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I’ve had an Arcade belt for almost 4 years and it’s held up amazingly. I just bought another one to have another style option and I can say without a doubt these belts are the best I’ve worn.
Purchased this belt (my first Arcade belt) when I was looking for an ideal belt for backpacking. While I wanted something light, I was more concerned about a low profile buckle. Hip straps on larger backpacks are designed to ride tightly at the waist. A bulky, protruding belt buckle under the pressure of a hip strap can make it feel like you're being perpetually gut-checked with the back-end of a pool cue in a bar fight. So I wanted a belt with the flattest possible buckle. The buckle on this Foundation was perfect--super flat, but totally secure. I didn't notice it at all under the hip strap of my backpack. I'm also a taller, skinny dude. A lot of us have a strange waistline, which makes "fix-sized" or punched belts a pain to dial in. Generally, I'm always running into "pants binding" somewhere along my waist. The Arcade can be adjusted anywhere along the belt. So if your love handles suddenly inflate overnight like mine tend to do, you can just shamefully let out a little slack along buckle as your 40-year-old body continues to careen out of control. But it's probably the elastic nature of the belt material used that's the real key to fighting any binding. The belt flexibly conforms in real-time with both lightweight synthetic pants or the heaviest denim, and all without compromising strength. This belt gives me just the right amount of give to conform to any sudden flexing at the waist, whether I'm doing barrel rolls, clinging on to the edge of a moving train, or dodging bullets in the Matrix.
I originally purchased an Arcade belt because Cody Townsend publicized the business' great work. Love the first purchase and bought another for myself and one for my son. Great, versatile product! Will buy more.
So comfortable! No more being in between holes on my belt, and the stretchability of it adapts to the slight difference from day to day of my waistline without any adjustments
Love the comfort and ease of these belts, can't figure out what one I'll want next!!!