Great belt for the price
from Kansas United States
07 Oct 2017
This is one of the best made pieces of modular gear I have ever owned. It's simple and serves it's purpose well. The attention to detail and materials used are top notch. I can tell you that the wait times are pretty long, but considering everything is made specifically for you, it's actually not bad. Took about two months from the time I ordered to the time I received it. It was a long two months. Totally worth the wait time though. I have to mention that this was my first order from them. I wanted to order something simple and inexpensive to get a feel for how the company is. Not disappointed at all.
As simple as this sleeve is, it's well thought out. Padding is just right, not too thick but thick enough to provide comfort and stability. The loops for suspenders are positioned just right, although I don't think I'll ever need to use them. The openings for the sub-loads are also positioned just right. Here's where it gets controversial. I've seen and read that the top opening (which I presume was to facilitate the ease of adding sub-loads to the inner belt) sacrifices rigidity of the molle portion where it's open. I disagree. First, molle webbing was never intended to handle the weight of a holstered pistol. If you mount a pistol on this portion, or any portion of the belt (or any battle belt for that manner), you are going to get some sagging. A holstered pistol is top heavy and the weight is never evenly distributed in this position. It's just how it is. Gear pouches work well because of the weight and surface area distributed throughout the molle webbing. Pistols not so much. Second, if you wear the belt correctly and order the correct size, sagging shouldn't be an issue with pouches, as the belt should be tight against your body, pulling any mounted gear in and reducing sagging. Third, I've rarely seen anyone mount a molle holster DIRECTLY to the webbing of a battle belt and have success in drawing/holstering in an efficient manner. Buy the type of gear that will work for your intended purpose, don't buy gear that doesn't and then speak negatively about it. There are other belts out there that allow you to weave the inner belt in and out of sections of molle panels if that is your preference, although that has it's shortcomings too. In the end, this is an amazing piece of gear for the price and well thought out. I will definitely be ordering from BDS in the future.