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 Best padded war belt?
lawdogx  [Member]
7/13/2008 6:04:57 PM EST
Anyone have a modular padded belt system they love? I've been looking at Tactical Tailor, ICE, and ATS, and can't tell what one has that another does not. Any recommendtions would be appreciated.
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zeke013  [Life Member]
7/13/2008 6:14:19 PM EST
I like the ICE belt - but it pulls my rigger belt out of the padded belt when I place the dropleg holster on it. Trying to figure out what to do . . .
Irish_11  [Member]
7/13/2008 8:04:49 PM EST
Tag for an answer. I'm also interested on which one does the best for the least amount of money. And which one holds up the longest
Storm_Tracker  [Member]
7/13/2008 8:15:37 PM EST
Gogear is making one of the nicest ones I have seen. Hes a custom shop in WA state.

www.gogeartactical.com/boss.html

Anyways another option.
neonnoodle  [Member]
7/13/2008 8:24:35 PM EST
ATS make a nice product called the war belt.

www.atstacticalgear.com/istar.asp?a=6&id=ATS-025!ATS
CPTSpaulding  [Member]
7/13/2008 9:50:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By lawdogx:
Anyone have a modular padded belt system they love? I've been looking at Tactical Tailor, ICE, and ATS, and can't tell what one has that another does not. Any recommendtions would be appreciated.


I'm in the market for a war belt for first-line and range work, too. I try to take my advice from some folks who have genuine BTDT bona fides - i.e. they make their living shooting bad people in the face. So the information here isn't my own experience, I'm relaying theirs.

Things to look for in a war belt:

Contour belts ride your hips and distribute the load better than straight belts, and some give you a little more PALS real estate on the wide part of the contour

"Sleeve"-type belts that slide over a duty belt/instructor belt tend to get more points than those with integral webbing and fasteners

Belts with grippy and/or breathable inner surfaces are better than those that allow slippage

Look at what you realistically need for your belt load, count the rows and columns of PALS that it takes up, compare that with belts that otherwise suit your needs, and be sure that there's enough PALS on the belt to secure your schtuff

If you plan to really put a load on the belt that you rely on in the real world, you really need to commit to quality vice cost.

Of the brands you listed, ATS seems to be the most popular choice, followed by ICE Tactical. I've heard a number of comments about TT's belt curling with a load on it - just a loaded M9 in a 6004 even - and generally not holding up to sustained abuse in the field, and ICE sometimes gets inundated with CADPAT orders from the Great White North, eh, making availability a little bit of an issue at times.

If I was in the HSLD lane where my gear needed to be 120% reliable 140% of every day, I'd spend the extra $ for the Original SOE MOLLE belt and the Original SOE duty belt. You CAN NOT go wrong with anything built in John Willis's shop. Since I'm an older, grayer, perma-FOBbit type , and need to put more money into TSP than gear, I'm compromising with the ATS warbelt.
Vaquero  [Member]
7/14/2008 1:44:20 AM EST
Good review here
NCPatrolAR  [Team Member]
7/14/2008 6:48:59 AM EST
I use the ATS belt. Solid piece of kit and I'd buy another in a heartbeat.
SJSAMPLE  [Team Member]
7/14/2008 8:47:14 AM EST
I have the Diamondback Tactical belt in Ranger Green.
18 columns of PALS webbing
Tabs for a 3-point harness

Very comfy.
They intentionally left the groin area empty so you can bend over, sit down, etc.

www.diamondbacktactical.com/BattleLab-BackpackAssaulters-Accessory-Belt-33-42-P279C127.aspx

macman37  [Team Member]
7/14/2008 9:15:09 AM EST
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Neez  [Member]
7/14/2008 9:45:01 AM EST
I recently posted the same topic.. Iliked the ice, but was scared of the wait and poor cs. I ended up buying two to try, the ATS and the Battlelab.
skebe  [Member]
7/14/2008 9:47:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:
I have the Diamondback Tactical belt in Ranger Green.
18 columns of PALS webbing
Tabs for a 3-point harness

Very comfy.
They intentionally left the groin area empty so you can bend over, sit down, etc.

www.diamondbacktactical.com/BattleLab-BackpackAssaulters-Accessory-Belt-33-42-P279C127.aspx

www.diamondbacktactical.com/images/prodimages/BLPF80-2.jpg


+1
1ManArmy  [Member]
7/14/2008 11:41:53 AM EST
I have a BOSS belt from Go Gear Tactical and it is comfortable and rock solid.
calicojack  [Member]
7/14/2008 2:42:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Neez:
I recently posted the same topic.. Iliked the ice, but was scared of the wait and poor cs. I ended up buying two to try, the ATS and the Battlelab.


and which did you like the most?
Neez  [Member]
7/15/2008 2:33:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By calicojack:

Originally Posted By Neez:
I recently posted the same topic.. I liked the ice, but was scared of the wait and poor cs. I ended up buying two to try, the ATS and the Battlelab.


and which did you like the most?


The battle lab seems more comfortable with the shape and contour of the belt. I would probably provide a little more back support. The ATS has no intergral belt, You supply your own rigger belt. The ATS, to me, Would be utilized as a first line, Because of the fact You can access the rigger belt from the cutout bottom. This allows you to hang a drop leg or a subload from it. The battle labs doesn't have it The ats has 4 "d" rings for suspenders were the Batllelabs has 3.

overall the battlelabs is nicer and finished a little better..
Dawg180  [Member]
7/15/2008 4:52:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By Neez:

Originally Posted By calicojack:

Originally Posted By Neez:
I recently posted the same topic.. I liked the ice, but was scared of the wait and poor cs. I ended up buying two to try, the ATS and the Battlelab.


and which did you like the most?


The battle lab seems more comfortable with the shape and contour of the belt. I would probably provide a little more back support. The ATS has no intergral belt, You supply your own rigger belt. The ATS, to me, Would be utilized as a first line, Because of the fact You can access the rigger belt from the cutout bottom. This allows you to hang a drop leg or a subload from it. The battle labs doesn't have it The ats has 4 "d" rings for suspenders were the ats has 3.

overall the battlelabs is nicer and finished a little better..


The battlelab one has 4 D rings and the ATS has three, correct?
Neez  [Member]
7/15/2008 5:09:52 AM EST
Sorry the Battlelabs Has 3 d-rings, and the ats has 4

Corrected it
EPOCH96  [Team Member]
7/15/2008 6:32:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By neonnoodle:
ATS make a nice product called the war belt.

www.atstacticalgear.com/istar.asp?a=6&id=ATS-025!ATS



Anybody know a dealer with this in stock? The ATS website is showing they are out...
skebe  [Member]
7/15/2008 9:17:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By Neez:

Originally Posted By calicojack:

Originally Posted By Neez:
I recently posted the same topic.. I liked the ice, but was scared of the wait and poor cs. I ended up buying two to try, the ATS and the Battlelab.


and which did you like the most?


The battle lab seems more comfortable with the shape and contour of the belt. I would probably provide a little more back support. The ATS has no intergral belt, You supply your own rigger belt. The ATS, to me, Would be utilized as a first line, Because of the fact You can access the rigger belt from the cutout bottom. This allows you to hang a drop leg or a subload from it. The battle labs doesn't have it The ats has 4 "d" rings for suspenders were the Batllelabs has 3.

overall the battlelabs is nicer and finished a little better..



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EPOCH96  [Team Member]
7/15/2008 11:37:26 AM EST
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