Unity Tactical Clutch Belt


Unity Tactical, who has produced the EXO Mount for Surefire weapon lights and the Monkey Bar MBUS Pro Offset mount has a new product hitting the market–a sort of cummerbund battle belt pouch system. I know right?  Kind of a strange idea, though not an entirely new concept–kind of similar to the Das Ding (or the old “Belly Band”).  It does appear to be a lot more functional than the Das Ding being narrower, capable of attaching to other belt systems (hook and loop style under belt), can be worn lower on the waist, as well as high up for a more “low profile” application.

Unity Tactical has done a short little promo video highlighting the use and functionality.

At first glance, I like the concept.  Being able to position gear where you want is always nice and I think that having a ready to go load out is handy.  Being able to put on support gear over an IWB pistol is pretty nice.  Though I’m not sure I would hang my tourniquet right over my crotch… 🙂

What do you readers think?  I would personally try this in a competition–if it works it would certainly save money over having to buy all of the stinking accessories dependent on Tek-Lok mounts (or whatever else you may run).  And for that matter could be a decent thing for hiking (depending on how tight it holds items).

MSRP looks to be $150 and it doesn’t look like they are available yet through Unity Tactical’s website. Though I did find them for pre-order on Rogue Dynamics (with availability in March) and they look to be discounted for launch.

Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of IronSights.com; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


  • TVOrZ6dw

    Not a bad idea- One item you can grab and throw on when running out the door. Everything you need to survive an encounter.
    I personally prefer a simple vest with kevlar and plate for a quick-reaction set up.

    • Doc Rader

      I’m even thinking of non-“tactical” applications with it.

  • Nicholas C

    I saw it at SHOT Show. They said it was for non-permissive environments where you need to conceal. It is thin and can work with just a T-shirt. It is modular so you can insert kydex holsters and kydex pouches into it if you want. It like a batman utility belly band because it has so many compartments.

    • Doc Rader


  • Mister Thomas

    I would really love to get one of these.

  • Nicks87

    I just found a new CCW belt!

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Yea, war belts never made any sense to me because as civ, when am I ever going to “stage”? Never. But this one where you dont have to move your IWB, or you could wear it naked or at the very least with no belt loops…

      I actually kinda like it!

  • I saw these on rogue dynamics…very interesting kit. I like the ability to integrate it with whatever gear you have with just the addition of some Velcro. It keeps everything uniformed looking and nice and tight to the body for concealment if needed.

  • PaperNuncio

    This may be the first time I’ve been interested in something like this.

  • nova3930

    Decent idea I think. Nice if you need to go from slick to loaded on short notice for sure…

  • Sludig

    In straight black, I wonder how well is would actually do as a duty belt. I hate my issued under sized nylon belt, just can’t find a right tightness to keep it from riding around a bit and the holster putting a lot of pressure on my leg/hip making for some walking fatigue.

    • I have been thinking about that myself

      • Bill

        I keep an original Das Ding loaded in a bag set up essentially as a duty belt in my POV just in case. Having said that, it wouldn’t pass inspection. I’d recommend finding a duty belt that fit.

        I’ve considered using as a kind of patrol belt for woodland work and warrant service and stuff, but decided an actual chest rig or patrol belt set-up is going to work better.

  • Nicholas C

    Here is a pic I took at their booth at SHOT Show

    • JumpIf NotZero


      – you don’t need to mess with the IWB
      – you can run this anytime regardless of dress
      – I can give it to a student who doesn’t have a holster on the range
      – This picture.

    • rokpaperskizzors

      That looks like it would be a really awkward move to draw mounted so high up on the torso whether concealed or not. Am I missing something?

      • JumpIf NotZero

        It obviously would be. But no one is going to carry like that unless they have to. Find another way to tshirt carry that much kit.

  • M C

    This article was posted 5 hours ago and there hasn’t been a single negative comment. How often does that happen?

    • Joshua

      You jinxed it! you *** ****

      does that count? can we not be jinxed anymore?

    • Bill

      OK, I’m in – First Spear did it a couple years ago. I may try one of these to see if it works any better, but it isn’t “new.” With the possible exception of a holster I don’t know why you’d want to add kydex pouches in it, that kind of defeats the purpose of a trim, low profile belt.

      • Budogunner

        Well, from the looks of it, the kydex pouches would move with you more easily and stay flush to your body move than with a conventional gun belt. Most importantly, you have the ‘option’ of adding more kydex. I like options.

        • Bill

          Maybe, I dunno. Gunbelts are (supposedly) attached to pants belts by keepers or velcro – if they shift around a lot you’re doing it wrong, and I’ve seen cops end foot chases or fights with their belts on backwards. My rule of thumb is that a gunbelt should just border on uncomfortably tight, but not enough to pop your bladder. When outfitting new trainees I test their fit by having them run a distance and up/down stairs – at the end everything should still be attached and in the same place.

          I wonder if this has a non-slip backing? I’m too tired to go out to the car and check my First Spear.

          • Doc Rader

            It does. And Velcro to anchor to an under belt.

  • Forest King

    Yeah, this style of belt has been prominent and well tested in the paintball industry for a long while now with great success.

  • Beaumont

    I can certainly see some applications for this. With the caveat that, as a SHTF
    item, it would seem to be a second choice to a chest rig for those who already carry IWB or OWB.

  • Budogunner

    I’m trying really hard to not like this… but failing. Looks handy for a variety of scenarios, and I love multitaskers.

  • Don Ward

    Is it called a “clutch belt” because that’s what you’ll be doing all the time when the Velcro fails?

  • Steven Alexander

    Seriously?? Must be a bunch of wealthy fellows around here. $150.00 for some velcro and stretchy cloth with pockets?? I can think of better accessories to buy with that kind of money but thats just me.

    • Bill

      That’s 10 beans of material, and 140 for quality control, production, design, and coming up with the idea, or knowing what idea to borrow.

      But it definitely is pushing the outer limits, unless it’s lined with unicorn fur. Look at some of the MOLLE minus-style products: you pay more for less material, because it’s a great idea and saves weight and space.

  • Mat

    interesting concept. I own the Ding from First Spear which is very similar in many ways and the disatvantage of it is that you will sweat massive under the strettch material

  • yupyupyup

    I have a question regarding the WCRS on the 10-22. I have a compliant 16″ bull barrel… Do you have any idea if I would be able to use the 16.2 on my 15-22?

  • USMC03Vet

    For when I want to open carry at the pool?

  • Pranqster

    I thought, “hmm, that’s cool”
    Then I saw the price…no thanks.

  • stephen

    Ah the Tactical Corset – so you can draw your pistol from an even higher position and look even more awkward in the process.


  • Kevin Dole

    Interesting concept, I’d like to see how well this and the Das Ding work in practice. If it executes well, I’d say someone remembers Roger’s Standing Orders. I would be curious to see it tried on the ribs or higher as a rapid chest rig for law enforcement when you need just a little more- probably make a better active shooter rig than the SO Tech bandoleer.