Interchangeable Arc Belt (DCF)

$45.00 Weight 3.6 oz / 102.0 g
Lead Time 1 Week

Our Arc backpacks feature a removable and interchangeable belt. This is a useful feature if you lose or gain weight, or if the pack is transferred to a different size person. If the belt wears out before the rest of the pack you could replace it.

  • Interchangeable design.

  • Dual adjust belt webbing.

  • Comfy 3/8" thick foam.

  • All Zpacks gear has a two year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Please see our return / warranty policy.

  • Made in the USA.

2.92 oz/sqyd Dyneema Composite Fabric Hybrid


This material is made from the same 1.43 oz/sqyd DCF material as seen above on the inside, with a protective layer of 50 denier polyester on the outside. The outer layer gives it more strength, and abrasion resistance, prevents fraying, and gives it a nice solid color. 

Tensile Strength:
 245 lb/in (2150 N/5cm)

Puncture Strength: 
7.3 lb (32 N)

Water Resistance:
 >20,000 mmH₂O

Made in the USA.


  • To measure your belt size use a string or cloth tape measure pulled tight around the spot on your body that you want the belt to ride. Usually this will be near the top of your pelvic bone. The tape measure should be over top of your hiking pants and shirt.

  • Do not rely on your pant size.

  • A medium belt has a minimum circumference of about 30" (76 cm) including the buckle. Each belt has about 15" (38 cm) of webbing for adjustment.

  • Choose a belt with a minimum adjustment a couple inches smaller than your measurement so that you can still tighten it down if you lose a little weight on trail.

To remove the existing belt:

  • The belt is attached directly to a horizontal frame bar. To remove the belt, pull out gently at the center until the frame bar bows enough to pop out of its holster at the left or right. The belt slides off the bar.

To put the new belt on:

  • The pack belt attachment has two pockets (left and right) and two loops towards the middle (left and right).  

  • Slide the bar through the right loop on the pack. Then through the back of the belt. Then through the left loop on the pack, and into the left pocket on the pack.  

  • Make sure the bar is all the way into the left pocket.  

  • Pull out gently on the center of the belt to flex it until the right side of the bar pops into the right pocket on the pack.

  • Replacing the belt can be a bit tricky and it is not something you would want to do frequently. The spare belt includes a spare frame bar.