Strong Minimalism

Here’s one way to look sharp: laser-cut aerospace grade aluminum. That’s the material found in the buckles made by Grip6—a company specializing in rugged, low-profile belts. With a smart, minimalist design that’s ultra trim and insanely strong, every belt is made from nylon webbing with a breaking strength of almost two tons. The no-holes design adjusts to your perfect length. The extra flap tucks neatly inside—out of sight—and the buckles are curved ever so slightly. The result is a streamlined, smooth fit. Founder BJ Minson found a lot to dislike with traditional belts. The stretched out holes, the limited range when adjusting, the extra flap. When a friend gave him an army belt, BJ was inspired by the simple design. He started to create the belt he always wanted. BJ put the G6 on Kickstarter, and lots of other people wanted his belt, too. All of the belts and buckles are interchangeable. And they are all are made, to last, in the USA.

Grip6

Adjustable No-Holes Belt

Strong Minimalism

Here’s one way to look sharp: laser-cut aerospace grade aluminum. That’s the material found in the buckles made by Grip6—a company specializing in rugged, low-profile belts. With a smart, minimalist design that’s ultra trim and insanely strong, every belt is made from nylon webbing with a breaking strength of almost two tons. The no-holes design adjusts to your perfect length. The extra flap tucks neatly inside—out of sight—and the buckles are curved ever so slightly. The result is a streamlined, smooth fit. Founder BJ Minson found a lot to dislike with traditional belts. The stretched out holes, the limited range when adjusting, the extra flap. When a friend gave him an army belt, BJ was inspired by the simple design. He started to create the belt he always wanted. BJ put the G6 on Kickstarter, and lots of other people wanted his belt, too. All of the belts and buckles are interchangeable. And they are all are made, to last, in the USA.
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Made in the USA

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • BJ
    BJ

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce the G6 belt to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Carol
    Carol
    10/9/2015 10:08 AM

    How long are the belts?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 10:14 AM

    @Carol Hi! The belts come in a variety of sizes (30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 50). They also have an extra several inches for adjust-ability.

  • Adele
    Adele
    10/9/2015 10:23 AM

    @BJ So if someone wears a 36" waste jeans, they would need a size 36 belt?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 10:35 AM

    @Adele Exactly!

  • crystal
    crystal
    10/9/2015 1:12 PM

    @BJ what colors are available

  • George
    George
    10/9/2015 1:38 PM

    @crystal

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 2:21 PM

    @crystal you can see all the available colors when you go to the products.

  • Mark
    Mark
    10/9/2015 10:23 AM

    Do you have to adjust both sides when you put on the belt I see in the video that people are only adjusting one side to tighten it up

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 10:37 AM

    @Mark Yes it's just the one side. It's a little different than most belts, but it ends up holding far better than other friction belts that have to be tightened throughout the day. The Grip6 belt stays tight all day long and never needs to be tightened.

  • Joe
    Joe
    10/9/2015 10:50 AM

    Love the simple clean design! One question: with regular use (cinching it to the same spot on the strap day after day), do you ever have trouble with that spot on the strap becoming slippy, not holding its position?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 11:02 AM

    @Joe Great question! I've been wearing the same belt for over a year and it doesn't have any problems. It still holds tight and doesn't slip.

  • Joe
    Joe
    10/9/2015 11:21 AM

    @BJ Excellent--thanks for confirming! Looking forward to receiving mine.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 12:05 PM

    @Joe Awesome! Thanks for the order!

  • Gae
    Gae
    10/9/2015 11:18 AM

    I have a 45 inch waist ....do I order a 50 inch?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 11:24 AM

    @Gae yes. The 50 inch will work great. If you find it's a little too long, they strap can always be cut down a little. If you do that, I would recommend melting the end just a little to prevent fraying.

