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Need to know: Belts by Strapworks

Three sizes, four widths, beaucoup buckles. Custom belts on the cheap (price, not quality).
Three sizes, four widths, beaucoup buckles. Custom belts on the cheap (price, not quality).
Kenneth Fish

Every once in a while I run into a product that is a must have. This usually takes the form of something that is either totally unique, an incredible bargain, or both. In the case of the belts available from, it is both for sure.

I discovered Strapworks quite by accident while searching for an inexpensive alternative to a leather belt. Leather belts, though nice, are quite limited when it comes to holding the pants up of a 240 pound human. Most of the leather belts I’ve owned over the last 20 years have stretched, become misshapen, or have delaminated due to repeated exposure of sweat.

Enter Strapworks. Strapworks primarily deals in synthetic webbing. The webbing sold by Strapworks ranges from polypropylene and polyester to tubular nylon and seat belt. All of it is tough, all of it is inexpensive, and all of it makes a great belt.

Because someone at Strapworks is obviously smart, they have made it possible for you to choose from a handful of simple buckles, from double “O,” “D,” and three-bar, to nylon and aluminum side-release and nylon cam buckles, and a variety of flat, synthetic webbing to make for a wide variety of belts. These belts, whether we’re talking polypropylene, polyester, or nylon, are available in just about every color imaginable, and if you limit yourself to just polyester, you can also choose from 51 different patterns. The end result is a custom made belt that can cost as little as $2.75 for a 3/4” sport belt with a plastic cam buckle that will fit up to a 38” waist. Bar-gain.

Strapworks belts are available in three sizes and four widths and can accommodate a girth of up to 60 inches. Of course, in addition to belts, Strapworks has a gargantuan selection of straps, webbing, cordage, rope, hook & loop, and elastic. For more information about Strapworks, click here.