View Full Version : Belts: Wilderness Tactical vs. 5.11

May 6, 2008, 03:31 PM
I'm looking for a good nylon belt for casual wear. Background: I'm a pretty big guy with a "Dunlop" body, no hips, and no butt. Normally, I wear a stiff leather belt and Perry suspenders. I'd like a nylon belt that would work with the suspenders (kinda like not having to pull my pants up constantly.) Right now, I'm looking at two options:

5.11 Trainer belt 1.5"
Wilderness Tactical Frequent Flyer belt 1.25" 5-stitch

Has anyone here had experience with these belts? Did they provide enough support & comfort for everyday wear? Which do you prefer? And, are there any others I should look at before deciding?

Many thanks in advance.....

May 6, 2008, 04:14 PM
Wilderness was the one of if not the first companies marketing these types of belts to the general public. There are a relatively small business who is makes their product in the State of Arizona. while there are other companies that now make silmlar products as Wilderness, you would be hard pressed to find anyone who does it better.

5.11 is a large multinational concern whos belts are made in China. I am sure they are more than adequate for holding up your pants/gun/gear etc.

You decide.

May 7, 2008, 06:12 PM
I have a wilderness, and have worn it every day for the last three years.

I love it, and don't see me needing a new one for a few more years. Can't think of one complaint.

May 8, 2008, 05:20 AM
I have the 5.11 and wear it daily, good belt with very good vertical rigidity. No complaints and would buy another, I've never worn/seen a Wilderness so no comments....
I'm also a dunlop kind of guy

May 8, 2008, 09:07 AM
I've got a Wilderness with the 5 stitch and it's a great belt. Weather the GLOCK 23 or the 1911, it holds weight wonderfully and I'd buy another one.:cool: