Belts are more than just a piece of fabric that keeps your pants up. They're a key piece of gear for any activity, providing comfort, utility, and the perfect fit as you navigate through your adventures.
A belt that doesn't fit well can be a constant source of discomfort, while one that complements your body and lifestyle can elevate your entire experience. For athletes and outdoor adventurers in particular, opting for a traditional leather belt with a metal buckle might not be the best fit. At Arcade, we know that it's essential to choose a belt (and buckle) that aligns with your activities and aspirations.
So buckle up as we dive into the different types of belt buckle styles to know about.
1. Pinhole Buckles
The typical belt buckle you think of when belts come to mind, this classic design has been around for ages, and for a good reason: it's reliable and straightforward.
However, these buckles aren't ideal for outdoor activities. They're heavy, and their pre-drilled holes don't allow for a custom fit. For those using their belt in the outdoors, the traditional leather belt with a metal pinhole buckle might cause chafing.
2. Ratchet Buckle
A belt buckle that, you guessed it, fastens using a ratchet-like mechanism, the ratchet buckle is all about precision. No holes, just a smooth mechanism that offers a perfect fit. However, it's worth noting that the guide on belts featuring a ratchet buckle is usually not that long. There's a start and stop to it, making it less flexible in that regard.
3. Magnetic Buckle
The magnetic buckle simply uses a magnet to snap your belt into place. While it’s convenient, just like any magnet you have at home, it can accidentally pop open– especially if you're wearing an accessory that adds extra weight, such as a tool belt or hip strap.
Plus, the buckle is constructed from metal, which means that it's heavier and not TSA-friendly. For those who work in manufacturing settings, magnetic buckles are less than ideal because the metal buckle can scratch whatever you’re working on.
4. Slide Buckle
The slide buckle, also known as the click buckle, is all about convenience. Simply slide the buckle to achieve the perfect fit for your body, ensuring comfort and functionality wherever your day takes you. These buckles are often constructed from lightweight, durable plastic that can take a beating, while remaining easy to clean.
What sets the slide buckle apart is its versatility. It's the go-to choice for those who live an active lifestyle. From hiking trails to city walks, this buckle adapts to your needs, making it the go-to choice among adventurers and those on-the-go for both its comfort and convenience.
Belts are more than just functional accessories. They're a reflection of your style, your personality, and your adventures. With Arcade's adjustable belts featuring a slide buckle, you're all set for making those micro-adjustments on the go. Designed with flexibility in mind, they stand out as the ideal flexible belt for those who value both form and function.
Additionally, our performance stretch strap ensures freedom of motion for whatever activity you choose to embark on. Made from high-quality materials that are both durable and lightweight, our belts are the epitome of comfort and functionality. The stretch strap adapts to your body's movements, making it the perfect comfortable belt for high-intensity activities like rock climbing, mountain biking, or trail running.
But it's not just an outdoor belt– it's an all-day, every-day kind of belt. Whether you're heading to the office, hitting the gym, or exploring the great outdoors, our athletic belts are a versatile accessory that complements both your outfit and your lifestyle.