How to Wear a Rigger Belt

Written by brian connolly
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A common item among marines and adventure sports enthusiasts, the rigger's belt is a tactical harness designed for adjustability and sturdiness. Coming in both nylon and web-fabric for fast drying, the rigger's belt is an operator-grade belt sewn two layers thick for added rigidity and strength. However, the most notable quality of the rigger's belt is its ability to tighten and release around the waist with ease.

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Things you need

  • Riggers belt
  • Mirror

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  1. 1

    Put on your desired attire for wearing the rigger's belt, making sure to select a pair of trousers, shorts or leggings with all belt loops intact.

  2. 2

    Stand in front of the mirror so that you are able to clearly see your waist and hips in the reflection, repositioning as necessary.

  3. 3

    Hold the rigger's belt in front of you so that the point of the triangular buckler aims to your left. Pull on the right strap of the belt to unvelcro it from the belt side. Completely detach the belt end and slide it through the buckle.

  4. 4

    Wrap the belt around you with the buckle just below your navel. Run the "tail" of the belt that you just unfastened through each of your belt loops back through the buckle the way you removed it. Pull at a forward angle until the belt is at the desired tightness.

  5. 5

    Place your left hand on the buckle to sturdy it as you pull the belt to the proper tightness, watching your waist in the mirror to maintain alignment. Holding the buckle, pull the strap to the right as you gently rest it against the Velcro. Run your hand along the front of the belt to ensure proper closure.

  6. 6

    Walk, bend over and generally test out the tightness of your belt. As you get used to it, you will be able to adjust it easily with the use of one hand.

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