One Size Click All – The Boxer Tactical Apogee Belt

While I have certainly enjoyed my various typical gunbelts, they have almost always been a bit like the Goldiloks fairy tale – too tight or too loose, which has not been the belt’s fault. Given that I swap across various jeans, pants, IWB, OWB and other carry methods, no one belt setting meets my changing requirements. Its annoying.

Fortunately, a bit of American ingenuity is stepping up to the plate with ratchet belts. While they have been around a bit, the tactical market has been keen to maximize on the trend, allowing for self-defenders to carry a bit more comfortably and without the stretching belt loop holes.

In steps Boxer Tactical, owned by none other than Amidst the Noise’s Billy Johnson. Boxer has introduced the Apogee Belt, which combines tactical and taticool into a useable and fully modular ratcheting system. The buckle is 5 pieces of fully machined billet aluminum (no nasty castings) and the belt is a coated polyester Biothane webbing. Combined with the wide-teeth notches, the belt is easily sized for the given EDC.

Introduced in a 1.5″ configuration, the belt is available in a black belt and buckle configuration, silver/wolfgrey, and dark earth/coyote. Pricing for the 100% made-in-the-USA belt is set at $99, and if it lasts as long as its ease of use – its a bargain. 

Check out Boxer Tactical and the Apogee Belt on their website here. 



Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • mike

    The only issue I have with these type of belts is the retention of the belt into the ratchet mechanism. Over time the belt pulls out of the mechanism and you are forced to cut it a little shorter to get it to reinstall. If you dont plan ahead for this and make the belt a little long to start with you will end up with a belt that is too short.

    • ExMachina1

      Interesting. I haven’t worn out a ratchet belt yet, but cutting a little longer initially seems like a good tip. Thanks!

    • d

      And how do you know that this belt suffers the same problem?

    • Bradley

      I don’t see that happening here. This material is very grippy and doest stretch or warp at all.

    • Martin Grønsdal

      I know one more reason for not cutting belts too short….

  • Bradley

    I have owned a belt made of similar material, and is hands down the absolute best material for a gun belt. It does not stretch, warp, or wear to any discernable degree. It’s flexible enough along its length yet completely rigid vertically. Once it’s tightened down nothing moves. I don’t know why more manufacturers don’t use it. This is the first one I’ve seen with unlimited adjustment. It it’s built well then it should be pretty close to perfect.

  • Bucho4Prez

    pass, aint no way to get my “stars and bars” buckle on that SOB!

    • El Duderino

      I bet you fight the system like a true modern day Robin Hood.

  • Kevin Riley

    I own 2 ratchet style belts from 2 different companies (Trakline from Kore Essentials and a Next Belt) and have had no issues.

    I believe the cost of both together is about the same as one of the Apogee belts.

    • Phillip Cooper

      I’ve been looking at all of the ones you’ve mentioned. I have a question- how do you think it would work for those of us older, less lean folks?

      Yeah, I’m a fat kid. I’m workin’ on it…

      • I.P. Freeley

        If you don’t mind having the corners of the buckle jabbing you when you sit down, go for it. I own a couple of these types of belts and they all suffer from pointy buckles that are not comfortable if you have any sort of belly. No idea what these folks have against oval buckles.

        Also they claim one size fits all, until you realize they mean up to a 48 inch waist. So it really is one size fits some. No idea if the 48 inch is the very end of the belt or if there’s material left to actually pull the belt through the buckle.

  • GaryOlson

    That buckle release does not look large finger, or gloved finger, capable. I am imagining having to carry a screwdriver just to wedge that open.

    • Phillip Cooper

      Start peeing standing up?

      😉

      I kid, I kid… but I can’t think of a single time I’ve ever had to ditch my pants on short notice.

  • noob

    If you want your concealed iwb tucked close to your body, they could name the belt the “Perigee”

  • El Duderino

    Cast “Made in China” copies for $19.99 on eBay in 3…2…1…

  • Vizzini

    Seems less micro-adjustable and less long-term reliable than a Wilderness Instructor.

  • DwnRange

    What’s the “weight” of this product?

  • DIR911911 .

    looks like something off a gi joe

  • Tim Barrera

    Ive been using ratchet type belts for just over a year now and swear by them. I have not used it as a duty belt or IWB holster belt so I cannot speak to it “stretching” under load, but I absolutely love mine. Enough that I am happy to drop the cash for a heavy duty belt with the ratchet system.

  • Giolli Joker

    “Given that I swap across various jeans, pants, IWB, OWB and other carry
    methods, no one belt setting meets my changing requirements. Its
    annoying.”
    Double D ring belts or equivalent.
    Braided leather for more stylish appearance.

  • Cal.Bar

    Wolowitz from the Big Bang Theory called…. he want’s his belt back.

  • DanGoodShot

    I like it… why not. ‘Click’

  • DanGoodShot

    Just checked em’ out. These have been on the market for a few months now. I thought this was still in the pre order phase by the way this article was written and the video posted with it. Nope. There in stock and shipping black and fde and wolf grey is on backorder. Price is $99 ($100).

  • Badwolf

    Dang! My perfect size is right between notches

  • conrad

    Sharkskin doesn’t scratch, what does the back of this belt look like after changing your oil?

  • USMC03Vet

    Pretty expensive for a belt. Just sayin’

  • larry

    I’ve got a 62 inch waist so there is no one size fit’s all.I have yet to see anyone who makes a carry belt for the fat man.

  • LazyReader