Written by Zane M.
At first the belt seemed thin but being stitched double webbing it’s every bit as stiff as I have come to expect from a good quality belt. The plastic buckle is ugly, think life jacket, but if I were concerned with looks I’d wear a leather belt. Make no mistake, this belt is not a looker but it’s sure as hell functional.
All ready to go for the day with my new belt on and my typical set up I started my first day with the new belt. This belt had its work cut out for it. A typical load out for me consisting of a g17 with a trl-1 aiwb, a spare 20 round mag next to it, two cell flashlight in one pocket and a tourniquet in the other. All this in cargo shorts and a t-shirt.
Over the next few months this was my go to belt and still is as of writing. I found this belt less useful for holsters that require the belt be fed through the mounting points, it can be done but not without removing one side of the buckle (like a cobra buckle). I was, however, able to thread the buckle through almost all of my pants regardless of belt loops. The only exception was dress slacks and let’s be honest, this belt doesn’t go with a suit anyway.
Sizing is super simple, unlike with most belt companies you simply order your pant size. There is plenty of adjustment. I was between sizes so I ordered up but either way looks like it would have worked fine.
Probably the best thing about this belt is the price. It retails for just under $35 on Blue alpha gear’s website. You would be hard pressed to find another belt this good for that price.
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CLAIM TO FAME:
Cheap durable edc belt
FNBS (FEATURES & BENEFITS OF THIS PRODUCT):
- Very reasonably priced.
- Alternative to the cobra buckle (for those like me that aren't a fan)
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What others are saying:
From blue alpha gear’s website
Jeremy on Feb 11, 2018
What a great belt for not a whole lot of money. Fits in Levis and Carhartt with no issues. Solidly built and is the cost of a week's worth of coffee.
Works great for AIWB and regular carry. This is a perfectly capable everyday belt. Good stuff made in the US.
MSRP - $34.97
At time of writing on sale for $29.97 from blue alpha gear
I need it now availability:
2-5 day lead time at time of writing from Blue Alpha Gear
- Super stiff
- Very reasonably priced
- Buckle is ugly
- No frills
- Doesn’t feed through all belt loops
Score: 7.5 GOOD