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#1 TNReb

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 04:49 PM

I own a few Mission Belts that I purchased over the last couple of years. The quality just seems lacking. However, they aren't expensive - so I can't complain much.

Anyone have any feedback to offer for other ratcheting belts like Slidebelt and Nexbelt? I'm looking for some basic colors with a stiffer leather that feels a little more sturdy.


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#2 Dr.Frankenputz

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:11 PM

Ive had 1 slidebelt for about a year. Still looks good but the leather doesnít seem to be great quality either. Seems kind of flimsy/not stiff.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:17 PM

Nexbelts are very nice to me.  Good leather and quality construction.  Not super high end, but a good solid belt.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:00 PM

Just dont get a white belt

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:32 PM

View Postthreeputtpar88, on 12 February 2018 - 12:00 PM, said:

Just dont get a white belt

Are you kidding.  I love my white belt.  It has the rhinestone buckle and a hidden rhinestone covered ball mark inside.  Gotta have some bling!

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:41 PM

View PostTNReb, on 11 February 2018 - 04:49 PM, said:

I own a few Mission Belts that I purchased over the last couple of years. The quality just seems lacking. However, they aren't expensive - so I can't complain much.

Anyone have any feedback to offer for other ratcheting belts like Slidebelt and Nexbelt? I'm looking for some basic colors with a stiffer leather that feels a little more sturdy.

No feedback on those companies but I will complain about mission. I am a little disappointed. Not pricy but mechanism stopped working within a year. I thought I was going to have to cut of off me once. Others times wonít stay latched. Annoying.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 02:15 PM

Iíve had a nextbelt for 3 years now. I got it as a tee up gift and wasnít exactly happy about it either because I thought it was just a gimmick. Now, I have 3 of them and canít say a bad thing about them.  My buddyís mechanism broke in a little over a year but he wore it almost every day.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 04:15 PM

Have had a Nexbelt for about a yearóIím a fan.  Seems to be holding up well, and is definitely the first belt I reach for when Iím headed out to the golf course.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:32 PM

Anson Belts 100%

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 11:24 PM

I holding out for a belt with the BOA system to come out


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:34 AM

View Postaadamoni, on 12 February 2018 - 05:32 PM, said:

Anson Belts 100%

Agreed on Anson belts.

Was given a Nextbelt and it was nice, just preferred the thinner and more supple Anson belt.  I ordered the faux croc with chrome golf buckle on a Sunday, it was shipped free the next day and rec'd on Weds.  

Not sure how it'll last as I've only had it a month, but wear it every day and love it so far.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:40 AM

I looked into ratchet belts and found that many of the “leather” ones were “animal friendly “ which is vinyl. Need to read the fine print.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:40 PM

View PostRSinSG, on 13 February 2018 - 08:40 AM, said:

I looked into ratchet belts and found that many of the ďleatherĒ ones were ďanimal friendly ď which is vinyl. Need to read the fine print.

SlideBelts offers Full Grain, Top Grain, Animal Friendly, and Canvas. Something for everyone.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:06 AM

Iíve ruined 2 pair of shorts with my mission belt.   Theyíll bleed all over your shorts in the summer if youíre sweating. The stains will not come out.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:57 AM

Nexbelts are great.  Picked one up at a pro shop to burn some tournament winnings last year and subsequently acquired a few other straps from my club pro shop- only belts I wear for golf now.  The dial in a perfect fit.  Of course the "quality" is not the same as custom $300 belts, but seem to hold up very well and just as good as most golf fashion brand belts.  I've stopped stressing over leather quality as it is all crap IMO and nobody cares out on the course.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:32 AM

Nexbelts are awesome.  I picked my first one up on a whim at the 2014 BMW here in Denver.  I now have 8 straps and a number of buckles.  Love them!
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:34 PM

Another fan of the nextbelts.  I got two for Christmas (Black and Brown Croc) and wear them daily to work and on the course.  They replaced a brown and black croc belt from jos a banks that I have had for 4ish years and I am happy thus far.  I cannot speak to the longevity due to only having them 2 months but I am very pleased with them.  As others have said they are not your P Gibbons or Piedmont Leather belts but they are a nice looking belt (on and off course) for a very reasonable cost.
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 03:38 PM

I've had a couple slide belts for about 6 months now (1 black and 1 brown).  Very happy with both and both look like new still.  Wear them for work, golf and everything else.  Just make sure you pay attention to which belt you are getting as others have said there a lot of options from cheap to higher end stuff.
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:13 AM

I have a Puma ratchet belt that I've had for a couple years and still looks new. It isn't leather, some sort of pressed fabric. I love the look and the versatility of not having to worry about notches fitting.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 04:11 PM

Huge fan of the ratchet style belts!  Actually can't recommend this brand enough: https://www.amazon.c...e?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have one that I've worn to work with jeans basically every day since I got it 8 months ago and it still looks brand new.  Really reasonable price, no failures on the ratchet system and tons of color/buckle combos.


