“The Foundation Belt” from EDC Belt Co, LLC is 1.5″ and made for conceal carry out of Cordura and reinforced nylon webbing, in all of the right places, with a Tri-Glide low profile buckle. The Foundation Belt, by EDC was built to be a functional and comfortable belt for concealed carriers.
It is a double taper cut, made with 5 rows of stitching to be comfortable, conform to the wearer and to keep the belt from rolling back and a non-reinforced tag to allow the belt to be fed through the pant loops from either direction. It has a combination of softer materials and SCUBA webbing that only places heavy non-flexible SCUBA webbing in the areas you should wear a holster – from appendix to strong side on the nontag side and under the loop tape portion for running the tag through holster loops.
- 1.5 Inches Wide. Fits traditional pant belt loops.
- Made from Cordura and Reinforced Nylon Webbing (SCUBA webbing)
- Includes a Tri-Glade low-profile buckle
- Reinforced from 8 to 5 o'clock on the waist where any OWB or IWB holster would go but more flexible at the small of the back to conform to the body and increase comfort.
From the designer of this belt, Bryan Eastridge:
After carrying a pistol off-duty and concealed for over 16 years I was always on the hunt for a belt that combined function and comfort. Several companies offer excellent belts which are made of very rigid materials. These belts worked great for standing at the range for 8 hours, but the bulk of my day is seated in a vehicle or in my home office, and that’s where I decided I needed more comfort.
I ordered a sewing machine and materials and started prototyping belts with the help of my business partner. We discovered that the bulk of carry belts on the market use a stiff material known as SCUBA webbing as their center stiffening layer which also means the belt won’t mold or conform to the wearer’s hips and creates a stiff non-flexing area across the lower back. I wear a stiff equipment belt for work, which becomes more challenging with age, and I have lower back problems associated with years of police work.
I set out to re-engineer a belt that would be functional for concealed carry and comfortable to the wearer. I carry appendix off-duty with a Keepers Concealment Holster and a Beretta 92G Elite LTT so the need to have a low-profile buckle was paramount and the ability to thread the belt either direction was a necessity. We designed a belt that places heavy SCUBA duty webbing only where you would mount a holster and a lighter webbing that extends across the lower back to allow the belt to form to the hips. The double-tapered end allows the belt to be threaded in either direction.
Very simplistic belt. It has a very low signature. Why is that important? Because as we add more stuff […] I don't want more bulk under my clothes. This is as thin as you're going to go and not use the rigidity and support that you need. Its really easy to use, no buckles I have to take off or anything like that. Two thumbs up on this belt. I would highly recommend it for a concealed carrier. – Mickey Schuch
It is by far the most comfortable concealed carry belt I've worn ever. A concealed carry belt needs to be rigid so that it controls the magazine and pouches but the problem with a rigid belt is it starts to get really uncomfortable when it sits down on your sciatic nerve. What they did here is they put the scuba webbing in the right places but left it flexible in the other places so the belt can conform to your body and be a lot more comfortable. – Ernest Langdon
Waist Size / Belt Size
27-30 / 28
29-32 / 30
31-34 / 32
33-36 / 34
35-38 / 36
37-40 / 38
39-42 / 40
41-44 / 42
43-46 / 44
45-48 / 46
47-50 / 48
49-52 / 50
Sizing your EDC Belt© Co LLC “The Foundation” © Belt Using a tailor’s tape.
Measure your true pant size by threading the tailor’s tape through your belt loops WITH YOUR HOLSTER AND ANY OTHER ACCESSORIES MOUNTED ON YOUR PANTS! This may require assistance. Take the closest size to the measurement in INCHES. Make sure you thread the tape through holster mounting loops as well. Generally, this will be the next belt size up from your pant size.
Example: EDC Belt© Co LLC Co-Founder Bryan’s true waist size is 35 ¼. Bryan wears 36 waist pants. With his Beretta Elite LTT in an AIWB Holster and JM Custom Kydex OWB mag pouch mounted, his Measurement is 37 ¾. Bryan buy’s a size 38 Belt.
Note: You CANNOT tighten the belt below it's nominal size. But, you CAN loosen the belt by 3″ (more if you don't' need all the velcro to make contact). Belt can be loosened up to 3″ but CANNOT bet tightening below it's nominal size. So you are on the edge, order a size smaller.