How to Choose the Right Belt for Your Needs

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Arcade Belts was founded to provide athletes, adventurers, and those with on-the-go lifestyles with a better belt– one that fits well (for real), flexes with you, lasts forever, and is easy to clean. 

As a result, we created the original and the best elastic belt for an active lifestyle: one that functions better, lasts longer, and prioritizes comfort. However, as multifunctional as our original stretch belt is, one belt can't do it all. So we've diversified our product lines to bring innovative function and comfort to beyond outdoor adventure. Now, there are more options than ever to have Arcade's signature comfortable stretch in every aspect of your life.

So, how do you know which of our belts is right for your lifestyle? Let’s get into it. 

The Importance of Choosing the Right Belt 

Choosing the right belt is about more than just picking a color that matches your shoes ((if you're into matching, that is). It's about finding a belt that fits your lifestyle, your activities, and your needs. A belt that can keep up with you, whether you wake up early to chase waves, are a weekend warrior, or work long days outdoors.. Anyone who’s ever set out on  a trip– whether for the day or for the year– knows, even the smallest piece of gear makes a huge difference in your experience. 

It’s important to have gear that can adapt to you, instead of the other way around. While we believe that our elastic stretch belts truly bring it when it comes to comfort, performance, and style, we want to make sure that we’re taking our gear to the next level– by providing our customers with the right belt for their lifestyle. 

Factors to Consider 


Does your lifestyle require gear that’s lightweight, or more rugged? If you're an adventurer or an athlete, you'll likely want a lightweight belt that won’t weigh you down. Belts designed for performance first, with lightweight buckles and comfortable straps will be your best bet.

Work Environment

If you're an EMT, in the construction industry, or spend much of your free time in the garage, you'll need a belt that's as tough as you are. Seek out a belt that’s stiff enough to keep your gear by your side. 

Style Preferences

Whoever said performance and style are mutually exclusive never met an Arcade Belt. Arcade belts combine design and performance for trail to town versatility. 

Recommendations From Our Team 

For the Adventurer 

For travelers, athletes, adventurers, or those looking for a do-it-all lightweight belt, we recommend our original A2 Stretch Belt. Available in both standard and slim widths and a variety of colors, these belts are designed to stretch and flex with your body’s movements. The belt’s lightweight design and low-profile buckle will serve as a silent partner on your next adventure. 

For Those in the Field 

For those who need to carry gear on the job, we've got you covered with our Hardware Work Belt. These belts are tough, durable, and built to last– without being bulky or heavy. An upgrade from leather, the Hardware Belt’s performance stretch delivers on durability, while being stiff enough to carry your gear. 

For Lifestyle

And for those who want a belt that's as stylish as it is functional, check out our Lifestyle Belts. These belts deliver bold design, versatile functionality, and best-in-class Arcade performance, while also adding that perfect finishing touch to your outfit. With a thoughtfully engineered buckle design that offers a lightweight feel and colorful detailing, these belts offer the same durability and comfort all of our webbing belts do– with a lean towards a lifestyle finish. 

Find the ultimate belt for the way you move with our belt finder. 

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