I bought this product in Marseille at COP13.
The exterior of the product looks really good. Very strong materiel, and the plastic buckle is great quality.
However I have a problem.... the tightening is really complicated!
It's not practical at all to tighten this belt.
Indeed the video shows this all as very simple, but in reality, it's not.
This belt is impossible to tighten sufficiently, I would not recommend it to anyone.
Based on the reviews I thought this would be a good pick. I'm a 30" waist so I ordered the 30-32" size. After trying it on, I found it difficult to tighten it because of the awkward, buldging buckle. Still haven't figured out the best way to make a snug fit. Also, there's not enough extra belt to grab onto to pull it tight. I'd recommend getting the next size up from the size you'd usually order.
I work at a federal facility that requires going through metal detectors, this belt is essential in clearing security in a timely manner. I've had other belts but they do not last due to their design. 511 tactical belt is simple but very functional.
I use the product everyday, works great. I wish it were just a bit thicker though, or that 5.11 would put the thickness of their belts on the page as well. It can "crush" when gripped with one hand.
That being said I don't notice any problems when putting my gear on it (Springfield .45XD and two extra mags), but I don't think I'd put anymore on it.
This belt is exactly what I ordered. Very pleased. Thankyou. Charlie
I bought one of these belts for on duty, liked it so much that I bought a second one to wear with my regular clothes.
Very lightweight and rugged enough to support a holster.
I am a US Army retiree, and use this belt daily. I've used them in the field as uniform belts and can say, that perform as advertised.
Good value for a belt that should last a long time.