Emissary Belt Ranger Green
Absolute must have for EDC. Light weight and extremely durable. I appendix carry a Glock 19 and there is no sag and the firearm stays pressed up close to my body. Awesome color too. Great job Ciguera crew.
Made by Hand in America by Americans - For Americans.
Slim Brass Belt Buckle that allows you to keep the belt centered when using a dual clip holster.
1.5'' Pliable Scuba Webbing Base: Strong enough to hold all your gear & pliable enough to provide all day comfort.
Brass Eyelets to increase the belts lifespan.
Measure your waist where your belt loops are (with your EDC gear on) and then choose whichever size has the measurement you got.
Do NOT go by your pant size
Belt Size: Measurement
XS: 32'' - 33'' - 34''
S: 35'' - 36'' - 37''
M: 38'' - 39'' - 40''
L: 41'' - 42'' - 43''
XL: 44'' - 45'' - 46''
2XL: 47'' - 48'' - 49''
3XL: 50'' - 51'' - 52''
4XL: 53'' - 54'' - 55''
Absolute must have for EDC. Light weight and extremely durable. I appendix carry a Glock 19 and there is no sag and the firearm stays pressed up close to my body. Awesome color too. Great job Ciguera crew.
Have worn this belt on a long car ride, on hikes, etc. It provides all day comfort and excellent support for anything you may be carrying.
Coming from a heavier-duty cobra buckled belt, this belt has it beat. Easier to adjust based on clothing or whether I’m carrying or not. More comfortable and less extremely rigid than a dedicated gun belt. Stylish and low-pro enough to not raise a judging glance. Easily the best belt for day to day wear I’ve ever owned.
I try to avoid the "tacticool" look so cobra buckles are not my style for a concealed carry belt. this belt not only serves its purpose but it excels in comfort and stability.
This belt is very comfortable, it's not nearly as stiff as other EDC belts. While it is very comfortable, it is still stiff enough to be very usable.
Outstanding EDC belt
I had the same cobra buckle EDC belt for 6 or 7 years. Extremely glad I upgraded. Slim and versatile while still stiff and supportive where it needs to be. Great belt all around.
Needed a great edc belt for the longest, now the emissary belt is the only one I count on. Never had plumber’s crack again and my draws are on point! Thanks guys! Just missing the tan! Gotta catch em all!
Perhaps sturdiest belt I've ever worn. The different buckle colors help when wearing wide assortment of clothing. Excellent for CCW or low profile ops. Unlike leather belts, no fear of wear/tear of eyelets over time. Definitely recommend to those seeking excellent CCW chassis support.
Belt is super comfortable and much more rigid than my old worn out leather belt. I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for a slim belt that also has great retention. I am highly satisfied with this product and I look forward to future products.
Well, as you can guess I am hooked on these very stout, expertly crafted belts. I am only going on the few months that I have had them, but as an everyday carry belt I highly recommend these. Get some! You will not be sorry!
I liked the first one some much that I bought another. Great product.
This is my second Emissary Belt from Ciguera. I wear it every single day and is the best all around belt for the average concealed carry person - sturdy and durable. Ciguera continues to not only expand their quality product offering, but also enhances their speed and customer service capability. I recommend highly.
Have a couple different brands prior, should have made this my first! Well made, stiff enough for gear yet still comfortable as everyday wear. Best buy for your bucks!
I had been struggling to conceal carry because I had a really flimsy belt that i got on amazon. As the old saying goes "you get what you pay for." The belt is sturdy enough to hold the holster in position but not so tough that I'm crying after an hour of wearing it. All in all, I'm happy with my purchase.
Super sturdy, tons of stitching probably more than needed but I’m not complaining. Holds everything in place. Keeps the holster nice and tight and not flop around like a cheap belt would. Highly recommend, just a hard sell for the price to those that don’t understand what quality means.
This is the second emissary belt I've purchased. The upgrades from the first version are very nice. The black subdued buckle and the expanded color options convinced me to get a second. I was tired of tactical EDC belts failing me. This simple and rugged belt has held up to very rigorous daily use. Appendix carry during hiking and camping trips, defensive tactics training, etc. They run very large. I have a 32" waist and had to get the extra small.
LOVE IT! 100% makes a difference and it does the job that needs to be done.
A great belt, period. I’ve worn it every day since receiving it. Comfortable but rigid enough to keep my pants up, even with heavy flannel-lined denim. The only possible ways I could see improving this product, is a more robust fastener (or whatever the actual part that goes through the belt holes is called) it’s probably fine but seems like the weakest part on a very heavy-duty belt. I also find the elastic retainer to be useless, but I just put the excess belt through a belt loop. And those are if I had to pick some nits. However, I recommend this product highly and anticipate purchasing other colors in the future. I’d love to see a darker brown version to mimic the look of leather.
I researched the Emissary belt after hearing Garand Thumb mention that he helped with its development. Based on various reviews this belt seemed to fit my needs as far as being a good gun belt, but also being stealthy enough not to stand out as such. The belt is way stiffer than my previous 511 Tactical mesh belt and that's made a big improvement in comfort while carrying. I'm very happy with the belt and would recommend it. For reference, my pants waist size is 33. I measured my waist according to Ciguera's instructions and ended up at 37.5". Based on that I decided on the Medium size belt. In hindsight, I probably would have been fine with a small. Based on where I fasten the belt I have five adjustment holes to the left of the buckle tang.
Keeps my pants up pretty well.
As a LEO that lives where I work, I need to carry off duty. I needed a belt that was supportive enough to not sag when carrying. My off duty is a Glock 26 and I have a T.Rex arms sidecar holster. This belt is amazing and does just what I need.
Have been using this belt with my duty rig and it holds up nicely. Even off duty carrying my personal weapon plus extra mag it really holds up. I plan on making another purchase in the future. So very glad I stumbled upon your company.
I carry a Glock 40 10mm at work and no belt has supported my tools better than this one. I've had thick leather "gun belts" but they dig into my hips. Heard about these belts from a friend, glad I gave it a try.
Awesome product! Very fast shipping. Doesn't bend under a heavy load and keeps my pants in the same spot all day long, couldn't be happier with the quality of the Emissary 2.0!
Great belt, very rigid, and low profile. Doesn't look tactical and dumb. I wear a size 36 in jeans, and ordered the large. With my G19 in a G-Code holster, I'm on the 3rd hole down, so I probably could have gone a size up if I wanted, but this works. The elastic band that retains the end of the belt is excellent. This thing is so rigid, you could use it as a battle belt if you wanted as well. Highly recommend this belt. Mine shipped like 2 days after I ordered it, and I got it here probably just under a week after I ordered it. That really surprised and impressed me.
Great belt sturdy but very comfortable. Fits exactly like it said it would with the measurements. Costumer service is great as well.
This belt is TITS!!!!! One normally doesn’t associate a sturdy, non-bending belt as comfortable, however, the Emissary belt defies that association.
Purchased my second and third Emissary belt recently. The design has changed since my first belt; there is no longer a "taper" cut at the end of the belt, and there is a sewn "hinged" section in the last 1" or so. Not sure the purpose for this, but it doesn't take away from the outstanding security of the belt when carrying a firearm.
This is the perfect carry belt. I wear a size 34 pants and the medium belt fits me perfect.
This belt is an incredible product. Previously, I had carried my gun on just a standard leather belt. I didn't think it was that bad until I got the Emissary Belt. It was a world of difference! The belt is stiff so it doesn't sag at the holster. I don't have to spend my entire day pulling my belt up because the gun is dragging it down. The material seems strong and sturdy and the fixtures are secure and well made. We will see how the belt holds up over time, but right now my initial reaction is that it is well worth the money spent.
I've been wearing this belt every day since. It's exactly what I wanted from a belt, no special cobra buckle junk. Just a simple, strong belt with no BS.
I will start by saying I’ve only had this product for about 3 weeks. I purchased this belt based solely on the recommendation of a trusted peer who seems to have knowledge and experience with a vast array of equipment throughout this and the military field. Thus far, the belt is exactly what I was told it would be and what I wanted it to be,... Awesome. I use it as my load bearing belt under my duty belt. Its very supportive with no signs of fatigue thus far. Surprisingly comfortable for what it is designed to do. Clean strong edges which allow my keepers to maintain a snug and consistent hold on my duty belt. Unless something unforeseen happens, I would recommend this belt to anyone who is looking to consistently support gear while also remaining comfortable throughout their shift or day out with the family. I will be purchasing 2 more of these in black and brown as this will be what I use in my person life to support my EDC. Great product at a great value... thank you for making this product.
Since I received this belt I’ve worn it daily, mainly to replace a competitors belt that was growing uncomfortable with the buckle. No break-in time and the buckle doesn’t dig into me like others have, which I’m extremely happy with. Carries my edc without sagging and I honestly forgot I’m wearing it because of how comfortable it is. If anyone needs a comfortable belt, that can carry their edc, and be work appropriate, this is it. I’ll be back for more as long as they stay in stock.
Outstanding tactical belt! 100% tough, unbendable, and waterproof tactical belt while also slim and professional appearing. No other belt like it!
Guys, take your time and make sure your measurements are correct, because you don't want to spoil how awesome this belt is. Stiff and sturdy to carry gear OWB or A/IWB (depending on sizing), but also something which can be worn casually with jeans and potentially a suit (black with silver buckle). One of my better gear purchases in the last few years. I expect this will last quite a long time.
I watched Garand thumbs review of the Emissary belt several months ago, and I got interested in it. But I didn't make a move on it, and I should have. It wasn't till I received the belt recently and started wearing it, that I realized I should have bought this belt a lot sooner. I really like the plain, simplicity of an everyday belt, with the stiffness of a duty belt, and it does not shout "tacticool" The Emissary belt is my edc belt from now on.
This belt is exactly what I was looking for and I really love the adjustable keeper, bridge (or whatever the correct term is for it.)
Love this belt. I wear it everyday with my Glock 43/ Bravo holster indexed while working at a retail car audio shop. It’s stiff as hell and keeps my holster in place for hours. while moving and bending.
I’m not going to be able to tell you anything different than the other great reviews so real quick: It can comfortably carry a full sized handgun, spare mag, iwb knife, but also look clean enough to tuck your shirt in and not get second looks in the office. I’m 5’10” 135lbs, wear 30x32s and the small fits just right, two holes from tightest point with a “full” kit. The extra small was too tight, with only one hole away from loosest point. Hope this helps future buyers, I will certainly be purchasing a second.
I used to wear a leather belt but switched to this for my edc and just working. Looks good in work clothes or nice clothes. Will order another in Coyote soon. Also bought the battle wagon belt and both belts are amazing and also shipped sooner than expected. Thanks for a great product and awesome customer service.
As someone who works in the gear industry, I couldnt be more pleased with these belts. Perfectly rigid, but bridges that gap between tactical and stylish for everyday use. Most other belts ive worn are velcro, and you look and sound like a young child opening up a velcro wallet. Its not age appropriate and you get funky looks wearing something that is clearly overtly tactical. However this belt functions seamlessly, and is actually very sleek and modern, easily wearable for a casual date without standing out.
The best belt I've ever owned. I wear it everywhere I go.
Wanted a nylon belt with a more normal/lighter buckle than like a cobra, this belt has been beyond better than expected so far
It’s been about month wearing this belt everyday and it’s perfect for me. I’m a slim guy and so is this buckle so no issues with printing here. Sturdy and comfortable. My only regret is not getting the Velcro version for days at the range with a battle belt.
I probably will never buy a different belt for everyday use. Highly recommend.
Best belt I’ve found to date. I conceal all day every day and I move a lot. This is the most comfortable and durable gun belt I’ve ever bought. The double thickness goes all the way through to the end unlike some big name competitors. For a few constructive comments I’d say that the sizing holes are a touch too far a part for a material that doesn’t stretch. The tag end could be tapered and the elastic holder needs fastened or something I’m probably going to lose it.
Couldn't ask for a better belt. Works in amazing capacity for work and for every day use. Highly recommend.
There’s no going wrong with this belt, super great quality. Holds up both holsters I have perfectly, one has my full size Glock and a mag. If you’re thinking about it, do it.
For a while needed a inner belt that wouldn't sag or come down or come loose to hang my drop leg off of to keep my drug case in #mediclife :D and haven't looked back since. Ran it when I deployed for 2 months during the bushfires here in Australia and held the weigh perfectly. Definitely would recommend.
Checks all the boxes for me as an EDC belt, it's rigid, durable, and most importantly looks like a regular casual belt. My only gripe, and its a small one, is that the texture of the webbing makes it a pain to remove a CCW holsters with metal clips and retention spurs. Plastic clips or smooth metal clips work fine.
I'm late to the Emissary belt game. This belt must have taken the tactical/shooting/security professional sector by storm. Many years ago I asked the folks at thewilderness.com if they could make their Instructor belt in a regular belt platform. They wouldn't entertain the idea. This belt offers tactical belt support in a casual and regular belt platform. No bulky cobra buckle. No velcro to alarm other people in the men's room. A regular and familiar belt buckle on a tactical belt that's not too thick so you don't have to struggle to thread through holster belt loops. Now if Ciguera can make one in 1 1/4" for dress slacks...
Great EDC belt, took the torture of a 4-day handgun class like a boss. Draw, Holster & Repeat all day long with no fear, no bending, flagging or other issues what so ever.
Absolutely love this belt it it does exactly what it was designed for I conceal carry a full-size firearm daily and this belt makes it a lot easier I would say I would buy this product again but the way this belt has work out it might be long time before I need to purchase replacement belt from This company
I saw this on grand thumbs channel long time ago and forgot about it . Recently remembered about this belt and glad I bought it because it’s nice stiff belt with a simple look . Great quality work from the buckle to the webbing. Awesome job .
If its good enough for Flannel Dafdy its good enough for me!
I think this belt is the perfect blend between a belt that can be used for day to day concealed usage and still fill a tactical belt role. I would feel just as comfortable loading this thing up for a match or class as I do with carrying daily. As a bonus it looks pretty good too. If Ciguera was able to incorporate a brown or black leather facade onto the front I’d wear it with my dress clothes as well.
Great! I wear it everyday! You should make a gloss version to wear with a suit.
Best belt I've ever owned. Understated, looks good, and is well priced for the exceptional quality in my opinion.
The belt is a critical component of any concealed carry system. You will find no compromises here, no corners cut, just the best execution of the best design. You will not regret this choice.
