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Utility Belt Review

Utility Belt ImageThe definition of a utility belt, traditionally, is a belt with loops, pockets and pouches to hold your tools and accessories.

For Patrol Store’s full range of utility belts, pouches and accessories, please click Utility Belt to see the relevant section of the site.

Utility Belt History And Development

The inventor of the first utility belt has commonly been credited to Gardner Fox, writer of the Detective Comics in 1939, which held Batman’s choking gas capsules. As time went on, his utility belt incorporated more items.

Although seemingly unremarkable in appearance, the utility belt is one of Batman’s most important tools in fighting crime. Consisting primarily of a strap and buckle, the utility belt houses ten pouches or cylindrical cartridges that are attached to the outside of the belt. The buckle itself typically contains a miniature camera and a tape recorder. A secondary compartment behind the length of the belt houses Batman’s supply of batarangs.

Modern Day Utility Belt Developments

Whilst we sell a variety of utility belts at PatrolStore, we sadly are unable to provide you with your own Batman Utility Belt!

What we do stock, however, are a selection of belts designed specifically for the police, security and military to house all the everyday accessories that are necessary in order to fulfil your daily duties.

Utility Belts For Men & Women

The Viper Security Belt Patrol System is a utility belt fitted with a three point release buckle, requiring 2 fingers and a thumb to release it.

This prevents the situation you could get yourself into with the traditional 2 point releases, where someone standing in front of you could undo your belt.

This system is a good value option that is perfect for those involved in contract security work as it provides you with a complete system with one small purchase.

The Viper security belt is a black utility belt and includes the following items:

-Mobile phone holder
-Glove pouch
-Torch/baton holder
-Handcuff pouch
-Key keeper
-Belt keeper
-Notebook holder

The Viper security utility belt system is similar to the patrol belt system, but made for those who carry a pistol as part of their duties. This utility belt has a tri-lock buckle and has: a double mag pouch, pistol holster, glove pouch, baton/torch holder, key keeper and handcuff pouch

Whilst the 5.11 Sierra Bravo Duty Belt, doesn’t include all the utility belt pouches, this tactical belt was engineered with feedback from officers in the field, to give you the adaptability you need to create the perfect foundation for your belt kit.

Constructed from ultra-strong 1680D nylon fabric, Sierra Bravo duty belts feature a waterproof treatment that protects against rain and moisture, ensuring all-weather reliability. Designed to fully support a broad range of loadouts, the Sierra Bravo integrates with MOLLE web gear and the 5.11 SlickStick™ System to give you unprecedented flexibility when choosing your accessories.

The Sierra Bravo kit includes the main belt, the inner belt, and 4 individual keepers with dual-retention hook-and-loop/snap closure to keep your gear firmly and comfortably in place throughout your shift.

Sierra Bravo Duty Belt Specifications:

• Built from ultra-strong 1680D nylon
• Four dual-retention keepers
• Durable Duraflex™ Hardware
• Authentic Prym® snaps

Police Utility Belt Pouches & Accessories

If you wanted to add some utility belt pouches such a radio, phone, notebook or pen holder, the Op.Zulu utility belt pouch range is comprehensive.

Unlike inferior rivals, the Op. Zulu Patrol Pouch is made with specifically sourced fabrics chosen to give higher levels of durability whilst offering reduced weight. This gives the user the benefit of equipment they can rely on whilst minimizing the weight they carry. The stitching and binding have also been chosen to give the highest levels of abrasion resistance in tactical situations.

Designed to fit all 2” duty belts, the Op. Zulu Patrol Pouch is compatible with all issue and non-issue belt equipment. The pouch allows you to carry multiple items in its large main compartment and three smaller sections. The main compartment is ideal for carrying FPNs and other paperwork and will even hold 2 Blackstone’s Handbooks. The small front pocket is ideal for carrying latex search gloves and the two side pockets are ideal for cuff keys or pens.

The Op. Zulu Duty Pouch is compatible with all issue and non-issue belt equipment. The pouch allows you to carry protective gloves, small pocket guides and a wide variety of equipment in a handy compact pouch. The two integrated pen holders can be used for pens or a pocket clip cuff key and the handy metal D ring is ideal for keys, carabiners or lanyards.

Other pouches in the Op.Zulu range that fit onto the utility belt are the glove pouch, radio pouch, Maglite C/D-Cell torch holder, pen holder and general torch pouch.

For more history about the batman belt please click utility belt history.

For further please click Utility Belt to see Patrol Store’s full range.