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I love the buckle on the belt. It’s easy to use and not hard to slide out of pants. However it’s far to long and should be more fitted by pants size, there’s so much hangover
Super lightweight thinner belt, holds strong, nice bucking system, easy to cinch up while doing any activity. No need to stop on the trail to tighten, just grab and pull. The excess tail is quite long but so light it flaps around and I find it kind of whimsical and sort of no big deal. One could always cut the belt tail if one didn't like it flailing in the breeze or found it too long to tuck away but of course that would be a personal choice DIY. I was skeptical when looking at it online but once I got it I knew it was going to be a certain go-to item. This belt may be considered to be the replacement for the Guide belt discontinued now but please note they are not the same at all. The ACE is quite different. The excess tail comes off the opposite side (for me it's the left side) as the Guide belt but I find it a non-issue. The buckle is super lightweight and works perfect for me. Lock it in and off you go. I think it's a nice re-do of the Guide belt with a lot less weight and equal functionality.
I was a little sketch about ordering this. Didn't think it would work great. I was wrong. I have no but syndrome and a dad *** so everything falls off and normal belts rub annoyingly on the belly. This belt gets tight enough to hold pants up without digging in or rubbing the belly. A must buy.
I have 2 of the Ranger belts and ordered two more belt, one of them being the Ace. I didn’t like this belt design personally because I like wider belts. The Ace was too slim for my liking. Also, I was not a fan of the buckle. I’m right at the end of the length of the the standard belts so there’s no room for error here and the clip was harder to use than the original, while having to stretch it to clip it. The artistic design was top notch and I wish it was available in the wider belt. Ultimately, I returned this and am ordering two of the originals. I love these belts. They are super comfortable. I noticed a lot of negative reviews about the loop that holds the extra length not fitting through belt loops easily. To avoid this issue, you can simply put the other end through first. That is a user failure issue, not a design flaw. Don’t let it sway you from buying one.
These belts are magnificent. As someone who is allergic to nickel, there is no irritation with these belts. Easy to adjust and extremely flexible.