Best belt I’ve had as of yet only problem was I ordered too small but that’s ok
Best belts I’ve ever owned, no comparison. I have three and bought one for my son, never thought I’d ever say I paid over $300 for a couple belts. But, not an ounce of regret. If these belts had any flaw or weren’t worth the money, the guy who spent over $300 on them would gladly tell you about it. If you want a belt that won’t break because it can’t, this is it. I bought a couple extra of the elastic keepers, but even those are so well stitched I still haven’t replaced the original one that came with the belt and it’s not showing any signs of wear or stretching. Can’t say enough, best belts I’ve ever owned.
Best damn belt there is
This belt is strong and well made. I no longer ware a the traditional heavy and bulky duty belt. The Emissary Belt makes easy and comfortable work out of hauling an assortment of ppe’s while on duty!
I was turned on to this belt, by a friend, and it's one of the best purchases I've made in a long time. I work in EMS, and as a (non-LEO) duty belt, it works flawlessly. It's minimalistic, and does exactly what it's supposed to. As an "gun" belt, it is perfect for that, as well. I end up using this belt on off-duty days, more often than not, and my EDC handgun's holster is right at home. When friends and I go to the range, the Emissary easily holds my HOLSTER, KYWI 2+1 and IFAK. I don't think I'd want to be running around with much more weight on it, but I can't see that ever happening. Regardless, it's held up well to all manners of bumps and scrapes. If (*IF) this thing ever did wear out, I'd not hesitate, for one moment, to buy another one.
As a police officer, the belt is outstanding for fit, comfort, and durability for off-duty carry. I highly recommended this product to my fellow officers and others seeking the same results in a belt. Tom (NJ PD)
I’ve had an emissary belt since their first model was released. It’s been the best belt I’ve ever owned. They’ve got it just right in terms of flexibility for comfort and rigidity for carrying a gun. I got the tan belt as well and they go with just about any occasion (I would have worn the black one if it would have matched the suit I was married in). I can’t recommend these belts enough.
Have been EDC'ing this since I received it, pretty comfortable for how stiff the material is (which I've been preferring in a belt). Have attached two AR Esstac pouches to the belt and the shape still holds fairly well. I use it also for IWB holsters (Tier 1 to be specific) and it also does very well. Would absolutely recommend for EDC and light use for carrying mags/misc things during shooting.
I Needed a new belt for a while and I definitely took my time and shopped around. The emissary does not disappoint. Only two thoughts, the metal Buckle isn’t as thick as I would like, I worry it might be a point of failure. Also if I had know the keeper was loose on the belt I would have ordered more of them. All that said I still give it 5 stars. It is a great and I am very happy with mine.
This belt has excellent durability combined with the aesthetics of a traditional belt. This is my edc belt and I find that it perfectly stabilizes my Trex arms sidecar (Glock 19/surefire 300u) holster, without standing out visually like a riggers belt would. It’s comparable in weight to a traditional belt as well, and is fairly comfortable for use in a variety of everyday attire. Over time the profile of the belt conforms to the profile of the body without compromising rigidity.
I have bought Hanks, Next Belt, Missionary, and Blue Alpha Gear EDC belts. NONE compare to this belt in terms of price, durability, and quality of product. If you are looking for an appendix-worthy option, this is the best fit for your needs!
I really like the belt I ordered in black with a silver buckle. I moved from a leather pistol belt that's lasted for me for years to this one. I like the rigidity and the look. I ordered the large according to the measuring instructions, and when I put it on the buckle is exactly in the middle eyelet. In fact, it is so long I could gain a considerable amount of weight and still have plenty of eyelets remaining. I'm hoping to cut some weight and I'm afraid it might end up being too long if I do. I'm considering purchasing another one in the brown but in Medium to wear with my uniform. The only critique I can give is that I kind of wish the end of the belt was slanted or curved slightly. If you watch Garand Thumb's review of the belt he cut his diagonally which would make feeding through belt loops slightly easier. But that is a small critique for me and not worth losing a star over. Highly recommend, will likely buy another soon.
I haven’t had it for long, but I can tell it is a high quality belt. It’s comfortable and holds my gun and magazine in place, and doesn’t look out of place in the office.
This is the best belt I’ve owned. Double layer web belt does not fold on itself. Very sturdy but moves with your body. Not awkward when you sit. Hold the weight of my gun very well. 10/10 would recommend. I was previously using a Marine Corps issued “mcmap” belt but it was not very sturdy at all. You must try this.
I have a good amount of ccw belts and by far this is my favorite. Great material, the slimline buckle is awesome so you don’t have to offset it when wearing an appendix rig. Will definitely be ordering one in another color
Great belt! Super strong but thin enough to not be bulky. By far my most comfortable EDC belt and believe me I’ve bought a rack full.
This belt is sturdy and very rigid. The craftsmanship is what I expected for the price and intended use. I have not used it for my intended concealed carry yet outside the home, however I have great confidence it will work well. Would buy again!
Used the belt for about 3 weeks now. It works great for an EDC set up. It supports my firearm and other equipment I carry daily without issue. One recommendation I have, add chamfered cuts to the tail end. It would make it much easier to thread belt loops.
Probably the best built conceal carry belt I’ve used
I really like this belt. I came from a leather belt looking for something more rigid but not with the mall ninja tactical look and found out about this belt from Garand Thumb. It’s just what I wanted; rigid, durable and low key without the typical cobra buckle or Velcro stuff.
Pros: 1. Belt material is rugged and stiff, but not to the point it's uncomfortable. 2. The reinforced notches inspire confidence in the longevity of the belt. 3. The tongue of the belt is folded back to prevent fraying of the melted end, which is an issue I've had on other belts. 4. The buckle is low-profile and ergonomic, doesn't dig into me when I drive. Cons: 1. The prong on the buckle is way too thin, I don't trust it very much. This belt would be 10/10 if it weren't for the prong, if I were to bet on which part of the belt would fail I'd bet on the prong.
Belt is sturdy, yet thin and light. Great every day wear belt. Can be dressed up or down as needed if you get it in black. Only complaint is the elastic end keeper seems a bit sketchy to me, and it likes to fly off of the end and try to get lost if you take the belt out of your pants without consciously stopping it from doing so. Other than that, its comfortable and strong. Would definitely order again.
Works for me as an EDC belt whether or not I am carrying IWB or OWB. When I picked my size, I measured based on my IWB requirement. Solid gear for a solid price.
This belt is on the higher end of price but the top end of quality. I've spent lots of money on the "best" belts out there. This is the best. Nice job guys
For every day carry, this is a much better belt than what I had been using! About three days after I started open carrying I was suffering excruciating back pain because the belt I was using allowed my holster to move around a lot. I switched to this belt the day it came in and... it was like magic! My back stopped hurting and it hasn't bothered me since. Thanks for the high quality belt! I will definitely be a repeat customer.
Couple weeks in and I absolutely love this belt enough I’m actually writing a review. I was worried it’d be too stiff and get uncomfortable for everyday casual use but I actually find it more comfortable than leather belts. Stiffness is great! Retention is great and I never have to retighten it throughout the day whether I’ve got drills and tools hanging off it or out at the range. Worn it on 12 hour drives and was blown away how much it didn’t dig in to my sides and gut like most belts. A++++ keep making great products. Thank you
After wasting who knows how much money on belts that either didn't perform up to expectations, or were "too tacticool" for my taste, I came across this belt & company from watching a GarandThumb video. Figured I would bite. AWESOME belt! Buy it and don't think about it! Service was fantastic. Quality and performance is exactly what I wanted. FYI... 42" waist, needed XL, not L. Thanks all at Ciguera! Will be a returning customer!
Excellent belt for supporting cwp pistol. 2 minor complaints,( 1 )belt keeper should be permantly sewn to belt and made of same material as belt ,( 2 ) end of belt should have slight taper for ease if threading through pants belt loops. Possibly also extra sewing throughout length of belt for added stiffness. A quality product that does what is intended to do
First off, go exactly by the size chart given. Secondly, this belt is everything you'll ever need.
the belt works plain and simple and it looks rad
No complaints. My go to EDC belt and range belt when a velcro double belt is over dressing the occasion. Will be purchasing another when needed.
perfect belt for everyday carry. Works great for work and stylish enough for daily wear
This belt is perfect in its simplicity. It is comfortable enough for everyday wear and carrying EDC holster, but also stiff enough to toss extra mag carriers (2x9mm and a 5.56) as well as an IFAK. Easily slips through loops on gear unlike my belt with COBRA buckle. Low profile, does not look tacticool or draw attention - buy it, you won't be disappointed. I normally wear a size 31-32" pant, I bought a belt size SM (35-37") for gear space - perfect size to wear with or without IWB holster.
Not much to say it’s a nice sturdy belt. Get what you pay for
This belt is great. Strong and resilient. Very comfortable to wear all day. Rigid enough for my concealed carry. Even lighter than my last leather belt.
I am extremely happy with this belt. It is super sturdy, very stylish and priced very reasonably. I can’t see myself using any other belt after this.
I hear about this from Grand Thumb, and as I am a big fan of his. When he reviewed this belt I was sold. His review and info was spot on. Great purchase and will continue to purchase produces from here.
Belt arrived exactly as ordered. Great materials/construction. Nothing added & nothing missing. Prompt delivery and communication was top-notch. If it's good enough for Garand Thumb, it's good enough for me.
Using with a Tier 1 Axis AIWB holster. Holds the rig up well yet is comfortable enough on its own. Great quality and appearance!
Excellent product, extremely well made, holds equipment in place without sagging your pants. Plan to purchase the tan one next. Cannot be more pleased with the product and service!!
So far, so good. Sturdy construction which I need. I typically wear out belts in a year. I have no doubt that this will last longer than that.
Like any shooter, I have a box of holsters and a box of belts. Thank god I can finally cross “belt” off my list. The belt is super stiff but not bulky. It’s easy to take on and off owing to a normal buckle, unlike something like a cobra buckle. Etc, etc,...perfect for me
This belt is great for ALL occasion: looks good when worn for edc and during a dinner date with your wife and her boyfriend.
A+ addition to my kit, will serve as a EDC and a battle belt for me, ordering another one soon
Optimal for several reasons. Get one.
Everything is perfect! This belt is perfect for everyday carry and the sizing is true. I'm 6'0" and 216 pounds and the Large belt was just the right size.
I have 3 of them and they are very rigid great quality.
Great belt so that my airsoft pants don't fall down when I have to go upstairs to get my pizza bagels. My mom bought it for me for my birthday and I am very happy. Just wish I knew how to get chicken grease off of the belt.
Excellent product, extremely well made, holds equipment in place without sagging your pants. Plan to purchase the tan one next. Cannot be more pleased with the product and service!!
Great belt. Very sturdy without being uncomfortable. The brass buckle is a nice touch, as it won’t mess up your compass if you have to hold it close to your body. I haven’t had the belt for too long, but I’m sure it’s going to hold up just fine.
Very well built and stiff, yet I've worn it for about two weeks and it's already conforming to my hips. I like the fact that it doesn't scream "tactical" (for EDC) while still being a gun belt. The sizing directions were accurate ... just measure one of your belts and go off that length. (I'm 6'1, 190lb and I ordered a small) The only issue I have is that I wish the tip was tapered to make it easier to thread through loops. Other than that, great belt!
Best EDC and gun belt I’ve tested out to date.
I originally bought one in 2018 that was more rigid. Technically, I referred that style. I emailed inquiring if there was a change in the design. The CEO promptly emailed me back and said that due to the stiffness of the belt, there were complaints about it digging into the wearer’s hips. So they changed the design and used less resin. I’m pleased with the quality of my first belt and am sure that this new design isn’t going to change the integrity of the belt. So I’m really pleased with the customer service.
Quality was above and beyond what I expected. Just at first glance you can tell how durable this belt is. Fit was perfect and Shipping was quick even with the all the things going on at the moment that can cause delays.
So far so good! Only had the belt for a couple weeks but its fulfilled the role i was looking for perfectly.
Was looking for a belt sturdy enough to hold up my conceal carry weapon, and this belt does a fine job with it. Low profile and fashionable enough to wear with everyday clothes, but at the same time sturdy enough to support everything from a subcompact to the biggest of irons. 10/10
awesome belt its very comfortable and sturdy as well gives no problems while bending or while loaded with equipment highly recommended
I bought both colors because I found that it was the one and only belt I would wear as I conceal carry daily. Looks great, even when the belt is exposed. It's not too "tactical" looking and working flawlessly. Get some spare loop holders and you now have a belt/belts for life.
If you're on the fence about this belt, hurry up and buy it. It is exactly what I needed. Extremely comfortable while still retaining great ridigity. I can conceal comfortably as well as use it as a war belt. My equipment mates to it very securely. Definitely one of my best purchases in a long time.
Outstanding!!!!! Bottom line if you carry a firearm on a daily basis you must have this belt. No belt anywhere on the market is there anything like the Emissary Belt. Very durable, comfortable. The girls an guys over at Ciguera Gear Company know what there doing. Thanks for a great piece of gear.
I've tried a few different belts throughout my cc life(for lack of better term) I've been wearing this belt for about a month now and I have a few thoughts from a "normal dude" point of view. first off I love this belt for it's simplicity, I'm not into giving off any type of signature and this belts simplicity is perfect for that. It's rigidity also means its perfect to clip extra gear on and train, both with either concealed gear or with throwing on "duty" style holsters, mag carriers, etc. second, the structure of the belt gives you two huge advantages over other competitors-by sitting closer to the body and not having such a thickness that it protrudes through clothes and the strength of the double webbing itself makes the belt "unfordable" this belt is the closest medium to rigidity/comfort/ease of concealment/all around use. I couldn't be happier with this product. If I had one criticism, it would be that I'd like to see this belt with a few more color options. Maybe a slate grey, or fo-leather brown color for us normal guys that have to dress up from time to time. Just thinking out loud though.
This is my second belt and they have both been outstanding. The first one I purchased. Is still going strong. I only purchased a second belt because they come in FDE.
Edging could have been a little more delicate up top but I understand why they didn't. Just cuts in a bit when bending over. Over very sturdy and fantastic edc belt. Both my brother I and I have one. I carry the p365 XL and an extra 15rd mag he carries the p320 m18 and we both love it. Small things can be improved upon but over all very nice.
Perfect everyday belt. Fits great and looks good.
Comfortable to wear all day. A slight bevel would help threading through loops. Very happy.
Great belt, works great for edc stuff Will be recommending this to as many people as possible
I wear this for everything. Make sure you order right, they run a bit larger than I expected. I lost weight so this is my second belt, gave my first (medium) belt to my dad as I could only wear it with IWB carry otherwise it'd fall off. They are excellent and tough.
