The belt serves two main purposes; back support and carrying your pouches/ accessories.
Most brands have two different levels of belt, the wider/more reinforced the belt the better the support it can offer.
The 4in belt provides a good level of support and weight distribution for a light to medium weight carry.
The 6in belt provides the highest level of support in this brand's range, it is diamond shaped at the centre of the belt at the back 6in wide, so it is widest at the small of your back to provide the most support. It tapers to 4in width at the front. This is your heavier weight carry belt.
DB belts are fastened with a Cobra quick release metal buckle.
Buckaroo have a layered belt range, with a thick leather outer layer and a thick wool felt inner layer which moulds to your body shape through use. It is also breathes in warmer conditions and insulates in colder.
The All Rounder Belt is the 85mm (3.4in) wide is best suited for carrying lighter weight and fewer tools.
The Signature Belt is 120mm (4.7in) providing more support and comfort, the best selling base belt in their range.
Buckaroo belts are fastened with a heavy duty double tongue buckle. Sizing advise is on the product page.
Occidental Leather manufacture a 2in and 3in belt, we only sell the 3in versions as they provider the best base for this range.
The 5035 model is a highest quality 12-14 oz. bridle leather to provide support and comfort. It was a 2in wide leather tongue and a nickel-plated steel single roller buckle.
The 8003 model is a padded nylon belt with the same 2in wide leather tongue and a nickel-plated steel single roller buckle as the 5035. This version is more comfortable to due the extra padding.