Five Plus One is our weekly series of buyer’s guides. We pick a specific category and dig up five great options along with one that’s a little outside the norm.
Whether you have recently gotten into techwear, are growing tired of heavyweight leather belts, or are just looking for a change of pace, it’s hard to go wrong with a webbing belt. Not only are they generally less expensive than their leather counterparts, but the way most of them are designed allows for easy sizing and minimizes the chances of them not fitting if your weight fluctuates. While their style might not be for everyone, they’re certainly a great choice if you like how they look.
1) Klik Belts: Tactical Cobra Belt
First up is Klik Belts’ Tactical Cobra Belt, which, as the name implies, features a Cobra buckle closure system. Not only does this buckle look great, but it’s aluminum, steel, and brass materials ensure that this belt is built to last; plus, Klik offers a lifetime warranty against defects. Even better, it’s available in a variety of colors and buckle finishes. Just pick your favorite combo and buckle up.
Available for $59 from Huckberry.
2) Carbon Tactics: Ti Hook Titanium Belt
Carbon Tactics’ Ti Hook Titanium Belt is available in two different styles: single layer and double layer. The latter is obviously more durable and heavier weight, but has the caveat that the sizing range is smaller than for their single layer counterparts. The closure system is a hooker titanium buckle that is unique, attractive, and, perhaps best of all, lightweight. Available in four great colorways, this belt is easy to match to the rest of your wardrobe.
Available for $80 from Carbon Tactics.
3) DSPTCH: V-Buckle Belt
Sadly, webbing belts have a tendency to look quite similar to one another, so it’s great to see DSPTCH’s V-Buckle Belt going a bit off the beaten track. While there are other companies utilizing v-buckle closure systems, DSPTCH’s overlapped webbing gives an asymmetrical look that you just don’t see elsewhere. All their belts feature a primary piece of black webbing, but they offer a range of colors for the accenting top layer.
Available for $62 from DSPTCH.
4) SOPHNET: Long Belt
There are only so many different styles of belt buckles, and one of the tragically underused styles is the slide-closure method employed by SOPHNET’s Long Belt. Despite its relatively low price, this belt packs a punch in terms of construction with its heavy-duty nylon webbing and made-in-Japan construction. While the navy and black colorways of this belt are great choices, it would have been nice to have more options; regardless, if you’re a fan of the available colors it’s hard to go wrong with this belt.
Available for $75 from End Clothing.
5) Arc’teryx: Conveyor Belt
There are a lot of great belts on this list but many of them have fairly complex buckle designs; and while this might be an attractive proposition for some people, others just want something a bit more minimalist. Luckily, Arc’teryx’s Conveyor Belt is just that. Available in a ton of different colors, this belt features an incredibly simplistic, slide-through metal buckle. This design is both understated and easy to adjust in regards to size, making this a great choice for an everyday wear belt.
Available for $39 from Arc’teryx.
Plus One – Riot Division: Magnetic Belt 01
Last, but certainly not least, is Riot Division’s Magnetic Belt 01. They’re not the first brand to use a magnetic closure belt buckle, but the tactical design, low price point, and overall functionality make it a real standout. With its various D-rings and webbing loops around the perimeter of this belt, you’ll find yourself able to easily attach any key rings or other accessories that you might need to.