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 01:07 PM

I got a Nextbelt as a tee prize.  Nice belt, very comfortable, but a bit on the heavy side.  I'd prefer a lighter buckle without the magnetic ballmark holder.  Maybe I'm OCD, but I like to have my ballmarker in my right hand pocket (along with one long tee, one short tee and a repair tool).  I feel off-balance otherwise.
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Posted 26 February 2018 - 10:33 AM

View PostJeremy0510, on 14 February 2018 - 01:06 AM, said:

Iíve ruined 2 pair of shorts with my mission belt.   Theyíll bleed all over your shorts in the summer if youíre sweating. The stains will not come out.
I too have ruined both shorts and pants from my tan Mission belt bleeding onto the fabric. I love the look and the functionality, but you canít wear them in the summer if you sweat.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 02:47 PM

Nexbelt's are awesome. I started with a two golf belts and now wear to the office everyday. I've turned a few of my co-workers onto them as well. Any of the sliding belts are great for anyone with some weight fluctuation. I tend to put on a few pounds during the summer (beers on the course) and the belts can adjust accordingly and not be in between holes (like traditional belts).

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 08:51 PM

View PostDawggolf, on 26 February 2018 - 10:33 AM, said:

View PostJeremy0510, on 14 February 2018 - 01:06 AM, said:

I've ruined 2 pair of shorts with my mission belt.   They'll bleed all over your shorts in the summer if you're sweating. The stains will not come out.
I too have ruined both shorts and pants from my tan Mission belt bleeding onto the fabric. I love the look and the functionality, but you can't wear them in the summer if you sweat.

I'm glad I'm not the only one then. I emailed them just asking and they acted like I was the only person this has happened to.  Gotta give it to them though, Its a strong dye. Just wish it would stay on the belt.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:05 AM

View PostThinkingPlus, on 12 February 2018 - 12:32 PM, said:

View Postthreeputtpar88, on 12 February 2018 - 12:00 PM, said:

Just dont get a white belt



Are you kidding.  I love my white belt.  It has the rhinestone buckle and a hidden rhinestone covered ball mark inside.  Gotta have some bling!



My thoughts on white belts are Age under 30 waiste size under 34


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 09:32 AM

View Postpresser34, on 02 March 2018 - 08:05 AM, said:

View PostThinkingPlus, on 12 February 2018 - 12:32 PM, said:

View Postthreeputtpar88, on 12 February 2018 - 12:00 PM, said:

Just dont get a white belt



Are you kidding.  I love my white belt.  It has the rhinestone buckle and a hidden rhinestone covered ball mark inside.  Gotta have some bling!



My thoughts on white belts are Age under 30 waiste size under 34

I think any color is appropriate for anyone if properly coordinated (the color, not the person).
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Posted 02 March 2018 - 11:18 AM

I cannot recommend Nexbelt enough, over a year with four different belts and essentially no wear and a really fair price too
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Posted 02 March 2018 - 05:20 PM

View PostThinkingPlus, on 02 March 2018 - 09:32 AM, said:

View Postpresser34, on 02 March 2018 - 08:05 AM, said:

View PostThinkingPlus, on 12 February 2018 - 12:32 PM, said:

View Postthreeputtpar88, on 12 February 2018 - 12:00 PM, said:

Just dont get a white belt



Are you kidding.  I love my white belt.  It has the rhinestone buckle and a hidden rhinestone covered ball mark inside.  Gotta have some bling!



My thoughts on white belts are Age under 30 waiste size under 34

I think any color is appropriate for anyone if properly coordinated (the color, not the person).

nothing looks worse on an old fat guy than a white belt. Leave it for the young fit people.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 07:39 PM

eBay has a good selection. They have a wider selection of buckles and thatís where I see all of the suggested sites lacking. Some are cheesy though. Iíve used three belts for two years with no issues. Well, one belt cracked early on and the replaced it immediately. Theyíre dirt cheap and last.

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