I really like rigid EDC belts that feature Cobra buckles. For the last 3 or 4 years, I’ve worn one pretty much every day. However, one major downside to these rigid belts is that they tend to be pretty uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time while hiking. That is why the Galco Trail Belt seems like a pretty interesting adaptation of the EDC belt design.
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Galco’s Flexible and Ambidextrous Nylon Trail Belt
The Galco Trail Belt features a standard quick-release Cobra Pro buckle with a D-ring and is only 1-1/2″ wide making it fit into slimmer pants loops. In addition, the Cobra Pro buckle features a D-ring that can be used in tandem with the 18kN rated buckle to secure yourself to a rappelling line or another clip-on harness. According to Galco, the Trail Belt is also ANSI Z359.1 rated for fall protection which should give you a good idea of just how durable this flexible nylon belt is.
The nylon belt construction allows it to be more comfortable than a rigid EDC belt and should also be a great fit for use as a hiking belt or active work-shift belt. The ambidextrous design means you can adjust the belt to optimize for either a left or right-handed raw. The belt comes in 5 different sizes to fit most shooters and is sold for a price of $98 from the Galco Gunleather website. Let us know if you’ve had any experiences with similar belts or if you just prefer to run a standard leather gunbelt or even a rigid EDC belt.
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For smaller pants loops, the male buckle half is easily removed before threading through the pants loops then replaced on the belt tail before buckling. Reverse to remove belt from smaller pants loops.
Ideal for left hand holster use, the tension adjustment is on the right side when looped through the pants counter-clockwise (as is customary by US males). Looping the belt clockwise puts the adjustment on the left side and best accommodates right-side holster carry.