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The Wilderness Titanium Instructors Belt

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by mercop, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. mercop

    mercop

    Mar 26, 2002
    If you carry a bunch of stuff in your pockets and /or on your belt then it only makes sense to invest in a good belt. Well, I am not really interested in good belts. I prefer the great belts of the Wilderness.

    I have been wearing the Wilderness belts for over a decade and all MCS instructors wear the Frequent Flyer. Well I did until SHOT 08' when I stopped by to see the Wilderness Family and was introduced to the Titanium Instructors Belt. I have to admit that I was smitten by how tacticool the Titanium bucle on the Wilderness Olive Drab belt looked against my Woolrich Elite shorts.

    After talking to Sam my point of contact at Wilderness I decided on the TiBelt with the CSM version which is lined with polymer. If you ever wear drop gear on your pants belt you can see where this comes in handy.

    The TiBelt is superlight not to mention that you don't need to take it off when going through security at the airport.

    The Wilderness has some awesome new stuff out this year and I will review more soon.

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  2. jh205

    jh205

    553
    Aug 21, 2006
    Sounds like paid advertising to me.
     
  3. Brian Jones

    Brian Jones Moderator Moderator

    Jan 17, 1999
    jh,

    Mercop reviews gear from all sorts of people and manufacturers. Not paid. He's a very knowledgeable guy. I asked him personally to come on over here and jump in, so please have some respect.

    In the future, if you have a question about a post, click on the little exclamation point to the right and report it, instead posting carelessly rude replies.

    I will then look at the situation and handle it accordingly. Got it?

    Good.
     
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  4. mercop

    mercop

    Mar 26, 2002
    You got me, I am rich, I make a fortune from reviewing gear. Jealous?
     
  5. mapper66

    mapper66

    Nov 11, 2007
    I've got the Original Instructors Belt, 5 Stitch. The titanium is nice, just wasn't $55 nice for me. :p

    Anyway, great belt, perfect for keeping my pants hitched up when carrying my G30 and various other odds and ends.
     
  6. myright

    myright

    Jan 31, 2008
    Very nice belt, I like the fact that you say it is very light as that does make a huge difference.

    I use a Blackhawk CQB/Emergency Rescue Rigger Belt. The velro on it is wearing away and the rigging sometimes flaps open.

    I will have to look into the belt you have. Do you have a link to it?
     
  7. mapper66

    mapper66

    Nov 11, 2007
  8. orrey45

    orrey45

    Jan 11, 2008
  9. Brian Jones

    Brian Jones Moderator Moderator

    Jan 17, 1999
    Yup...best tactical nylon made in Korea...
     
  10. mapper66

    mapper66

    Nov 11, 2007
    The OIB is 35 bucks. Think the only difference between it and the titanium version is the buckle.
     
  11. Shadow213

    Shadow213

    Jan 5, 2005
    Thanks for the info on the belt, mercop. I've been needing a new belt and I had no idea about this one....thanks. :thumbup::D
     
  12. ROCK6

    ROCK6

    Feb 8, 2004
    I KNEW IT:D After just a few flights back to our new BDE HQ in GA, it would be nice having a decent belt without having to strip down to my G-string:eek:

    I'll have to give this one a try. I have been using Liger belts...another highly recommended belt I've used (make sure you tell them ROCK6 sent you, I get a 10% kick-back too ;))

    Thanks for the heads up mercop,

    ROCK6
     
  13. Brian Jones

    Brian Jones Moderator Moderator

    Jan 17, 1999
    That was pretty funny, ROCK6, but I'd prefer this doesn't turn into a pile-on of jh205. He's a great member and one of the more intelligent posters around.

    I hate when I have to spank the children. It hurts me as much as it hurts you. :D
     
  14. mercop

    mercop

    Mar 26, 2002
    Thanks guys, glad I could help. Make sure when you order you tell them mercop sent you. Then I get $10 for each belt they sell:)

    The TiBelt is a bit expensive. Thing is I have two reg ones and the Frequent Flyer so I got something different.

    If you work in an office or tuck your shirt in and don't want to look like you are getting ready to fast rope off the space shuttle and whack tangos, the Frequent Flyer belt is the way to go for business casual yet be obviosly in the know by those who know:)
     
  15. ROCK6

    ROCK6

    Feb 8, 2004
    "Who's your daddy":D Sorry jh205, didn't mean to jump on you, just having a little fun after a rough day (had a Soldier die in car accident this morning...it's been a looong, hard day:( )

    Back to topic; I do like the double thick belts for duty (my old SOE is a good example), but not for casual clothes. Just wondering how the polymer lining works...is it just stiffer or is it thicker?

    ROCK6
     
  16. mercop

    mercop

    Mar 26, 2002
    Stiffer, you can wear full drop gear on it.
     
  17. Shotgun

    Shotgun

    Feb 3, 2006
    I highly recomend this line as well. I went for a hike the first time with it carrying a Swamp Rat, Leatherman, and a 4 inch 686 (about 3 1/2 pounds give or take) on my belt and it didn't even move/shift on me once. Even when I went endo after sitting on a wet log.:eek: That had to be the funniest sight, seeing a heavilly armed dude with his feet kicking in the air.:D
     
  18. Brian Jones

    Brian Jones Moderator Moderator

    Jan 17, 1999
    LMAO, Shotgun! Did anyone see your tactical heels-over-*ss move? :D
     
  19. sasha

    sasha

    Feb 28, 2006
    I have lost some weight the last few months and my pants started to fall. What keeps the belts from starting to lossen up??? do they use velcro to hold the end tight??? I rather not spend too much money on the belt but would like to get something good. What is the diffrence between the instructor belt and the wilderness belt?? I do like a belt that is stiff enough not to bend in the back or if i carry something heavy on it.

    Sasha
     
  20. mercop

    mercop

    Mar 26, 2002
    There are custom fit to your size and have a few inches play either way. The roller buckle locks it in but velcro is a failsafe for keeping the belt end squared away. Wilderness makes the origional instructors belt.
     

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