The hip belt is removable, weight is without the belt. Without padding the belt is 50g, with HDF it's 200g, but the belt has a velcro opening so you can stuff it with socks, shirt, whatever, instead of the padding, or use a lighter weight padding. I use a mollie belt so I can attach things (cellphone, GPS, camera, etc.) on the outside.
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