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.
As soon as it arrived i put it on and tried it out also i decided i was going to put it through one of my own tests and hung it from my pull up bar and it succefuly held 120pds withought seperating its unbelieveably strong and i love it
This belt is great! I got mine with the Fitzroy design and it is probably the coolest looking belt I've seen that isn't gaudy and flashy. True to it's word, this belt has yet to slip on me, a testament to the quality of patagonia's gear. It's reversible too, though I don't know why you would ever want to put the fitz skyline away. It's a tremendously simple belt, just stick the tail in then out and your set. I've heard that the size is so it can be used as an emergency pack strap. True or not, that's a pretty cool idea.
"Great Mountaneering belt for all weather conditions!"
The Patagonia Friction Belt is a great mountaineering belt for a number of reasons. On some of my previous hikes I had worn leather belts that would stretch and disfigure when they got wet. This will no longer be a problem with this belt. The only thing is the belt is not as thick as I thought it would be, otherwise it is great. I am a size 32 waist and it fits great. This belt might be a little small for someone larger waist sizes. It is light, easy to adjust and also easy to pack since you can roll it right up!
This belt is great. It's affordable but totally does the job. It never slips and looks great even when I'm not in the woods. It's reversible too, and I hear it's long enough to strap stuff onto your pack if in a pinch. It's a bit long for me, but I just show of my fancy knot skills with the excess and it totally takes care of the problem. Of course the belts quality isn't a surprise with Patagonia's reputation. Not only do they do their best for the environment, but their products last!
I like this belt. It's nice. extremely durable and stuff. I only where it on the trail because I got an ugly color. It's easy to strap and unstrap. Don't have to worry about tightening it throughout the day. Love
I was skeptical at first about how well the locking mechanism would work. I wouldn't have bought it myself if shopping but I received it as a gift. But after using it for several months I can say that I don't miss the traditional belts. This is so much easier to use. No need to compromise where you can set your belt, according to the punched holes, it adjusts to you. I love it so much that I am buying more as gifts.