/spandex knit, the set of two pads joins front and center with a sturdy, dual adjust side release buckle. The pads are contoured and, when attached to the above mentioned backpacks, form a slight conical shape, encouraging the belt to ride on top of your hip bones.

It connects to the Shadow Guide via Gatekeeper clips. It's available in one size that adjusts to fits hips measuring between 33″ / 84cm and 50″ / 125cm. Want a different size? We’d be glad to see what we can come up with in the factory:



Nylon webbing
Tough Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin buckles and related components
EVAZOTE® foam hip pads


Width: 1.5" / 38 mm
Length: 33″ / 84cm to 50″ / 125cm
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5 reviews
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 months ago
    Hip Belt

    I got a new to me Brain Bag, I added the Padded Hip Belt for International Travel.

    The belt really transfers the weight well.

    Michael M.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Hip belt

    Connections were perfect and fit my pack like it was designed for it.

    Michael W.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Hippy Hippy No Shake

    Shadow Guide addendum, have on hand when you need a bit more carry oomph.

    Jonathan B.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    great with bulkier jacket

    I am super happy I decided to get the hip belt, but if I'm in slimmer fitting clothes, the strap is a tad too big for my waist/hips and isn't as secure and loadbearing as I would like it to be. But all in all, it's a great addition to my Shadow Guide 23 for schlepping around heavier loads.

    Maryn S.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Great addition to a great bag!

    I bought this for my large shadow guide for times that I need to cover a bit of distance while carrying a heavy load. This hip belt does a great job and definitely improves the stability of the bag overall.

    Andrew B.
    Verified Buyer
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