The GRIP6 belt is a perfect companion for the Alaskan backcountry. In our one-week testing, we found the GRIP6 belt to be lightweight, durable, and super easy to put through the belt loops (a first for us). For reference, we tested the Workbelt Pro Granite Coal color, which falls under GRIP6 "Workbelt Series." In the Alaskan backcountry, we believe a workbelt is perfect for any scenario one can encounter. At first, the GRIP6 belt can be confusing to put on due to its unconventional style (not a bad thing, just something new to learn). However, do not let this deter you from purchasing a GRIP6 belt. The GRIP6 belt comes in many shapes, sizes, and colors. In fact, if you want to change your belt buckle you can do so as all belt buckles are interchangeable. Once you figure out how to put on this belt (instructions included or watch this video) you will realize how much of a convenience it is to have no flaps protruding from your waist or nothing to tuck into a belt loop. This is due to GRIP6 technology in which the flap is actually behind the belt so it is always held down! A traditional belt loops in the front. A GRIP6 belt loops on the inside.
In wearing the GRIP6 belt hiking, hunting and ice-fishing we found we never had to readjust the belt. Seriously, once adjusted the belt stays put. This is due to what GRIP6 calls “Badgerbite” where the belt does not give at all. We had to go to Google for this one. We researched something called “Bite force quotient.” It is defined as “The regression of the quotient of an animal’s bite force in newtons divided by its body mass in kilograms.” Basically how strong an animal’s bite force is in comparison to its bodyweight. Looking at the bite force quotient for multiple animals, the American black bear is rated at a 64, the brown bear a 78, coyote an 88. The badger….. a whopping 109. Pretty crazy?!? Right? All with no holes to hold onto unlike a traditional belt you would typically buy. This explains why the belt does not slip. The badger’s bite is holding the belt into place.
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