Written By: Chris Conley
Thinking back I don’t think I have ever been as excited to share my opinion on a product through a review on AGG, as I am about NexBelt and yes I am talking about a simple belt, but NexBelt is anything but simple. In my opinion NexBelt is the future of Belts, most people are worried about their shoes, pants/shorts, shirt and even hat and the belt is an after thought; however after you try a NexBelt the belt will be the first thing you think about in your golfing or everyday life wardrobe.
Owners Eddie, Tom and Francis had a simple idea, make a belt that fit and supported someone correctly, while still being stylish, comfortable and made of quality products. It’s impossible to go over every design (both buckle and belt), type of belt (leather, canvas etc) and color that Nexbelt makes as the possibilities are endless, the real focal point should be on their technology. People gain and lose weight daily and a normal belt doesn’t allow for this variance in even the slightest weight fluctuation, on a so called normal belt the holes in the belt are generally placed 1″ apart, have you ever noticed one day your belt may feel tight and the next day slightly loose, where you wish you could tighten it a little, but can’t tighten it all the way to the next belt hole? Well with the NexBelt instead of making the standard 1″ adjustments you can make a simple 1/4″ adjustment with out ever having to unhook and re-hook your belt. NexBelt uses a ratcheting system that is sewn into the belt instead of belt holes to hold the belt in place, you simply pull it to click it one adjustment tighter or hit the release button to allow it to loosen one click, this makes for unbelievable fitness in a belt which I never knew was an issue until trying a NexBelt. Some shirts are different thicknesses, sometimes you wear an undershirt, sometimes you don’t tuck your shirt at all, a normal belt doesn’t allow for any of these factors and your belt could feel tight or loose depending on the day; however with the Nexbelt no matter how you are dressed your belt is going to fit perfectly.
I am a size 40″, no way around it, I am a bigger guy; last weekend at the course my buddy who can’t wear more than a 32″ waist pants forgot his belt. The day before I just happened to get two NexBelt’s in the mail and they were in my car. I was wearing one and gave him the other, how in the world could he wear a belt 10″ to big for him? With the NexBelt the size doesn’t matter because you simply adjust the belt with the ratchet system to your size. There are measurements on the inside of the belt that you are supposed to cut down to your size and then replace the removable belt buckle once you cut the belt down, however I found I like to leave it standard out of the box. As I said I wear size 40″ and out of the box I can have enough belt left over to wrap past the buckle about two loops, which is how I like a belt to look. If you don’t like the overhang on belts you can cut it down to your exact size and replace the buckle once cut, however I enjoy the extra belt wrapped; I mean let’s face it at size 40″ not many belts wrap much past the buckle for me, haha. Their standard belts are advertised to fit 30″ to 45″ but they have many that fit up to 50″ and you can cut it down to fit any size below 30″ making it an awesome belt for kids as well. Having a toddler that is potty training and wants to do it all her-self, I can tell you a belt is a nightmare, however if I were to purchase one of the skinnier designs by NexBelt she could easily operate this belt by herself, where the normal belt buckle with belt holes are to hard for kids to operate. They offer an endless possibility of products because you can match any buckle with any belt as the buckles or belts can be purchased separately. They offer a few lines of belts designed exclusively for golf, in which the buckle actually folds down on a hinge and has a magnetized golf ball marker hidden in them. Last week we reviewed PhotoBallMarker.com and the ones I had made fit perfectly in this belt, however the ball marker that comes with belt matches the buckle, I just enjoy the PhotoBallMarker.com markers I made. Jim Furyk is their biggest client in the golf world, and he even has his own line called X-Factor with an X logo on the buckle, but they make 6 different lines of golf belts that can be worn on the course or anywhere in life, as well as other belts for other aspects of life and styles, from leather to canvas belts. Kevin Na also exclusively wears NexBelt and between himself and Jim Furyk are two of the best dressed players on tour.
Overall you just have to try one to believe me, yes it is just a belt but once you try one you will realize how much more important a correct fitting belt is than you ever realized before. Ever go to Thanksgiving at the families house, eat so much that you had to undo your belt before you laid on the couch to watch football? With NexBelt just simply hit the release button and let it out a couple of clicks and don’t be the guy with his belt unbuckled from over eating again.
Check out NexBelt and all their line of belts HERE.
More About the Author - Chris Conley
Chris is the founder of Average Guy Golf, he plays at an 11 handicap and has recently changed from TaylorMade to an all Ping line up, besides his Xenon putter. Chris who is 34 started, playing golf when he was 15 and one Mr. Eldric Tiger Woods hit the scene and made golf popular. He has a daughter who is 4 and loves going to the golf course, and practicing with her new Pink golf clubs that Santa brought her. Chris's goal with the site is to make your next round more enjoyable regardless of your score.