Wading belts

Posted by: AcidAngler

Wading belts - 01/05/20 03:18 PM

I always make it a point to wear a good wading belt,but finding that has been a challenge. I was using these and I like the elasticity and convenience of the velcro and felt same in them,but they tear and the quality just isn't there. DryCase Belt

So I'm on the hunt again ,and being a bank maggot I need something that will stay tight and last. I dislike buckles. Surprised their aren't more options for us fishermen in waders.
Posted by: Evo

Re: Wading belts - 01/05/20 03:25 PM

i use this one...

https://www.sportsmans.com/simms/simms-n...pkaAgtlEALw_wcB


might upgrade to this one,

https://www.flyshack.com/DisplayItem.asp...3IaAkzlEALw_wcB


or this one...

https://aventuron.com/products/simms-bac...5kaAnqGEALw_wcB
Posted by: stonefish

Re: Wading belts - 01/05/20 03:28 PM

https://www.redington.com/fly-fishing-waders/5-WA00904-1EA

Very durable.
The one I have now has help up to at least 10 years of heavy use in the salt.
SF
Posted by: AcidAngler

Re: Wading belts - 01/05/20 03:34 PM

Thanks for the suggestions guys yeah Nate I was eyeballing the simms but it has the buckles which interferes with my bait fishing system off the bank. I think for the time being the dry case belt will work I will just have to reinforce it through stitchery. I'll keep looking around. That back saver is nice though and I may check it out.
Posted by: AcidAngler

Re: Wading belts - 01/05/20 03:35 PM

Originally Posted By: stonefish
https://www.redington.com/fly-fishing-waders/5-WA00904-1EA

Very durable.
The one I have now has help up to at least 10 years of heavy use in the salt.
SF
Is it stretchy? I surf fish a lot and it gets gnarly so I need that sucker TIGHT lol. Not really funny actually a guy died in the surf not long ago when his daughter got pulled on a raft from tidewater into the ocean. Respect the water. It can happen in an instant.
Posted by: Evo

Re: Wading belts - 01/05/20 03:55 PM

the back magic one is a hook and loop style, so no buckle.... just expensive...
Posted by: Spoonfedhead

Re: Wading belts - 01/05/20 04:02 PM

You looking for a belt to fit through a bait box?
Posted by: AcidAngler

Re: Wading belts - 01/05/20 04:11 PM

Spoonheadned check out that dry case belt. It's 2 inches wide,works perfect in a bait box loop,I use the flambeau ones when I bank it,and I just stitched he ones I have up with doubled up 8 strand braid. It'ss work. The neoprene tore at the seams which means their stitching was crappy. The outer binding is sweet. These have been the best I can find for my needs and they are only 10 bucks a pop. I got several seasons out of them and probably can just maintain them but it never hurts to see what others are doing. I'm gonna check out Evos suggestion. Plus this board could use more happy discussions lol
Posted by: AcidAngler

Re: Wading belts - 01/05/20 04:12 PM

NVM just like all simms products it's priced twice as much as it's worth.
Posted by: Evo

Re: Wading belts - 01/05/20 04:16 PM

that was designed by orthopedic surgeons, so its not just your average wading belt...
Posted by: On The Swing

Re: Wading belts - 01/05/20 04:17 PM

Check out a Dacor weight belt for scuba diving...it's pretty wide but fits my bait boxes and provides a good deal of back support, far and away the best belt I have ever had

I like the metal buckle ones like this
dacor belts
Posted by: stonefish

Re: Wading belts - 01/05/20 04:33 PM

Originally Posted By: avidangler
Originally Posted By: stonefish
https://www.redington.com/fly-fishing-waders/5-WA00904-1EA

Very durable.
The one I have now has help up to at least 10 years of heavy use in the salt.
SF
Is it stretchy? I surf fish a lot and it gets gnarly so I need that sucker TIGHT lol. Not really funny actually a guy died in the surf not long ago when his daughter got pulled on a raft from tidewater into the ocean. Respect the water. It can happen in an instant.


Yes, stretchy but you can make it as tight as you’d like with the adjustment.
SF
Posted by: Spoonfedhead

Re: Wading belts - 01/05/20 04:38 PM

The belt I got with my Simms headwaters has a slim buckle that easily slides through a box loop. Easily adjustable.
About 2 in wide. I love it.
Posted by: AcidAngler

Re: Wading belts - 01/05/20 06:22 PM

Thanks fellas for the suggestions.
Posted by: bushbear

Re: Wading belts - 01/06/20 08:41 AM

A friend suggested looking at a “gait belt” used in a hospital or nursing home to help support unstable patients. No metal, wide, and with a simple lock.