When it comes to buying a battle belt, there are many factors that should be considered. One of the most important things is your waist size. This will determine what size belt you need so that it can fit around your body securely and comfortably. If you don’t know how to measure for a battle belt, don’t worry! We’re going to go over the steps in this article so you can get the perfect one!
Battle belt sizes can come in many different lengths (varies by brand), so it’s important to know what size you should get. There are four standard sizes; small (30-34), medium (36-38), large (40-42) and X large(44-46).
So what size battle belt should you get? If you are between size small and medium, it is recommended going with the smaller of the two. If you’re in-between a medium to large or larger than large, it is recommended go one size up on your belt for maximum comfort! For example, choose X large over large when you can’t decide which size to choose.
Why Is It Important to Have a Right Sized Battle Belt?
It is important to have a right sized belt because it will provide stability for the waist and distribute weight across your hips. A large battle belt can cause back strain from having too much of the load placed at one area.
Smaller battle belt can cause some discomfort over time from squeezing tightly around the waist.
It is best to have a belt that is an inch or two larger than what you think it needs as this will provide room for expansion with intense training and/or body weight fluctuations.
If you’re looking into buying a battle belt, make sure you measure your waist!
Downsides of a too large battle belt:
- Can cause back strain
- Can cause discomfort because it needs to be constantly adjusted
- Wear out faster when too large
Downsides of a too small battle belt:
- Too tight to run in and maneuver easily
- When bending down, it can be uncomfortable due to being so tight around the waistline
How To Measure for a Battle Belt?
When ordering a battle belt, it is important to first measure your waist.
The battle belt size is measured by the waist circumference. To measure your waist, wrap a measuring tape around your waist at about navel height and take note of what number corresponds to this measurement on a measuring tape.
If you are in between sizes then we recommend sizing up so that it fits comfortably without being too tight.
The width should be snug, but not uncomfortable. You need enough room for movement when squatting down or performing other physical activities. Especially when bending over occurs.
For some people this may not be their actual waist as there is no bone in that area but rather muscle so you should also take into consideration what feels right for yourself with how tightly or loosely you want the battle belt to fit on your body.
You will need an inch or two extra than what you initially think because during intense training sessions, water weight fluctuations etc., these types of belts tend to expand more than expected which could make things uncomfortable if too tight!
Product Recommendations Based On Your Measurements
We have compiled a table of one of the most popular battle belts with their sizes. This makes your life easier as you can refer to this table and order whichever size that suits your measurements.
|PRODUCT||SIZE SMALL||SIZE MEDIUM||SIZE LARGE||SIZE X LARGE|
|Condor Gen 2 Battle Belt||35.5″ end to end||39″ end to end||42″ end to end||NA|
|HSGI Laser Sure-Grip Belt||31.75″ end to end||37.5″ end to end||42.75″ end to end||48″ end to end|
|VTAC Skirmish Belt||33.5″ end to end||36.5″ end to end||40″ end to end||42″ end to end|
|UGF Battle Belt||34″-36″ end to end||37″-39″ end to end||40″-42″ end to end||43″-44″ end to end|