Although not a major issue, the one slight discomfort with the Ultahike was the lower finger of the hipbelt. This caused a slight soreness just below my hip to the rear. I felt that the hipbelt could do with a bit of extra padding, so I cut a piece of thin tent underlay foam into a short strip and wrapped it around the hip belt. I secured it with a piece of duct tape. I’m rather pleased with the result. It looks unobtrusive but certainly adds a bit of extra padding. I won’t know whether it has worked until I take the pack out again.
Extra padding with a piece of tent underlay
Neatly secured with a piece of duct tape