I have learned the hard way that any belt worn under a pack’s hip belt should be as thin as possible and as uniform in thickness as possible. If it is thick or there are bulges like a buckle or even a smaller hardware like a slider, you run the risk of developing a nasty hot spot that will make you miserable in short order. This is why OV Innovations created their Under Pack (UP) Belt.
This belt is designed to be low profile and work without hardware. It is purpose built to hold your pants up without slowing you down with hot spots when worn under a pack. You might find that it works well under a “battle” belt as well.
Check out the new UP Belt at OV Innovations.