Arcade Nomad Belt
Multi-adjustable, buckled stretchable belt keeps your pants up without being bulky.
- One size fits all
- Low profile, non-metallic buckle
- Elastic webbing
- Gear loops
- Buckle can be hard to align
For years I have had a problem wearing a belt to keep my pants up while backpacking. With many of my hiking pants having belt loops rather than a built-in belt or elastic waist, I end up with a belt buckle right under my pack's waist buckle. Many times this causes me to either hike up the pants to get the buckle above the waist belt or put up with an uncomfortable situation.
This all ended when I received the Nomad belt by Arcade Belts. This one belt has replaced a number of my old belts. To start, this multi-adjustable elastic webbing belt fits everyone up to a 40-inch waist. All I needed to do was just slip the webbing through the buckle to dial in my waist size. An elastic loop keeps the extra webbing in place and at 1 5/8 inches wide it fits my pant loops perfectly. No more punching extra holes in a belt if I gain or lose weight.
The low profile plastic belt buckle just snaps together and being non-metallic I don't have to worry about removing my belt when going through airport security. In fact, since the Arcade Nomad belt is washable I don't even have to remove the belt when washing my pants. Three gear loops attached to the belt come in pretty handy.
For me, the best feature of this belt is how low profile the buckle is. This allows my pack waist strap buckles to sit right on top of the Nomad buckle without any discomfort. Secondly, once you adjust the belt you are set, no more adjusting the belt to keep my pants up. I will say sometimes I have an issue with aligning the two pieces of the buckle if I am not looking at it. The arcade Nomad belt retails for $28.
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)