  • Dawn
    Dawn
    10/9/2015 11:19 AM

    Being a petite female- 105lb, the buckle is a bit wide and long for me. Do you have different sizes?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 11:25 AM

    @Dawn because we're relatively new, we only have the one size for now. We are planning on adding a narrower size early next year.

  • Lynne
    Lynne
    10/9/2015 1:06 PM

    @BJ Please measure some belt loops on women's pants and use that to create a narrower size. Then I would definitely order one.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/9/2015 1:55 PM

    Sounds like that is in their plans, Lynne!

  • KATHIE
    KATHIE
    10/9/2015 2:00 PM

    @Mike I am also looking for a narrower belt for ladies pant. Hope it is out soon...I am so tired of belts falling apart.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 2:25 PM

    @KATHIE and @LYNNE we're working on a custom strap material that looks awesome. It's being developed right now with a US based manufacturer. When we finalize it, we will get two different widths (mens and womens). It should be available early next year.

    Thanks for the feedback!

  • Andrew
    Andrew
    10/9/2015 11:30 AM

    Wow - if you had the belt in white and the buckle in satin finish I'de buy one for every member of my ship's crew (950 pax)

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 11:50 AM

    @Andrew That's an awesome idea! We may be able to work something out.

  • Robert
    Robert
    10/9/2015 11:32 AM

    Hi, I like the concept and just ordered a belt & buckle. The money was taken from my paypal account, yet I'm showing no orders in my account...does it no show up for a period of time?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 11:52 AM

    @Robert thanks for the order! I don't know the details on the back-end. I'd say give it a little time and if it still doesn't seem to be working, contact The Grommet through their website. Thanks!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/9/2015 12:01 PM

    Hi, Robert, thanks for the kind words! Not too get all big brother on you, but it turns out you were logged in as a Guest when you made the purchase so it won't show up in your orders. You should have an email confirmation. The good news is I can see that your order is processing! Again hope that wasn't too creepy...

  • Carol
    Carol
    10/9/2015 1:13 PM

    @Mike

  • cynthia
    cynthia
    10/9/2015 11:53 AM

    I like the idea of this belt, but I am a woman and really need a curved belt. Can you find a product that can adapt to a curve for the belt itself? The buckle looks like it is great!

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 12:04 PM

    @cynthia thanks for the comment! I'm not 100% sure what you are asking. Our buckles are formed with a curve (about a 12" diameter). It makes them very comfortable because they fit around the body very nicely and don't dig into you or pinch like a lot of belts tend to do. Let me know if I can clarify anything else for you. Thanks!

  • Neal
    Neal
    10/9/2015 12:08 PM

    I'm digging the style of the belts. I was wondering if these can be worn by women too? I was thinking about getting some as gifts.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 12:12 PM

    @Neal great idea! The Grip6 belt has been very popular with both men and women. It's a standard 1.5" wide and it fits most pants. We have a lot of men purchase a second belt because their wives stole their first one. A lot of women like the fact that they are so flat and low profile.

  • Eileen
    Eileen
    10/9/2015 12:19 PM

    This looks terrific! I so wished I didn't buy a similar belt on Grommet. It was a low profile as well but was a shiny, thin black plastic! Very cheap looking - probably why they say it is good under tops. This looks good enough to show off! Nice job.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 12:21 PM

    @Eileen thanks for the comment! We make these ourselves here in the US to make sure they are the highest quality. They last forever too.

  • Louis
    Louis
    10/9/2015 12:26 PM

    This is a great idea! Will you be producing a wider belt/buckle than 1-1/2"? I wear 1-3/4" belts with my Wranglers; 1-1/2" is too narrow for the belt loops.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 12:36 PM

    @Louis Thanks! We are sort of stuck at some standard widths because of the military webbing we have access to at this point. It might be something we can do in the future, but I haven't seen any of the same military webbing in the 1-3/4" widths.