I think, like most of us, I've tried a handful of belts before. Some work pretty good, some less than, but I was still looking for that "perfect" belt. After watching a video on Garand Thumb's YouTube channel (the video looks like it's linked on this page) I did some research (and a few more videos from other YouTubers) and decided to give it a try. Couldn't be happier! I'm a pretty big (fat) guy and I carry a full sized pistol so I need something heavy duty to carry...well, all my stuff. The belt is incredibly sturdy. Everything stays where it should so I don't have to worry about holsters or mag pouches shuffling around. In addition, I think this must be one of the most comfortable belts I've ever owned! It has a nice grip around my waist (no small feat--pun somewhat intended) but it's not that uncomfortable feeling you get when a necktie is too tight or uncomfortable. Didn't have any problems with wearing or tearing or anything. I'm not a fan of wearing a seatbelt for a pant belt so I especially like the traditional belt buckle. The finish is nice and non-ferrous as advertised--had no problems using a compass on a hike in the woods. As a bonus, I wore it with my dress slacks and no one realized it wasn't a dress belt. :) I agree with the customer service and the shipping--it arrived a lot faster than I though it would. The packaging was nice--wasn't crammed in a tiny box or floating in a box the size of my truck bed. No problems at all. If I had to say there was anything to keep in mind (or a downside) it'd be the following: 1) Absolutely measure yourself with whatever you're going to carry. I could probably have gone up to the 2XL but the XL fits just like it says when I measured with my EDC (IWB). 2) Sort of nitpicky but no discount code worked. Not a huge issue; because, even though this belt is probably a little more expensive than what you'd find in a clothing store, it far outshines anything I've ever purchased. I wish I would have found this years ago! Spending a little more upfront sure beats spending less per purchase but purchasing a dozen other belts.
I’ve had this belt for a few weeks now and it is by far the best EDC belt I’ve purchased, highly recommend!
I have the first gen and it’s been going for a few years still looks new no fraying even the tag is still on pretty good. Wear it every day and can’t say enough how much I like it and how well it feels broken in. The 2.0 is as good or better. The only thing I like more is the first gen is the angled cut on the tip. The square on the 2.0 is kinda weird but that’s just me the quality and fit are the same. I’m sure after the break in it’ll be just fine. Much thanks to Ciguera and co for the supreme product and now that I have 2 belts I should be good but I’m already waiting for what’s next to come for the company. Thank you for you service. Oh yeah one more thing their service is by far the best out there it shipped much faster then any other company that I e ordered from lately during this “pandemic” Thank you again for what you and your company stand for. God Bless America!
Been wearing it a few weeks, great belt and size was accurate per their instructions. Would recommend for the price.
Great belt. Right on par with my cobra-buckle style belts (Blue Alpha Gear and SOE gear) in terms of quality. Is slightly more low profile but doesn't feel significantly less rigid. The buckle is a great, low-profile design that lends itself extremely well to AIWB carry. Definitely glad I added it to my collection.
I’m extremely satisfied with my purchase of this belt. I opted for the all black Emissary Belt after watching Garrand Thumb review on youtube. Right of the box, the belt reflected quality. Outside of being pleasing to the eye, the way to describe this belt is Solid, Sturdy, Rugged yet Elegant, a ready to go battle belt. I’m very pleased with my purchase and the belt is worth the 4-5 week wait period. I highly recommend purchasing this item.
I have not worn any other belt designed for concealed carry besides the Emissary 2.0. But despite my limited experience in wearing gun belts, i will say this one doesn't leave much to be desired and i don't forsee needing to buy any other belt for a very long time. The belt is more than adequately stiff from vertical bends, but bends in the lateral direction. I've worn it almost every day for the past year to carry a Sig P365 and my extra mag. I've worn this configuration while commuting, doing farm work, driving a tractor, and working on/under my cars. The black finish on the belt buckle is beginning to wear of slightly but a lot less that you would expect. Its actually a very durable finish considering its taken on and off so much but also being worn all day. All the eyelets and sewn joints are still holding up without signs of detriment to integrity.
I had watched the review put out by Mike from Garand Thumb. As touted, the belt is awesome! Fantastic construction, very durable, should last for a long time. I am very happy with this purchase, and will not hesitate to buy again.
After waiting several weeks for the coyote brown belt to be back in stock, I couldn't be happier with it. The fit and function are as described and provide a major improvement over my leather belt. Garand Daddy did not lead me astray in recommending this belt.
Fantastic edc belt and great gun belt.
Great belt for EDC. Does not look tactical but is.
Sturdy, tough, and rugged. A perfect fit thanks to the sizing chart. Exactly what I've needed. Thanks GT.
Great quality stiff belt great for edc or just casual wear.
It's a great belt. Classic look while still being able to perform for it's intended use. The thing I like most is that the belt sits close to your body and doesn't stick outwards too much. Most other belts feel like I'm wearing a brick or I'm being strapped into a race car.
Very impressed with the quality. Would like to see Ciguera make a Riggers style belt with an "infinite" cinch style buckle and hook and loop as well as a forged lifting eyelet out of the scuba webbing material. Make that and I'd buy it too.
I've tried battle belts both padded and unpadded as well as velco under belts with an outer belt from other manufacturers. The Emissary Belt beats them all from a simplicity, ruggedness, and utility standpoint. Sizing is spot on as well. Highly recommend this product!
Awesome belt, quality, well worth the price
Fantastic edc belt and great gun belt.
Fantastic belt, struggled to find one to carry all my stuff comfortably and have tried many options, this one has been the only one suitable for what I carry as well as not looking incredibly standoffish if I didn’t need it to be.
This belt is a fantastic option for those wanting to carry. What I love most is that it’s incredibly stiff but comfortable. I can run my appendix EDC with ease but on the off chance I don’t run a side arm this belt is still a comfortable option that looks great!
This is my second.... actually third belt (brought one for my Pops) where them every day. Excellent for EDC, extra mags, handcuffs etc under my suite. Highly recommend for concealed carry and or range belt.
Been wearing this belt daily for about a month now. It's stiff in the right ways, pliable in the others, looks and feels great, and does what it needs to perfectly. At the range, it holds up to a belt full of gear as well as you could need it to. I love the through the loop method of putting gear on my waist as it seems more secure. This belt does a great job at securing medical, ammo, holsters and other pouches. Highly recommend. Make sure you order the proper size. I'm on the skinny side and medium is almost too big for me for EDC.
It’s straight forward, I got it as a gun belt and am really happy with it so far.
I bought my belt going off the sizing chart on the page, and it's just a few notches too small. Other than that it is an exceptional belt made of high quality materials. I will have to buy another for my CCW though....
it fits good holds my gear and looks good
Great belt, really well made. Functions well as just a baller ass belt but also good for running gear. What more can you ask for? Don't answer. No one cares.
Excellent belt. Impossible to regret buying this product.
Perfect for day to day, works well in cargo shorts with belt loops just as well as business casual slacks and everything in between. No twisting and sag on holsters or any other attachments when using an appropriate, modern holster/pouch.
This is a great belt. Very good quality and robust. Size was right on if you use the guide provided. I wear it for EDC and it works great. I was so impressed, I bought a second. Keep up the good work. Frank in VA Beach
Finally a modern gun belt without a giant boat anchor labeled as a belt buckle. Works extremely well in all roles of pistol carry and would highly recommend. I wear a size 32 in most pants and have both the Medium and Large size belts. Really wish there was a size in between. Could really go for a coyote belt with plain brass hardware.
Amazing belt. Perfect proportions of thinness and load bearing. I really cant recommend this belt enough. I carry appendix daily with commutes between and motorcycle and truck With no rough spots, hot spots, or folding under load. If slide a dump pouch, rifles mags x2, pistol mags x2, and a drop belt platform, i have no issues or unwanted pull under-load. Great product. Thank you
This belt is stiffer than... yeah, just put whatever word you want there and you’re right. This belt is ridged, high quality, and a belt you could even wear with a suit. Shipping took longer than I hoped, but due to current circumstances, longer shipping was implied. Thanks a bunch for this product!
I love the simplicity of the belt. It carries the weight of my edc with ease. Loving it so far! Can’t recommend it enough. Don’t second guess this, just buy it.
Quality is outstanding !!! Highly recommend for daily EDC or duty 1st line belt.
The emissary has been a great belt so far, extremely rigid and keeps everything in place with absolutely no sagging. Waited a long time for my size to come in stock, so when it did I purchased one as quickly as possible. With that being said, finding one of your size in stock is the only downside, but this is kind of a good thing. It proves that Ciguera makes a great product that's in high demand, and this is rightfully so.
I love this belt. I wore it during a nine month deployment to support a Glock19 with light and two magazines. The belt carried this equipment very well and shows almost no signs of wear. Now I use the belt to support wood working tools around the house. Still extremely comfortable. Planning to buy a second in coyote to wear in uniform.
I decided to give this belt a try after a certain YouTube personality mentioned that he helped design it. I had previously been using an Area Gear Aegis, which was fine until the retention on the boyscout buckle started coming loose every so often. I figured I would try this belt as a replacement, if nothing else it would stand in until Ares replaces the other one. Anyway, this is a nice belt, It won’t slip like the other one could and it is stiff enough but not as stiff as the Ares Aegis. This hasn’t been a problem for me, everything still stays in place. One thing that I would have appreciated is a taper or bevel on the end of the belt to allow it to more easily go through the buckle, belt loops, and any gear. But I can also see how that would be difficult with the way the belt is constructed. No complaints.
I haven't found anything that wears better after a long day with full EDC kit. Highly recommend
I've had the belt for a couple of weeks now, and it's my new go-to, all around favorite. It has just the right amount of flex with torsion stiffness to support a load while being comfortable for day-long wear. I'm 5'11 and lean 175lbs, I usually wear 31-32 pants size, and I followed the instructions for sizing (must follow!), which gave me a size Small. It is perfect, with jeans on I hit the middle hole (#5 of 9), which gives me ample room for expansion (in a belt pad, IWB, etc). I got the black hardware version, it definitely looks a bit too overbuilt to pass with dressy clothes, but as a casual belt with jeans or khakis, it looks just fine. I love the functionality of a gun belt with the classic buckle that doesn't scream tactical. I think it will remain my fave for a long time, rarely been this impressed by something as simple as a belt. Top notch quality, and the shipping was quick. Couldn't be happier with my purchase!
This is my second Emissary Belt. Can't beat them. I've had the first one for two years and not even a stitch is coming loose. I am active duty military in Alaska and it's my everyday work belt. I'm using the newer one for EDC and my holster's clips (Incog) grab this belt perfect. Other belts I've used over time for OWB tend to bend outwards over time due to the weight of the firearm. The Emissary keeps it tucked right to you. Just a phenomenal belt.
If you're looking for the flashiest belt with the most bits a baubles for all those Instagram likes then keep moving. this belt is basic, simple and doesn't draw attention. it holds your pouches, your holsters, your pants, will sling under your plate carrier without needing to have logos, or giant frog clips or gold hardware to let everyone know you're tier 1. Stiff as hell and doesn't need to be thanked. That sound appealing? buy this belt and welcome to the real world.
Well made belt with strong material. Have noticed an increase in comfort while Appendix carrying my Glock 19. Very rugged yet sleek looking belt that should withstand the tests of time.
Needed a new EDC belt. This one holds everything I need, and is a nice, low-key design.
I was looking for a belt that was both functional as a sturdy EDC belt and one that didn’t look too tactical. I found it with the Emissary belt. If you’re debating on spending the money for it, you won’t be disappointed.
So I’m coming from an original SOE Cobra belt. I loved my old belt however, it was overtly tactical and thicc (I meant two c’s). However, despite these short comings it was the best belt I’ve found. Then enter the Emissary belt......it blew my mind! It’s not overtly tactical and it helps your holster really hug your body. I carry a CZ P01 suppressor ready in a tier 1 concealed holster with the piggy back spare mag and it disappears. Every gun I own disappears with this belt. My heavier 1911s make my hips sore after a long day with a conventional belt however, with the Emissary is distributes the weight well. The sizing guide is perfect and helps you get into the correct size belt the first try! Awesome product!
The Emissary Belt is by far the most outstanding belt I have used for EDC. It holds all my EDC gear without issue. I like that it looks like a regular belt and I don't have to walk around looking like a "mall ninja" with a Cobra Buckle. I have several tactical belts with Cobra Buckles but they have their time and place. It is also a great belt as an inner belt on a battle belt, one just needs a larger size to run it through an HSGI or another battle belt.
Bought a second one. These are great belts, with a spare, minimalist design but excellent construction. If you're looking for a gunbelt that has the stiffness to hold your gear and less bulk than a hook and loop two-belt system, this would, be my choice. Everything you need, nothing you don't.
Ordered the belt and had it within a couple if weeks. Before ordering, I had some questions and the Ciguera folks responded within a few hours. This is the second belt I have of theirs, both different colors. It is super comfortable to wear daily while also stiff enough to handle use as a battle belt during a competition. I have loaded this thing down and it does not fold. I'd more colors come out, I will likely but another. Great product at a great price!
Sold belt I have lost some weight so I had to get one size smaller than my first. Wear this every day. Holds everything in place when I'm and the range and when I Carry
The belt is well made and supports my G17 and associated gear. I can certainly recommend the belt.
Arrived a day early. Best EDC/Gun belt ever. Sturdy, built to last. Fit is perfect.
The belt came in a timely manner and was what I was hoping for. It has held up well so far, and I have no complaints. I wear a 31 or 32 inch pants waist. The medium sized belt is slightly on the large size for me, but it works. I imagine that an IWB carry would balance things out well for me. Great product.
Fantastic belt. Great as an EDC belt, comfy enough for use as a regular belt, and strong enough to carry a plethora pouches.
Best belt. Extremely sturdy. Waiting on the availability for other color tones for buckles and belts.
Great belt just as all the other reviews say. Just wanted add info for sizing. I wear a 32 inch waist in pant size. Based on other reviews and measurements in size chart, I ordered a medium. It fits well and fits on the third or fourth tightest size hole when worn as a standard belt. Small probably would have worked too but with less options to expand the belt if needed for ccw or using as a battle belt.
Best belt for daily wear, edc, or wearing under a Sam Browne, and I’ve been doing this stuff since 1988. Nice job guys.
Mannnnn what can I say! I’ve been after a belt for a while that can kept up with my daily use along with hold my pants and gear up! Ordering another one in coyote ASAP! Definitely pay attention to sizing guide and not your pant size! With my gear on the belt is perfect! Plenty of room to gain or lose weight as well! Have also used the same belt for my gear for a class and not a single issue with it! I’m convinced all great things come from Miami! Cheers to the group over at Ciguera!
