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Why You Should Wear an Adventure Belt

Durable materials and touch of stretch make these the comfiest belts around

These belts look sharp but also perform well in the field. (Courtesy Yaak Designs)
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Durable materials and touch of stretch make these the comfiest belts around

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)

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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.

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Yaak B19 ($30)

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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.

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Gerber Bear Grylls Survival ($20)

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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. 

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Bison Designs Kool Tool ($20)

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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.

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Fairwin Tactical ($20)

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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.

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