The ATLAS Belt
The ATLAS Belt offers the wearer an ultra low profile design ideal for use under duty belts, war belts and even backpack waist belts. Each profile is designed to be stiff enough to support daily wear of items like handgun holsters, magazine carriers and knife/tool pouches; while maintaining a certain level of flexibility that is important for overall comfort. The ATLAS belts have been designed to bridge the gap between common pants belts that are either too stiff or too soft, thus offering the end user more selection to dial in their daily carry needs.
The secret to both the low profile design and affordable cost of the ATLAS belts is in the ITW G-Hook buckle. At just over an inch tall, there is no large buckle to impede a belt worn over top or to stab the wearer in the gut. The buckle is steel, has no moving parts and is very cost effective when compared to popular buckles used today. Unlike other belts with a second tail to fight while donning, the ATLAS sports a clean tail with four “keeper loops” that the buckle slips into when tightening up the belt. There are multiple loops for two reasons: First, multiple loops allow the user to dial in the fit easier and thus creates a shorter tail on the buckle end, keeping more of the belt’s body free and clean for attachment of gear. Second is redundancy; in the event of a failure of one of the loops the user can simply lengthen or shorten the tail to engage another loop and keep the belt in use until replacement or repair can be obtained.
Options and Specifications
ATLAS belts are offered in two widths 1.5” and 1.75”.
1.5” — stiff scuba webbing sandwiched between two layers of flat webbing.
1.75” — two layers of type 13 webbing with a thin strip of HDPE in between that helps stiffen the belt slightly while maintaining flexibility.
ATLAS Belt Sizing (inches)
Contact us for smaller and larger custom sizing
Care and Feeding
- Like all nylon gear, fraying can occur as the belt ages. To combat this, the user can simply melt the fraying ends with a quick pass of the flame from a lighter or match.
- Wash dirt, sweat, blood and tears from the belt with a mild detergent and cloth, hang to dry out of direct sunlight.
- Do not taunt ATLAS belts.
- ATLAS belts are not designed for load bearing or rescue use applications. You want to wear an actual harness for those activities anyway
ATLAS Belts are warranted against manufacturing defects and will be replaced or repaired at Volund Gearworks discretion. Should your belt fail due to normal wear and tear, good for you! That means you actually use your equipment for its designed intention, not just dressing up to look like a cool kid. Send us a picture of the failure and the age of the belt, we like to keep track of things like that for general T&E. Should your belt fail because you were doing something foolish…..send us a picture of that too for a laugh.