As many other reviews have already said, this really is the last belt you'll ever need. I doubt I'll ever need or want to replace it.
The way the holes are placed on the belt, though, does not make a lot of sense. They are spaced every 3/4 inch instead of every 1 inch as with other belts, which is great. However, the first three holes are too close to the tip to be of any use. When the buckle is fastened to any of these three holes, the tip either doesn't reach or doesn't snugly remain in the loop next to the buckle. This means that the tip of the belt awkwardly sticks out and/or comes completely undone from the buckle. So, these holes serve no practical purpose. It would make a lot more sense to place these holes further from the tip, to make the sizing more flexible, rather than having them uselessly too close to the tip.
Again, this belt is still indispensable in my book. But a minor design change could make it even better.
Tow Belt 1 ½”
- Our best selling belt
- Three belts built into one stitched together. The two visible belts are plenty strong, but in case you need to tow a train one day
- Wear at home in the field or in the office
- Center leather raised above stitching to keep friction away from the thread
- Extra holes to account for weight gain, loss, and Thanksgiving
- The last belt you’ll ever need
- Smooth leather on back and edges for sliding on and off easily
- Sturdy enough for holsters and sheaths
- Antiqued hardware has a rugged, old-school look
- ¾" between 9 holes for comfortable fit. Not too loose or too tight
- Because of natural oils shade may vary
- Belt buckles are NOT removable
- See size chart for sizing information
- Dimensions (approximate size)
- Width: 1.5”
- Thickness: 5.5mm to 6mm
- 0.7 pounds (varies depending on size)
We use natural Markings Equal Inclusion of Exceptional Imperfection Ornamentation
"... Saddleback Leather no longer discriminates against any cow on the basis of age, appearance, lactose intolerance... if the beast has a natural marking or brand, or whether or not they worship the Divine Bovine."
Truth is, sometimes beauty is only skin deep... like with cows. Their poetry is notoriously terrible, but man, their hides are nature's art. We don't believe that flawlessness equals beauty. Beauty is when we're able to see something as it really is.
This is true with humans too. There are lots of quality people who are really beautiful not in spite of, but because of the marks life has given them.
When I was living in Acapulco, I got an apartment next to a pit boss from Vegas.
I, on the other hand, had to wear a belt and a long sleeve shirt everyday as I was trying to get tourists to go see a timeshare at the Mayan Palace. It was an absolutely awful job, but I did get to meet a lot of people. That was cool. It’s jobs like that made me wish I were like Steve and never had to wear a belt again. But since I do, I wear Tow Belts and Old Bull Belts.
Now that is one heck of a belt ! I was getting tired to be chewing through so many poor quality belts. Even the real leather expensive ones didn't cut it for me. When I saw that Saddleback was making some, I didn't hesitate one bit. It is very wide, very thick and very, very sturdy. Worn it daily for more than a year and it hasn't moved. The size isn't easy to get right though, I'd advice contacting the customer service if you're unsure. But don't worry, they're adorable. I had to return mine for a smaller one and even though there were some parcel problems it went without a hitch.
Now unfortunately I've chosen to drop belts in favour of suspenders so I don't wear it anymore. But I'm sure waiting for Saddleback Leather suspenders !
I just received my belt today and I must say that I can't stop looking at it. Just like all my other purchases from SBL this item will be fought over when I finally reside on the other side of the dirt.
BTW I purchased the wrong size at first and spoke to the nicest customer service person ever.... I believe her name was Diane and she got me on the right path within 5 minutes.
Thanks SBL for making products that make me believe in getting what I paid for!
I have 2 old bull belts but wanted a belt in the tobacco color so i had to get a tow belt. WOW this thing is thick! You really could tow something with it. I havent worn it yet, but I imagine it might take a little while to break in like me other 2 SBL belts but I expect it to be just as great. If you want a super HEAVY DUTY belt, get this one.
This is what a belt should be...classy, strong, thick enough to not just hold up your pants but also anything you want to strap to it. Bought two in different colors and would not even look for another belt as these are the best I have seen even among custom made belts.
When I was considering this belt, my wife asked why it was called a "tow belt." I told her that it should be strong enough to pull something if I ever needed to (clearly making it an absolute necessity). This is most certainly the case. I've been very impressed with the quality. It's noticeably heavier than any belt I've ever owned and the hardware feels very high quality. It is much thicker than other belts which was a bit unusual at first but I quickly became accustomed to it.
This was my first purchase from Saddleback and I was very happy with the product and service. Email communication was good. Delivery was fast. Product is excellent. I seriously doubt I will ever need to take advantage of the outstanding warranty - but it's nice to have just in case.
Just received the tow belt in Tobacco, very thick and sturdy. I wanted this belt to use as a gun belt for a CCW. After wearing with my holstered Glock, I can say that I am very happy with its performance. It holds the weight of the gun very well and looks fantastic. Sometimes I forget I'm carrying a gun when wearing OWB. If you're looking to use this belt as a gun belt I think you will be very happy with it. Now I want one in Chestnut. Thanks SBL!
Just received my second tow belt. This time in tobacco, as the first was in black and purchased over a year ago. That will be it, for any more belts, I guess for the rest of my life, which I hope will be at least for the one hundred year guarantee. Great belts and fantastic quality.
After I received my first Tow Belt (dark coffee brown), I soon ordered another, the Carbon color belt was my second purchase, and although I love both belts I would like to have one that is true black. Awesome belt, awesome customer service!