  • Louis
    Louis
    10/9/2015 1:50 PM

    @BJ OK, thanks for the feedback

  • SM
    SM
    10/9/2015 12:33 PM

    what are the dimensions of the buckle?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 12:37 PM

    @SM the buckle is about 3 inches wide and 1.8 inches tall. It's also only 1/8" thick making is very low profile and comfortable.

  • chase
    chase
    10/9/2015 12:44 PM

    @BJ how will this belt work as a weight carrier?cell phone,handcuffs,sidearm,radio etc?

  • Humberto
    Humberto
    10/9/2015 12:55 PM

    @chase haha, I just asked the same question...

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 1:01 PM

    @Humberto @chase, It works awesome! I've had customers send me pictures of the belt carrying a gun and knife on a hike into the mountains. He said it worked perfectly and never needed tightening.

  • Adrian
    Adrian
    10/9/2015 12:43 PM

    Hi BJ. I love the belt. I may have missed it in the video - but how does the buckle undo?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 1:02 PM

    @Adrian the video doesn't show a lot of video on how to put in on and take it off, but basically you just stick your thumb under the strap next to the loop and push out and it slides right open. It's a little different than most belts but after you put it on once or twice it super easy.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 1:45 PM

    You can check it out here too...

  • marlene
    marlene
    10/9/2015 12:47 PM

    hello,

    I would have ordered this right now if the black strap had black stitching/. Maybe an option you might want to consider. I will keep checking back to see if it is an offer in the future.

  • DEBRA
    DEBRA
    10/9/2015 12:58 PM

    @marlene

  • DEBRA
    DEBRA
    10/9/2015 1:00 PM

    I have the black one and it is actually reversible. If you look at the picture, you can thread the belt with either side out on all colors. I LOVE mine. Fits great, doesn't bind, and never loosens by itself. and with the buckle, I'm not getting holes in my shirts from the buckle catching the fabric

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 1:05 PM

    @Debi thanks for the comment!

    @marlene all of the straps have a black stitching on the back side and they're reversible. So you actually get two belts in one! So if you go with the black strap with grey stitch, the backside is black and you can simply flip it around for a black belt.

  • Dianne
    Dianne
    10/9/2015 1:54 PM

    @BJ I don't understand how it could be reversible as one side is stitched to the buckle. If it's turned over, the curve of the buckle would be facing away from the body.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/9/2015 1:56 PM

    Hi Dianne, you can take the buckle off very easily so that will not be the case!

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 2:31 PM

    @Dianne if you look at the video in the comments on how to put the belt on, it shows how it's designed to come off and easily interchange with another buckle. I designed it to be versatile and simple (less sewing for me).

  • Humberto
    Humberto
    10/9/2015 12:53 PM

    Awesome product! I know it wasn't designed as a "gun belt" but is it strong enough to hold up heavy items attached to it? Is it very flexible (not stiff) to where it may bend down with weight?.. I love the design and the look, and would highly recommend it for "normal" belt application.. thanks..

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 1:08 PM

    @Humberto the strap is relatively flexible. It's definitely not a stiff solid gun carrying style belt, although I have had customers that do carry with this belt. It never slips, but it would probably bend a little with heavy weight attached to it.

  • Susan
    Susan
    10/9/2015 12:57 PM

    You might want to check your pricing on the combination. It costs $.05 cents more to buy the combination than it does to buy the items separately.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 1:36 PM

    @Susan hmmm... I would say just purchase them separately.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/9/2015 1:46 PM

    Hi Susan, must be some sort of weird input error. We are making the change now so they are equal. So much math....

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    10/9/2015 1:09 PM

    Your website shows many different colors for both the belt strap and the buckle. But the only buckle color is Blue. You let the consumer pick the strap color, but not the buckle. This doesn't seem right. Can you fix this?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/9/2015 1:19 PM

    Hi Elizabeth, I'm not sure I understand your question. There are multiple options for belt and buckle here. If you click on the images, you will see the options available.

