The ATS Cobra Buckle Rigger's Belt uses the excellent AustriAlpin Cobra buckle for both ease of use and incredible strength. The Cobra buckle is rated to 11kN, over 2470 pounds of force. That's strong. In order to make use of that strength, we built the belt from 1.72" Type 13 Mil Spec parachute-grade webbing, stitching it together with 69 pound nylon thread.
The belt is reinforced with a 4 inch long "W" stitch and has a "soft loop" for personal retention lanyard tie ins. To increase the strength even more, we added 5 lengthwise stitches, which also increases the stiffness somewhat. The end of the belt has been rounded with a hot cutter so the running end won"t snag.
We offer the Cobra Buckle Rigger Belt in Coyote Brown with a coyote brown buckle, or in Ranger Green and black with black buckles. They"re made in the USA and covered by the ATS Gear lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.
Sizing lengths are measured from the center of the female side of the buckle, inside the belt to the middle of the male side of the buckle for a center to center measurement.
(Posted by J S on May 18th 2017)
This belt serves primarily as a lightweight first line rig for shooting/emergency anchor while hiking.
It does both of those jobs exceedingly well. The craftsmanship is second to none and I really like the fact that they opted for the fabric loop instead of steel triangle as an attachment point.
ATS's customer service is stellar and I will be buying more from them in the future.
(Posted by John I. on May 11th 2017)
Used this in conjuction with the ATS war belt to replace the thinner under belt it comes with. Cinches up nice and secure, very stable for all the gear it holds up.
(Posted by Mike O. on May 2nd 2017)
Been using the belt inside a HSGI outer belt with 4 mag, med, admin and dump + holster and pistol and it supports the weight well with no fold over or creasing. Cobra buckle is a cobra buckle, no surprises there.
Good belt for both size ranges ( those of you who run padded belts know what I mean) and rigidity.
(Posted by Ed K on Nov 1st 2016)
Been using it since I got it. It's what I expect of ATS, which is very good quality. The quality comes as not surprise, with the Rigger's belts, chest rigs, and pouches I've used in the past also being top notch. I like this belt better than the HSGI and SOE belts I've used in the past.