I left my hipbelt in a taxi in Korea and had to travel around SE Asia and India for 2 months without it. My back will never forgive me for that. Life changed for me that great day in June when I walked into the Chicago Moosejaw and the kind folks helped me pick out a brand new hipbelt. Now I'm back in Asia, my back feels great and my overall attitude towards life has brightened! Thanks Moosejaw!