Full disclosure, I've only had the belt for a day. That said, I love it. It's just rigid enough without being too rigid. It has just enough space for me to gain or lose waist size and not have to buy another belt. It's stiff enough to carry quite a bit of gear on it without sagging. Kudos to Garand Thumb for this, too!
So this belt arrived Exactly as advertised. Per the other reviewers - definitely pay attention to the sizing guide. I am a 33/34 inch waist. I wanted a bit of overhang for my belt end - plus wanted to accommodate IWB holsters. I picked up the Med sized belt - 38/39/40. fits great! Still breaking it in, but no issues so far.
Solid belt! Comfortable for all day wear sometimes I forget I’m wearing a belt at all. Fits perfect with appendix carry holster and stays pretty low to the body
Works great. Pay attention to the sizing guidance. I measured as suggested and was tempted to assume I should be adjusting for something. Glad I didn't. I'm a small dude, wear size 30 pants and the small 35-36-37 works awesome. The small put the buckle one hole PAST the middle of the available holes so I have plenty of room to loosen it up for different IWB options. The belt is very stiff with zero sag yet comfortable around the waist. No issues yet.
Belts very tough and sturdy. So far it's been great, I ordered a little smaller than I should have. I use this belt for work and my gear can get very heavy. I'm curious to see how the eyelets hold up after a long period of time. Judging my the robustness of the belt I dont think any part of this belt will fail me at any point.
The Emissary belt is a killer belt all around. It’s functionality is amazing in that it can hold a Glock 19 and extra mag and keep it stable while you draw and keep it from sagging throughout the day. Also it’s form is equally incredible, it is just at home on a pair of jeans and a t shirt doing Christmas shopping as it is with a suit at a wedding (both of which I’ve done in the past few weeks). Probably won’t ever be needing another gun belt, or regular belt for that matter.
I've been wearing the 5.11 TSA belt for the last 8 years and it's been a great EDC belt; however it's to light for full size duty weapons like my 1911's, Vertec Inox, and G17. The Cobra belt from another company I have is nice--but a major PIB to get through belt loops on jeans. The Emissary Belt is perfect! It is very comfortable for EDC, and gives great support for my full sized guns. No bending, sagging, or excessive pressure in one spot, this belt supports heavy weapons nicely. It's easy to get on and off, take guns on and off, the price is very reasonable, and it's fast becoming the one "do all" belt for me. I can give a 5 star recommendation for Ciguera Emissary Belt. Regards, JR Soldotna, Alaska
Do I even have to say it? This has to be the most amazing belt that ever existed. Not only does it keep my pants from sagging but it can be threaded through my belt looks on a normal pair of jeans! My dad really got it right when he helped design this belt
I can’t rely describe how awesome the belt is but I wear it all the time and will be ordering one in black just for work. It is more comfortable than not only the other gun belts, but more comfortable than any belt I own.
What can I say? It holds my pants up and I'd be impressed if anyone could find a way to break it. I'll most likely never need another belt again.
Much better then the two belt duty option and your back will thank you for getting this one. My second one purchased and sure I will be ordering another one. Fast shipping and a great price for the quality.
I own several "gun belts". While they are all work, none of them are as nice as the Emissary belt. The fit and finish is superb and the fitting instructions are spot on - at least for me. I was so impressed with the first one, I bought two more. I bet you'll be happy too.
Amazing belt for carrying any sized gun In any manor. Initially wore it for concealed carry daily and then used it for plain clothes work. The support the belt provides makes the gun disappear along with whatever other accoutrements you put on it.
I’ve had the gen 1 emissary belt for over a year now as my everyday belt. Overall it has been an awesome belt and has held up well. I’ve taken this belt on hikes, shoots, and typical everyday stuff and the belt is still sturdy, and the holes has not stretched out. I just ordered a second pair recently with the current generation and hope it holds up the same.
Fits great, very comfortable and sturdy. Use it for my aiwb holster for a glock 19 with a concealed magazine holder on my side. I am wearing this belt as a daily belt even without carrying.
Usually Do not leave reviews but this product has been great to me. Ive been using it for about 3 months now and the other day I forgot my uniform belt but remembered I wore my Emissary 2.0 to work. Used this belt attached to my duty belt all day with no issues. I also use it every day for conceal carry with no problems. Worth every penny.
So far I am really liking this belt. The materials and finish are top notch, I imagine this belt will last for a very long time. Appearance is great, it has a "normal" sized buckle, as opposed to some of the larger than average buckle systems often found on a carry belt, this helps to make it look like any other belt and not be overtly "tacticool". The construction of the belt itself is also a bit thinner than many carry belts, for me, this is a plus, it is rigid but not uncomfortably so. The clips of my holster have no problem attaching and staying attached securely. My only concern was the limited adjustability, not a problem though. I can tighten or loosen as needed based on what I am wearing that day and have not found a combo that was not comfortable for all day wear. Bottom line, great belt! Buy one and you wont regret it. I will probably be picking up another one soon, in tan this time, just because I like this one so much and options are always good. Great belt, great price and a great company.
I work in law enforcement as a game warden. This is by far the best belt I have found for wearing under a duty belt. From climbing in and out of the truck, working in a boat, or riding ATVs this belt holds my duty belt firm and secure. Definitely beats any other belt I’ve tried. I wear the belt regularly off duty to conceal carry. It definitely takes out any type of sag or weight felt by carrying a gun regardless of how you carry. You pay for what you get and I would spend the money again without a doubt. 10/10 recommend
I've been wearing this belt daily now since I got it's been great. It's been comfortable all day, which is something many belts lack for me, and the workmanship it top notch.
I initially bought this to wear with my CCW. It does that very well. Just the right amount of stiffness without being too rigid. I like it so much I wear it all the time, at work on my uniform pants, casual with jeans and even on date night. All around awesome belt. Buy with confidence.
This belt is worth the money and the price isn't expensive for what you get. Looks really sharp, doesn't feel like a duty belt and does what it's intended for.
I love this belt cause Daddy Garandthumb told me to love it!
Just got this belt in the mail. I love it!
Awsome belt. Fit was perfect with size chart. Wish they had black buckle available for my size belt
I've gone through quite a few belts over the years. Some are great, others are ok, while some I was not impressed with. This belt is by far the BEST belt I've ever purchased. Works perfect for casual wear but also holds up my gear when I need it to. I'm disappointed I didn't buy this belt sooner.
I was invited to review this belt shortly after I bought it. I wanted to wait a couple months until I had put this belt through some use. I have worn this belt for almost half a year now everyday as a boat captain. I have sweated through this belt on a daily basis. It still holds its shape and does not stretch like a traditional leather belt. Even half a year later this belt holds its rigid figure. The belt buckle holes are reinforced and show no signs of failing. Absolutely no fraying anywhere. My usual carry is a Glock 19, at 4 o’clock but also works well appendix. Don’t waste your money on other belts. Besides a good carry gun, the most important gear you can acquire is a good belt and a good holster. This is the belt for you!
I’ve finally found the perfect belt. Not too stiff so it’s not uncomfortable at all. Very well made also. If you’re on the fence, look no further. I’ll probably buy another one for work.
I just received my emissary gun belt today and boy am I impressed. This is by far the best edc gun belt I’ve ever had. The worksmanship and attention to detail is amazing. I love the how stiff yet comfortable it is. I also love how it has 6 rows of stitching across the webbing which makes it more durable than any other belt I’ve had. The slim buckle is perfect and does not add any printing. The stitching and quality is A1. I have nothing bad to say or wouldn’t change anything about this belt. It is worth every penny. I am a size 34 pants and I purchased a medium, which I’m glad I did. With my Glock 19 in an Axis Slim I land on the 5th hole. 10/10 would recommend.
Easily the best belt for the money, I overloaded my kit just to push the belt and it holds up perfectly.
I’ve had this belt for about a week now and it’s been great. Very comfortable and looks a lot better than a lot of other edc belts, and does not have velcro so it is a lot quieter taking on and off. I was in between sizes and went with the larger size. I have 3 holes I can adjust it smaller without a holster in, and usually adjust it 1 hole larger with the holster in. The clips on my appendix holster fit around the buckle without any issues. Well worth the money, works perfectly for what I needed, and I have absolutely no complaints
Wow ! What a great product. Great for IDPA and even everyday wear and tear. Looks like it'll last for years and is really solid and well made.
The Emissary gun belt feels like the last belt that I will ever need to buy. Like most who read this I have an obsession with finding the right tools. This belt is the right one for me. High quality, heavy duty, just the right amounts of stiffness and flex, the ability to support anything that I wear on my belt, very comfortable. I doubt I will need to buy another in my lifetime but may get one in coyote too.
Holds my full duty load (handgun, mags, cuffs, baton, spray, medical) comfortably with no problems
A serious belt for hard use Excellent quality highly recommend.
The Emissary belt has been redesigned for a longer tongue and fit ,it is worth the price . Anyone looking for a tactical belt this is the product.
If you're on the fence, it's worth every penny. I run this belt both with a mid drop safarliand holster or a tier 1 axis slim and it works great for both! The initial 10 times or so that you wear it, you may find a little discomfort on the leading edges of your hip bones, but that eventually goes away. The belt holds its shape so well that when my pants are lying on the floor it looks like my waist is still in them.
This is my second purchase of the EGB and at first I thought I wouldn't like it because of the changes made to the belt. This last belt is squared on the end and it made feeding the belt through belt loops a little more challenging but I got used to it so it's not an issue. These are the only belts I wear, I haven't had any issues with them keeping my holster and mag/light pouch in place. On the first belt, purchased almost a year ago, I don't have the inevitable sagging effect in the center of the belt that I got from other belts after daily use. My second purchase was coyote which wasn't available the first time. Highly recommended for EDC.
This belt is super strong and holds all my stuff easily, with no bending or sagging at all. I may have to buy another, coyote next time.
I have been looking for a webbing belt replacement for a standard leather belt and this is it! I am size 34 waist pants and after reading reviews and evaluating my waist and belt with the size chart recommendations I chose Medium which provides for an exact length match for my existing size 34 leather belt, allowing for 3 extra loops for tightening and 5 extra loops for loosening with no gear. Fantastic quality at a great price.
Excellent gun belt. Very robust. Measure for your size and go the size up if you’re in between.
I really do love this belt. I’m pretty particular when it comes to certain items and this belt exceeds my expectations. All of the previous nylon belts that I wore always wore out and frayed at the tip of the belt that goes through the buckle and it drove me crazy. Ciguera got it right with this belt as that end is folded over and will not break down and fray over time like other belts do, and that’s the first time I've seen that. I love the minimalist buckle and overall look of the belt. It’s perfect for IWB carry in the appendix position. I had a few options in mind when I was looking for a new belt but I’m happy I went with this one. Would recommend and buy again.
It’s worth the wait, there is a reason they are always out of stock. Best belt on the market and most of you guys would get laughed out of town if your pants fell down in public so get one ordered and avoid the embarrassment that your skid marked tighty whiteys are hiding.
After beginning to watch Mikes' (Garand Thumb) videos, I wanted to support the channel. The configuration I wanted here was unavailable, so I posted on Mikes' channel and put myself on the wait list here; within the day my configuration was made available. I love this belt. It is my new EDC belt and supports my pistol so well I hardly notice it anymore. This belt also doubles as a great dress belt alternative. I will probably purchase another in a different configuration as a backup, although it will be hard to destroy this one! Excellent product!
This belt is the best fitting "battle-belt" I've tried. It is so light I dont know I'm wearing it, but looks classy (black on black) so I dont stick out. I cam from wearing the 5.11 velcro and D ring belt daily for years, which I our grew. This Emissary belt has so much adjustability you can not out grow it. I absolutely love it.
Well what can I say? I'm 42 I started in the gun industry at 18. I've shot everything and owned 2 dozen gun belts and seen 100 more up close and this is by far my favorite and I'm just gonna say the best one period!
This belt is legit, clean af. Got the coyote first, once i got this out the package I knew it was the sauce. Best edc belt in the game right now. Liked it so much bought the blk on blk just because. Runs good as CCW belt and runs good under my war belt. quit bullsh&@$in’ and pull the trigger and order one. also both colors I got are AR 670-1 compliant for you Army guys out there.
Bought this after a few months of deliberating and finally pulled the trigger. I wear this belt just about every day and don't think ill go back to any other belt. the rigidness of the belt has absolutely to problem holding up any of my holsters. plus it looks great.
I originally wanted the black belt with black buckle but it wasn't available in my size. I ordered the Coyote with black buckle and now I'm glad I did. It is a sharp looking, well built belt. Very sturdy, not too thick, and stiff enough not to sag. Use their sizing method when ordering and you will get the correct size. There are seven eyelets placed an inch apart, so there is plenty leeway.
Great belt! Superb construction and looks great! I will buying another in black!
Great functional low profile belt. Especially, if you desire to keep things sturdy and be able to adjust to certain loads for your daily carry. I previously was wearing the original version (no extended tag end or reinforced loop holes) I still use it daily. I simply desired an additional belt to set up, and am pleased with the upgrades this belt offers. The coyote color is nice imop, more of a subdued brown, and I like it. Goes well with various wardrobes and applications of use. Order yours today, you won't be dissapointed for a minilast and dependable belt.
This is a serious belt. Absolutely recommend it for hard use.
This is an amazing belt. Very sturdy construction. I received the coyote version. Sizing instructions were spot on.
This belt is great for CC or as a general belt. I like the fact I can get it wet and not worry about it. It’s thin and rigid ie not collapsible , perfect. I have a 34-35 waist and a medium allows me 3-4 extra holes.
What a great product. Well made and strong enough to use for a regular shooting belt or for competition shooting. Will buy a few more for family and friends.
Been wearing this belt daily for the last 2 weeks in and out of the office. One of the better belts I've owned both for work and at the range. Keeps everything in place during movement.
This is a great product want to get the black buckle next time, are guys cary Glock 19s conceal cary not bad belt. Great price aswell
Super nice looking, quality feel. Holds my gear really well. Shipping was a little slow but acceptable seeing how it was an international order. So far super happy with my purchase.
this belt is amazing! hold retention as well as doesn't sag with extend use. Carrying with a tucked or un-tucked shirt is also a breeze with this belt. and it looks damn good in the office.
I love this belt. It is very sturdy but looks normal. It flies under the radar. If you carry gear but don’t want to wear a full duty belt with keepers this is a great option. I like it much better then leather. Strong yet light.
Great belt, recommended! Sizing instructions accurate. Its robust, great for carrying firearm without divulging its serious purpose, and it is fashionable as well. Bonus, as it's coming out of hometown company- Miami, Fl.
The sizing was right on, the fit, finish and comfort are perfect! You’ve definitely got a loyal customer. It has worked with my EDC IWB and full size OWB M&P!
