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SlideBelts: Survival Belt 2.0

SlideBelts: Survival Belt 2.0

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This belt is actually a great CCW belt, and Knowing it has all of the other functions there when you need it...nothing wrong with that!!
lol imagine accidentally wearing this to the airport
while i like all that this has to offer, what gets me the most is that i have to take the damn thing off to use it. It's great if used as a back up to everything else but doesn't seem like it would get a whole lot of use.
This looks like something that makes encounters with the TSA very awkward
FWIW, I’ve been using this belt daily for a year now and it’s held up extremely well. The “survival” version was worth the upgrade to me because of the composite belt construction. It’s had a dual loop kydex flashlight holster riding on it all that time, causing nothing more than light scuff marks on the belt material. The ratchet mechanism is likewise as tight as ever. I don’t really use the flashlight or knife, but it’s nice know they’re there if I ever need them.
Because using your blades edge to strike a fire-rod is the thing to do in a survival situation when it's your only knife. Survival belt in name only?
Tasselhoff
Hey @Tasselhoff there is actually a notch just below the blade for exactly that purpose. Get yourself out in a survival situation and count on that.
Tasselhoff
Actually why would you use the blade when you can use the opposite edge as the striker?
I’ll wait until it comes with tactical toothpicks and chopsticks
Very nice belt, but I believe I'll hold out for the upgraded version. They've got a blade and fire-starter, but to make it more than just a belt, to turn it into a true tactical pants retention system, it also needs to have a compass and whistle; plus a panic button, squirrel snare, radon/lie detector, sphygmomanometer, and of course, turn signals.
In the meantime, my knotted piece of extension cord will just have to suffice.
Hatuletoh
It’s difficult to blow the whistle with the belt on. So, it is not possible to blow the whistle and keep your pants up at the same time. Picture blowing the whistle and yelling to people to keep them from danger all while shuffling around with pants bunched around your ankles. (Yeah...I’d follow that guy’s directions...he looks to ‘have it all together’!)
I‘ve been wearing the survival belt to work every day for a year and can attest that the clamping mechanism is as tight now as it was the day I first pulled it out of its box. The composite construction of the belt portion itself has proven to be exceptionally durable, as well. I’ve seen absolutely zero indications of any sort of cracking or fraying.
I will also add in that I did not purchase my survival belt here, but rather ordered it direct from the manufacturer - and can therefore further attest to the fact that this drop represents a SUBSTANTIAL bargain compared to what you’ll normally pay.
Major_Infidel
Curious - have you ever encountered an opportunity to use the features of the belt? Besides the primary function of being a belt, I mean.
Xymnslot
I would say that the light could theoretically come in handy in an extreme situation. I’m rarely without a cell phone on my person, however, and it will make more light for a longer period of time, so, no, I haven’t had a need to use it yet.
The knife portion is well constructed and much less of a novelty. But here too, I almost always have a folder in my pocket, so the blade in the belt has yet to be pressed into actual service.
The great utility of the survival model for me has been the extreme durability (over the course of a year) of the synthetic, reinforced belt construction. The buckle portion has held up well also, but I’ve been more impressed by the fact that there hasn’t been a hint of cracking or wear on the actual belt portion.
Do I need to take off my belt to use the tool? I'd really like to keep my pants on if I want to crack open a beer...
themaskeduser
Hey themaskeduser, No you do not have to take your belt off to crack open your beer. Just loosen it up a little bit and pop that cap off at your waist. Enjoy!
Don't know about the "2.0" but the belt I got from them a few years ago was awful. The problem is the locking mechanism, not to complete the belt, but to connect it to the beginning of the belt. It has to dis into the leather with metal teeth and that tends to loosen up over time. Sure, you could continuously cut the belt to get rid of the worn area, but eventually you will have a belt that is too short to use. They are just too expensive for the return you get. The concept is awesome, the way it is carried out is flawed though.
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No leather? The Massdrop description implies that this is a leather belt:
"And just like other SlideBelts, the design is free of holes, preventing cracking and discoloration from putting strain while pulling on the leather."
If it's not leather, they need to change the description..!
Cardamomtea
Hello @Cardamomtea, You are absolutely right, the last word on the description is leather and that needs to be corrected. I am happy to say that the material in these straps is actually much much more durable, stain and weather resistant, and holds shape while being flexible. Thank you for your feedback and I do hope that you were able to get yourself a Survival Belt!
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