Whether you’ve noticed or not, belts are a pretty important part of our everyday lives. They help us make sure our pants sit comfortable where we want them to, they make it easy to hold items within our reach, and they make for a great fashion statement. Regardless of what reason you might have to own one, you have used a belt at least once in your life. They’ve always been there and they always will be.
But when it comes to tactical belts, there is a fair bit of confusion. They aren’t common as regular belts and you would rarely hear them being mentioned normally. The most common mistake is confusing tactical belts for utility belts and vice versa. Some people may even own a tactical belt without knowing what it’s actually called. So, the question is, what exactly are tactical belts?
To put it simply, a tactical belt is very similar to a utility belt in that it provides a specific purpose other than support. Many tactical belts are in line with the carrying capabilities of utility belts. However, there are a few differences between the two.
At its most basic form, a tactical belt will be much more rugged than any other type of belt. Some belts will have hookups for attaching rappelling lines while other types like gun belts may allow an easy way to keep guns on your person.