I loved my Alonso Defense V2 belt, but lost weight and had to get the Ciguera V3. I still love it 5 stars, however I prefer the way the belt was cut at the end of the V2, rather than the square end on the V3. This belt will always be my favorite though.
This is the EDC belt that I have dreamed of for decades. US Army taught me to require all of my gear to be damn near indestructible. This belt is damn near indestructible. No sag, no wobble, no nuthin'! I will order another one, just to have!
Haven't had this belt very long about a month but I wear it every day either in ccw or on the range and it's become my new favorite gun belt holds weapon, mags, dump bag the works no problem and no chafing which I have a major issue with on my boney hips and as a daily driver belt it looks nice enough for semi formal occasions with my suit so it's a win for me
Love this belt! Purchased the size Large and I have a 38 waisted fit is fine and if I ever get around to dropping a few pounds have a few notches left. Like it with my mid drop safariland setup best...even wear it as a stand-alone
Fits as expected , durable, rugged, doesn’t pinch or bother in any way , retains weapons retention systems very well of all types ,
I bought this belt so I would have a sturdy design compared to my other belt I use to carry my dump pouch and my pistol with extra mags. I bought this belt because it seemed to fit my needs and that it looks like it would be sturdy enough to handle every thing threw at it. What I like. I like the fact that the best has rigidity and that it is very strong under any circumstance. I also like the ease of use. It’s just like any other belt you find on the market. No gimmicks, no odd ways of fastening the belt. It’s just a good old fashioned style belt. It fit perfectly based off of the sizing chart and instructions that were provided. So with all of the pros, why did I only give this product a four star? Well the one a thing I noticed when putting on the belt is that the buckle seems just a touch narrower inside of it for the first two inches of the belt. I’m sure this is something that was planned but I have had trouble putting the belt on and so that’s why it got the four stars. With that small gripe, I still think this is one of the better belts on the market and for the price, you cannot beat it. Great job ciguera. You guys out did yourselves.
So far it’s great, holds my 1911 with extra mag firmly as well as my 19 with mag caddie.
I picked this up after watching a review on it from my guy Garand Thumb. I currently own Ares Gear and Blue Aloha Gear belts as well. After running this belt for the past month I have to say it’s my new favorite. Nothing against my other belts , but this does everything my others do , and it’s more streamlined. It’s significantly less bulky compared to my Aries gear at least the way it attaches to my body. This pays huge dividends when I am required to dress business casual but still need to carry a firearm. If you’re looking for a belt that can do it all look no further
Lots of thought has went into this belt. It's super durable, fit & finish are amazing. I wear it everyday to carry anything from my Glock 29 to my 43. It's does it's job well without sagging like other belts do. If you're looking for a belt that doesn't use a Cobra buckle this is what you've been looking for.
For an EDC belt, it's absolutely fantastic. With fully loaded magazine pouches, I've experienced no wobble, even when jumping up and down. Thought I'd need to have gotten an XL to account for gear, but I ended up needing only a Large. My dad's getting into handguns, so it'll make a great gift for him. My only gripe is the square cut makes it a tad difficult to thread through belt loops, but other than that, it's a fantastic belt. I'll be sure to put it through its paces.
This belt is great! It carries my Glock 19 appendix with a spare magazine comfortably and without any sagging. The belt is rugged for whatever you’re going to throw at it day to day. I will definitely buy another belt with the black buckle next.
This belt is awesome. The belt holds my G19 and g17 just fine. No sagging OWB to report. It’s a great IWB belt as well. I carry a g43 appendix a lot and this belt has performed phenomenally. But it’s also a great regular belt. Wear it to work everyday. It’s a great belt Just buy it and be happy
I'll be honest.. when I got this belt my first thought was "I spent $70 on THIS?" After wearing it for a couple of weeks, I have to say that I do like the belt. It is comfortable and I think it will last. I ordered the silver buckle since the black buckle seems to never be in stock and immediately sells out if it is. I will probably order another one in tan with a black buckle if they ever come back in stock in my size.
Great belt fit perfect and holds gun and gear like a pro
Excellent belt. Have been wearing it for 2 weeks. Very comfortable and carries my FNX45 and spare mag very well.
This belt... where do I start. This belt is very sturdy and the fit is perfect. There are enough eyelet holes I could lose weight and it would still fit perfect. I think the best part about it is that it looks like a regular everyday belt. The stitching and just overall quality of it are fantastic and it has now replace both my inner duty belt and my belt I wear off the clock. Good job guys!
Bought this after trying out the ratcheting trash made by that other company that paid every gun-tuber to push their product. The Emissary V3 is a perfect blend between EDC belt and gun belt. Went with a size S and wear a 32-33in waist in pants and it fits perfect.
An outstanding belt. I was worried about size because my measurement was right between XS and S. The measurements for the sizes are the middle 3 holes so there are 2 more each direction. I chose the small, it fits right and gives extra room for a holster should I ever get one. If there is a coyote one in the works I will be getting one for a war belt.
Very strong and durable belt. I wear it as a inner belt when working as a LEO and wear it as my EDC belt. Holds my firearm in place when I’m caring it. The belt can be worn as a everyday beater belt to wearing it in nice occasions. Would definitely recommend to a friend.
I had bought the V2 in XXL because I'm too fat. Loved everything about the belt though. Lost weight and got the V3 in XL and it is still amazing. Only thing is that my V3 has a square cut on the tail that makes it more difficult to thread in pants with tighter belt loops than the slash cut on my V2. That's a small complaint and it is still the best belt I've ever owned. Don't hesitate, just buy it.
First off, I recommend taking 1 - 1.5” off your measurement and order that size as I was an inch smaller than a large. After speaking personally with Mr. Alonso he told me I could return my large and buy a medium. I decided not to as I needed something for a departmental range day. So I drilled another hole in my large to better fit me. So far the belt has held up very well. Haven’t had it long at all, but can say with confidence that it will last a very long time and hold up to heavier loads and use. Buy with confidence!
this belt is sturdy enough to hold gears but comfortable for everyday use.
I wear this belt everyday in a business casual environment, and on the weekends - it's very comfortable, and I forget that it's on. Belt is rigid enough for my carry use, and feels very heavy duty. The brass eyelets are a nice touch to keep the fit consistent. No noticeable stretch after several months of constant use. I'm extremely satisfied with this belt.
Like the heavy duty webbing construction. And using a real belt hole buckle is nice touch and adds to its versatility.
I bought two belts, one with a black buckle and one with a silver buckle. The belt is just rigid enough to bear the weight of a full operational loadout with extra mags, a full-size hunting knife, IFAK, Leatherman MUT, and dump pouch. It is also comfortable enough to wear every day. I wear it with my business casual attire as well as full tactical kit. I could not be happier with this belt.
I really like this belt. It is definitely strong enough to hold all your gear, plus it works great for appendix carry. My only real complaint is the keeper. It tends to snag on belt loops and it just doesn't seem as durable. However I would totally recommend this belt to anyone wanting a good belt that actually resembles a belt and not a riggers type duty belt.
I love this belt. I have been wearing it daily for two weeks. Not only does it feel very strong, it is lighter than any leather belt I have worn that is just as strong. I have just been wearing this without any concealed carry and would use this belt with an OWB holster, but will definitely need a new belt in a larger size for an IWB holster. Depending on the thickness of your pants, location of belt, and weight supported the bottom edge of the belt may rub some spots sore, but after 2 days I found the right place to wear the belt (right above my pelvis) to prevent this. Also, I recommend sizing so that your measurement is at the lower end of the size range to leave a little extra that will fit under belt loops.
Great belt, have had it on for about 2 weeks and so far so good. Belt is very stiff but still comfortable for extended use. The sizing is exactly as advertised, assuming you read the size chart. My only regret is that I didn't order extra belt keepers. I can see the keepers wearing out over time due to the material. Definitely recommended.
Only been wearing/carrying with this belt for 2 weeks so far but it does the job nicely. Feels quite rugged and is fairly stiff at first. Just now starting to break in after the first couple weeks. Comfort continues to improve with wear. Holster clips on very securely. Feels like this will last quite a while.
The best multifunctional gun belt I've used to this date. Slim profile, rigid, and excellent quality.
This is an excellent gun belt with perfect combination of strength, rigidity and flexibility. The only improvement that I could envision would be to produce a Cobra clasp low profile version. Beyond that enthusiastically recommended.
Since I have ordered this belt, I have not been disappointed. I have gone through several belts that have been a let down. I can tell with the feel of the material and quality they put in, that this belt will most likely last me a lifetime. I plan on using this belt as both my EDC and as my duty belt for the police department. Only disclaimer is to properly size your waist with all the gear you plan on carrying. I mistakenly got a size too big for not having anything on, but is perfect with all my gear i.e. pistol, mag carrier, ifac, radio, etc.
For the first time ever the sizing chart worked for me and I got a great fitting belt. Holds a Full size .45 and 2 mags all day with no problems. If you do the standard squeeze test you'll feel some flex but it's no enough to sag your gun and keeps it a bit more comfortable. 100% satisfied
First of all let me say this is an awesome belt. This belt is very low-key; people would never know this is a tactical belt. I wear it to work and the belt its self is very comfortable and practical for everyday wear. It’s surprisingly very sturdy to hold my M&P 2.0 9 mm compact without any sagging ! I have to say this is my favorite gun belt so far and I own a few of the well known brands in the gun community.
I wear this belt both at work underneath a duty belt for additional support and every day. It is an excellent piece of equipment and looks like a normal belt which is the biggest selling point for me.
Great for disciplining the children! Okay, bad joke. I ordered the belt and it arrived after about a week, to my surprise. I had heard and read that the belts were made-to-order, so receiving them took some time (some people were saying 2-3 months, so maybe I got lucky). It's a very stiff, but sturdy, belt that I think will need some breaking in, but it's very good quality. I'm not sure what the differences are between the V2 and V3, but I'm very satisfied with the product, which I use for more mundane, every day purposes. A good belt costs a fair deal of money anyways. I do recommend this belt, and the one I got was the black belt buckle. For further transparency, I did learn about this product through the Garand Thumb youtube channel.
Belt is very thin yet still very rigid. Great for concealed carry by spreading the weight of the firearm for better all day carry.
Overall, I'm very happy with this belt. It's stiff enough to keep my holster secure, but not so stiff that it becomes uncomfortable. My only gripe is with the end of the belt - it gets hung up on belt loops fairly easily. But ultimately, it's not a deal breaker.
Excellent heavy duty belt. I prefer the eyelets over the other methods.
I’ve been wearing my new belt every day for the past 2 weeks and I absolutely love it. It has a tactical look when worn with jeans or tac pants as well as a low profile casual look when I wear a suite. I am very satisfied with my purchase.
Outstanding Belt. I plan on ordering another one to make it my battle belt. Extremely rigid and will not sag. Garand Thumb recommended and I'm glad I listened!!
Great product. Used for every day carry and under a 20+ lb duty belt. I've run a straight velcro belt, a reinforced rigger belt, and a cobra belt, this has became my go to. Its lightweight and low profile just work. The end of the V3 is a little different that the V2 picture. It has a square end and the burned area folded under for a cleaner appearance but it sacrifices the angled end. My measurements put me on the bottom of the Large with my IWB holster and the top of the Medium for duty use. I went with the Large and am not regretting it.
I've had it for about a week. Just the right balance of support for a pistol & comfort for the wearer... Doesn't make me look like a cowboy like a lot of the leather gun belts do. Would recommend.
Great design and quality. Used primarily with my admin setup ( owb holster w/ mag&cuff combo ) and battle belt. My other cobra belt is slowly moving to the back of the closet.
Hands down, best gun belt I've ever purchased. It's super rigid and sturdy, but at the same time it's beyond comfortable to wear for everyday use. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Hands down the best gun belt on the market. The rigidity is fantastic, the webbing and stitching is rock solid, and the buckle is truly fantastic. Much lower profile than a cobra buckle for concealed carry and it's much simpler to load it up with gear since there's no buckle that needs to be removed like a cobra belt.
The sturdy construction of the belt was what I was looking for, the comfort and looks set it apart from the rest.
The fit is perfect just use the guide provided. This belt is extremely comfortable considering it’s stiffness. Its stiff in all the right places and I like that. That said it’s not stiff in the wrong places. The pvd coating on the buckle looks tough as hell, I don’t anticipate any issues there. I’d say if you think you want this belt, get it! You won’t be disappointed. The social media hype is real, and I get why so many people like it. Follow them on instagram and Facebook and wait for a restock date then scoop one up. My only gripe would be that it doesn’t come in coyote Brown yet, it’s not that coyote Brown is cool or something it’s not, the army makes us wear that color belt. Sometimes you don’t want to be the only guy in the field wearing a black belt. But I’ve been told that they are working on it so we will see. Just get one, ok. You’ll thank me later.
This belt is awesome and customer service was epic. Gotta love a company that delivers killer gear but doesn’t take themselves to seriously. Thanks guys!
There’s nothing to hate about this belt. The reinforced design of the belt’s structure is so solid it takes some breaking in yet isn’t rigid or uncomfortable. Typically the gun belts I’ve bought have brought too much attention to themselves when either squeezing too roughly. This belt is comfortable enough that you forget you’re wearing a gun belt. It’s got what seems like an elastic band yet the band is just as strong as the belt. Seemed funny at first yet the band doesn’t budge a millimeter even after an entire rugged day at the range. I’m impressed. Don’t usually leave reviews yet I’m compelled by this incredibly smart purchase I made.
Amazing belt as always! I owned the V2 version and then purchased the V3 with the black buckle. I use it as a base belt under my duty belt at work and it is the perfect stiffness and is a very solid platform for any use. Black buckle is another nice upgrade for the V3 version too. Only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because of the new end they designed for it. The V2 belt had an angled end that was burned to seal the webbing which didn't bother me at all and the angle made it easy to pass through belt loops. The V3 belt doesn't have the visible burnt end as the top layer was burned on the end and then folded under itself and stitched to create the two layers. The square end makes it just a little easier for the belt to get hung up while threading through belt loops. Also being the end is folded on itself it creates a crease where the last inch or so bend backwards if it does get caught while threaded through the belt loops. Not a huge issue really, more of just an observation and very very minor inconvenience. Definitely not a reason you shouldn't buy this belt though, still the best belt I've ever owned.
Great EDC/Gun belt. Between personal carry and firearms instruction I needed a solid work horse of a belt. The stiff scuba webbing is perfect for all day gun carry, but comfortable too! Highly recommend!
