light weight and sturdy metal Buckle, very durable nylon belt, great for not only outdoor but also everyday use. A little expensive for what it is, but its a Patagonia so the quality is top notch. Highly recommended.
The Friction Belt is lightweight, comfortable to wear, and isn't bulky like other belts. After a while, the nylon frays a bit where the belt is fastened. I've noticed that it has lost some grip from frequent use, but still does the job.
Having gotten sick of my leather belt deforming in the rain or when I sweat profusely from biking on a particularly hot day and staining my waistband, AND because it only had 2 notches that worked for me: so tight I hope you don't have more than a salad for lunch and so loose that I hope you're wearing longjohns to beef up your shapely, narrow hips; I bought this specifically because I wanted a nylon webbing belt with a manual double-pass through buckle. It always fits, no matter the pants I'm wearing or how much I eat.It being nylon means that if it does get the funk, I can just throw it in with the laundry and let it hang dry. My cat loves when I do that because then he gets another opportunity to destroy my things. But even his most vicious attacks hardly damage it. And any strands that do come a little loose I melt back into place.As a climber I value the redundancy and safety of a double-backed buckle, even if it's just for my pants.
this is a gift for my boyfriend. his blue friction belt has been around forever (so has the boyfriend) and it was starting to get a little dull looking (the belt, not the boyfriend). the old belt is still in perfect working order (as is the boyfriend.) but BF said he wanted a brown belt now and was very particular about the shade of brown -- weird, i know, for a guy to care that much about specific color. the "axel balsam stripe" was the only brown that he wanted and i do hope he likes it when he sees it. the old belt has been great for holding up pants, tying people up, and as a climbing accessory, and we are looking forward to many more happy years with the new one
I love this belt, I've been through a lot of belts, for some reason I'm very particular about my belts. I got this belt and threw out every other belt I owned, it's that awesome. I got the black one so it goes with pretty much everything. I wear it when I'm mountaineering, I wear it when I'm rocking those pastel shorts from J Crew, I use it when I'm rock climbing and the rope isn't quite long enough. Could probably get away with wearing it as a head band, it's that awesome. I've got a size 32 waist and there is just the right amount of length left over at the end. Perfect.
"As a belt, it holds my pants up...huzzah!"
Bought this hoping it would last me like my old web belts. Durability has been good so far and it's been out in the back woods, the mountains, even hangs out around my waist at work while I'm welding. Only problem I've had is that after a few months of use, it always seems to want to slip loose when I'm doing something important, and don't have the hands to grab the waistline... so I end up duck walking ever so slightly(i'd like to think it's quirky and eccentric seeming) till I have a free hand. I've remedied this by running it double backed...but it seems like I shouldnt have had to.