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    Padded Hip Belt Pocket Question

    We’ll I got it and am excited to use it for a water/tea bottle, but after playing with it for a bit on my synik with padded hip belt, I’m wondering how to prevent it from falling right off the padded hip belt every time I put down my synik.
    Ideas?

    #2
    I’m waiting for this along with the LGD to arrive and have been wondering about this too. One thought I had was to sew in some Velcro patches to help keep it in place, might have to play around with that once they arrive. There’s probably an easier way to stabilize with some paracord or even a key strap, but I’d need to have them in hand before figuring that out.
    S25, HLT2, LGD
    Waiting on: T30, PU

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      #3
      I've wondered about this too but haven't tried anything yet. My one idea was to use a strap keeper to bind together the cinch straps on the pocket and the LGD.

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        #4
        Originally posted by afstein View Post
        We’ll I got it and am excited to use it for a water/tea bottle, but after playing with it for a bit on my synik with padded hip belt, I’m wondering how to prevent it from falling right off the padded hip belt every time I put down my synik.
        Ideas?
        I'm waiting for mine, but why does it fall off? Because strap can slip out?

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          #5
          From the product description: "be mindful when unclipping your LGD hip belt: put one hand on the side of the hip belt that has the Hip Belt Pocket + water bottle and grasp the hip belt, unclip, and keep hold of the LGD until you’re ready to hang it up or set it down."

          The padded pocket was designed to be threaded onto a hip belt, ideally a padded hip belt; it does not attach. So when you unclip the hip belt, you hold onto the side with the pocket and set it down carefully; dangle it from the side w/the pocket; or clip the belt together - so it doesn't fall off.
          Last edited by G42; 08-03-2021, 06:02 PM.
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            #6
            Yeah I understand but I’d like a way to just keep it attached to the padded hip belt all the time so I don’t have to worry about it falling/sitting on the ground every time I take off the synik

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              #7
              Originally posted by GrussGott View Post

              I'm waiting for mine, but why does it fall off? Because strap can slip out?
              It does this on Synapse/Synik when the hip belt is unclipped - the belt will pivot downwards under weight, and the pocket will slip off if not held on:

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              Hence the recommendation also applies to the backpack hip belts:

              Originally posted by G42 View Post
              From the product description: "be mindful when unclipping your LGD hip belt: put one hand on the side of the hip belt that has the Hip Belt Pocket + water bottle and grasp the hip belt, unclip, and keep hold of the LGD until you’re ready to hang it up or set it down."

              The padded pocket was designed to be threaded onto a hip belt, ideally a padded hip belt; it does not attach. So when you unclip the hip belt, you hold onto the side with the pocket and set it down carefully; dangle it from the side w/the pocket; or clip the belt together - so it doesn't fall off.
              I alluded to this too in the rifugio hiking post.

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                #8
                I have had this problem myself. Thankfully didn’t break yet another Contigo lid but I did dent my floor! I did try attaching it with a key strap but I can’t stand how it looks so I’m not using it right now.

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                  #9
                  I have a pretty good solution and thankfully, it is easy, looks consistent with the whole TB setup and is reproduceable.

                  I used a 1” Single Gatekeeper clip to attach the Pocket to the Padded Hip Belt.

                  Single Gatekeeper clips are a part that I don’t think are still in active use, but I checked with customer service and Cody has updated the Parts page to reflect the current plentiful stock levels. (Thanks Cody!) Edited to add: If you’re inclined towards modifying your setup in any way, I would throw a couple of gatekeepers into your next order. There are a lot in stock now but they are not needed anymore so they won’t be restocked.

                  Parts page:
                  https://www.tombihn.com/products/parts?variant=16645154119

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                  Last edited by Cristina; 08-14-2021, 08:05 AM.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Cristina View Post
                    If you’re inclined towards modifying your setup in any way, I would throw a couple of gatekeepers into your next order. There are a lot in stock now but they are not needed anymore so they won’t be restocked.
                    I second this! I used them similarly to attach a Side Effect to my bike via its waist strap. Having four gatekeeper attachment points instead of two makes it much more stable on the bike:


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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Cristina View Post
                      I have a pretty good solution and thankfully, it is easy, looks consistent with the whole TB setup and is reproduceable.

                      I used a 1” Single Gatekeeper clip to attach the Pocket to the Padded Hip Belt.

                      Single Gatekeeper clips are a part that I don’t think are still in active use, but I checked with customer service and Cody has updated the Parts page to reflect the current plentiful stock levels. (Thanks Cody!) Edited to add: If you’re inclined towards modifying your setup in any way, I would throw a couple of gatekeepers into your next order. There are a lot in stock now but they are not needed anymore so they won’t be restocked.

                      Parts page:
                      https://www.tombihn.com/products/parts?variant=16645154119

                      Pic of my setup
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                      I love it! Thanks so much! And I have some extras I think! From Cody of course when I last visited the showroom before the pandemic!

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