I just bought this online it’s does not have pockets on the hip belt or a pocket for a water bottle do you know of any options that fit this particular backpack
@Shawnw could you provide a few more details about the pack you purchased? Is the "South Col 70"? Did you purchase it from REI? And are you hoping for a new/different hipbelt that is compatible or are you in search of a pocket you could add to the existing hipbelt? Without knowing exactly what you're hoping for, here are a few options to consider:
Hope this helps!
Yes the south col 70, I bought it from backcountry, I am interested in either an added pocket or new hip belt that fits, also an added water bottle pocket or mesh since this one doesn’t have one
@Shawnw got it, thanks for the additional info! A new hipbelt is likely going to be hard to come by - contacting Mountain Hardwear is probably your best bet, and even then the odds are somewhat low that you'll find a compatible hipbelt to replace the current one. May still be worth a try!
In terms of adding an accessory pocket, here are 1-2 options that we have. The water bottle addition is tricky, unless you are interested in sewing mesh onto the pack...you might consider a water bottle sling, that would allow you to strap the water bottle on to the pack...
Thank you for the info, another idea I had was potentially utilizing the side compression straps since I didn’t use them my last hike, to attach a water bottle holder but I’d have to find one that has buckles or a loop I could put the strap through on it do you think those would exist?
@Shawnw yes, your side compression straps might work, although you wouldn't have easy access to your water bottle as you're hiking - not sure if that matters...depending on the water bottle you have, you could maybe use a carabiner to attach your water bottle to the compression straps. If your water bottle doesn't have any type of loop for a carabiner, you might consider adding a sleeve or sling. Fun conundrum to solve; hope this helps and good luck!