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Joseph Morrison
(sjdm4211) - F

Locale: Smokies
Padded hipbelt for GG Virga on 07/11/2009 20:58:47 MDT Print View

I am getting ready to make a padded hipbelt for my GG Virga. I got some foam out of a old life preserver and the fabric from a stuff sack I know longer use. I want to be able to remove the padded hipbelt from the pack and still have use of the 1.5" webbing belt when I am not carrying too much weight. Any suggestion would be helpful. Thanks alot

Joseph

Inaki Diaz de Etura
(inaki) - MLife

Locale: Iberia highlands
Padded hipbelt for GG Virga on 07/16/2009 16:32:15 MDT Print View

may be this is gonna be too obvious but you said "anything" :) so here goes. I added a padded hipbelt to a GG Virga too. It was an old belt from another (a ULA) pack and I believe a removable one. I just removed the webbing parts from the belt and threaded the Virga one around the padding and through the channel between it and the belt pockets. It worked just fine like this but later I added matching velcro patches on belt and pack so the belt doesn't fall when I take the pack off.

Maybe this pic is useful:GG Virga pack with ULA padded hipbelt

It's still removable.

I'd make your padded belt so you can thread the Virga webbing belt through it.

Joseph Morrison
(sjdm4211) - F

Locale: Smokies
"Padded hipbelt for GG Virga" on 07/17/2009 22:29:53 MDT Print View

My fiancee sewed one up for me. The foam padding is only about 1/8" or 3/16" thick by 4" wide. We made it just long enough to where my hip bones are protected from the webbing belt. Its removable. I would take a picture but sadly my camera died a few months back :(

I realize it won't actually take any weight off my shoulder straps but it feels alot more comfortable on my boney hips. With the little padding that is has it only adds a negligible amount of weight. Maybe a ounce or two.

Edited by sjdm4211 on 07/17/2009 22:33:01 MDT.

Joseph Morrison
(sjdm4211) - F

Locale: Smokies
"Padded hipbelt for GG Virga" on 07/17/2009 22:31:33 MDT Print View

Some Velcro would be great. Stick or sew on?