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Old 04-24-2014, 05:10 AM   #1
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Good quality belt ?

Hi, I'm looking to replace a couple of waist belts that have served their purpose, but not too well.
I have one from LL Bean and another from Duluth Trading. They both have substantial curves in them and they wear near the holes and where the leather end goes into the buckle.
A little searching turned up Saddleback Leather's Old Bull and Bullhide belts - several modes.
Anyone have a good quality, lasts a lifetime, belt that they'd recommend. 1.5 inches is the width I'd like/need.
Thanks
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:18 AM   #2
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http://www.aerostich.com/clothing/clothing/belts-and-suspenders/viper-totally-serious-belt.html

I think it will last me for my lifetime.
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:26 AM   #3
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http://www.thebeltman.net/

Not cheap, but very high quality. I've got one that's 10yrs old and going strong.
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:29 AM   #4
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Two really good belts I've had, one was a Filson, their double thick model, currently my belt is from El Paso Leather, the holster maker.
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:49 AM   #5
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I've had one of these for over 12 years and its still in great shape. worn every day. http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/171300922877?lpid=82

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Old 04-24-2014, 06:15 AM   #6
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I got a black Saddleback Old Bull for xmas. Incredibly beefy and I'm sure it'll last forever. I'll buy another in brown.
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:46 AM   #7
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Two really good belts I've had, one was a Filson, their double thick model, currently my belt is from El Paso Leather, the holster maker.

This^^^^

Also, I have a belt from Crossbreed ( the holster maker ). It works great. Pistol belts hold their shape because they are usually laminated from two pieces of leather, to better hold the holster in place without sagging, etc. This makes for a durable belt.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:07 AM   #8
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Not leather (so might disqualify) but I have a couple Bison Design's belts with the camlock buckle.

http://www.bisondesigns.com/Cam%20Lock%20Belt

I've never worn one out, just needed a different design (to keep the wife happy). I have about 15 years of wear on these two and they both function 100% (always carrying a Victorinox Multi-tool, 9 oz.). Infinitely adjustable. Very strong. No holes to wear out. TSA friendly unless you're getting the full scan.

I also figure in a pinch I can use them to bind just about anything (first aid, broken bike parts, whatever).

Only drawback, I sometimes snag the buckle and it unlatches. Doesn't bother me though.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:59 AM   #9
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Don't screw around. Go straight to the top quality, tough stuff. Get a gun belt from Galco, DeSantis, or another quality gunleather maker.

You can get them in different widths, colors, buckle details, with or without stitching, etc. And they're tough enough to carry the weight of a pistol and more all day, so they're certainly tough enough for ordinary everyday use.



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Old 04-24-2014, 08:24 AM   #10
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Screw belts.

Suspenders or nothing.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:33 AM   #11
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Thanks for the responses folks. I'll do some looking this eve.
The belt I'm looking for would be a daily wear belt, leather. Needed to hold my pants up and
hold my insulin pump. Suspenders won't do.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:53 AM   #12
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I got my belt here:

http://www.bigbendsaddlery.com/belts.html

It was kind of spendy, but you get what you pay for.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:22 AM   #13
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In a past life I worked in the woods(geology) for 10+ years. Roy Gfeller Caesemakers in Post Falls, ID made a lot of our gear. Quality durable stuff. The belt I had finally wore thin at the bend where the buckle attaches but it took 20 plus years and I only need one belt so wore it every day for everything. I think Roy died in the 80's and his daughter/kids(?) kept the business going but moved the shop to Boise? Should still be around somewhere. Google Gfeller Casemakers.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:42 AM   #14
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A good gun holster belt. Doesn't matter the brand.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:10 PM   #15
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Hi, I'm looking to replace a couple of waist belts that have served their purpose, but not too well.
I have one from LL Bean and another from Duluth Trading. They both have substantial curves in them and they wear near the holes and where the leather end goes into the buckle.
A little searching turned up Saddleback Leather's Old Bull and Bullhide belts - several modes.
Anyone have a good quality, lasts a lifetime, belt that they'd recommend. 1.5 inches is the width I'd like/need.
Thanks
I have a wallet from Saddleback and if the same quality carries over to their other products that would be my vote.
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