  • Garry
    Garry
    10/9/2015 1:29 PM

    When you get narrower belts, I definitely want to get one. I like 1.5 inches is too wide for me and would prefer a 1 inch. Thanks

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 1:35 PM

    @Garry thanks for the interest!

  • Brian
    Brian
    10/9/2015 1:35 PM

    The black/grey strap option only goes to 40"?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 1:37 PM

    @Brian it should go up to 50". I just checked and it's working for me.

  • Brian
    Brian
    10/9/2015 1:46 PM

    @BJ The strap menu only opened down to 40" for me. After checking the full belt menu options that show 50", I went back to just the strap and now it shows all the way to 50". Thanks for the follow-up.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 2:31 PM

    @Brian no problem! Glad you got it to work.

  • Bernadette
    Bernadette
    10/9/2015 1:35 PM

    It looks like the buckle is easily removable from both sides. Does it ever slip off if you have undone one side? When using the washroom, for example.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 1:39 PM

    @Bernadette the buckle is symmetric, meaning you can thread it from either side or flip it upside down and it works and looks the same. The end of the strap is melted with a low profile "T" shape which keeps the belt from sliding out the one end. It won't slip off when using the wash room.

  • Judy
    Judy
    10/9/2015 1:39 PM

    Could you please edit the video to include how to put on the buckle (if purchased separately) and how to latch/unlatch it? Thank you.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 1:42 PM

    @Judy Here's a short clip on how to put it on and take it off.

  • Devan
    Devan
    10/9/2015 2:01 PM

    why is it that absolutely no one that launches on this site feels it necessary to provide for the big and/or tall customers?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/9/2015 2:07 PM

    Devan, I don't think they find it unnecessary in the slightest. I think, or rather know, that most Makers are just starting out so product development is not at its height. Very similar to why many tech developers start with availability to iOS, fashion takes a little while to reach full availability. But stay tuned, because with enough support they can reach that point in their business!

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 2:15 PM

    @Devan we make these ourselves and if you need a different size, let us know. We can accommodate.

  • Kathy
    Kathy
    10/9/2015 11:04 PM

    I would also like a larger size for someone with a 51 inch waist. Would the 50" be long enough? I would prefer to have a little extra room, just in case.

  • Shelley
    Shelley
    10/9/2015 2:47 PM

    Little expensive for separate buckle and belt. For $35 I can get a very fine "genuine" leather belt, that serves the same purpose.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/9/2015 2:56 PM

    Hi Shelley, thanks for the comment. You're right in that it will serve the same purpose as a belt, but this an alternative to a leather belt, not a replacement.

    There are a few key differences between Grip6 and the very fine "genuine" leather belt you're considering. For one, Grip6 is Made in the USA and that is awesome. Like, really awesome. Everyone on site always wants Made in the USA products and here we have one! Two, there are no holes on the Grip6 and it is very minimalist. And three, Grip6 has a breaking strength of nearly two tons. No offense, but I think your very fine "genuine" leather belt would tap out at like a quarter of that.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 3:05 PM

    @Shelly besides what Mike said, it's extremely lightweight and comfortable. It feels like you're not wearing a belt. Plus it's really low profile and won't bulge under a tshirt. And really the biggest reason I designed it is because I don't like the look of leather belts with the holes and belt flap. So it's another alternative to a leather belt.

  • Steve
    Steve
    10/9/2015 4:20 PM

    Do you ship to Canada ? Very frustrating when I want a Grommet item and find out it can't be shipped on "checkout" :(

  • Gregory
    Gregory
    10/9/2015 4:26 PM

    @Steve Get a friend in the USA .... it may end up costing you a tiny bit more in time and money, but you could have it shipped to them first, and then to you.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 4:30 PM

    @Steve send me an email and I'll see if we can get this figured out for you.

    [email protected]

  • Steve
    Steve
    10/9/2015 8:20 PM

    @BJ email sent ... Thanks !

