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The Best Budget Belts

Don't overlook this crucial accessory

Your belt is actually one of the few accessories that melds form and function. (GP Martin/Arcade)
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Don't overlook this crucial accessory

It’s easy to overlook your belt but it’s actually one of the few accessories that melds form and function. That holds true whether you’re leading a 5.10 pitch at the crag or leading a department meeting. We scavenged online reviews and picked our five favorite belts under $50.

Arcade Eldorado ($25)

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(Courtesy Arcade)

Arcade makes an entire line of Adventure Belts with stretchy, weather-proof nylon and low-profile, polymer buckles, all of which work well with everything from ski pants to board shorts.  We like the Eldorado because of the happy trees.

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Bison Designs Kool Tool ($20)

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(Courtesy Bison Designs)

Multi-tool belt buckles are silly, right? But maybe you need a Phillips head or hex tool in a pinch. And of course, the bottle opener is always useful.  

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HippyTree Icon ($50)

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(Courtesy HippyTree)

Everyone needs a leather belt in their quiver; we like HippyTree’s straightforward approach with options in either brown or black, and just enough flair on the leather to keep things interesting.

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Fjallraven Canvas ($25)

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(Courtesy Fjallraven)

Fjallraven goes retro with this Boy Scout-inspired canvas belt with a metal belt buckle. Just like you were in Troop 43.

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Norrona /29 Web ($30)

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(Courtesy Norrona)

The nylon webbing is bomber and the climber-inspired aluminum buckle keeps things tight, but honestly, we love this belt because it adds a pop of color around your waist.

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