Got the belt from Dave's Deals, not sure why it was on there other than it's the older style with screws instead of rivets. Love the belt.
I have seen people complain about the holes near the end of the belt. Those are for if you chunk up or eat too much Thanksgiving dinner. Most likely you should never have to use them. Just purchase the belt according to the sizing chart they have here and you're good to go.
Got the belt as a Xmas gift. I know quality when I see it. My first impression was in agreement with SaddleBack's logo...my brothers will fight over this when i'm dead. Second thought was being confident I could hitch it to my truck to tow a boat. Currently saving to buy some luggage b/c it's obvious this company doesn't mess around.
I started wearing raw denim jeans about 6-8 months ago. I came to the realization that my day-to-day belt didn't match the beauty of raw denim. Yes, it was a decent belt. Yes, it worked fine. But I didn't care for it. I was also used to having to replace a belt after 2-3 years of use, at most.
I realized that I had never owned a good belt in my life, and decided to start shopping. I looked, and eventually found Saddleback. I bought this belt in tobacco brown, and doubt that I'll ever look back. I didn't really believe all of the reviews talking about how sturdy it is, because I'd never been exposed to this kind of quality, but I do now. I love this belt, and I can pretty much guarantee that anyone would. Buy it. It's beautiful.
I have owned a Tow Belt (tobacco brown) for about a year. As with all Saddleback products, it is of extremely high quality and is beautiful. At 1.5" it fits almost all belt loops but is thick and substantial. I use it as a service belt to carry a Sig 229 every day, and it holds my pistol better than any other belt I have owned. I can't say enough about Dave's products - they are rugged and durable while looking great. Saddleback clearly employs true artisans who do very impressive work.
This is one of those times where you think you know quality and all that goes away when you are shown quality. Don't hesitate, just click buy and you will be happy.
By far....this is the finest belt I've ever owned. While not the sort of belt one wears with a fine custom suit....that's ok!.....because I don't own one. But if you need something exceedingly rugged and good looking for jeans, cargoes, or khakis, this is the belt for you. It's particularly great if you're prone to hanging miscellaneous hardware from it. I got mine in the chestnut color and it's perfect. I followed the sizing instructions and measured a belt that I normally wear, and then added two inches to accommodate an IWB holster. That brought it up one full size and it works perfectly. I'll be ordering a black one soon.
I was a little hesitant at first to buy this belt. I've always been the kind of guy who buys the typical $20 belt at the department store. But after reading the reviews and watching some of Dave's videos I decided to go ahead and buy one. And man am I glad I did. This belt feels like a belt should feel. It's thick (but will go through a belt loop a second time after being buckled), comfortable and looks great with all types of jeans. I ordered the Carbon Black and plan on getting another in Dark Coffee Brown soon. Thanks, Dave, for the awesome products!
They are by far the thickest and coolest belts that I own. At first you will be surprised at how thick it is. When you first get this belt you can literally make it sit completely straight and horizontal using only 2 fingers, but it will quickly form to the shape of your body with regular use. Zero complaints.
This belt is as tough as they say it is and I'm really glad I bought this belt. I've been wearing it every day for over a month and has very minor signs of wear.
My only criticism of this belt is it's super squeaky at the buckle. If you're a student like me people will look over at you when you move around in your chair. I'm thinking about oiling it at the buckle but haven't done it yet.
Just received my second Tow belt from Saddleback; I've had my first one for several months now and couldn't be more pleased!
I can't remember how many $30-$40 belts I've owned over the years, but after receiving my first belt from Saddleback (black tow belt) I gave my others to goodwill. Now that I picked up a brown one, I'm down to two belts; the last belt I'll ever buy, unless I buy another one from these folks as a gift for someone.
Worth every penny! The best and last belt you'll ever own.
Thank you for another second to none product, Dave
My girl-friend bought me this belt despite my protests of not needing one....and I am glad to be wrong. I am tall and thin, which makes all clothing a battle to get right, but this is the first time a belt has fit perfectly. Everything that wonderful man in the video says is true.....I love this belt.
....I can suspend my entire body weight and swing around, do not advise anyone to do it, but I like having fun.
Got it today.
Love the tobacco brown color.
I purchased this belt in black and use it every day with a holster. The quality is unsurpassed and I will be ordering another in brown. If you want a belt that will support the weight of a full size pistol and last for the foreseeable future then look no further.
This thing means business. Fits good, looks good and it could lift the titanic. I got mine in carbon black and it will take a few years to break in perfectly but it's already come along way in around a month. Don't know what else to say, Dave covers everything in the video.
I'm not sure if its because of the colour choice, but it didn't have the really great smell like the rest of my stuff from saddleback. It's starting to come around the more I wear it. I really like the screw type rivets used to reinforce the bucket too
I always buy top quality and research a product before making a purchase. After months of looking at the website (very educational) I decided to purchase the tow belt with the new antique finish buckle. My biggest reservation was price. After seeing and feeling the quality,, I believe it's worth much more than I paid. I personally would stand behind this product and plan on buying more for gifts for my loved ones!
I received my second saddleback belt a few days ago. The tow belt width 1.75 has been discontinued. The few left are on Dave's deal. My review is simple the saddleback tow belt is of the highest leather quality. It is far superior when compare /contrast to any other brand. Saddleback staff is also superior particularity Liz. Her instant response was spot on. Having purchased other saddleback leather items her positive action keeps me a lifetime customer. Thank you for an excellent product.