Warbelt setups

#61
Roland,

What kind of load is that fusible with and do you need to run suspenders? I thought about switching to a H150 and running Crye Smart pouches.
I don’t think there is a set answer for if you need suspenders with a given set up. Your frame (specifically belly and ass or lack therof) and the activities you plan to do plus how much pants movement/ shifting downwards your comfortable with all factor in.

For me I use suspenders more if I’m going to be in that stuff all day or am running a lot.
 
#62
I don’t think there is a set answer for if you need suspenders with a given set up. Your frame (specifically belly and ass or lack therof) and the activities you plan to do plus how much pants movement/ shifting downwards your comfortable with all factor in.

For me I use suspenders more if I’m going to be in that stuff all day or am running a lot.
Also depends on how much weight you have on the belt and I second it depends on what your doing

If your running your pistol and a reload or two on the beltlike for a ultralight competition rig your just gonna walk around with and shoot a few stages with it or something

You got 3x rifle and pistol magazines, a IFAK, water, maybe a butt pack and its a large padded belt and your walking around all day? Yeah go with the suspenders. The nice thing is the suspenders don't just take the weight off your hips, but it keeps it distributed and keeps your belt from sagging one way or another

Also suspenders are nice because you can unclip the belt and let it hang, where if you have a bunch of weight on your belt and have it cinched up without suspenders it can get a bit uncomfortable especially with an unpadded belt.
 
#63
Also depends on how much weight you have on the belt and I second it depends on what your doing

If your running your pistol and a reload or two on the beltlike for a ultralight competition rig your just gonna walk around with and shoot a few stages with it or something

You got 3x rifle and pistol magazines, a IFAK, water, maybe a butt pack and its a large padded belt and your walking around all day? Yeah go with the suspenders. The nice thing is the suspenders don't just take the weight off your hips, but it keeps it distributed and keeps your belt from sagging one way or another

Also suspenders are nice because you can unclip the belt and let it hang, where if you have a bunch of weight on your belt and have it cinched up without suspenders it can get a bit uncomfortable especially with an unpadded belt.
The reason I specifically mentioned individual variables is that even with a set load out Person A might be fine with just the belt and Person B might benefit from suspenders. Of course I agree the load is also a variable. Folks using these type of belts as a newer more comfortable version of the old school alice who have several reloads, a water bottle or two and couple of admin pouches are going to almost always use suspenders.

Like you said being able to unhook the belt is a benefit of suspenders. I have a set of VTAC suspenders I will use my belt setup. They are handy that I can unclip the belt and adjust this or that (still figuring the setup out) without taking it off and laying it on the ground.
 
#64
My "warbelt" on a daily basis is my duty belt. I'm a patrol officer, so it reflects my duties.
Glock 21 w/X300 in a Safariland LVL 3 ALS
2 Mags
2 Cuffs
Taser X2
Esee Izula II
OC
Koga Baton
TQ


Now, my play belt is setup a little differently, but still similar. I wanted something that felt like my duty belt, but much better quality. I settled with the Ronin Tactics Shuto.

Ronin Tactics Shuto
Safariland Mid Ride w/QLS
T Rex Arms Holster w/QLS and strap
Esstac 2x1 Gap
Esstac low ride AR pouch
T3 TQ Pouch