When I wear this belt in my mom's basement I feel the power of the toilet brigade is with me and that I'm an unstoppable Force made to protect all the world's anime body pillows
Daddy Garand's belt is awesome! Got the v2 with the silver buckle. But just some additional comments (hopefully helpful) about sizing. The belt has 7 loopholes, 1 inch apart. If you wear regular belt 37-38 (pant size 34 for me), the M size will put the buckle right in the middle loop, leaving you 3 inches of adjustment space in both directions - for looser and more snug fit. As Daddy says - it's important to look cool. And the right size belt will definitely make you look cool.
5'10' 155lbs and the Small is perfect size and leaves plenty of room to open up for IWB. I've been wearing Ares and Volund for years but the Alonso is hands down my new go-to everyday. It's stiff enough to not sag and just pliable enough to not hold your pants open like wearing a hula-hoop for a belt. I'd gotten used to the stiffer belts digging into my hips, particularly while driving, and after wearing the Alonso for a week I unintentionally realized I’ve been looking for that irritation and it's just not there anymore. And on top of it all it's a really sharp looking belt. Never thought I'd like an old school buckle again. Thanks Alonso Defense Group!
Extremely rigid and durable. Just make sure you order the right size because I now own two of them because the first one was too big. That's ok though because I can keep it in case I ever put on a few more pounds. I expect this belt to last a lifetime.
I’ve been on the search for the most comfortable carry belt possible. I carry at 3 O’Clock inside the waistband. I like to keep as much mobility and comfort as possible. I’ve tried various belt brands, both leather and nylon, some upwards of $100 in my search for the most comfortable belt possible. After seeing this belt in a GarandThumb video I liked that it has a standard buckle as so many other styles have caused discomfort with little sliding pins or other levers/switches digging into my skin in some positions. As soon as I put this belt on I knew it was easily the most comfortable gun belt I’ve experienced. It feels less constricting than other synthetic belts that are insanely thick. It feels like a regular, everyday belt from a comfort perspective rather than a chunky, stiff gun belt but still manages to hold up my forearm perfectly. I don’t know if this will eventually develop a sag or not like some leather belts but I was looking for comfort with support and this strikes that balance perfectly.
Just got mine, this thing will be all that's left besides cockroaches at the end of the world. As soon as I put it on my testosterone levels spiked and all women within 5 miles became pregnant. It's glorious. I wear a size 32 waist pants, a size med belt is just the right size to wear with an iwb or owb holster.
I've heard a lot about this from other gearheads that I trust, and finally pulled the trigger on it. I originally ordered the wrong size because fatteh, but they offered to exchange it. I declined the exchange because it was my mistake, and reordered the correct size. Shipping was brisk 2nd go round, and I've been very pleased with it for the past month or so of daily use, supporting a full-size M&P and weapon light. On-duty, it supports the gun, two spare mags in carriers, a Motorola radio, a keychain the size of Kansas, and miscellaneous pouches with medical and whatnot, without difficulty. Quite impressed, and will replace it with the same if it ever wears out.
Hard to believe how much difference this belt makes with the sidecar holster. Worth both the money and the wait
This is the only belt any man ever needs. It’s tough as nails and I love that it doesn’t roll over on itself. It made my concealed carry system much more comfortable. I will be ordering another for a dedicated battle belt setup. Bite the bullet and just order one. Yeah it took 10 weeks to get to me, but so worth it.
Very strong durable and stiff. Got it in 4 weeks like they said well priced for the quality great product!
Very nice belt. The quality is outstanding. I prefer this belt material over leather. Leather seems to sag where my holster sits between loops. The Emissary gun belt doesn't sag at all. I'm going to recommend this belt to all my friends.
I've been active duty military for 16 years and this is the best belt I've ever owned. It maintains its shape and doesn't warp under the weight of a full size EDC and IWB and OWB holster. I would rate 5 stars but it took over the estimated lead time, and when I tried contacting customer service it took a few tries for them to get back to me. The website also never updated the status of my order. If it was delayed and the website reflected then I would have been happier, but it just said awaiting fulfillment for over 2 months. I understand they are very busy and would still recommend this belt for duty or civilian use.
This belt is seriously stout. Works very well with both IWB and OWB holsters with zero sag. Sizing: I am 6'2" and wear a size 32 pant size and a size 34 when carrying IWB. I ordered a MEDIUM and it fits perfectly. It leaves me a few holes of adjustment in both directions. Be aware that this belt is all of the advertised 1.5 inch width. Fits all the belt loops on all my jeans but some are a little bit of work to get on. Not a negative just FYI. Overall very happy with this purchase. Was exactly what i was looking for. Belt was delivered almost a month to the day from when I placed the order.
My favorite EDC belt....so good I had to get 2 of them! Definitely worth the lead time. Quality of the belt is outstanding with the simplicity of a regular style belt due to the buckle design. It’s stiff and can serve as a dedicated range belt as well. Highly recommend! Alonso Defense has a winner with this one. Thanks again!
A solid belt that doesn't stand out like a lot of Tac belts. Great build quality and hardware. Maintains shape and holster position. Highly recommend.
I have been carrying concealed for 21 years now and this is by far the best concealed carry belt I have had yet. It is very strong and hold my gun perfectly but is still so very lightweight. The normal buckle system allows me to use this belt with any pair of pants or shorts without having to take off the buckle. I have an SOE Gear EDC belt with cobra buckle, SOE Gear Duty belt, two Crossbread Leather belts, a handfull of Condor and Blackhawk belts and this is by far the best for EDC concealed carry so far. Don't get me wrong, I still prefer my SOE Belt when I am shooting IDPA and my ELS Safariland for USPSA and 3 Gun but for EDC carry this belt is the best! The quality and construction is top notch and the best part about it is it is so lightweight yet still so strong and sturdy. Also, for appendix carry this belt is awesome! With the buckle being so flat there is no need to rotate the belt to one side to get the buckle out of the way. You can leave the buckle at 12 o'clock and it doesnt print at all.
I have to give credit for this belt. It is quite tough, much more so than a 5.11 operators belt. I expect it will last quite a bit longer as well. I run Blackhawk holsters, IWB or OWB, no problems. I’m a 36 waist, I got a size large. I’m glad I did, plenty of room to adjust if I get a bit more thicc lol. The worst thing in a gun belt is trying to use one that barely fits. Cons? I did almost lose the elastic strap, but it actually looks good with the belt so not to worry.
Well built belt. No Velcro to worry about wearing out. I wear it as a duty belt and off duty. Took longer than 8 weeks to get but it did arrive and worth the wait. I’m going to definitely order another.
Great quality, simple, fits most pants, and looks traditional. Love,.........will but another.
This belt carries a gun very well but it also looks sharp as a standard belt. I carry IWB. Scuba webbing and solid brass, the belt should last forever. Expect an 8 week lead time. It's worth it.
I've worn the belt every day since it arrived. I wish I had found it sooner rather than wasting a few hundred dollars on all my previous belts. The balance between rigidity and comfort is perfect. You can still move and flex, but it will evenly distribute a considerable amount of weight. The only durability concern is the elastic keeper. I've seen this used on other webbing belts, and they seem to hold up well, so it's not a major concern. It just seems out-of-place on such a high-quality belt.
The belt took 2 months to ship but it's far better quality than cheaper belts that are a similar design. This belt is worth the wait so order it ASAP.
This is the EDC belt I've been searching for. It handles my Safariland OWB when hiking as well as my T.Rex Arms Sidecar for EDC. The sizing chart worked perfect for me. If ADG ever makes these in any other colors, I'll buy buying again. 5 stars, Great Product, well worth the wait.
So i waited the FULL 8 WEEKS. Don't get me wrong the wait sucks! But IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY! I plan on buying another one of these belts soon . Buy one now and just get the wait over with! It is worth it!
I bought it for work but ended up using it as my EDC belt because of its durability
Love this belt, fits perfect.
Fits well; tightens comfortably.
I order this belt, as a replacement for my hsgi cobra belt. first thing I notice was the good quality it was built with. it is also very stiff, and the buckle looks good too. the only thing that somepeople might not like is the waiting period for the belt was 10weeks. but it is worth it. I order a small, but I returned it for a medium instead. I am size 32 waist, but I like to have extra belt length.
Fantastic product, made with high quality materials, with an extremely rugged design. Totally worth the wait. I’ve got one in small and one in medium for when I get fat.
EXCELLENT QUALITY! I WILL BE PURCHASING ONE MORE FOR LEO DUTY.
From the second this stiff belt slipped between my tight belt loops, I knew..... This was going to be something that stayed wrapped around me while I was out of breath banging against steel.
Wow , I received my Emissary belt todY and I am highly impressed with the fit feel and construction . This an awesome belt , I consider this a forever belt it bombproof ! Thanks Alonsodefencegroup !
The best damn belt period. Flexible enough to be comfortable yet stiff enough for all the crap we carry on our waist ( guns, knives,ammo....) nonmagnetic buckle and American made. So good I have 2 of them one for off duty and one for on duty ( former AZ corrections Sgt. current EMT-PARAMEDIC student). Retired a 10 year old riggers belt for the emissary v2 glad I did and I'll never go back.
Phenomenal belt. I believe simpler is better and less is more and I like to be tactical without looking tactical so this belt is perfect. Now I can just wear one belt for everything I do. Leather belts don’t deal with sweat well but this one will. Quality was excellent. I wear size 34 pants when carrying IWB, which is almost always, 32 when not carrying. I ordered the Small and it only gets to the second notch. I like more overlap than that so I am getting a Medium instead. The company is handling the exchange no problem.
Worth the wait. Stiff enough to hold up my pistol and ammo. Fits exactly as described.
This belt is strong and great quality. Make sure are patient enough for the build and shipping time, they are made to order so, like they say on the website, it takes time. That being said, I am extremely happy with the quality and would order again!
Excellent Belt. The wait time is legit like 2-3 months, but it’s an amazing belt.
Jose Sanchez belt strong ,quality material and nice look to it.
I’m a 38 waist. Tried an XL and it was loose on the tightest notch. Returned it for a medium which was tight on its loosest notch. Kept it, because return was a waste of time, and ordered a Large. Fits perfectly on the middle notch. Goldilocks belt. Just wish there were a couple more holes in the belts so there could be a little more overlap of sizes and because I like a longer tail. An XL with a couple more holes would be my ideal.
My girlfriend used to be fine with taking my belt off. It was a flimsy old leather belt that ripped as if committing suicide the day I received my emissary belt. She won't go near it. She says it's stiffer than I ever have been and she can't get my pants off. Gives me more time to go shoot, I guess.
Very stiff belt, but not uncomfortable. My duty rig doesn't catch on the loop, because it is flat and elastic. Overall, it is a high quality belt, and I will be buying more.
I'm 5'8" 165 lbs and wear 32" pants that have more room than necessary around the waist. I purchased the small belt and secure it on the fourth hole from the end although I could pull it tighter. This thing is rock solid and by all appearances built to last. It took 3 months to receive from the time of order, but I had other belts that served well enough while waiting. I slide the belt toward my right side to accommodate my Glock 19 T. Rex Arms Sidecar Appendix Rig. Works great. If I lost this one I would not hesitate to buy another.
Great belt, strong but comfortable. Does not squeak and creak with a kydex holster which was what I was hoping. Exactly what I wanted and measurement procedures worked perfectly.
I've been using it for about a week and it seems to live up to the hype. Just the right amount of stiffness for all day carry and presentation from a quality holster is super fast.
Will be a bit stiff on your hips for the first week or so, but that's to be expected from the ultra-rigid scuba webbing. Has functioned in excess of all expectations in both everyday life and in cooperation with my duty belt so far, and plays nicely with every pair of pants I own. Best belt I've ever purchased; well worth your money if you're patient enough to sit out the lengthy lead time.
This has been one of the better belts I've worn over the years. I've been wearing it daily for 5-7 hours per day. It has comfortably supports all of my handguns.
Ordered 06.21.2018, delivered 09.22.2018. Worth the wait! I'm 6'-00" 180 lbs and I ordered the small. It fits me in the middle belt hole without a weapon. I think the medium might have been a little bit better for IWB carry, but OWB carry will be fine. I'm thinking about another in medium just because this thing is awesome! Buy with confidence.
Amazing belt exceds my expectations. Tough as hell but comfortable. Plan on ordering myself another. The wait to get it was not short but completely worth it.
The belt is very stiff and of high quality. It doesn't have the basic training tacticool douche look, so thats also a huge plus. Looking forward to years of use
Excellent quality, strong and light
Great belt. Size was spot on and dressy enough to not look too "tacticool". Simple but effective. The only complaint I ave was how long it took to deliver.
Great belt....well worth the wait (around 11 weeks for me). Excellent construction. My pant waist size is 32" and since I do not plan to use this belt for direct gear attachment, I went with the Small (after following the measuring instructions)....and it is the perfect size. Even with the Small for me, there is till enough room to carry concealed. Finally have a heavy duty belt I can use with my range gear that I can thread thru belt loops like a normal belt....and wear with normal clothes if I choose without looking like I'm a try-hard-tactinerd out in town. Definitely recommend it.
Three things I look for in a gun belt: Stiffness: this belt is very stuff both vertically and along the length of the belt, while still allowing for easy wear. Security: the belt secures with a classic buckle, which maintains a low profile, and a band of elastic for the tail. It's simple and it works, without a big buckle in the way. It holds weight, both through the entire belt, and directly at the buckle, for whether I'm being moved by it, or carrying weight and resting such in the buckle. Usability: it doesn't deform easily, which makes carrying mag pouches, my holster, and whatever else I've got on there a breeze. Only desire is a perhaps a taller version, like 1.75".
The belt is absolutely top notch! It's pretty rigid yet isn't at all uncomfortable . I have used other gun belts and usually end up disappointed due to lack of support or a sore lower back from having them too tight. This belt instantly fixed all the above! The belt is a must for anyone wearing inside or outside the belt setups. My safari land, t-rex sidecar, as well as my magazine holders are all supported with ease. The quality of materials and construction are 5 star all day long. The only negative is the long wait time between ordering and receiving of the belt. It was longer than 8 weeks. I contacted ADG a couple of times and they were VERY nice and responded quickly. Quality this awesome is gonna take time so just be ready for the delays necessary. I feel that when they put me to rest for good, I will be wearing this belt into eternity. Thank you ADG!
I've had this belt for almost a year and a half and I've wore it almos every single day since I got it till this day. A month ago I got in a motorcycle accident and broke my tibia plateuo. It had problems putting on my pants by myself, until one day I decided to put on the Emissary belt before trying to put on my pants. Guess what? The belt even helped me put on my pants, it's so stiff it made my life so much easier. I loved this belt before my accident and now I love it even more! Thank you for making such a great belt.