  • Heatehr
    Heatehr
    10/9/2015 4:22 PM

    I need this in a boys size, let me know if you have plans for kids. And if you need a person to try it out and give a review, Im your girl

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 4:31 PM

    @Heatehr right now our sizes are geared for men/women. We hope to offer it soon. Thanks!

  • Gregory
    Gregory
    10/9/2015 4:25 PM

    Would you recommend that someone attempt to use this type of buckle and belt as part of a climbing rig?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 4:34 PM

    @Gregory this belt is not meant for any type of safety support (other than keeping your pants from falling down). We have done some demonstrations showing that it is extremely durable, but it's definitely not meant to be used as a safety mechanism.

  • John
    John
    10/9/2015 5:25 PM

    Have you considered offering engraving? All you need is 26 letters in a few different styles. Just remind everyone that engraved belts are not returnable unless there is a mistake or defect.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 6:22 PM

    @John Great idea! We have been considering that and it will be offered in the future.

  • Gehrig
    Gehrig
    10/9/2015 6:11 PM

    I'm assuming that since this is made of aluminum that it's not TSA compliant. (I'm assuming you would have to take it off if going through a metal detector at the airport.) Do you have any plans to make a buckle made of some sort of very HARD plastic so it wont need to be removed during the screening process? Would love to have a belt that I can use everyday AND when I'm at the airport.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 6:25 PM

    @Gehrig A lot of people have expressed interest in that exact idea. We will actually be launching a Kickstarter later this month for a carbon fiber version. It will have all those features you just mentioned.

  • Jerry
    Jerry
    10/9/2015 7:42 PM

    Question? Will the G6 belt and buckle pass TSA metal detectors without going off? Thanks

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 10:19 PM

    @Jerry I was on a plane on Wednesday and went through 2 TSA checkpoints and it was totally fine. But some people have had issues. I guess the real answer is sometimes.

    We are actually working on a new carbon fiber version and it will be launched on kickstarter later this month. It will go through TSA security with no problem.

  • terry
    terry
    10/9/2015 9:14 PM

    Husband has 44" around belly button, 42" further down. He likes to wear up higher. We want a black belt, but you only have 40". Will this work or should we wait to have 50" in stock?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 10:21 PM

    @terry I just checked and the 50 is in stock. Try again and let me know if you can see it.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Grip6

Adjustable No-Holes Belt

Strong Minimalism

Here’s one way to look sharp: laser-cut aerospace grade aluminum. That’s the material found in the buckles made by Grip6—a company specializing in rugged, low-profile belts.

With a smart, minimalist design that’s ultra trim and insanely strong, every belt is made from nylon webbing with a breaking strength of almost two tons.
The no-holes design adjusts to your perfect length. The extra flap tucks neatly inside—out of sight—and the buckles are curved ever so slightly. The result is a streamlined, smooth fit.

Founder BJ Minson found a lot to dislike with traditional belts. The stretched out holes, the limited range when adjusting, the extra flap. When a friend gave him an army belt, BJ was inspired by the simple design. He started to create the belt he always wanted.

BJ put the G6 on Kickstarter, and lots of other people wanted his belt, too. All of the belts and buckles are interchangeable. And they are all are made, to last, in the USA.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • BJ
    BJ

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce the G6 belt to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Carol
    Carol
    10/9/2015 10:08 AM

    How long are the belts?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 10:14 AM

    @Carol Hi! The belts come in a variety of sizes (30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 50). They also have an extra several inches for adjust-ability.

  • Adele
    Adele
    10/9/2015 10:23 AM

    @BJ So if someone wears a 36" waste jeans, they would need a size 36 belt?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 10:35 AM

    @Adele Exactly!

  • crystal
    crystal
    10/9/2015 1:12 PM

    @BJ what colors are available

  • George
    George
    10/9/2015 1:38 PM

    @crystal

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 2:21 PM

    @crystal you can see all the available colors when you go to the products.

