Holy crap, just when I thought the BCM watch was the pinnacle of unusual product line expansions, Magpul just took the cake with the announcement of their Tejas Gun Belt. At first, I thought this was a (very) delayed April Fool’s joke, but Magpul is dead serious about the product.
The base belt itself is cow hide, but in true Magpul style, the product is complete with polymer reinforcement. The leather is the outer layer and the polymer is the inner layer both epoxied and sewn together. The dual construction ensures the belt cannot stretch, maintains its shape (like their phone cases) and allows adjustment holes to be closer together than otherwise possible with only cow hide.
Still, the belt will require some maintenance, as the cow hide is not as impervious to wear. Magpul recommends standard care as for most high-quality leather goods.
The “El Original” Tejas Gun Belt is, as the name implies, manufactured in Texas. Retail on the belt is set at $84.95. It is currently available in three colors, Black, Chocolate, and a lighter brown (closer to tan). The belt can be picked up direct from MagPul and their various retailers. Make sure to note how to size the belt if you are ordering online. Sizing is not the same as off-the-shelf belts.