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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
    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.

  • 5
    Waist Belt

    Posted by Kevin on Jan 2nd 2020

    I originally ordered a Med size belt based upon my waist measurement. The first belt was too small, so I returned and re-ordered the next larger size. The folks at Frost River were very helpful and supplied a pre-paid return label. The 2nd belt in the larger size fit perfectly. Overall quality of all Frost River products is the best I have ever seen and worth the price. I expect my pack/belt will be the last I ever order due to the quality of the materials and workmanship.

  • 5
    Padded Waist bet

    Posted by SGD on Nov 5th 2019

    Well made. Very Comfortable with the pack but also significantly reduces the felt weight of your gear as a stand alone Bushcraft belt. It's also excellent as a kidney belt when you have to ride one of those infernal side x sides.

  • 5

    Posted by Chris Perry on Jul 16th 2019

    Very comfortable, nice upgrade for my royale. Used the royale belt on my lk35, good match.

  • 4
    Waist belt

    Posted by Ron on Apr 23rd 2019

    Belt would benefit from buckle being centered on the belt. Minor detail. Quality and workmanship is top notch.

  • 5
    Canvas Padded Waistbelt

    Posted by dunn.richard1940 on Oct 24th 2018

    Adds some extra support around the waist when carrying a heavy ruck. I'd recommend it for any sort of long hike or ruck march. It can always be taken out very easily too if need be, just slides in the sleeve on the pack. Great product, quality craftsmanship as always. I'd recommend it.