Wear it every single day for work. It manages to carry a full sized Beretta 92A1 and three magazines, as well as the garbage in my pockets, it will also let me clip anything to it and it holds firm. Rigid enough to hold up your guns weight and pliable enough to squeeze through any just-a-bit-too-small holster loops. Hell of a wait, but so damn worth it.
Took a little over 2 months to get, but I am very satisfied with my belt. Use it for work and my EDC; keeps my CCW tight and firm against my persons and is comfy.
We'll made and designed, details such as the buckle attachment method which keeps the buckle flat really make this stand out relative to other belts. I would describe the stiffness as "moderate" which has been working very well for aiwb carry. This belt has been a huge upgrade from the leather belts I had used previously.
Belt is great. Extremely long wait time to receive it. Over 8 weeks.
Its hard to say but no matter how long the wait or the lack of updates in the process. You need to be patient. This is a "buy once, cry once" kind of belt worth the wait. I waited almost 12 weeks and almost canceled my order. I am so happy I didn't. Truly an amazing item.
Lightweight, rigid and minimalistic. Simply the best gun belt I've ever owned.
Belt is worth every penny, but they definitely make you wait for it.
For starters they are not kidding about the wait time. It took 9 weeks for the shipping label to be printed and then an extra week for the package to actually be delivered to the post office, so 10 weeks total before it shipped. Just be patient because it's worth the wait. The quality is above and beyond any belt I've ever bought in the past. Spend the $70 and you will save money on having to replace belts over and over again.
You get what you pay for. Great product! Only issue is lead time.
This is my third ‘scuba webbing’ style gun belt and is by far the best. The design is superior in every way and the belt is super stiff without being uncomfortable. Really a big fan of the buckle and haven’t had issues with adjustability. IWB or OWB, this belt is kick ass. Price is very hard to beat as well. Would highly recommend to anyone and everyone.
It is a great belt for EDC. Love the materials used and the materials make a huge difference compared to other EDC belts.
I received my belt a little later than expected but almost to the date that Diana predicted delivery. Though I had to exchange my belt (I ordered the wrong size), it was everything that I expected. My only suggestion to Alonso is that they consider a wider option as well. Finally, I exchanged several emails with the company and Diana, the company contact, was responsive, professional and accurate in everything we discussed.
As a former ARSOF JTAC I found the emissary gun belt to be the ideal multipurpose duty belt. Simplistic, and above all else durable. I am just as comfortable using this product during a DA raid, as I am during a low vis operation. A truly great product.
I had a different belt with a more involved buckle, and since switching to this belt, I love it. Simple buckle, and the support is great! I feel like I can carry more and do more.
Great belt,light weight,but able to support heavy gun.Materials and construction appear to be top quality...but slow delivery..about 3 months ,in my case....but worth the wait,in my opinion.Size was accurate,used with IWB holster.Belt material is very stiff,but lightweight and comfortable.Had used Wilderness belts for many years,only complaint was Velcro seemed to slip with a heavy gun,I decided to try something different after a conversation about concealed carry with a female friend who had no knowledge of firearms or CCW.She said the buckle on the wilderness belt caught her attention.Hopefully this belt will be a little more low profile,and after a couple weeks of EDC,,it seems to perform very well.
Fits very well. Doesn't feel bulky, even though it's quite stiff. The elastic keeper is just right, and the corner cut off of the belt's end helps get this sucker on and secured.
Awesome belt for CCW, or not. I definitely would recommend to friends.
Great belt, rigid somewhat flexible but very thin belt. Good edc option that looks great and is low key. It is completely weather proof and does not seem that it will wear our like leather belts and retains its shape.
The belt is something I've been looking for. This belt Is light, very rugged, and with the perfect stiffness. I just need a coyote brown one to wear in uniform. Please, ADG, make one in coyote brown. Its great for conceal carry and I can place my pistol rig over the top of the emissary belt w/o adjustment. If you're reading this, get this belt.
The sizing guide was spot on. It fits perfect. It’s stiff yet not “tactical” looking. Well made product. I
Excellent belt. Right in the "sweet spot" of size and functionality. Not too wide but just wide enough so easy to put through belt loops and add items for carry every morning unlike belts with cobra buckles. The hook on my IWB holster fits perfectly on this belt so doesn't slip out with the gun like it does sometimes with other belts. Light weight and sturdy with a buckle that doesn't look "tactical". Love it so far in the two weeks I've been wearing it everyday.
Love the belt. It is simple, clean, classy, strong and holds everything in place very well. Very pleased with the purchase.
This belt is exactly what I was looking for in a belt. The belt has a great balance of rigidity and plasticity.
I wear between size 30-32 in American Eagle jeans and ordered the small belt. When I received it and tried it out for the first time I was a little worried that it might be too small. However having worn the belt with jeans, and khakis and board shorts it works well. I have been using a T-rex appendix side car holster and the belt makes a world of difference in how it keeps the holster tighter to the body. There is zero droop/sag. To be honest however if I were to order again I would get the medium just to be safe. I have 3 belt holes left before it gets to the end. Bottom like the belt looks great with most clothes and it is a great ccw belt.
It's a belt. It's not the most rigid, but it keeps my pants on my waist and my handgun from flopping around while walking or jogging. It's a solid product and worth the 6 week turnaround only because it's exactly what I wanted - a simple, yet stylish gun belt I can wear and not look like a jackass, like with a kryptek riggers belt or something. I think 80% of a vet's life is spent trying not to appear to be a vet to others and this fit the bill.
As the title suggests these are way better than Thompson Tactical Gun Belts! Primarily because they actually send you the product you order instead of just keeping your money without even a word. Four weeks flew by and the belt flew to my door, the dual layer construction is way more rigid than any other gun belt I've owned. Seriously this thing is better than a duty belt.
Extremely well made. I wear it everyday with or without my pistol. This belt is so comfortable carring tuckable IWB and distributes the weight evenly that I don't have the saggy pants or the tugging to that side. It's very professional looking too. I wear it with business clothes and it helps with the "grey man" effect. And here's the topper.....it holds my pants up!
Great belt, glad I went the small.
Awesome belt- lighter then I expected and very durable. I carry appendix IWB with a Glock 19 and this belt keeps my firearm pressed right against my body without any movement, shifting, or sagging. A long lead time is expected so stay patient. Definitely worth the wait.
Strong, durable, no bs, simple shooting belt. That summarizes it. No need to elaborate.
So good I bought another! Excellent belt. Holds up extremely well for IWB EDC with spare mag carrier and stays rigid while having a number of other tools/carriers attached.
Great piece of kit! Sturdy construction allows for loading up the belt with various devices. Should last forever.
Amazing belt. Took 10 weeks to receive but once i got it I felt it was totally worth the wait. Stiff, durable and dependable.
Awesome. So worth the wait. Admittedly I grown frustrated waiting but after wearing it one time it proved to be beyond worth it.
Ordered a bit to small by going off the stated size of an old belt. But Alonso said it was fine to send it in to be swapped for s large. From the initial impression I got was the construction I'd rock solid and I trust that it's going to be a great carry belt when the proper size comes back.
I purchased this belt based on the review by Garand Thumb and other reviews I read across the internet. Belt does a good job holding up all my equipment, including pistol with holster, mag carriers for pistol and rifle and IFAK. Belt is comfortable to wear and has a less "tactical" look than other gun belts. The belt did take 10 weeks from order date to shipping date, so if buying one plan accordingly.
The belt is great, the construction is as rugged as it gets, the customer service is fantastic, i ordered the wrong size at first so i sent an email asking how to return the belt, they replied within a few hours and worked with me all along the way. Definitely looking forward to buying more products!
Good belt. I use it as inner belt for my duty belt doesn't sag or twist with weight.
I didn't realize how floppy my old belt was. This thing has so much structure, Something like this is a must have if you carry a firearm. Took 8 weeks to get to me, but quality product. The lead time was expected and stated at time of purchase.
Good, solid belt. Definitely on the more "discreet " side. Doesn't stand out as a tactical belt. Sturdy as hell, dont forsee it wearing out any time soon. As far as size, I'm a 34 waist and got a small. I dont like alot of excess tip on my belt so it works for me (reaches to the second hole.) If I had to give a con, it would be the lead time. Took a little more than 8 weeks to ship. But besides that, good belt and good company.
Solid belt that isn't tacticool and douchy. Holds up my appendix holster very well.
This is not the first time I’ve ordered a custom belt online and had to follow manufacturer specific instructions for measurements. Could be me, could be that the instructions aren’t accurate or that there is some variables that I’ve not accounted for. (Yes I accounted for IWB/OWB etc). I wear a 38 pant, my measurement of “where the belt is worn” was 36” and based on the chart, a medium was my size. Belt arrived and yes it makes it all the way around, however I have to use the very last eyelet. There is no room for adjustment if I were to add weapons etc. I remeasured myself following their instructions and nothing was different. Great feel, great quality, lightweight, super stoked to have....just in the right size. Now I just hope I don’t have to wait 4-8 weeks to exchange it.
I ordered the V1 but got the V2 instead! Awesome sauce! (yes I said awesome sauce...) love the belt as a casual jean belt and easily transfers over to a range belt or duty belt! Will buy one for the wifey and kids for their future cause I don't see this thing going down anytime soon.
Seriously the best belt I've ever worn. Leather is more comfortable, but does NOT last nor retain the weight of your carry piece or gear. This belt will stand the test of time. I ordered the wrong size at first, as I am a skinny tall thot, XS feels like it's made for my bulimic ex-wife, while the Small fits my 30" waist no problem and room for my pistol. +1 for Alonso handling my exchange so fast. Thank you very much.
The Emissary Gun Belt V2 is a sturdy platform for holsters and knives for open and concealed carry. It is ridged and robust enough to act as a stand along gun belt managing quite a bit of weight you would typically see on a 1 ¾" or 2" duty belt typically worn by gunfighters or law enforcement officers. The solid brass traditional buckle design doesn't stick out as "tactical" belt and it's webbing is sure to last longer than most other similar belts. It features a double layer stitched belt with riveted holes for the buckle. a cheap yet effective elastic wrap manages excess belt tail. Surely a good purchase you will not regret once you get it, demand has significantly increased the lead times for this product but it is worth waiting for.
Justin Garrett. This is the nicest light weight gun belt ive used. And ive used several brands. I like the scuba style webbing for the strength and resistance to water.. Great belt
Incredibly sturdy, holds my EDC fantastically without causing stress on my pants or hips. Functions extremely well as a battle belt as well. Recommended to everyone as either kind of belt.
I’m a fat dude and every belt I’ve had in the past has sucked. I can wear the Emissary gun belt casually or at work and it stays comfortable all day long. It is also strong enough to keep my full sized carry holster in place without sagging or shifting or the need to ever adjust at all. I’ve never wanted to review a belt before to be honest but this this is badass, these guys have a customer for life here.
So far I’ve used it with IWB and OWB holsters and I’ve had no flopping around with my G17, G19X, P320 Full or Compact. It makes the draw easier because holster doesn’t move. The 1.75 width is very comfortable even though I primarily fly a desk chair now a days.
Best all around belt I've used to fill multiple roles. I use the Emissary for daily carry, OWB, and competition. You wont be disappointed.
I measured my waiste at 36 inches and wear a 35 pant. I ordered a medium and have one adjustment left if I really tighten it up with a iwb holster. Might get a small next time.
The very best EDC CCW belt I have ever owned and I own too many to list. All the other high quality/high $$$ belts i own have to be adjusted a few times a day the V2 never! Would suggest to order one size larger than you think you need even after measuring the way you are instructed. Thanks You GarandThumb
I am very pleased with this belt. It is the best gun belt I have ever worn and am excited to get many years of use out of it. The only thing I would change is the size I got. I wear a size 38 waist and so I got the large to account for my pistol in side the waist band. However, even with my gun on I'm still on the second to last belt loop. If I go without the gin inside the waist band I'm on the last loop. I may purchase a medium to see if it fits better.
I like to end positively so the bad first. As others have said the 1" adjustments are a bit large. I often either have to suck in my gut or have the belt more loose than I'd prefer. It's not a big deal and I doubt everyone falls perfectly between sizes. The other "negative" is the eyelets hang-up on the buckles as I tighten the belt. Again not a huge issue, but takes a little more effort to put on. That said, I love the belt. Its firm, but comfortable. They are built like tanks AND have a warranty. The two complaints I have are almost insignificant compared to the what you get.
I first bought an XL. My pant size is 36 and my waist is probably a little bigger. The last hole in the belt was probably 3 inches short of where I could cinch it up. So I bought a Large and I am at the last hole. A nice solid belt. I like it because you can slide a holster over the end or anything else you need to. Some of the other combat belts have big buckles (Cobra Buckles) on both ends and you can't get anything over them. Maybe someday they will come in different colors?
After reading several reviews and watching Garand Thumb's video on YouTube, I decided to order this belt. You have to be ready to go when they restock, as the belts sell out fast. I went by the size chart on the website and bought a medium belt. The belt is perfect, I wear it everyday. It carries a pistol well and doesn't scream tactical. If you are on the fence, buy this belt, you won't be disappointed.
This belt is great for e.d.c., any type of class you take and just a day at the range. This 1 belt can do it all.
I have been wanting a gun belt as comfortable and durable as this one for a while and spent way too much money on other options and this has by far been the best. That said, I wear a lot of khaki color pants and having a belt that won't contrast horribly is important. So please please Please~ come out with an option for those of us in arid environments. Thanks!
i was a little skeptical about buying a 65$ belt man am i glad i did. im 6'3 235lbs with a 38 waist so i got a xl. it fits perfect with a few extra holes in case i want to conceal carry my g19. would recommend to anyone who asks. especially with their lifetime warranty hopefully this is the last belt i ever have to buy
The emissary belt is hands down the best carry belt I have used. I am buying a second one.
After waiting 2 weeks to receive it I do have to say I’m pleased with it. It’s both stiffer and lighter than a 17oz leather hanks belt I previously used. I do like the scuba belt material that’s used but I will point out like other customers have pointed out that where it’s melted shut there is some melted material. It doesn’t effect its function, but it still doesn’t look quite well finished. Other than that it’s a great design.
Scuba webbing is an amazing thing. I was shocked at how light this belt is, but it is incredibly ridged and tough. It has a great look and is very comfortable. Follow their sizing instructions. The size is a perfect fit for me. This is legitimately the best belt I’ve ever come across and it’s priced reasonably. The only bad thing I can say about this belt is that it’s difficult to get a hold of.
