A belt has a simple task—hold up your pants. Beyond that, it should look good, fit well, and maybe save your ass in a tight spot. We found a handful of well-reviewed adventure belts that look sharp but also perform well in the field. Whether you need a belt that makes your pants pop or a belt that can help you catch dinner, we’ve got you covered. And none of them will cost you more than $50.
Grip6 Craftsman ($40)
The Craftsman is an easy to use slider belt with a bit of flair, thanks to the wood grain finish on the aluminum buckle. The materials are top notch as well including aerospace-grade aluminum and nylon webbing with a breaking strength of 2,500 pounds.
Yaak B19 ($30)
If simplicity is your goal, look no further than the B19, which has a carbon fiber hook and loop style buckle, a stretchy herringbone band, and no moving parts. Plus, the belts are made in the U.S.
Gerber Bear Grylls Survival ($20)
Is it overkill to have a fishing kit and a signaling mirror tucked inside your belt buckle? Maybe. But if you’re stuck in the woods with no food, it might not be the worst thing.
Bison Designs Kool Tool ($20)
Bison Designs takes a more “everyday” approach to the survival belt. A simple buckle holds a few handy tools, like a bottle opener, flat and Philips screwdrivers and two hex wrenches.
Fairwin Tactical ($20)
You don’t have to be a prepper to appreciate the style and functionality of this military-style belt which is made from bombproof nylon and features a burly, quick-release buckle for when you really have to go.