  • Mark
    Mark
    10/9/2015 10:23 AM

    Do you have to adjust both sides when you put on the belt I see in the video that people are only adjusting one side to tighten it up

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 10:37 AM

    @Mark Yes it's just the one side. It's a little different than most belts, but it ends up holding far better than other friction belts that have to be tightened throughout the day. The Grip6 belt stays tight all day long and never needs to be tightened.

  • Joe
    Joe
    10/9/2015 10:50 AM

    Love the simple clean design! One question: with regular use (cinching it to the same spot on the strap day after day), do you ever have trouble with that spot on the strap becoming slippy, not holding its position?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 11:02 AM

    @Joe Great question! I've been wearing the same belt for over a year and it doesn't have any problems. It still holds tight and doesn't slip.

  • Joe
    Joe
    10/9/2015 11:21 AM

    @BJ Excellent--thanks for confirming! Looking forward to receiving mine.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 12:05 PM

    @Joe Awesome! Thanks for the order!

  • Gae
    Gae
    10/9/2015 11:18 AM

    I have a 45 inch waist ....do I order a 50 inch?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 11:24 AM

    @Gae yes. The 50 inch will work great. If you find it's a little too long, they strap can always be cut down a little. If you do that, I would recommend melting the end just a little to prevent fraying.

  • Dawn
    Dawn
    10/9/2015 11:19 AM

    Being a petite female- 105lb, the buckle is a bit wide and long for me. Do you have different sizes?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 11:25 AM

    @Dawn because we're relatively new, we only have the one size for now. We are planning on adding a narrower size early next year.

  • Lynne
    Lynne
    10/9/2015 1:06 PM

    @BJ Please measure some belt loops on women's pants and use that to create a narrower size. Then I would definitely order one.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/9/2015 1:55 PM

    Sounds like that is in their plans, Lynne!

  • KATHIE
    KATHIE
    10/9/2015 2:00 PM

    @Mike I am also looking for a narrower belt for ladies pant. Hope it is out soon...I am so tired of belts falling apart.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 2:25 PM

    @KATHIE and @LYNNE we're working on a custom strap material that looks awesome. It's being developed right now with a US based manufacturer. When we finalize it, we will get two different widths (mens and womens). It should be available early next year.

    Thanks for the feedback!

  • Andrew
    Andrew
    10/9/2015 11:30 AM

    Wow - if you had the belt in white and the buckle in satin finish I'de buy one for every member of my ship's crew (950 pax)

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 11:50 AM

    @Andrew That's an awesome idea! We may be able to work something out.

  • Robert
    Robert
    10/9/2015 11:32 AM

    Hi, I like the concept and just ordered a belt & buckle. The money was taken from my paypal account, yet I'm showing no orders in my account...does it no show up for a period of time?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 11:52 AM

    @Robert thanks for the order! I don't know the details on the back-end. I'd say give it a little time and if it still doesn't seem to be working, contact The Grommet through their website. Thanks!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/9/2015 12:01 PM

    Hi, Robert, thanks for the kind words! Not too get all big brother on you, but it turns out you were logged in as a Guest when you made the purchase so it won't show up in your orders. You should have an email confirmation. The good news is I can see that your order is processing! Again hope that wasn't too creepy...

  • Carol
    Carol
    10/9/2015 1:13 PM

    @Mike

  • cynthia
    cynthia
    10/9/2015 11:53 AM

    I like the idea of this belt, but I am a woman and really need a curved belt. Can you find a product that can adapt to a curve for the belt itself? The buckle looks like it is great!

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 12:04 PM

    @cynthia thanks for the comment! I'm not 100% sure what you are asking. Our buckles are formed with a curve (about a 12" diameter). It makes them very comfortable because they fit around the body very nicely and don't dig into you or pinch like a lot of belts tend to do. Let me know if I can clarify anything else for you. Thanks!

