SlideBelts, found online at SlideBelts.com, claims that their goal is to provide customers with high quality belts that allow the consumer to customize size and freely adjust the belt as you need, without the limitation of holes.
How Does It Work?
Instead of the traditional leather belt that uses the combination of a frame buckle and holes for size adjustment, SlideBelts have multiple notches which are sewn onto the inside of the belt that the buckle can lock onto to secure the belt at your desired length.
This design provides more than 30 sizing options, and measurements are visible on the underside of each belt to provide a guide for waistband sizes. To release the belt, wearers should simply lift up the buckle frame and slide the belt off.
SlideBelts also has a Kickstarter campaign for a new product, called Survival Belts, which is a new product where the belt buckle will have the option of including a fire starter, a multi tool and fire starter, and one that even includes a multi-tool, fire starter, and GPS.
Their belts, complete with buckle, generally retail for around $48.95 per belt. All buckles that they sell are compatible with all of their belts, and can be interchanged to fit your needs and your style considerations.
You are welcome to return any item for up to 45 days after your purchase for either a refund or an exchange, as long the item is unused and returned in its original packaging. Customers who wish to exchange their items should first contact them by email to arrange the exchange.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to speak to their Customer Service team about their questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by email at [email protected], by submitting them to their website, or by traditional mail at 4970 Robert J Mathews Pkwy, Ste 160, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762.
This product is really well liked and has many positive customers reviews from people who genuinely like this product and feel as though it is high quality and has a useful and impressive design and selection of styles.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many different online companies which offer customers accessories like shoes and belts, that they describe as being of higher quality or design than a standard product, depending on your specific needs.
If you have experience with this company or their products, please leave your SlideBelts reviews below.
1 ‘SlideBelts’ Review
This is my second ratchet belt. My other ratchet belt requires me to pull a button in order to release it. The Slidebelt Survival Belt is another animal altogether. After watching the video, I thought I would fork out the 165 some odd dollars for it, to see what I would get. I like the ratcheting system because it allows much more precise tightening and loosening of the belt. I actually didn't cut the belt down because I figured, if I needed a longer strap, it would be best to have it as long as possible. The belt itself is pretty wide and may be difficult to feed through some belt loops. Passing it twice through a Dickies pant loop requires a little more effort but I use the belt everyday and it's been fine.
OK for the gadget stuff. The buckle contains a knife. It is a short, push knife style that has a locking mechanism. Very convenient, if I don't use it all the time. I have an everyday carry for that. The back of the knife has a bottle opener but I find that it takes a lot longer to open a bottle with it than it does with the back of my other pocket knife. It does the job in a pinch but overall it's just ok.
Flashlight/firestarter. I actually had to use the flashlight one night when I was fumbling around in the recesses of my car. It was there, I remembered that it was there, and it was bright enough to do the hunting around for my lost cell phone. No word on the firestarter. It's a bit short so we'll see when push comes to shove. I review it after the apocalypse.
I don't really buy belts all that often and with this one, I should be good to go should I lose or gain 50 or 100 pounds either way. Although if I gained 100 pounds this thing isn't going to be doing me any good anyway. I'll put it through its paces this summer but if I had to do it again, I'd still buy it.