GPM Kit Outdoor Applications Belt
- Light, and strong
- Great colors
- Holds shape well
- Not affected by water
- Wear is unique, but quickly adaptable.
So what is different about the GPM Kit Belt? Well, for one, no buckle. And at first glance, no real way to anchor it aside from some hook and look fastener which appears to be in the wrong places.
As I said, appears...There are two different models depending on your needs (or wants). The Outdoor Applications Belt is a narrower version that will work well with most belt loop sizes. The Combat Applications Belt is designed for the more “tactical” crowd, whether that need is professional, or amateur, and is a bit wider, requiring that your belt loops are a bit larger. Strangely enough, military BDUs fit this requirement. The Combat Applications version also has a couple of short runs of PALS webbing so you can attach a magazine pouch (or other small thingy), and these will end up seated on your sides.
The Combat Applications Belt is to wear during 3-Gun, and the Outdoor Applications Belt is for backpacking and rucking, which I try and do every week.
The belts work very well. They held up my pants and stayed firmly cinched. I have noticed in the past that some of the webbing based belts tend to work a little loose over the course of a day
Personally, I think this is a great belt for its intended applications. It is never going to replace the dress belt on my suit, but it's my “day-to-day” belt. I do wear it pretty consistently for 3-Gun, and the Outdoor Application belt is great for my weekend hikes and rucks.
I definitely appreciate not having a front buckle when doing any sort of prone work, and the belt works GREAT with a pack that has a hip belt. If you are in a job that requires you to wear armor, plate carriers, or a battle/duty belt, or are operating in a more kinetic environment, this belt would make a pretty useful change to your uniform.
Disclosure: The author of this review is the founder of the company.
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (owner of the company)