  • Neal
    Neal
    10/9/2015 12:08 PM

    I'm digging the style of the belts. I was wondering if these can be worn by women too? I was thinking about getting some as gifts.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 12:12 PM

    @Neal great idea! The Grip6 belt has been very popular with both men and women. It's a standard 1.5" wide and it fits most pants. We have a lot of men purchase a second belt because their wives stole their first one. A lot of women like the fact that they are so flat and low profile.

  • Eileen
    Eileen
    10/9/2015 12:19 PM

    This looks terrific! I so wished I didn't buy a similar belt on Grommet. It was a low profile as well but was a shiny, thin black plastic! Very cheap looking - probably why they say it is good under tops. This looks good enough to show off! Nice job.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 12:21 PM

    @Eileen thanks for the comment! We make these ourselves here in the US to make sure they are the highest quality. They last forever too.

  • Louis
    Louis
    10/9/2015 12:26 PM

    This is a great idea! Will you be producing a wider belt/buckle than 1-1/2"? I wear 1-3/4" belts with my Wranglers; 1-1/2" is too narrow for the belt loops.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 12:36 PM

    @Louis Thanks! We are sort of stuck at some standard widths because of the military webbing we have access to at this point. It might be something we can do in the future, but I haven't seen any of the same military webbing in the 1-3/4" widths.

  • Louis
    Louis
    10/9/2015 1:50 PM

    @BJ OK, thanks for the feedback

  • SM
    SM
    10/9/2015 12:33 PM

    what are the dimensions of the buckle?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 12:37 PM

    @SM the buckle is about 3 inches wide and 1.8 inches tall. It's also only 1/8" thick making is very low profile and comfortable.

  • chase
    chase
    10/9/2015 12:44 PM

    @BJ how will this belt work as a weight carrier?cell phone,handcuffs,sidearm,radio etc?

  • Humberto
    Humberto
    10/9/2015 12:55 PM

    @chase haha, I just asked the same question...

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 1:01 PM

    @Humberto @chase, It works awesome! I've had customers send me pictures of the belt carrying a gun and knife on a hike into the mountains. He said it worked perfectly and never needed tightening.

  • Adrian
    Adrian
    10/9/2015 12:43 PM

    Hi BJ. I love the belt. I may have missed it in the video - but how does the buckle undo?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 1:02 PM

    @Adrian the video doesn't show a lot of video on how to put in on and take it off, but basically you just stick your thumb under the strap next to the loop and push out and it slides right open. It's a little different than most belts but after you put it on once or twice it super easy.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 1:45 PM

    You can check it out here too...

  • marlene
    marlene
    10/9/2015 12:47 PM

    hello,

    I would have ordered this right now if the black strap had black stitching/. Maybe an option you might want to consider. I will keep checking back to see if it is an offer in the future.

  • DEBRA
    DEBRA
    10/9/2015 12:58 PM

    @marlene

  • DEBRA
    DEBRA
    10/9/2015 1:00 PM

    I have the black one and it is actually reversible. If you look at the picture, you can thread the belt with either side out on all colors. I LOVE mine. Fits great, doesn't bind, and never loosens by itself. and with the buckle, I'm not getting holes in my shirts from the buckle catching the fabric

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 1:05 PM

    @Debi thanks for the comment!

    @marlene all of the straps have a black stitching on the back side and they're reversible. So you actually get two belts in one! So if you go with the black strap with grey stitch, the backside is black and you can simply flip it around for a black belt.

  • Dianne
    Dianne
    10/9/2015 1:54 PM

    @BJ I don't understand how it could be reversible as one side is stitched to the buckle. If it's turned over, the curve of the buckle would be facing away from the body.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/9/2015 1:56 PM

    Hi Dianne, you can take the buckle off very easily so that will not be the case!

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 2:31 PM

    @Dianne if you look at the video in the comments on how to put the belt on, it shows how it's designed to come off and easily interchange with another buckle. I designed it to be versatile and simple (less sewing for me).

