ADS

Advanced Outfitters Khyber Belt

I’ve had one for two weeks and it’s a great, simple belt. Some of the best things are simply built. Oftentimes you will get a webbing belt with a new pair of hiking pants but generally the buckles leave much to be desired by either being too bulky or slipping. The Khyber belt has neither of these shortfalls. The buckle is fashioned from a Tan ITW Waterbury G-hook paired with 1″ coyote mil-spec webbing to fashion the belt. The running end of the belt is secured in place by a ladderloc and to be sure it won’t slip, the webbing is doubled back. It isn’t going anywhere.

Designed for waists 25″ to 50″, additional sizes are available by special order. As the belt is only 1″ wide I do not suggest it for weapons carrying. AO is planning a 1.5″ belt and has unveiled a limited run Titanium buckle of a new design but single layer webbing just isn’t stiff enough for the task. Having said that, this new model will a welcome addition to the line.

AO makes three great points about the Khyber belt:
-The hook is super easy to get on and off but is secure
-The light weight and thin profile makes it great for hiking pants and shorts under pack belts
-The price; they are $12

www.advancedoutfitters.com

Tags: ,

9 Responses to “Advanced Outfitters Khyber Belt”

  1. Strike-Hold says:

    Looks like somebody just invented a better mouse-trap…

    Wouldn’t there be less risk of getting snagged on stuff if you wore it with the hook facing downwards though?

  2. Administrator says:

    Possibility that the belt might work loose that way.

  3. Strike-Hold! says:

    Ah yes – good point.

  4. trailmix says:

    that is our thinking, the opening facing down would make it more likely to unhook. it’s basically keeping gravity working in your favor. plus, it’s just easier to manipulate the webbing on and off the hook.

  5. Scott says:

    These are great belts. Well made an an almost unbelievable price point.
    Well done Advanced Outfitters, thanks for yet another excellent piece of kit!

  6. Andrew says:

    Similar to Mountain Hardwear Alloy Nut Belt which didnt get good reviews. wondering if they worked the bugs out b/c I like the style.

  7. Administrator says:

    It’s not like that belt. For one thing, it doesn’t slip. Plus, you have guys trying to use these belts as gun belts. If you are going to carry a pistol, use leather.

  8. John Martin says:

    I have known Kevin for a few years and saw some of the prototypes he had posted.hav I recieved mine in the mail today. I have already tried it and like it with shorts.

  9. John Martin says:

    I have known Kevin for a few years and saw some of the prototypes he had posted on Facebook I recieved mine in the mail today. I have already tried it and like it with shorts.