Lead time on Wilderness Tactical products is 3-7 days
When you want speed and simplicity getting dressed or geared up, but you don't want to give up micro-adjustability in size, you'll get hooked on our new Wilderness Swift Belt the first time you wear it. It features the classic hook-and-loop adjustment of our other belts to get that perfect sizing, but it buckles with a proprietary hook engineered by Tom Kelley of Dark Star Gear.
The buckle incorporates a small 5° relief to better follow the natural angle of the hips and make closure more…swift! Slipping the hook down into the 1.5″ wide belt's securing loop is instant and secure. After you initially adjust the belt to fit, you may never have to use the Velcro closure again — at least until Thanksgiving.
Our Swift buckle is laser-cut from premium 7075-T6 aluminum for toughness and lightweight. This stronger alloy allows the buckle to be very thin and reduces its metal detector signature dramatically, making your life easier. The buckles are then tumbled to soften the edges and finally anodized black.
This flat and narrow Swift buckle is super low-profile for concealed carry, but can also be used in “tunnel” style MOLLE/PALS warbelt sleeves and belt pads since access to the hook and loop fastener isn't required each time you put it on.
The Swift Belt body uses the same durable and comfortable custom webbing as our other time-tested belts. It is available with all of the expected Wilderness options, including choosing your belts stiffness with standard 3-stitch (more flexible), enhanced 5-stitch (more vertically rigid; the most popular option), or heavy-duty CSM (polymer-lined Combat Shooters Model). We offer both every-inch specific sizing or Easy-Fit sizing, hook or loop lining inside, and Black, Wolf Grey, Coyote, and Ranger colors.
Switchable Ambidextrous Buckle Use
As long as the retention hook on our Swift buckle is pointing down, it can be installed on the belt body with the buckle facing right or left depending on whichever side you would like the Velcro fasteners for sizing adjustment. There is no universally correct answer.
Users of the excellent DCC (Discreet Carry Concepts) clips on AIWB holsters may find the combined thickness of the webbing and Velcro-closure side can be difficult to fasten and unfasten them over. You may unfasten the running adjustment end of the belt, clip on the holster, and re-fasten the belt end over the clips after putting on the holster, but that does put more daily wear on the hook and loop fastener. We think a better solution is to unthread the belt body from the buckle, reverse the buckle (hook must still point down), and rethread the belt body through both of the buckling slots so the Velcro securing fastener is now on the opposing side to the holster. This positions the clips over the thinner side of the belt body near the closure hook's webbing loop (*see photo).
Proper Velcro Usage
While you probably won't need to fasten and unfasten the Velcro closure as often on this belt, the end with the hook fastener MUST be threaded through both slots of the buckle before adhering it to the loop (fuzzy) Velcro on the belt body. This threading around the center bar creates friction on to hold the webbing in place and prevents premature failure of the hook and loop fastener material. Obvious misuse and premature wear are considered misuse and not covered under warranty.
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