there are no pics on the site, just a description saying the waist belt is now 1 1/2 inches, and I think the buckle may also have been upgraded. you're right, most of the modifications are to accomodate a wider range of sizes, which doesn't apply to us. but it does say that there is more padding, which i hope will help with the problem people were talking about re. digging in the shoulders.
i was holding out for the blue, but i wish they had mentioned the prices were going up.