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Waist Belts

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The Padded Cotton Waist-belt is crafted from premium leather, webbed cotton, waxed canvas, and solid brass hardware. This item is made in Duluth, MN at Frost River.

Add some versatility to your Frost River pack with one of our durable waist belts. Available in sturdy 2.25" cotton pistol belt or comfy canvas padded varieties, here's a way to help haul or stabilize a load in one of our big packs. Compatible with any of our packs with a waist belt holder built-in, you can choose either style in one of three sizes. Measured to correspond to what you see in pant sizing, our waist belts are sized to fit 22"-36" waists for the Small, 30"-44" for the Medium, and 40"-54" for the Large. As you can see with those ranges, these belts have a lot of adjustability with the built in solid brass roller buckle and heavy duty Bridle Leather strap. One of the great features of Frost River gear is no-nonsense materials and construction, which means repairability and adjustability. If once you get your waist belt you find that you've got lots of extra leather left in the strap, you can easily trim to a custom length with a sharp knife or good scissors (watch your fingers!). Just remember, you may want some extra room for when you're wearing cold or foul-weather gear, and then, just like you learned back in the day, measure twice, cut once. Need a size bigger or smaller than what we offer? Order the style you'd like and click the customization add-on. At checkout, you'll have a spot to add order notes. Please specify what size you need and we'll build one for you to fit that size near the middle of the leather strap. Note that a waist belt of customized length may take extra time for us to build your order, and that the belt is not returnable. Give us a call or email if you have any questions!


A805 – Cotton Pistol Belt Waistbelt, A905 – Canvas Padded Waistbelt


Large – Fits 40"-54", Medium – Fits 30"-44", Small – Fits 22"-36"


#10 Duck 18oz Waxed Cotton Canvas – Field Tan, Solid Brass Hardware, Cotton Web, Deep Mahogany Full Grain Bridle Leather, Closed Cell Foam Padding

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  • 5
    Waist Belt, not padded.

    Posted by Bob on Jun 4th 2022

    Great value, Excellent quality. Your products are just plain RUGGED.

  • 5
    Well made belt

    Posted by James R Moore on Jun 2nd 2022

    As far as the belt goes it is like everything else Frost River makes it is great craftsmanship. If you are buying it for the Isle Royal jr unless you are 5.6 or shorter it won't work well for you. I'm 6.3 and it's around my stomach not on my hips as most people would want it. But the quality is fantastic.

  • 5
    Great belt

    Posted by Justin on Sep 19th 2021

    Love the belt and strap. Rides well. Only request is maybe consider a loop for the tail end of the belt strap. Otherwise I love it!

  • 5
    Waist belt

    Posted by Tony D. on Aug 3rd 2021

    Waist belt for Isle jr bushcraft backpack fits perfectly. The belt adjustment is easy use and is very comfortable. Well made and I don’t see this wearing out for many years.

  • 5
    Bought this one for the Isle Royale Jr

    Posted by Michael Thornsberry on Mar 17th 2021

    Order a waist belt - you're gonna be sad if you don't. I have a 38 inch waist and the large fits just fine. Get the padded one too. When you have a load in your pack this thing really makes a difference. You'll also have some excess if you go for a bigger belt...that way the older you get you won't have to get another one...because we all get mysteriously larger with age.

  • 5
    Belt size and quality

    Posted by Ted Daly on Jan 21st 2021

    Perfect! Just the right size, not ot bulky or wide. Padding is just enough. It is not intended to carry the backpack, just take some of the weight off and that it does well.

  • 5
    Frost River Waist Belt

    Posted by James Bender, WayPoint Survival on Nov 3rd 2020

    It is a great product and functioned exactly as I had hope. Very pleased with the product, highly recommended!

  • 5
    Padded belt

    Posted by Doug on Nov 1st 2020

    Matches great and adds alot of comfort.

  • 5
    Waist belt

    Posted by Earl Van De Graaff on Oct 14th 2020

    It is very well made. I have intended to use it just on my backpack but I am also now using it as a gear belt when I go out on day hikes.