Mystery Ranch Guide Light MT Sizing

GunsAreFun

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Looking for those of you that have the new Guide Light MT frame to provide some feedback on sizing. I’m 6’, 185 with a 34” waist. My waist measurement using the MR technique is 39”. By their guide, I should buy a large frame/belt and am near the top of the range, but I’ve seen at least one other person that was my size using a medium. Anyone with similar measurements have data you can share?

My EXO K2 with a K3 belt is a medium, and when tightened, it’s almost too big. In fact, I keep a small belt in the truck in case it ever gives me trouble, but I definitely like the near full hip belt wrap around that I get with the medium belt.
 

gregory r

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I had the Guideline MT with the XL waist belt, marked 39+.
The padded portions, stretched out flat, measured only 34 inches tip to tip. The nylon straps added another 10 inches per side.
I wear 40 jeans, and the padded portion just didn't wrap the front of my hips enough.
 
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GunsAreFun

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I had the Guideline MT with the XL waist belt, marked 39+.
The padded portions, stretched out flat, measured only 34 inches tip to tip. The nylon straps added another 10 inches per side.
I wear 40 jeans, and the padded portion just didn't wrap the front of my hips enough.
That’s good info. I will measure my K3 belt for reference, but based on this, it sounds like an XL would be a smidge too big and a large would be just right.
 

ram94

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I'd go with the Large. I am 6'3" 205lbs with a 35" waist and I ordered a medium to start with but ended up returning it for a Large and it fit me a lot better. The MT frame doesn't wrap around the front of your hips nearly as much as the older frames did. I am still a good 6" from having the pads touch at the front.
 

justinspicher

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I am the same size and use a small belt, with the medium the pack would sag/slide down my hips under a heavier load.
 
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