Tuff Products Competition Belt: Get Those Alphas!

Initially introduced in 2016, the Surefit Competition Belt is Tuff Products effort to provide competitive shooters a secure means to carry their equiptment. With a dual inner/outer belt system, the Surefit belt will hold up a lot more than just holsters.

With an inner belt layer made with flexible 1000D nylon and lined on the outside with large sections of hook-and-loop, the inner belt features a six-panel extension that can be cut to ensure complete fit to the user’s waistline.

Likewise, the outer belt is also constructed with 1000D nylon and has an accent layer that can be customized per the user’s interest. The accent layer comes in: Multicam (featured in this review), Coyote, Gray, Purple, Teal, Red, Blue, Black. The outer belt also is lined on the inside with corresponding sections of hook-and-loop, and features a six-panel extension that can also be cut to ensure proper fit. Unlike the inner belt however, the outer belt features a 1.5″ rigid polymer core that gives the overall Surefit belt its rigidity to maintain form no matter how many holsters you put on it.

The Surefit comes with one spare belt keeper and one “Team Tuff” belt keeper with a PVC logo. The company also offers a set of “bruise bumpers” as separate accessories, which are simply pads that attach to the Surefit’s hook-and-loop and protect the hip from the weight and/or holsters.

Product Evaluation Scores:

  • Cost – Average (3/5): At $49.99 the Surefit belt is a two-layer system that is comparable in design and construction to other similar competition belt systems currently on the market. The cost however, places it in the upper tier of these systems. If one makes the effort however, you can find the belt offered through Amazon and other online dealers for approximatly $32-$34.
  • Comfort Good (4/5): As a whole, the two-part system makes wearing pistol, mags, and a medical pouch very comfortable. The rigid polymer core of the outer belt carries a large percentage of the overall load, while the hook-and-loop sections help ensure no excessive movement of attached items.
  • Durability – Good (4/5): In comparison to competitors, the Surefit has important elements in durability that others do not. Right out of the box there were no loose/excessive threads, and the amount of material along the outer belt edge was noticeably larger in surface area than other competition belts. This translates to longer use in the repetitive action of peeling the outer belt off of the inner, and less chance of separation between the belts and hook-and-loop sections. The 1000D nylon in the belt’s design will also ensure long-term abrasion resistance.
  • Functionality Average (3/5): Overall the functionality of the Surefit belt is pretty straightforward. It should be noted here that while trimming the six-panel extension sections to cut inside the six squares and not along the gray stitching. Then use a heat gun or lighter to melt any excess cut nylon.
  • Weight Good (4/5): At approximately 8.8 ounces, the overall Surefit belt is amazingly light considering the amount of materials. The use of the polymer core to the outer belt and the overall 1000D are the dominant elements to the overall weight of the two-belt system.

Overall Rating – Above Average (18/25)

Product Link: http://tuffproducts.com/9017-tuff-surefit-competition-belt-set/

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