How many duty belts do you own? Do you have different belts for different occasions? If you don’t you should. You wouldn’t wear your fanciest belt to handle a dirty task at work, would you? No, you wouldn’t. You also wouldn’t want to wear your every day uniform belt with your competition clothes? There are several different types of duty gear belts on the market. We’re going to go over the different belt types below to help you make the best decision.
Understanding Different Duty Belt Types
I bet you’re reading on because you think you know all the different belt types. But, here’s to guessing you probably don’t. Below, we’re going to talk about buckled belts, suspenders, uniform belts, and much more. We also have belts in different materials and belt accessories.
What type of buckle should you have on your duty belt?
The buckle on your duty belt is incredibly important. Why? If your buckle fails, your belt is useless. When you can’t wear your belt, you may not be able to carry accessories you need. If you’re wearing cargo pants and your pockets are filled with gear you need, the pants may be uncomfortable to wear without the right belt. Don’t let the foresight to order and wear a proper belt slow you down.
It’s important to realize casual belts are mostly just for decoration. What does that mean? It means you shouldn’t rely on your casual belt for tactical use. For instance, our Butch Cassidy belt from Desantis looks great, but isn’t designed to be worn for tactical situations. The belt you wear when you put on your best khakis is probably a casual belt too. It’s great for a night on the town, but not for tactical situations.
If you’re a competitive shooter, you probably already know how important it is to wear the right gear. A good competitive belt will help you be on your game. With this type of belt, you can carry everything you need to be ready to handle any tasks that comes your way. There’s a ton of competitive shooter belts on the market, but we’re partial to those made by Uncle Mike’s.
If you don’t know what an inner belt is, you don’t know what you’re missing. An inner belt can be placed on the inside waist of your favorite tactical boots and adjusted as needed. It’s especially helpful when you’re wearing a tactical belt weighed down with heavy gear on the outside of your pants. Your tactical belt may pull your pants down, but the inner belt will help you keep your pants in place. When you’re comfortable in your tactical gear, you’ll be ready for anything.
Suspenders have been iconic clothing for generations. While they may seem dorky for some, those that wear duty and tactical gear know exactly how important they can be. When your tactical pants are loaded with gear and your duty belt is packed, a great pair of suspenders will really come in handy.
Now that you know everything there is about tactical duty belts, you’re ready to buy with confidence. Shop Duty Gear Supply today!