3 Things To Consider When Buying An Outdoor Belt

Unlike the past, we have endless options in choosing a belt. The market is full of belts varying in material, colour, structure, and style. Your probably have more than a few of them in your wardrobe to accommodate different occasions. Scanning through the belts available in the market, there are belts for casual activities, work as well as outdoor pursuits. 


If you are looking for a belt that can handle outdoor situations such as hiking and camping, there are a few things you need to consider before purchasing the right belt.

Leather vs Nylon


Most of the belts in the market are typically made by leather or nylon. Leather is well-known for its durability, toughness, longevity, and its antique sense of fashion. However, its durability remains as a question for outdoor use. It is not only pricier, but also requires more effort to take care of. 


On the other hand, nylon is as good as leather but not all belts made of nylon are equally strong and durable due to different webbing construction. The heavy-duty tensile strength of the nylon belt can only be earned from the reinforced stitching such as NylonBelt. 


To ensure our belts can withstand a different degree of abrasion in different outdoor contexts, our belts are created using one of the tough nylon fabrics – Ballistic Nylon. This fabric is designed for maximum durability and abrasion resistance during World War II for military purpose using a very high-denier nylon thread. From here, you can tell the quality of our belts.


Rigidity vs Comfort


Many people overlook the importance of comfort when wearing a belt during outdoor activities. Majority of people only care about whether the belt is strong enough to hold up loads without realizing the inverse relationship between rigidity and comfort. The rigidity of the material is the reason a belt can hold up loads without twisting and rolling. If it is less rigid, you might not be able to carry the stuffs. If it is too rigid, comfort might be sacrificed. Therefore, you need to strive for a good balance between two of them by considering how heavy the stuff you would like to carry for an outdoor event such as hiking. 


Generally, our belts can carry up to 50 pounds of load (similar to the weight of a large bag of dog food) without deformation. 


Longer vs Shorter


Belt length is another factor to consider. Generally, people want a belt that is long enough to tuck into the loop of the pant or the belt itself. Whether the belt is longer or shorter, it would certainly ruin the entire impression. Besides, you wouldn’t want the extra strap flapping around while you are trekking a difficult terrain. Trimming the length of the belt to fit your waist size is a good idea but it might be a bad idea to do it on a leather belt. 


In this case, our belts would be a good option for you. Our belts offer up to 62 inches in length. It can be micro-adjusted for the perfect fit which is impossible for the belt with holes no matter how hard you try. 


NylonBelt is not only created for practicality but also for fashion.

We assure that you can have this belt at an affordable price without sacrificing its quality.