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Mountain hardware col 70 alternate hip belt

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 

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@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:

  • Contact Mountain Hardwear directly to inquire about alternate hipbelts. If they do, in fact, make one, it is not an item REI stocks.
  • Bring your pack into your local REI store, if you live near one, and see what options our employees can come up with to add the additional features you're interested in.
  • Take a peek at these pack accessories...
  • If all else fails, and you purchased the pack at REI, we offer a 1-year satisfaction guarantee

Hope this helps!

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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 might consider a water bottle sling, that would allow you to strap the water bottle on to the pack...

Good luck!

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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!

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