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Belts

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by BA_Colt, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. BA_Colt

    BA_Colt Don't make me slap you the kielbasa. Platinum Member

    Oct 15, 2008
    I need an outdoors belt. The main requirement it holds my paints up when I am hiking. I might have a .38 or a 1911, a 4" fixed blade, a compass and a small oops kit with fire starter, solar blanket and small stuff like that on my belt. I also may be wearing my Filson Single Tin Chaps which hook to your belt. I will not be repelling down the outside of the mall or out windows swat style or bear gryllsing it down ravines.

    I have been wearing a old school $9 BDU belt. It holds up my pants, not much else. I want a nylon. Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Beth
     
  2. nu3gawhat

    nu3gawhat

    107
    Apr 22, 2009
  3. Sid Post

    Sid Post

    Oct 14, 1998
    :thumbup:

    Get the 1 & 3/4 5-stitch model.

    A double thickness Bianchi 1 & 3/4 gun belt would work well too. I think the model I have is the B-27 and it handles weight very well and has a natural curve so it doesn't bunch up like cheaper leather belts.
     
  4. din

    din Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    beth ann, check this out. it's available in a few colors if you look around, sturdier than a BDU belt and costs less than a rigger's or instructor's belt. the buckle is also fantastic. I've been using one for the last 5-6 years.
     
  5. Mattohn

    Mattohn

    187
    Aug 15, 2010
    I have been lookin at a Tops SERE belt for a wile to replace my current one that came with a pair of pants
     
  6. Unk

    Unk Gold Member Gold Member

    840
    Nov 22, 2008
    FYI, I wear 1.25" gun belts -Galco Contour and Beltman..built stiff..and strong. I have some wider, rigid nylon belts..duty and rappel-worthy..and they are not comfortable, IMHO, for active all day wear.

    While I can appreciate the functionality of a Bat Man utility belt, was always glad to take it off..just sayin'.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2010
  7. dull yet deadly

    dull yet deadly

    343
    Jun 18, 2008
    5.11. Great belts.
     
  8. Mongo

    Mongo

    Nov 5, 2001
    Hello BA,
    I know you said you wanted nylon, but I never had a nylon belt that I liked. I wear and recommend the Filson double thickness belt. The ONLY negative with leather is that it sometimes makes those leather "creaks". Great belt!
     
  9. BA_Colt

    BA_Colt Don't make me slap you the kielbasa. Platinum Member

    Oct 15, 2008
    Thanks all!!!
    I will check these belts out.

    Plumbers crack joke follows.
    You:So are you mad at that man?
    Me:What man?
    You: The man who put the crack in your a$$.
     
  10. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    From the link:

    That's it! Forget the others! This is the one! :D
     
  11. Any Cal.

    Any Cal. Banned BANNED

    Jan 1, 2006
    I was going to give you a link to the best belt in the world, but I guess it was disco'd.

    I would take a look at some of the belts that specifically feature rigidity in one direction, especially if you are going to be hanging things off it. Don't buy a thick leather belt and think it is good, as they lose their shape quickly when you weigh them down. Some of the better ones sold by holster companies may do OK, but I would be leary of the Carhartt or Dickies thick leather belts, as many of them are still soft.
     
  12. BA_Colt

    BA_Colt Don't make me slap you the kielbasa. Platinum Member

    Oct 15, 2008
    I am cheap. I drink beer in a can.:D
     
  13. trukreltrog

    trukreltrog

    Oct 16, 2006
    http://www.originalsoegear.com/productbelts.html


    I like and use leather belts. I had a single thickness Milt Sparks belt, last almost 15 years.

    But if I were getting a nylon type belt, it would be one of these. Particularly, the cobra belt. They make some very tough gear. :)
     
  14. MarineAir

    MarineAir

    355
    Aug 6, 2010
  15. brizbane

    brizbane

    429
    Feb 4, 2007
    Go over to EDC Forums and check out Marketplace/Custom Items. There, find a guy called Stormtracker who makes some excellent nylon type belts. A good starting point is his Cobra Gun Belt with a really functional and unique buckle. He can also do you up a custom if that's what you want.
     
  16. omaha-beenglockin

    omaha-beenglockin

    Oct 22, 2005
    Galco gun belts

    Have been using them for several years now--and they have been great.
     
  17. redpoint

    redpoint

    370
    Mar 17, 2009
    +2

    Great belt. Doesn't slip, well made and the buckle doubles as a bottle opener. I'm wearing one right now, it's terrific.

    Has killer reviews too so you don't have to take our word for it: http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/patagonia-tech-web-belt?p=59190-0-673
     
  18. Mossyhorn

    Mossyhorn Enlightened Rogue Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Id' recommend a Galco or a Mitch Rosen. There are less expensive belts. but none come close to the quality. Nothing less than 1 1/2" wide.
     
  19. Rhesus Feces

    Rhesus Feces bombastic simpleton

    Jun 9, 2002
    I'm a huge Patagonia fan but I'd reccomend looking elsewhere for a belt.

    In my experience the buckle slips frequently and the webbing wears out quite prematurely.

    It wouldn't support the weight of a handgun or chaps and the buckle is aluminum, not titanium, not sure where EMS came up with that.

    Wilderness Tactical would be the way to go IMO.

    http://www.thewilderness.com/storepinnacle/index.php?p=catalog&parent=142&pg=1

    I personally find the five stitch Rings Belt ideal for most activities but I generally don't carry anything that weighs more than a pound, if I did I'd definitely go with something wider, possibly polymer lined.
     
  20. X in 415

    X in 415

    91
    Feb 17, 2010
    I have a Patagonia belt, and have not experienced any failures. However, Im not too happy with the clunky buckle, and because its metal, it sets off all kinds of detectors (if you work in a place with a detector, or travel a lot). Just FYI.
     

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