I'm about 5'7 1/2, 153 lb, 30inch waist. im going to backpack in europe for 21 days (not camping). should i forgoet about this backpack? (since i saw a few comments regarding it's waist belt not fitted for ppl under 32 inch waist...) i really like the design and functionality (great rain cover that's useful for checking in at the airport as well)
I absolutely love this pack! Very durable. I've had it for 4 years and 2 months ago, used it to backpack across the Grand Canyon.
You and I are almost the same size. I'm 5'8", 158 lbs with 31 inch waist. I had to pull the hip straps all the way in (before putting on the pack) and it fits.
30 inch waist will be close. I highly recommend this pack. For the price, and all the features, I would recommend ordering and trying it. If it doesn't fit, return it.
Maybe you could eat a lot of delicious buttery crossiants while in Europe and then the pack will fit just right. :)
It's a great pack but your right the waist support is a bit long. I'm wear 34's and there is just a few inches of gap when tighend up but I wear mine tight! This is no new concern. I would hope HS has corrected this in the past few years. If you have the time it might be worth buying and if it dose not work return it. Sunny sports is pretty good about that.
I am 250 with a large waist, I can see after using it 6-7 times , that it may not go small enough for your comfort. I had an issue with it for my 13 year old son , with the waist just making it , he has a 29 inch waist..
I can tell you this backpack is awesome. I've been using it for years for backpacking/hiking/camping and it has never let me down. As for the waist, yeah it might not work for you if you have a 30" waist. I'm also 5' 7" and weigh 165 with a 34" waist and have it sinched down pretty close to it's limit. I would say maybe if you had a 32" waist you could do it but at 30" that would be pretty close. You could always give it a shot and return it if it doesn't work. Sunny Sports is great about returns.
Good luck in Europe! That sounds amazing. I always wanted to do that but never did.
Hey, your situation was mine exactly. I was able to get the belt to fit me and my waist it right at 30inches. I'm 6ft and weighed 135lb's at the time. I had a zipper break on my during the trip (not a major one). Customer support was great and I had a brand new bag shipped to me. I would highly recommend it!
thanks for the responses!
I am 5'5". I had no issues with this bag. I traveled through Europe for 3months. Staying at hostels, hotels, and an apartment. I now use this for camping etc. I'd buy it again if I needed too.
if you don't mind disclosing, what size waist are you? i'm getting mixed answers here lol some say it'll be loose some say it will be fine. if you are less than 32 inch waist, would you mind telling me whether the waist strap stays snug on you?
This backpack will not work too well for a 30 inch waist. My waist is 33 inches and I have to sinch of the belt completely. It is a great backpack otherwise.