This belt is without question the best CCW belt I have owned. Very stiff, lightweight, and unobtrusive. I have a 34" waist and wear size 36 Levi 501s to carry IWB. I ordered size L and have two holes to spare with the gun. I would consider ordering size M next time. This is truly a great product!
Very pleased with this product. Learned of it from the Garand Thumb YouTube channel. Job requires changing back and forth between tactical clothing and plain clothes. I wanted something that could hold gear, but didn't scream "tactical." I have a Viking Tactics D-ring rigger that I have worn for the past 7 or so years that I love and wear with a uniform. I still use it for helo ops due to the D-ring, but this belt I like just as much as an everyday belt, as well as something that hold the gear I need it too while retaining rigidness. So far I have been running and gunning with this belt in training for about 3 weeks. Holds up well. Solid product. Can't think of anything I would improve, other than maybe offering additional colors (OD, MAS grey, desert tan, brown). Keep up the good work and keep improving the product of you can.
I think the belt is a great combination of features and materials. I have a 34" waist and the medium fits me perfectly. The belt is extremely comfortable, easily supports as much gear as you want to hang on it without collapsing. With just a sidearm and a couple mags the weight disappears. Suggestions: please make a 1.75" wide version, an opinion to ceracoat the buckle black and a FDE/tan version. A1.75" belt with black ceracoat buckle would get 5/5 stars. Oh, and shipping/customer service was quick and precise. Great job.
The emissary belt is great. It's stiff enough to support a firearm plus extra gear if necessary. Very well made, and you don't have to screw with cobra buckles. Nothing bad to say. The size chart was a little over my head and I've had to return the belt for a size down. But the guys at Alonso have been extremely helpful with the return process. I'll continue to support this company.
Perfect EDC gun belt. Weighs nothing, but sturdy as hell. The only one you'll need.
Great product,great quality,size chart is confusing,but a size too small.will bye another.
Belt is very well made, and is so much lighter than I thought it would be. Material is very tough and rigid enough to EDC, but as comfortable as a regular belt.
The belt fit exactly to the size chart which just amazed the hell out of me. I put it on, fresh out the packaging and it fit into the middle hole. I've been waiting on this belt for a couple months. Even logged in at midnight to buy it when it was finally available. I'm glad I waited. It's sturdy and for such a simple construction, beautiful. I can't recommend this belt more than I have to my friends and family.
Not much to say other than you get exactly what you pay for. A rugged, simple and practical belt. Holds my holster and mag pouches without sagging. Just be sure to follow the sizing guidelines.
Perfect for everyday wear and when on the lookout for THOTs.
I love the belt, it's exactly as described; simple, stiff and not too "tacticool". The only reason I gave four, as opposed to five, stars was that if I had my druthers the loop would be fixed and maybe punch the holes in half inch intervals. I realize this is just personal preference and belts generally come with one inch hole spacing; sometimes after eating a mondo burrito I need to let it out a hole and hate to have it too loose. For reference, I wear a 34 waist pant, 501's, and bought a medium belt. I probably could have gotten away with a large, just depends whether you prefer to have a lot of tail hanging out or be in the last couple holes all the time. Overall, a great belt; if only it came in flannel.
I don't know what my dumbass has been doing. The flimsy ass belts I had before and I thought were okay are being thrown in the damn trash. I got the V2 and I am happy as shit. This makes appendix carry a whole different beast. And off course we are supporting Papa THOT slayer himself. I expect this belt to last the rest of my goddamn life. If not you'll be hearing from me Alonso Defense.
Amazing belt. I was waiting patiently for more belts to be dropped on the site when I saw an Instagram story saying some would be available at midnight. I made sure to be one of the first to put in an order, and boy am I glad I did. The look and feel is amazing. The buckle is amazing, very classy and a great look if you tuck in your shirt. As others have said, the size chart is a bit confusing. I wear 33" waist pants so I was uncertain on the sizing, but I went with a Medium and I'm glad I did. I have it on the tightest notch without my IWB holster on. A large probably would have required adding more holes and a small probably would have also worked since I currently have six looser holes I could use. So I would recommend rounding down or paying more attention to the "Center Hole of Belt" value on the size chart more than the "Pant Size" value. But overall: great belt, great design, as sturdy as you'll ever need, and I am glad to be rid of Cobra Buckles on an Every Day Wear belt.
The belt was stiff and held my gear sturdy but was flexible and conformed to my wait I have a 30inch wait and bought a medium and I’m on the last hole on the belt so if your a 30 inch waist or around there go with a small
Not as nice looking as a leather belt, but does the best job any I've ever used. Right up there with SOE without the tactical look of a cobra buckle, and it's simpler, easier to put on or take off, thinner, lighter. The Emissary feels stronger than it needs to be and ridiculously strong for what it is. I ordered a small, usually wear size 34" waist pants, and use one hole out from the center hole for IWB carry with compact or full size pistols. Zero complaints, this works just fine, but I might have ordered a medium had I been able to try the belt on beforehand. The center hole works for just keeping my pants up/OWB carry. Be prepared for a long wait after ordering and don't bother them about it; they're doing what they can and your belt is on its way.
Everything about this product met and exceeded my expectations. Just the sizing chart was confusing for me. Not gonna blame alonso for it, just dont understand why they cant simplify it. Bought wayy too big but will deal with it.
All the sturdiness of a gun belt without it screaming “tactical”. I’ve worn this belt with a suit, jeans and shorts. It’s my go to belt
Madr very well, solid, perfect blend between tactical and dress. Gteat for all types of carry.
THE BELT'S TOUGH. THE FIRST DAY WITH IT OUT I FOUND MYSELF LYING PRONE IN A PARKING GARAGE FOR THE AFTERNOON/EVENING. WHEN WE LEFT THE SCORE WAS EMISSARY GUN BELT - 1, CONCRETE - 0. I WILL SAY THAT THE LEAD TIME WAS SUBSTANTIAL (ALMOST 3 MONTHS) BUT THUS FAR I'D SAY IT'S WORTH IT. PLUS, WHEN YOU'RE RAIDING YOUR MOM'S FRIDGE IN YOUR AIRSOFT GEAR, NOTHING LOOKS COOLER THAN THIS AS YOUR FIRST LINE. AND LOOKING COOL IS ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS RIGHT? TL/DR; BUY THE BELT, BE PATIENT, LOOK COOL.
Buy it. You wont be sad. I should have gotten a small and not a medium though.
I've been looking for a good off duty edc belt for a while and couldn't make up my mind on which to go with. I wanted a belt that was light weight, not too soft and not too rigid. I watched a review on Alonso Defense Group Emissary Gun Belt on Youtube and decided to order one. I ordered the medium size belt on Sep 19 and waited to receive it. Due to Hurricane Harvey the belt was delayed, nothing anyone can do about that. Once I received the belt I was impressed. The belt was light weight and was rigid enough to hold my pistol mags without sagging and it is soft enough not to dig into my hip. The quality of work on the belt is great. The size guide on the website is spot on. I will definitely buy a second one for work and I will recommend it to all my coworkers and friends. Great job!!
Belt is super sturdy and well made. Has no trouble with my Sidecar holster. Took a while to ship but the attention to detail was worth it. Dont think I’ll be needing another belt for a long time.
I was very hesitant to purchase a belt that I hadn't seen. I was happy to find the belt to be the perfect stiffness with just enough give to be comfortable. After a week of daily wear there's no apparent sign of wear. One plus is the non-magnetic buckle doesn't affect my compass or phone at all.
In my security job wearing my gear belt over this belt is awesome. While other gun belts do the job the belt keepers on the front would usually never close all the way. I love the slim profile under my utility belt. Great belt, horrible lead time.
This is my favorite gun belt. Strong, thin, comfortable. I use it for appendix carry.
I read the lead time; still got impatient. Sent some emails to Juan, threatened to cancel my order. Glad as I didn't. I've been in LE for 31 years. Not a "gadget guy," but do appreciate quality, utilitarian stuff that works and lasts. For the last 14 years I've been in a UC/low visibility assignment the majority of the time and carry IWB most every day. This belt is great. Well made and rugged. Fit was perfect. Make this bad boy in multi-cam or FDE and it will be my go to tactical belt as well. Thanks for making me wait.
I've tried them all, literally, I own about 20 different gun belts and belts for ccw, this is the best I have come across.
When you unwrap this belt and gaze upon it's glory for the first time it's truly impressive. The look of it is extremely utilitarian but classy at the same time. The rigidity of the material and the hardness of the brass buckle is legit. The sizing is true to form, identical to Magpul belt sizing. My one concern about this belt was that the retaining band was not stitched down and would slide around but it is solid and doesn't move at all. The width of the belt material is perfect for IWB fixed blade knives and pistols. If you have a IWB knife sheath with a steel clip it won't over flex it. It retains pistol holsters excellently. Do yourself a favor and just buy the damn belt.
Still very new, so I cannot speak to prolonged use, but it seems to hold the little appendix carry G43 in place just fine and retains the kydex holster very well on the draw. It seems simple and well constructed from rigid enough material, so I'm not really sure where it would fail. I have an ample butt from many squats and other activities, again part of my effort to look cool, but the belt keeps my pants right where they ought to be. Decent price for what so far seems to be a good belt.
Awesome belt, very rigid and yet very comfortable. I would and have recommended this belt to friends and family, you won't be disappointed.
I've purchased many other competitor's belt such as SOE and so forth, but I must say I am extremely pleased by this belt and has actually replaced my usual belt. The Emissary Belt is and will be my every day belt now!
1st off, the people there at Alonso Defense Group are top notch. 2nd, the quality of people shows in their end product. The belt holds well in support of keeping all my equipment in check, is comfortable and practical, and holds my pants up. Also, doesn’t mess up or interfere with my compass checks. Cheers to ADG and Garand Thumb on a great product.
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Alright so this badass fucking belt here is the best belt to ever exist. This belt is as thick as the strippers ass I throw money at every Friday. Are you in the business of Slaying thots ? Then get this fuckin belt, if you don’t get it your a thot yourself and your going to get removed. This damm thing holds up my heavy ass Safariland 6354DO holster with a Glock19 with a Streamlight HLR-1. But when you need to conceal a firearm this things can hold my glock 19 and G-Code incog and two extra mags real easy. But don’t think this belt is just for Concealed work, No no. This belt is perfect for when your going balls to the wall slaying thots. Holds up 3 ITS fast mag pouches with 32rd Daniel Defesne mags and 3 Glock 19 15rd mags in some Gcode tacos. Also holds my IFAK for when friends or myself Thot slayers get way to balls deep in slaying thot bods. No flex or bend in this belt whatsoever. Buy this belt now and stop playing yourself. This thing will hold up your balls of steel unless you don’t buy it then you don’t have steel balls.
Very high quality and sturdy. Holds everything i need it to. The smallest you can make the medium sized belt is exactly 32" which is perfect for myself.
So I was looking for something that didn't scream tactical when you look at it and this works perfect. It's super low profile but really stiff and it works perfect for any kind of holster rig you are running. It works great for appendix carry rigs as well as the typical OWB holsters. My only feedback would be to offer it in different colors (coyote tan would be rad).
Amazing belt that I would buy again if i ever need to replace it from wear which I don't think will happen with how well this belt is made. The only thing that bother me in the elastic loop that strap tuck into could come of the belt when pulling the belt off the pants fast.
Just received it yesterday and wore today and it was well worth the wait. It does exactly what it needs to do and I love how thin yet stiff it is. My waist ranges between 28-30” but I usually wear 32” pants. Carrying IWB with an extra mag and fixed blade (both IWB), I am between the 1st and 2nd shortest hole on the medium. If I ordered again, I would probably go with the small, but it does it’s job and am glad with the upgrade.
The belt is very well made and sturdy enough to hold up any required equipment without being uncomfortably rigid. Very simple & classy design. Ideal for low vis work, duty, or concealed carry. Worth the wait.
Wore it on a few trips and at a competition and it's the perfect balance of looks and function. They just need to make it in brown now =P
I had a leather gun belt from Hanks belts that I was using and really liked it. Saw Garand Thumbs video of the Emissary and “thot” I would give it a try. That’s all I’m wearing now. It had one sharp spot I had to take a lighter to wear my had sits in my pocket but after that it’s great. I’m only running an iwb holster so far with a sub compact as my edc but I think it will hold up fine to a full size as well. Planning on using it for a North Texas run and gun in February so I’m trying to figure out which mag taco I need to get. I’m interested in trying the Esstac Kywi and a VP9. The thickness is perfect. It’s super strong and looks cool. I will be using this belt every day so we will see how it holds up. So far I love it.
The size seems to run a little large. I wear 34 inch pants in the waist, so I ordered a large. The last hole worked but the belt wasn't snug, so I just drilled another hole and all is good. Belt is high quality and very comfortable. Will have it out later today with a holster, but I expect it to perform flawlessly.
A very simple design that works. The belt holds up my Glock 19 with a wml or 1911 perfectly fine in both appendix and OWB. One thing to point out for those who run holsters with both clips is that the size of the buckle allows you to do so without shifting your buckle to the side like you typically do on other belts.
I work in EMS and do 24 to 48 hour shifts and this belt holds all my things like radio, scissors, leatherman tool and it's rugged and comfortable to wear the whole time and it moves with you also. Great product! Also wear on my off days too, still comfertable!
The fit and finish are perfect. I can wear it as an EDC belt, or inside my battle belt at the range. It does not scream tactical which is a huge plus when out and about, yet it secures my CZ P10c extremely well. Will buy another.
This belt is built like a tank but does not not stick out as some super tactical, high speed belt. It does its job, whatever you need it to do.
Only had the belt for a few days now, but it is hands down the best belt I've ever wrapped around my waist. Holds a pistol perfectly if you are looking to conceal carry, It does not dip down, or sag from anything I've put on it. Very low profile as well which, as a civilian, I appreciate. Craftsmanship appears to be top notch as well. Definitely worth the money, if you are in the market for a new belt.
How has no one thought of this design before. It's simple yet perfect! Well done boys. Well done.
This belt is great. It can handle concealed carry duties as well as open carry. It's super tough without being super expensive. I love the nylon look because I can wear it with either my uniform or in plain clothes. With the brass buckle it doesn't scream concealed carrier like other nylon belts with a cobra buckle. I'm interested to see how it wears over time. If it holds up well over time then I don't think I'll ever buy another type of belt. Alonso Defense Group customer service is also 5 star. I measured wrong when I first ordered the belt and they sent me another one with no hassle. I just returned the one the one that was the wrong size and they shipped another out as soon as they got it. It was a pretty quick turn around despite a hurricane or two! If I had one suggestion to improve on it then it would be to offer it in coyote tan. Then I'd have one for almost every occasion!