Rather than trying to carry your gear strapped to your waist or filling your pockets, pack it all in a backpack of some sort. This Vanquest Ibex 30 has been a faithful companion, offering superior organization with plenty of pockets as well as webbing for attaching extra, well, anything. Best features are the compression straps with allow me to have physics work in my favor by making my pack as small as possible on my back. Also love the heavily padded shoulder straps and waist straps. Current Vanquest Ibex models include 26 and 35 (as in carrying capacity, measured in liters) with even better features than the 30. Prices range from $185 to $230, respectively.