Solid product at a good price. Wanted additional support for a bug out bag and this fit the bill nicely. So far my experience with 3V has been nothing but positive. I would like to see a slightly wider belt for surface distribution and the addition of pouches on the belt sides for storage of smaller items, etc.
Padded Hip Belt
I think this is a good product overall, I like the clip system on it, and the materials are fairly high quality. It looks like it will be durable and is well sewn.
That being said, my largest issue is that it is not able to be used on small waists. It is WAY too big. It feels like an inclusivity issue with all products of this variety, as I haven't found any padded hip belts that come in waist sizes smaller than 30". From this retailer or others.
I have tried to modify it to work for my waist size by removing the original buckles and looping it through my existing non-padded hip belt, but of course it is not as well-functioning as it would be if it could be designed for a smaller waist size. I am using it on the Tom Bihn Synapse 25.
I hope that designers can take this into consideration and make smaller sizes for those of us who are less than 30" in waist size and help close the inclusivity gap with outdoor gear!
Amazing customer service, 1/2 the price as the Goruck branded belt (not to mention Goruck branded belt has been out of stock for 2+ weeks), and very functional to provide needed support for my 50lb Goruck bag. To top things off, the Goruck team recommended 3V Gear as their product is out of stock. Order this belt now, you won't be disappointed!
I have been looking for an easy to attach and remove hip belt as I seldom use one. Most brands (including the company that makes my pack) could not meet my needs but this is exactly what I was looking for and it works very well on my pack. The OD color also matches perfectly! This item is simple and well made and the unique attachment system is awesome! I've only done several 2-3 mile humps with these straps but they seem like they will last a long time!
Added this to my large camera backpack to take some weight off my shoulders. Working great so far.
Very happy with my purchase and will be buying from this company in the future for all my backpack needs!
Bought the 3V Gear padded hip belt to upgrade an excellent backpack with an uncomfortable 1 inch wide web hip belt. The upgrade was simple, remove the existing belt and clip the 3V Gear padded hip belt to the backpack's existing attachment points. The 3V Gear padded hip belt is pricey but provides a comfortable and stable ride for the backpack. Would buy again.
I ordered this to go on the Paratus. It was linked by 3V to my question on the Paratus page about where can I get a padded hip belt for the Paratus. Please tell me how I'm supposed to attach this belt to the Paratus
Padded Hip Belt