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1" Padded Hip Belt

Regular price $30.00
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Nylon webbing
Tough Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin buckles and related components
EVAZOTE® OEKO-TEX® certified EV50 foam hip pads


Sewn in USA with globally sourced materials


Width: 1" / 25 mm
Length: 50" / 125 cm

Designed to be compatible with the Synapse 19, Synik 22, Synapse 25, Guide's Edition Synapse 25, or Synik 30, the 1" Padded Hip Belt allows you to carry some of the weight of a loaded pack on your hips rather than just your shoulders.

Sold as a matching left and right pair, the pads attach via Gatekeeper clips to the 1″ webbing loops which normally accept the simple webbing waist belt (the one that comes standard with the Synapse 19, Synapse 25, and Smart Alec).

Made of .375″ / 10mm EVA closed cell foam with a protective laminated cover of heavy duty polyester 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.

The 1” Padded Hip Belt is 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:

The 1" Padded Hip Belt is available in your choice of two colors: Black or Coyote. Choose Black to match your Synapse 19, Synik 22, Synapse 25, or Synik 30, or choose Coyote to match your Guide's Edition Synapse 25.

Good thing to know: the benefits of utilizing webbing or padded hip belts or even a sternum strap, especially in smaller packs, are subjective. Some folks swear by it and others don’t find that it makes much of a difference for them. Our goal is to give you as many options as we can (within the confines of good design) so that you can create the best carrying experience and set-up for yourself. If you make good use of the webbing waist belt included with your Synapse and want a more comfortable version better capable to offset the weight of your pack, the 1" Padded Hip Belt could be a great option for you. 

More good things to know: check out this blog post all about the 1" Padded Hip Belt and also Tom's history of Padded Hip Belts and our Guide To Backpack Frames

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