Our webgear harness can be worn without the pack portion. By itself, it has the fire shelter compartment with a small zipper compartment. The waist and shoulder straps are padded for comfort. All accessory pouches, i.e., canteen and compass pouches can still be attached. The webgear bottom by itself is great for engine crews and for mop-up. The webgear bottom can also be ordered as a replacement item.