09 May, 2017


Klik Belt
lol what? "Horrible design. Huge disappointment." https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1IBQEIF7Q2S2R/
You have to remove the buckle to put on and take off the belt. What terrible design is this? It also loosens by itself. What? Seriously? This is a worse belt than a piece of string.

Carbon Tactics' Cinchy
Originally a Kickstarter project https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/520589318/cinchy-20-carbon-fiber-belt-system
Now regularly shows up on Massdrop https://www.massdrop.com/buy/carbon-tactics-cinchy-cti
Very simple design, basically just a solid monolithic buckle. Unfortunately it seems the strap is too stiff and uncomfortable: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/carbon-tactics-cinchy-cti/talk/588858

Like the Cinchy, just a strap with a solid-state buckle. No one's mentioned this, but it also looks difficult to tighten. You know how all other belts have the excess belt on the outside so you can easily tug on it to tighten your belt? Yeah this belt has it on the inside, between you and the rest of the belt. It looks nice and seamless on the outside, but hope you have a strong pinch.

Update 24 Jun 17
New belt on Kickstarter by Carbon Tactics:
I'm backing this one since it seems to solve the problems of the Cinchy and Grip6. The buckle hooks onto a loop at the end of the belt, and you only need to move the buckle when adjusting the belt size. It saves your position. 

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