HIP BELTS 101:
Why a fitted hip belt?
The most important part of the pack is the hip belt and in this regard Atlas Packs offers options unlike any other brand. Designed to transfer around 90% of your backpack’s weight from your shoulders to your hips. All belts are compatible with all packs.
How to find the right fit?
Finding the right size is easy. Checkout the fitting chart below and follow the steps. The most important measurement is to make sure the padding is long enough to cover your hips. If the padding falls short, then the weight of the pack will not properly transfer away from your shoulders and load on to your hips.
Two ways to measure.
Start with your pant size. This is the easiest way and works 95% of the time. If you are between sizes, then use the other options. Option (1) measure the full width of your waist staying at hip height all the way around with a tape measure. Option (2), measure the span of your hips, just the length needed for the padding to cover both (end to end) plus a few smidges. Still unsure >> Size up!
Atlas Packs Hip Belts In-Stock and Ready to Ship!
It's time to pick your back ordered hip belt. We've got new colors, size ranges and some MOLLE that's all new...
HIP BELT OPTIONS: Both included and optional.
ATLAS ADVENTURE BELT
The Adventure Hip Belt-our thickest padded belt offering two layers of foam padding and a wider webbing and buckle. Most comfortable for heavier loads or longer hikes. The Adventure Hip Belt construction includes dual layers of foam padding with 38mm buckle and webbing. Works best with heavy load outs. Available in S/M - XL/XXL sizes.
ATLAS ATHLETE BELT
The Athlete Hip Belt offers a slimmer profile with a single layer of foam padding with 25mm buckle and narrower webbing. This belt offers a more "minimalist" look and feel in comparison to the Adventure Hip Belt. Available in S/M-XL sizes.
TRAVELERS HIP BELT (add-on)
The Travel Hip Belt (also known as the Haenisch Hip Belt) has noadding, just a soft wrap with 25mm buckle and webbing. The Travel Hip Belt is available as an add on item and is not included with a pack. Available in late spring 2022 in in gray (as shown) and a new black. Sizes S/M, M/L, XL with same measurements as Athlete belts.
Yes! This is just one more reason to love Atlas Packs. By adding a small strip of webbing, the versatility of the hip belt has increased 10x. MOLLE is a universally recognized method of attaching items to bags/packs/clothing and there are countless options readily available for whatever you need to carry.
I can't wait to see how this changes the experience. By attaching MOLLE pouches you can hit the trail without anything on your back. How crazy is that for a backpack company!
PS: Of note, make sure you get the new magnetic buckles as they are designed for use when the belt is off the pack.
A FEW MORE FAQ's
How much are the Hip Belts?
There is no additional cost. A hip belt of your choice (Athlete/Adventure) is included with the purchase of your pack.
Which belt is best for me?
That's really hard to say, it's such a personal choice. Generally speaking the Adventure belt is considered more comfortable as it offers two layers of foam padding and a wider webbing and buckle. The Athlete belt has a single foam layer and is more minimalist.The Adventure belt is better able to support heavier loads than the standard Athlete Pack belt
Does the Adventure belt fit the Athlete Pack?
Yes. All of the hip belts are interchangeable with all of the packs so you can mix and match. With that said, it's uncommon to pair the Athlete belt with the Adventure Pack. But if that's what you want to do, I say go for it!
Can the hip belt be used without the pack?
Yes! This is just one more reason to love Atlas Packs. By adding a small strip of webbing, the versatility of the hip belt has increased 10x. MOLLE is a universally recognized method of attaching items to bags/packs/clothing and there are countless options readily available
for whatever you need to carry.I can't wait to see how this changes the experience. By attaching MOLLE pouches you can hit the trail without anything on your back. How crazy is that for a backpack company! PS: Of note, make sure you get the new magnetic buckles as they are designed for use when the belt is off the pack.
Can I get more than 1 belt?
For a limited time you can order extra hip belts. Available with perk points if you have em.
Are there new colorways or designs coming?
Yes. In addition to what you see on this page there are some updates in the works. The items I'm most excited for is the new Athlete belt ;)
What about big and tall sizing?
We got ya! The Adventure hip belt offers support unlike any other belt on the market. The XXL-XXL likely has you covered and if it's short, we can add an extender at no additional cost. We love help and will make a custom extender for you.
How do the new hip straps compare with the Travel belts?
Based on early feedback, they work great. The idea here is to have something that can tuck away even more than the Travel belt. Please let me know how they work out in the field.
Dang! I got the wrong size?
After all that and the size did not work out. Don't worry, we will have belts available for this purpose and will swap you out. Please contact Pro Support via chat and we will get you setup with the right size.