The MRB from Crye Precision is a bit different than the other war belts on the market. The idea was to lower bulk around the waist caused by the wear of belts one atop the next. Money important thing to note right from the outset is that the MRB is not padded and bulk is kept to a minimum.
It’s a system that offers an inner layer that can be used as a very low profile stiffened pants belt called the LoopLock™. Any stiffness is provided by the innermost LoopLock™. The entire MRB, including the inner LoopLock™ are all cut on a bias to be more ergonomic when worn on the waist. Other components include a main load bearing belt called the Outer Belt and a sleeve referred to as the Outer Cover.
The MRB’s LoopLock™ allows two configurations:
-Keep the inner LoopLock™ layer attached to belt for most secure and stable setup.
-Wear inner LoopLock™ layer as a separate low-profile pants belt for added versatility which means you can take your duty rig off and still hold your pants up. But, wearing the MRB this way means it may sit lower than you’d typically wear a full on padded or armored war belt.
Additionally, the outer belt has a convenient side release buckle which can be simply replaced with virtually any first line belt for those looking for something different. However, this main load bearing belt has a really cool feature often found on backpack waist belts. The webbing doubles back though the dual adjust side release buckle and can be pulled forward to adjust fit meaning you’ll get a much better and tighter fit if that is what you are going for.
I’ve worn the MRB and like it. It’s not quite like anything else out there. There are a couple of slots on the side portions of the outer cover to access the main load bearing belt for load carriage options such as drop leg rigs and the sleeve itself boasts two rows of PALS fields on each side and to the rear. Additionally, the MRB can be combined with suspenders of needed. Of there’s anything that I’m not enamored of it’s the aluminum buckle on the LoopLock™. Don’t get me wrong, it works well but it can be a pain to thread the Velcro tab through that holds the belt together.
Available Small – XLarge in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green, and MultiCam.