I've used the older version, which had a...
I've used the older version, which had a lightly padded hip belt.
It's hard to see from the photos whether the updated version has a padded belt. Can someone who has one (or Backcountry.com) say whether the hip belt is still padded?
Just received this pack as a gift, and the hip belt is not padded. It's just a wide (1.5"-2") strap.