Like almost every other member of the British Army Iâ€™ve been co-erced into the purchase of a stable belt without which Iâ€™d be guilty of being dressed incorrectly. The question of whether wearing brightly coloured and garish belts with camouflage uniforms was ever sound from a fashion sense Iâ€™ll leave to others. I do know that when our Museum was experiencing financial problems (allegedly!) the Regimental Committee changed the design resulting in every member of the Corps having to buy a new one!
With the introduction of the Personal Clothing System and MTP it does finally seem that the era of the stable belt has passed. Although you still need a belt, it is hidden below the shirt (sorry jacket) so you get the option of choosing something that not only looks better but is also more comfortable to wear.
Although many will choose to continue to wear their stable or PLCE belt, I suspect that others will revel in the new found freedom to use something different. My experience is that this has been commonplace in operational locations such as BSN or KAF for years where a trip to the PX for a â€˜riggers beltâ€™ was an important first call.
To cover this requirement, weâ€™ve just added a number of 5.11 Tactical belts which we believe are the best possible blend of performance and value.
If you want maximum performance then you probably need a metal buckle and our Trainer and Operator Belts provide this for widths of 1.5â€ and 1.75â€ respectively. Both of them have an innovative and handy velcro based securing system which also means that they can be adjusted to whatever tightness you want without removing them from your waist. Theyâ€™re both produced in Coyote Brown colour which is very similar to the base of Cyre Precision MTP and Multicam.
For something that is cheaper and airport/metal scanner friendly but isnâ€™t going to let your trousers down then we offer the TDU Belt. Itâ€™s got a plastic buckle and comes in green, black and, of course, coyote.