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Best Tactical EDC Belts

Best Tactical EDC Belts

An ordinary belt might look nice, but a quality tactical belt is designed to do more than just hold your pants up. Everyday Carry selected some of the best tactical belts on the market, with an eye toward ones that can hold the weight of a firearm and its holster for safe concealed carry in places where it’s legal to do so.

Filorosso Fire Belts

Filorosso Fire Belts
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Filorosso’s belts are handmade from reclaimed FDNY or LAFD fire hoses, with buckles and other hardware are made from bright-finish American steel. They make a great gift for first responders or anyone who wants to tribute our firefighters with a portion of proceeds going to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

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GearBox Mini2 EDC Belt Pouch

GearBox Mini2 EDC Belt Pouch
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MGear’s unique EDC pouch is designed to attach to a belt and provides storage for small items like pills, coins, small tools, or spare keys. Its side panels are made from real carbon fiber, held together with genuine leather. Its inside dimensions are approximately 70 mm x 52 mm x 16 mm.

Argali Kodiak Belt

Argali Kodiak Belt

Argali’s unique belt is ideal for hunting, fishing, and other outdoor adventures. It’s not only comfortable, but it can sharpen knives, broadheads, and fishing hooks. It incorporates a 6″ vegetable-tanned leather strop, tungsten carbide sharpening bar, and an 800-grit diamond plate along the back of its buckle.

Best EDC Belts 2021

Best EDC Belts 2021

Unless you’re into suspenders, you need a belt to keep your pants from falling down. And if you want a belt that goes beyond the ordinary, head to Everyday Carry and check out their selection of durable belts made with materials like carbon fiber, titanium, and tactical webbing, and features like cash storage and magnetic buckles.

Making a Sword Belt

Making a Sword Belt

Inspired by the Jackie Chan movie The Spy Next Door, maker JLaservideo created a sword that stores like a belt. The tempered steel weapon works like a tape measure, bending around his waistline, then maintaining a semi-rigid shape when deployed. We’d be afraid of cutting ourselves pulling it out of its sheath.

BeltBro No-Buckle Belt

BeltBro No-Buckle Belt
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When is a belt not a belt? The BeltBro answers that question by holding pants up in an unconventional way. Rather than wrapping around your entire beltline, it straps between two belt loops and cinches pants around your waist. It won’t dig into your gut as a regular belt can. Comes in three lengths for different loop spacing.

Fire Hose Belts

Fire Hose Belts
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Founded by a firefighter, Ladder 34 creates rugged belts using decommissioned fire hoses. Not only do they look great and tell a story, every purchase helps support the mental health and equipment needs of volunteer firefighters. Be sure to check out their shop for other cool items made from the same distinctive material.

Skull Bottle Opener Belt Buckle

Skull Bottle Opener Belt Buckle
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FosterWeld’s distressed steel belt buckle features an abstract skull with a couple of screwy lop-sided eyeballs. But there’s a reason for the crazy hex eyes. The bigger one doubles as a bottle opener. They also sell some handsome leather belts if you need one to go with.

Westwell Modular Tool Belts

Westwell Modular Tool Belts

Westwell’s modern belts incorporate interchangeable tools into their buckles. The Voyager packs flat-blade and phillips screwdrivers on the tips of its fastener bars, as well as wrenches and a bottle opener on its main section. The minimal Clicker incorporates a magnetic hex bit holder and a bottle opener.

Nendo Buckle Watch

Nendo Buckle Watch
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Nendo’s unique watch acts as a buckle for its single strap. You put it on as you would a belt, looping the end of the strap through the frame. The strap is actually wider by millimeters on its end so that it won’t come undone when you put it on.

Atypical Belt

Atypical Belt

This highly-adjustable belt uses a track system that gives you 32 size options. It also uses full-grain leather on either side for maximum durability. You can choose from two buckle designs with four colors each, and three belt colors.

Mgear Tactical MultiBelt

Mgear Tactical MultiBelt
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Mgear’s rugged tactical belt features a bonus on its buckle – a removable coin knife which is held in place using the same neodymium magnets that keep the belt together. The buckle is made from Kydex and Holstex, which are also used to make weapon holsters.

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Eagle Creek Money Belt

Eagle Creek Money Belt
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Eagle Creek’s money belt has a hidden, 19″-long zippered pocket where you can keep your bills discreetly but still have them within reach. Its buckle has a brushed metal finish but is actually made of plastic, so you don’t have to take it off for metal detectors.

Speedometer Official Belt

Speedometer Official Belt
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Italian company Speedometer Official makes handsome leather belts that have swappable buckles inspired by rotating bezels found in watches. The belts are adjustable and you can choose from a variety of belt and buckle color combinations.

Klik Belt

Klik Belt

The Klik Belt is favored by many people who practice concealed carry. But its great for anyone who wants a no nonsense belt that is easy to use and will last a lifetime. It uses Cobra buckles and comes in different lengths, ply and colors.

MIN Belt

MIN Belt

A smartly designed belt and buckle combo with a clean, minimal look. The MIN belt buckle is separate from its straps, letting you change looks in a snap, and adjust its size to your exact waistline for optimal comfort and fit.

Arcade Guide Belt

Arcade Guide Belt
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Arcade Belts’ take on the tech web belt makes use of stretchable fabric for a snug but comfortable fit. It also has reinforced stitching and a non-slip buckle. It’s safe to be machine washed and dried.

Making an Equus Belt

Making an Equus Belt

British leather goods shop Equus shows how its lined and raised belts are made. Each belt is made by one craftsman, who can spend up to an entire day processing the leather and putting it together with the belt’s other components.

Runtimate Belt & Armband

Runtimate Belt & Armband

Runtimate’s magnetic belt and armband and their matching pouch, smartphone holder and water bottle let you carry small items while you work out. Their magnets can each hold up to almost 9lb., ensuring that your items won’t bounce around while you move.

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Quicky Magnetic Tactical Belt

Quicky Magnetic Tactical Belt

A sturdy belt that uses a durable aluminum buckle with a powerful neodymium magnetic catch. It closes easily, but holds strong. Like many things these days, it doubles as a bottle opener. We particularly love the carbon fiber edition.

Link Magnetic Belt

Link Magnetic Belt

Restrap’s Link belt has a magnetic ladderlock buckle that resists lateral movement but slides off easily,  so you can put it on, take it off or adjust its tightness using just one hand. The belt itself is made of durable elastic webbing.

Belty Self-Adjusting Belt

Belty Self-Adjusting Belt

For better or for worse, we’ve all had times in our lives where our waistline changed. Emiota’s motorized Belty intelligently adjusts as your waist changes, and can also double as an activity tracker. It’s still in the prototype phase though.

XOO Belt

XOO Belt

A stylish leather belt that doubles as a gadget charger. The XOO Belt can hold a total of 2,100 mAh of charge, so you can top up your phone while it’s in your pocket. The ratchet mechanism lets you adjust the belt in 0.25″ increments.

TrakBelt360

TrakBelt360

A tool belt with sliders for rotating pouches and holsters around your waist. A locking system ensures pouches stay in place when you don’t want to move them, while still letting you remove pouches without taking the belt off.

Box of Awesome: Notched

Box of Awesome: Notched
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This Bespoke Post box is all about casual living. The comfy woven elastic Beltology has no pesky holes, The Jack + Mulligan flask keeps your booze in style, and the Redbeard Brew Bar gets you clean with just a hint of hefeweizen.

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