Weight problem with belts...

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    Weight problem with belts...

    So, I started eating better and working out in April and I have lost 50 pounds. I have about 15 left to go before I am done. I used a Wilderness Instructor belt and I really liked it. The problem is that it was a 44" and I am now a 38", with hopes to hit 36" in the next 6 months. I can't reasonably buy belts over and over at $50 a pop, but the sizing for a Wilderness only allows +/- 1 inch or so. I checked my 44" belt and their claim holds true.

    So, I have no way to carry right now... without being willing to toss $50 away.

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    lol, good point.

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    How about punching new holes into the belt? You can find a belt hole puncher online for less than $15.00.
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    The Instructor belt is the velcro type.

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    Either you can punch an extra hole in the belt or, consider using a suspender. I know the feeling. Since working out again very religiously after being done with recruiting duty, my waist size have went down from a size 37 to a size 34.

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    Search Ebay for 5.11 Belt and select the "Lowest Price + Shipping" option.

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    I've heard of belt companies that will resize customers belts. Try calling Wilderness and see if they will do it for you.
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    5.11 has one that goes for around $30. The cost of loosing weight is the new wardrobe.
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    I may get one of those 5.11s. Looks like it does the same job at a lower cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamWallace View Post
    The Instructor belt is the velcro type.
    All synthetic fibers in the belt. Take a fine tip soldering iron and burn a new hole or two. The Polymer plastic (Nylon, polyester) fibers will melt around the hole and seal the notch hole(s).
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    There's no prong in the buckle to go in a hole, only a sliding bar ....


    WW, if the loop part of the velcro (in the middle of the belt) doesn't get drawn all the way to the buckle, maybe a seamstress or shoe repair place can put another strip of hook velcro closer to the middle and then cut the end a bit shorter - or maybe move both pieces of velcro. Congrats on the weight loss.

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    If your belt is in decent shape, you may be able to sell it for a few bucks. Wilderness has an easy fit belt with a 5" adjustment now. http://www.thewilderness.com/storepi...476&parent=142
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    Same problem here....first got a 44" Instructor belt, then exchanged it for a 41".....then lost 20lbs.
    I am looking into having a tailor reconfigure the Velcro on mine.


    There ya go.....

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    I am also loosing weigt. I have found that the $12 Dickies belts at Walmart - the really stiff ones, do a credible job as a gun belt. They are cheap and I don't see them lasting as long as a good belt, but if I am going down through the inches, they can and do work. I realize that this is not your preferred belt style, but if you are looking at not carrying ...
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