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Article: Choosing the Best Belt for Concealed Carry: What's the Best Width?

Choosing the Best Belt for Concealed Carry: What's the Best Width?

Choosing the Best Belt for Concealed Carry: What's the Best Width?

If you’re looking for a concealed carry belt then you’ve probably noticed they generally come in three different widths: 1.25”, 1.5”, and 1.75”. To determine which one you should get, you’ll need to consider when you’ll be wearing the belt. For example, will you be wearing the belt with a pair of dress slacks, or will you be hiking through the woods with your belt? Read on to learn more about the different widths and which width is best for you. 

1.25 Inch Belt 

The 1.25-inch belt is the sleekest concealed carry belt and is ideal for wearing with dress pants and slacks. These belts are generally designed with reinforced, stiff leather to support the extra weight of a protection device, while maintaining its style. However, this width belt is best suited for smaller-sized EDCs, as the smaller width may not adequately support larger EDCs. 

1.75 EDC Belt 

If you want the biggest, strongest concealed carry belt then a 1.75” is the way to go. Often 1.75”-belts have a more rugged, tactical look in contrast to the sleeker, more understated design of a 1.25-inch, and, unlike smaller belts, the 1.75” will support any size personal protection device.  However, before you purchase your belt, you will want to ensure you have pants with belt loops wide enough to accommodate the wider width of the belt and that your holster is designed to work with a 1.75”-inch belt. 

1.5 Inch Belt 

The 1.5-inch belt is the best of both worlds as it is strong enough to support any size concealed carry, but sleek enough to wear with just about any type of pants as a 1.5-inch belt is the standard belt width. However, just because a 1.5-inch is the standard belt size, does not mean that any standard belt will work with an EDC. 

Generally, concealed carry belts are designed with a stiffer material that adds extra support and prevents the belt from sagging or twisting the holster to ensure your EDC stays concealed. For example, NexBelt’s XL Titan BD PreciseFit Ratchet EDC Belt is made from a super-high density microfiber material that is an advanced composite of ultra-fine polyester fibers to ensure the belt is stiff enough to support your EDC, while also maintaining its flexibility and comfortability. 

Our belt straps are also designed with a rubber liner to resist sweat from penetrating the outer belt surface and the buckle clasp has two set stainless-steel screws to give a secure hold with extra security.  

typical belt width


Typical Belt Width for EDC Belts 

While the typical belt width for EDC belts is generally 1.5”-inch. The most important thing is finding a belt that fits your style with features that meet your needs. If you’re looking for a wide variety of concealed carry belts check out NexBelt’s EDC Belt Collection. Designed to be functional and durable, you’ll be able to enjoy your EDC Belt for years to come!





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