SlideBelts Men's Leather Ratchet Belt
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- INCREDIBLY COMFORTABLE FIT - No holes ratchet belt means you can precisely adjust your belt to the perfect fit.
- SIMPLE TO USE - Our easy to use buckle makes adjusting your belt effortless and it can be easily interchanged with our straps.
- CUSTOM SIZES - Say farewell to "in-between" sizes. Quickly and easily trim down the strap to your exact waist size.
- STYLISH GENUINE LEATHER - Our distinctive buckle and our high quality genuine leather provide the finishing touch to your outfit.
- SIZING - Each belt fits up to a 48" waist. Leather straps are 1-1/4" wide. Buckles are 1-5/8" wide x 3-1/2" long.
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What is a SlideBelts brand ratchet belt? It's a leather belt that lets you freely adjust your belt size without the limitation of holes in the leather. In fact, there are no holes at all! A tab in the buckle catches on a row of notches sewn onto the underside of the leather, allowing for over 30 size options with 1/4" (6.35 mm) between adjustments. All SlideBelts come with a belt strap that can be trimmed to your exact waist size. The full length of one of our straps fits a 48" (122 cm) waist size, with the exception of our Top Grain Leather Belts, which fit a 50" (127 cm) waist size. All buckles are completely removable and interchangeable with compatible SlideBelts products. Try SlideBelts out and see why there's no reason to poke holes in a perfectly good piece of leather.
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 1.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00JENKF3G
- Item model number: SB-CheckeredMatte
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 23, 2014
- Average Customer Review:
From the Manufacturer
Simple. Stylish. Sliding.
Just because we have a nifty buckle doesn’t mean we’re willing to let style go by the wayside. For the 8 years that we’ve sold belts without holes, we’ve been constantly improving our buckle to create a clean, minimalist look without the ugly lever and bulky mechanism of a normal ratchet belt. We want your belt to look good, feel good, and be easy and intuitive to use.
Top Customer Reviews
Now, a note on sizing. I had somewhat pessimistically ordered too large a size. I was on the verge of returning the belt for an exchange, when it dawned on me, due to the way this belt is constructed, it was easy to cut off a few inches of leather and make it the right size.
The key to this is: the buckle hardware is independent of the belt, in fact, for the first use, you're expected to attach it yourself, very easy, with a hinged plate with sharp teeth that bite into and secure the leather. That edge of the leather is then hidden inside the buckle hardware, so doesn't need a nice, finished edge. I just carefully cut off a few inches of leather, being sure to keep a nice straight edge, reattached the buckle hardware, and voila! perfect sized belt.
I doubt if the manufacturer recommends this... and it will surely void your return privileges [November 2012: please see comment] if you make a mess of it. But, if you're willing to trust your handiwork and find you ordered too large a size, this is an option. It worked well for me.
Update: August 2014
The current Amazon listing for this belt now makes it clear that it is intended for self-sizing. In the original Amazon page, it wasn't so stated. Also, as a side note, the belt is still looking and working great after 2+ years, in particular no problems at all with the ratchet mechanism, so very pleased with the longevity at this point.
Just a word of warning... figure out the locking/unlocking mechanism and do it a few times before you put it on.
The terror when I realized I had no idea how to unlock the belt on the way to the bathroom was only topped by the terror when the belt actually tightened as I fiddled with it trying to get it to unlock. I ended up having to force my pants down and taking them off so I could examine the mechanism and get the belt to release.
Since then it has been smooth sailing.
pro-tip: for an easier unlock put your finger on the release mechanism pulling it away from your body with one hand, while pushing the belt just slightly in (as though you were going to try to tighten the belt.) When you do that the mechanism releases easily and you just need to keep the mechanism up while you pull the belt out.
As far as sizing goes. I am a pretty consistent size 32 waist. I ordered the medium size (36-38") and it is really one size too large for me. I should have ordered the small size (34-36"). The medium size does fit, but I am on the last couple of notches on the slider. I think I am going to order another couple of small belts and keep these for later in life when I may need a little bigger belt...
I finally got a bit fed up having my belt be just a bit too big. I proceeded to purchase a small sized strap directly from the company website. After ordering, I realized that I somehow accidentally ordered the XSmall size and sent them an email asking for them to change my order. I explained that I had purchased a belt on Amazon that was a size too large and that was why I was ordering the strap.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's not quite perfect, but it's pretty close. Better than any other belt I've owned, and it's not really any more expensive.Published 1 day ago by Justin
I wear this every single day and absolutely LOVE it! Will never want to wear a different type of belt again after you get this. Highly recommend this belt!!!!Published 1 day ago by Paul
Really liked it. Basically a better belt. Bought a second one right away.Published 1 day ago by J. Ward
I LIKE THE BELT AND BUCKLE JUST FINE, BUT IF I COULD BUY ANOTHER BELT THAT WAS WIDER AND OF COURSE WIDER BUCKLE, I WOULD BUY THAT ALSO. THANKS
Nice product. Well made easy to adjust - bought 2! Quick service too.Published 2 days ago by ABCGO123
When you receive it, the belt itself is extra long allowing you to cut it down to the correct length. The end you cut slips in the buckle and is locked in place. Read morePublished 2 days ago by R. Buchanan