Strap in and venture out! That's the bold message that greets you when clicking on the Arcade Belts website. Never thought i'd get that message from a belt but it's so true.
I've been trying out two belt designs over the last few weeks. I've had the Blackwood Adventure belt. With plenty of stretch and with a low profile design it allows you to move freely and climb/hike with comfort. The design stops that awkward belly/buckle meeting point when crouching down which you'd just come to accept, but with this belt that is a problem of the past.
The Adventure Belts come in numerous designs and now you can get collaboration designs with skate companies like Santa Cruz.
Ive also had the Guide Utility Belt, (in Olive Green), and really love how the ratchet buckle allows you to tighten and loosen the clasp so easily when needed. This came in handy when hiking a few weeks ago and taking off base layers once i'd warmed up. The metal buckle is great quality and on both belts the fabric and stitch work is superb.
Other designs are available including a woven design and suspenders with some heavy duty clips. Head to the Arcade Website for more information and to see all the products. The belts are imported by Hectic and sold through Blackleaf.
Thanks to Samuel Nelson at Hectic Europe for helping with this article.