Men's Carhartt Signature Web Belt
- Heavy nylon webbing
- Plaque buckle with engraved Carhartt logo
- Leather tip
- Signature Carhartt graphic
- Width: 1 1/2"
- Medium: 34-36 in
- Large: 38-40 in
- XLarge: 42-44 in
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
Not what you would expect from carhartt
Besides not staying tight, there are a few other issues. The webbing is super stiff and about an inch and a half wide so it can dig into your hips and/or torso. If this would hold my pants up with any regularity I could see this issue going away as the belt got broken in, but I'll never know.
The other issue I had was the end of the webbing that slides through the "buckle" had a metal piece pressed onto the end. The metal had sharp, square edges that kind of dug into me for the first few minutes after tightening (and all subsequent re-tightenings). I cut this off, rounded the end with some scissors, and melted the frayed end with a lighter so the webbing wouldn't unravel. This fix solved that problem, but didn't help with the belt starying tight.
This is all such a shame because it's a decently good looking belt, and I bought it because I've really liked everything else I own from Carhartt. I assume that they spent time money and effort designing and engineering this belt, but someone should be fired for letting this poor excuse for a belt hit the sales floor. This experience has eroded what used to be rock solid trust in the brand. Take this back to the drawing board and try again.
I would highly recommend staying away from this belt, even if it's somehow free. I'm sure some of their other belt offerings are fine, but this model is just dumpster fodder.