HTC Low Vis Battle Belt

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High Threat Concealment is coming out with a battle belt (war belt, bat belt, patrol belt, utility belt) that is MOLLE compatible and is a step up from their Low Pro Gun Rig, that Military Arms Channel has a good review of. Essentially it is a cloth material, that has a space in it, so you can insert a belt through to actually use as a belt, that’ll hold it to your waist. However the outside is all MOLLE, with a raised portion in the rear for admin pouches, radio pouches, or magazine pouches that take up more MOLLE space. The inside of it is velcro, so it can snap onto an existing velcro lined belt that you might have on your pants, to prevent moving around. Unlike the HTC Low Pro rig, it looks a little larger, and thus is Low Vis, instead of Low Pro. Not as concealable as their simple Cobra belt with all plastic accessory parts, but I can see where this one is more for people who want the versatility of MOLLE, while not getting too bulky with it to begin with. It also can be neatly folded in half to store it somewhere while not in use. It comes in either Black or Coyote Brown and is $105 on their website.

Each Low Vis Battle Belt™ will come with a Micro Grip Belt Panel for standalone use without an underbelt. The Low Viz Battle Belt™ is offered in two sizes, Small (recommended for 30-35″ waists) and Medium (recommended for 36″+ waists). The Medium belt is slightly longer and offers one additional section of the PALS grid on each end (see photo for comparison). Optional Velcro underbelts are also available to lock the padded platform in place on the waistline. (The optional underbelt is unnecessary if you add either a Tactical Cobra Belt or Low Pro Belt to your order as both include an underbelt already.)

The Low Vis Battle Belt™ works in conjunction with most HTC™ belts, including our leather Low Pro Belt™, Tactical Cobra Belt, and the Cobra Tactical Riggers Belt. Holsters, carriers, and other equipment attach via an exterior PALS grid. The Low Vis Battle Belt™ can be purchased as an add-on for those customers already running a Low Profile System™ or other HTC™ equipment.

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Miles V

Former Infantry Marine, and currently studying at Indiana University. I’ve written for Small Arms Review and Small Arms Defense Journal, and have had a teenie tiny photo that appeared in GQ. Specifically, I’m very interested in small arms history, development, and Military/LE usage within the Middle East, and Central Asia.

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  • Dracon1201

    I like these. They’re very practical for the civilian shooter. Plate carriers were always a little too much for me. Of course, I could be biased because I find it easier to find a belt than a carrier to fit my 6′, 145 lb, sparrow-chested frame.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Go Bag.

      Medkit/IFAK, handheld light, 2 AR mags, doesn’t require any “staging” or cloths. I’ve been using a 5.11 two banger, and it’s filled with first responder medical stuffs. Tq handed to the outside strap. Good bag really.

      • Dracon1201

        I have a go bag. It’s a lot more discrete, though. I can leave with the belt, bag, and coat and be both low profile and be less discrete than these cute folks who think walking around in some SAPI and a MICH during a TEOTWAWKI/NOV5 type scenario will keep them alive.

        • JumpIf NotZero

          My bag was a lot smaller before I took TCCC and first responder classes. Belt is still manageable tho. We’ll see when the Unity bag comes in.

        • n0truscotsman

          You have your head wired on straight, which is more than I can say for a lot of people.

          I’ve harped about this before, but the importance of a low profile setup like this cannot be overemphasized. There’s a time and place for plate carriers and full kit IMO, but a system like this is also very important.

          Artkis has what is called a CROPS system, which is similar in theory.

    • Bill

      Of course, when I started on the job with a 30 inch waist I barely had enough room on my belt for speedloaders.

    • Sam

      If you like a design like this, First-Spear makes a slick belt similar to this. I have one and I love it.

      http://www.first-spear.com/product.php?productid=17888&cat=284&page=1

  • codfilet

    Does it come in a size 54 waist? Sgt. Sugarcookie.

  • Pete Sheppard

    I can’t help but notice that there’s never any belly-crawling through mud, gravel and general muck…

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      That never happens in battle.

      • Pete Sheppard

        HA!

  • Tyler McCommon

    I like it. Could mount some stripper clips pouches and a Hi-power holster and run my Enfield/Hipower combo….

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    No dong plate? Pass.

  • thedonn007

    I like how the magzine “pouch” is shaped like an AK-47 mag, with an AR-15 PMAG in it.

    • Burt Gummer

      AK PMAGs are a thing brochacho. If you’re referring to the first pic in particular it is an AK PMAG.

      • thedonn007

        Oh yea. I forgot about that. Since I sold my last AK a few years ago, I have notbpad much attention to the AK market.

  • User

    Just popping in to remind you guys to fix your site redirecting to localhost. Your newsletter pop-ups are still working great though, love those.

    • derpmaster

      Every article posted today except for this one is broken for me.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Has all the same issues a typical “battle belt” has. Issues with IWB, giant cobra buckle, slow to adjust/fit, exact opposite of “low vis” with all the rigid kydex.

    That new Unity belt from SHOT looks like a far better product. Who thought to call this thing “low vis”?

    • Bill

      But it’s not “low pro.” Obviously 😉

    • Dracon1201

      Has all the same issues a typical “battle belt” has. Issues with IWB, giant cobra buckle, slow to adjust/fit, exact opposite of “low vis” with all the rigid kydex.
      That new Unity belt from SHOT looks like a far better product. Who thought to call this thing “low vis”?

      Well, as an experienced user of a battle belt system, I can assure you most of those concerns aren’t really problems.
      1-The belts I’ve used are set and forget. The initial setup time isn’t long, about the same as a vest. Once you have it set up, you never need to again, really. They’re easy to throw on and leave with. Setup is not difficult.
      2-It’s actually pretty simple to conceal, especially during the winter months. I’ve walked around town with a battle belt and an FNX45 under a winter jacket, and didn’t print at all, and that was thicker with Tacos.
      3-HTC offers duty belts with normal non-cobra buckles if that’s a concern.
      The speed and tradeoff for a gain in manuverability is worth it vs a vest, which is why it’s definitely a good choice. Have you seen MAC’s video over this system. He really seemed to like it.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        Agree on the movability. But more so on the staging. 99.9% of encounters where a gun is used, you won’t have had time to stage.

        I’m just not really a fan of big belts like this.

  • The question I’ve always had with these low-profile rifle mag holders is, how does one carry a rifle low-profile? Especially non-folding stock rifles like the AR. It seems like this type of set up would be better suited for red dot pistols or PDW’s like the MP9 and MP7.

    • Bill

      You don’t. It’s more for those in executive protection or something like the Secret Service or Diplomatic Security Service.

      • Jeff S

        In fact, isn’t HTC run by former DS agents?

        • Bill

          I don’t know.

    • Dracon1201

      PDW ARs can be concealed as Troy showed this year. There are also multiple discrete bags you can bring. These low profile rigs are all customizable for your gun anyways. You could make these all pistol mags if you wanted. Pretty solid setup.

  • A Fascist Corgi

    I prefer my Light Assaulter Belt from Advanced Warfighting Solutions. It’s way less expensive and the magazine pouches are universal.

  • itsmefool

    Just the thing to go with my Battle Boxers and Battle Sox! Now where’s my Battle Cravat?