I'm a long time prowler here at tfl, first time poster. Been looking for a good topic to chime in on I suppose
Anyhow, check out Aresgear Ranger Belts. They're supposed to be the greatest thing ever. I've endured 6 weeks of the 6-8 week waiting time for one and from what I've heard- they're well worth the cost.
And 1.5" seems pretty common.