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Jan 15, 2016
So REI has a huge overstock sale and they have the Mountain Hardwear Lightweight Hipbelt for cheap. I have an Osprey Aether 70L backpack and was wondering if I could use the Mountain Hardwear hipbelt in the Osprey backpack? Will it fit or is it a different size/shape?

Thank you in advance!
Edek Falkowski
From Buffalo, NY
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I'd say that you have to try it out. or call REI.
Looking at the Aether 70L on the Osprey site, is the hipbelt even removable?
Luc
From Montreal, Quebec
Joined Nov 27, 2006
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Jan 15, 2016
No. Hip belts between different companies likely never be interchangeable. Call Osprey, their customer service will sell their hipbelts separately. Ryan Hill
From Oakland, CA
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If its a size issue, and you bought the pack at rei just go in and tell them you need a different hipbelt, they will return the one on your pack now and give you a different one for free. Michael Beasley
From Boise, ID
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Jan 15, 2016
The hipbelt unclips, it seems to be removable.

I'm on the east coast so no REI :(
Edek Falkowski
From Buffalo, NY
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Edek Falkowski wrote:
The hipbelt unclips, it seems to be removable. I'm on the east coast so no REI :(


There are Plenty of REI's on the East Coast.

Hipbelts have different ways of being secured. REI packs tend to use Velcro whereas osprey has clips. they wont be interchangeable but REI does carry REI, Osprey and Gregory Hip belts. It's possible to have a long torso and a narrow waist. So you would get a Large pack and a small or Med hipbelt.
RockinOut
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Jan 15, 2016
The nearest REI to Buffalo, NY is in Pittsburgh, PA, which REI has at 155 miles from Buffalo. FrankPS
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