The days of accepting belts bought in bulk during my father's bi-annual trips to Mexico have come to an end. Never again will the bond between my middle and my pants be tenuous.
Stop wasting your time reading reviews and make this the best belt you and I've ever owned.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 !
My first casual brown belt was purchased about 20 years ago, full grain leather, strong, weathered well. I thought I could never get rid of it. However my new tow belt has blown away all expectations. This belt is thick and durable, yes, there will be a break-in period on this belt! And I can't wait to break it in, and to see the finish get nicely worn in. I just wish it had a "born on" date stamped somewhere. That way, decades from now when my memory is gone, I can look at the date and see how long I have had the belt! I am actually considering going to a saddle shop to see if they will stamp the date, or at least the year for me!
I know the web site says no removable buckle, but the belt would be that much better with a removable buckle!
Perfect thickness. Great (INGENIOUS) adjustability from the buckle end, not the pointy tip end. Brilliant, I tell you. I have a black one and a brown one since I am old-fashioned and like my belt to match my boots. I guess I have had these belts for three or four years now and I wear one or the other almost every day. I do have one complaint about Saddleback Leather Co.; they have made it impossible for me to spend money with any other company on leather goods. So I will say, like I heard one other person in a belt review say, I would purchase another black and another brown belt made by Saddleback Leather Co. if they were 1.25 inches wide for dress pants. All the dress pants belts I look at suck eggs now that I have my Saddleback belts. Thanks Dave!
This belt is everything they claim it to be. You could tow a boat with it. I wear it with jeans only. It feels a little too intense to be worn with chinos. You could wear it with duck chino I am sure but no light weight material. Unbelievable quality. I really appreciate that manufactures like this exist. The company seems to be very transparent and if what they claim is true then I want to support them more. You could easily spent 93 dollars on a piece of junk belt from Jcrew or whatever menswear store is big right now, chances are you would get a crap product made in hell (i.e a slave shop in a third world country). Not only do you get a belt that will last you a life time but you can buy it with a clear conscious.
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.
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.