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Awful product Thin flimsy short
Awful product Thin flimsy short Not worth $10.00 much less what I paid Its a joke
We're truly sorry to hear about your disappointment in our Friction Belt. We went ahead and reached out to you via email to offer some help with your return. We also passed your thoughts along to our Design Team. Thank you so much for your feedback.
Keeps your pants/shorts up
So there I was, on top of a rodeo bull preparing for the longest 8 seconds of my life. I was also wondering if I should have had that last pint of ale from the friendly local brewery. You know what I wasnt worried about? Thats right, no concern if my friction belt could keep my pants up!
I have had one of these belts for ages and trimmed it shorter when it was new. I bought a new one hoping to have that same longer length because my waist has increased, but the new one was actually shorter than the older one I had trimmed. The new belts need to be longer or have various sizes to select from.
Thank you for this feedback on the sizing, Mark. We're sorry to hear the new belt didn't work for you! Our product designers read these reviews, so your notes are extremely helpful. Please let us know if we can be of any help with that return.
After maybe 30 yrs of DAILY use-- Pretty funny in that the webbing has actually worn down so much by now that it no longer grabs the buckle securely and it slips after activity (...or a big meal!) 'Not enough friction on the webbing to grab. I purchasing 2new ones TODAY. Great easy belt.
Have had for over 30 years!!
This is a fantastic, simple, heavy duty but low profile belt! My dad bought it in 1990 and just gave it to me after regularly using it for years. It looks a little worn (as it should!) but works perfectly for what I need it for (school, hiking and climbing). Amazingly adjustable, works for my dad with a 36 inch waist and me with a 28 inch waist. Th... Read Moreank you Patagonia!!
Very nice lighter weight belt.
Very nice belts when you don't want something as heavy as the tech web belt. Great with lightweight nylon or poly pants and shorts in the summer. However, they will be too short if you wear larger than 36 pants. I wear 35 or 36 pants and I find them to be the perfect length without trimming. I have had absolutely no problems with the belts loo... Read Moresening or slipping. Got two of them.
Pretty Cool, but long
I like this belt a lot, It's cool and an all-around good friction belt. My only problem is being one-size-fits-all it's pretty long and I end up with a lot of slack. I know I can cut it but I'm afraid of messing it up. Anyway, word to the wise if you buy this belt it will probably need slight modification.
This my third Patagonia friction belt. All three were kind of pricey, but the first two were well made and are still giving me good service after many years. This one is not as well made. The buckle metal is thinner, and so is the webbing. I'll be surprised if it holds up as well as the first two.
Hi Charles, thank you for taking the time to write a review on the quality of this belt. We are so sorry to hear this didn't hold up to your previous purchases. We welcome you to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) this back to us.
Like the material but too long
Wish the belt came in a shorter length alternative. Problem with one length is this is too long for a shorter person. Reading other reviews looks like too short for a tall person. Material and buckle work well for my uses.
Hello Stephen, thank you for sharing your feedback on the length of the belt. You can cut the length of the webbing to customize the fit of the belt. Here is a short [instructional video](https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+cut+nylon+webbing&rlz=1C1GCEB_enUS916US917&oq=how+to+cut+nylon&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l9.9048j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#kpvalbx=_DIfoYMr_N9Ke-gTHj5SADg55) on how to do so.
Shorter than advertised
Like some other reviewers, my belt was shorter than advertised: 43" long, less than the 45.5" in the specs and too short for my needs. I purchased this in a Patagonia store and will have to return it.
Hi Julian, thanks for your review and we're truly sorry that this belt was shorter than described. We have passed your feedback along to our Quality Control team to look into. In the meantime, please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it under warranty and let us know if you have any questions.
Had one of these a few years ago that was an excellent belt. Current version is unsatisfactory. Belt length is nowhere near product specs of 45 1/2 . Im a 36 for reference and there was approximately 2 remaining when fastened. I had purchased the black & grey versions of the belt. I returned the product. Additionally it didnt hold while fastene... Read Mored. Unsatisfactory product.
Solid color belts slip & woven patterned ones can unravel
I bought two of these belts: one in forge grey and one in a patterned weave. The forge grey is thinner webbing and slips, so I'm returning it. The patterned weave is thicker and doesn't slip at all, but the cut end wasn't finished (or heat sealed) properly and starts to unravel periodically. I've tried to heat seal it but this i... Read Moressue is endemic to the patterned weave due to its construction. I have an older solid color friction belt from the circa 2000 which I love and it's still going strong, except for some minor fraying due to the buckle & some paint splatter. Patagonia needs to change the thickness of the solid color webbing on these belts and needs to address quality control/finishing issues on the woven patterned ones. Otherwise, I'm a big fan of the friction belt!
We're sorry to hear about the inconsistencies you've experienced with our Friction Belt. Please feel free to send them in for warranty evaluation, it could be that the patterned version you received is defective. To get started on a return, please click [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
This belt is advertised as 45 1/2 inches, but I measured it and it is on 42 1/2. I am a size 36 in waist, so it does not work for me. This is not a 1 size fits all belt.
Hello William, we're sorry to hear your belt was shorter than advertised. This sounds like a quality control issue so we went ahead and emailed you to help with your return. Thanks so much for your feedback.
Excellent all-wear and all-seasons belt
Ive been wearing these belts for at least 15 years now and they are dynamic and bomb-proof. I wear them with jeans, slacks, shorts and have even worn them with a wool suit! They never release or slip and they look under-stated and unpretentious. I just wish they were offered in small, medium and large sizing for convenience sake.
I tried this belt and the Tech Web on in-store before purchasing. I liked everything about the Friction belt more than the Tech Web. The buckle is low-profile and does not impede movement or stand out. This belt is light weight, looks great with pants and shorts and is simple to use. I find it easy to release and replace for frequent bathroom visit... Read Mores. This will be my go-to belt for the rest of my life now! I plan to replace it if it ever wears out, so keep making it in cool colors and patterns like TGRG Patagonia! Thanks!
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