If you’re in the market for a new tactical belt, then you’ve probably noted how many options you have to choose from. At first glance it may seem overwhelming to sort through different sizes and styles of belts and decide which one is most suitable for you. But once you’ve answered a few questions, you’ll find the process of choosing the right belt for you can be very simple.
First: Determine what the use of your belt will be. While all Wilderness Tactical belts are durable and suited for the toughest lines of work, there are some belts in the line of products that are more suited for certain jobs than others.
Before you get to choosing, ask yourself these questions:
- Do you work in law enforcement?
- Do you often carry belt-mounted holsters and firearms?
- Does your line of work require you to use harnesses or scale high altitudes?
If you don’t often use a belt-mounted holster or firearm and you are looking for the same weight-bearing quality and durability, you should consider looking into the Easy-Fit Titanium Instructor Belt.
If you answered no to these questions, fly frequently and/or you are looking for an everyday use, lightweight belt with great durability, the Frequent Flyer Belt may be a great fit for you.
OR take a look at the full selection of belts here.
Second: Choose your stitch. The stitch determines the stiffness of the belt. Choosing between 3-stitch, 5-stitch and a CSM comes down to how rigid you need your belt to be for your everyday use. We recommend a 5-stitch or CSM for heavier load-bearing.
Third: Choose your belt width. You can decide what width would work best for you by measuring your pants’ belt loops. Keep in mind there may be some that won’t be ideal for the size of your belt, but it’s best to choose the one that matches the majority.
Fourth: Measure. And measure accurately. There are plenty of things to keep in mind when measuring for your new belt, so we recommend watching our Belt Sizing video and paying close attention. Remember to use a tape measure and do not assume your current belt size is the size you should order.