With only so much space in our closets, we’re constantly evaluating and reevaluating our choices when it comes to the wardrobe– seeking items that not only enhance our style, but that make life a little more convenient.
Belts are a closet staple for many, and there’s a ton of variety when it comes to materials, comfort, and durability. While traditional leather belts certainly have their place, elastic stretch belts eclipse their traditional leather counterparts in more ways than one. Let’s take a deeper look at the benefits of these stretchy belts.
Besides their obvious style points, the purpose of a belt is to enhance the fit of your pants or shorts. When it comes to the pre-drilled holes and pinhole buckle of most leather belts, this isn’t always the case. If you’re in between sizes, being forced to use pre-drilled holes mean a less-than-perfect fit, either too much tightness or a loose, insecure feel. A belt that stretches, on the other hand, offers a custom fit, hugging your waist while providing unmatched levels of comfort. The stretchiness of elastic allows it to conform to your body's movements, providing a snug fit without constraining your freedom to move.
When it comes to adventure-ready wearability, traditional leather belts just don't cut it. Leather fails to hold up to outdoor elements, including dust, heat, and sweat– all of which can have adverse effects on leather, leading to premature wear and tear.
On the flip side, elastic belts are built to embrace adventure. Built with resilience in mind, elastic belts can take on the challenges of the great outdoors with ease. High-quality webbing resists dirt and sweat, maintaining its integrity and appearance even under the harshest conditions. This means you can wear your elastic belt on every outing without fear of damaging it, giving you one less piece of gear to worry about. Remember, elastic belts are also referred to as webbing belts for a reason!
Embrace the Elements
Outdoor activities often mean getting a little dirty. When you wear a leather belt, getting muddy means a long and careful cleaning process, with the risk of lasting damage or staining. With an elastic belt, there's no such worry. The webbing on an elastic belt is durable and easy to clean, so you can wear it on your next hike, ride, or camping trip without worrying about long-term effects on its quality, functionality, or appearance.
The same goes for saltwater exposure. Saltwater can have damaging effects on leather, causing it to dry out, crack, and degrade over time. Elastic belts are built to withstand saltwater exposure, as they resist corrosion, allowing you to dive into the ocean or splash around in your kayak– all without the fear of ruining your belt.
Versatility and Durability
Elastic belts don't just offer flexibility and resilience against the elements– they come in a range of styles and colors that lend themselves to any occasion. Unlike leather belts, which can become warped with use, elastic belts are resistant to wear and tear and maintain their shape over time.
Curious about elastic belts? Be sure to check out our collection of stretch belts, available in a variety of styles and colors.