I've read that you can tuck-away the hip...
I've read that you can tuck-away the hip belt. How does one go about doing this?
There are two openings at the bottom of the back next to the water bottle pockets. Both sides of the hip belt fold neatly into the back of the pack for off-trail use.
This version of the Recon actually doesn't have the tuck-away opening. It also doesn't have the padding for the hips, but it feels the same without one.