  • Humberto
    Humberto
    10/9/2015 12:53 PM

    Awesome product! I know it wasn't designed as a "gun belt" but is it strong enough to hold up heavy items attached to it? Is it very flexible (not stiff) to where it may bend down with weight?.. I love the design and the look, and would highly recommend it for "normal" belt application.. thanks..

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 1:08 PM

    @Humberto the strap is relatively flexible. It's definitely not a stiff solid gun carrying style belt, although I have had customers that do carry with this belt. It never slips, but it would probably bend a little with heavy weight attached to it.

  • Susan
    Susan
    10/9/2015 12:57 PM

    You might want to check your pricing on the combination. It costs $.05 cents more to buy the combination than it does to buy the items separately.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 1:36 PM

    @Susan hmmm... I would say just purchase them separately.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/9/2015 1:46 PM

    Hi Susan, must be some sort of weird input error. We are making the change now so they are equal. So much math....

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    10/9/2015 1:09 PM

    Your website shows many different colors for both the belt strap and the buckle. But the only buckle color is Blue. You let the consumer pick the strap color, but not the buckle. This doesn't seem right. Can you fix this?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/9/2015 1:19 PM

    Hi Elizabeth, I'm not sure I understand your question. There are multiple options for belt and buckle here. If you click on the images, you will see the options available.

  • Garry
    Garry
    10/9/2015 1:29 PM

    When you get narrower belts, I definitely want to get one. I like 1.5 inches is too wide for me and would prefer a 1 inch. Thanks

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 1:35 PM

    @Garry thanks for the interest!

  • Brian
    Brian
    10/9/2015 1:35 PM

    The black/grey strap option only goes to 40"?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 1:37 PM

    @Brian it should go up to 50". I just checked and it's working for me.

  • Brian
    Brian
    10/9/2015 1:46 PM

    @BJ The strap menu only opened down to 40" for me. After checking the full belt menu options that show 50", I went back to just the strap and now it shows all the way to 50". Thanks for the follow-up.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 2:31 PM

    @Brian no problem! Glad you got it to work.

  • Bernadette
    Bernadette
    10/9/2015 1:35 PM

    It looks like the buckle is easily removable from both sides. Does it ever slip off if you have undone one side? When using the washroom, for example.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 1:39 PM

    @Bernadette the buckle is symmetric, meaning you can thread it from either side or flip it upside down and it works and looks the same. The end of the strap is melted with a low profile "T" shape which keeps the belt from sliding out the one end. It won't slip off when using the wash room.

  • Judy
    Judy
    10/9/2015 1:39 PM

    Could you please edit the video to include how to put on the buckle (if purchased separately) and how to latch/unlatch it? Thank you.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 1:42 PM

    @Judy Here's a short clip on how to put it on and take it off.

  • Devan
    Devan
    10/9/2015 2:01 PM

    why is it that absolutely no one that launches on this site feels it necessary to provide for the big and/or tall customers?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/9/2015 2:07 PM

    Devan, I don't think they find it unnecessary in the slightest. I think, or rather know, that most Makers are just starting out so product development is not at its height. Very similar to why many tech developers start with availability to iOS, fashion takes a little while to reach full availability. But stay tuned, because with enough support they can reach that point in their business!

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 2:15 PM

    @Devan we make these ourselves and if you need a different size, let us know. We can accommodate.

  • Kathy
    Kathy
    10/9/2015 11:04 PM

    I would also like a larger size for someone with a 51 inch waist. Would the 50" be long enough? I would prefer to have a little extra room, just in case.

  • Shelley
    Shelley
    10/9/2015 2:47 PM

    Little expensive for separate buckle and belt. For $35 I can get a very fine "genuine" leather belt, that serves the same purpose.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/9/2015 2:56 PM

    Hi Shelley, thanks for the comment. You're right in that it will serve the same purpose as a belt, but this an alternative to a leather belt, not a replacement.

    There are a few key differences between Grip6 and the very fine "genuine" leather belt you're considering. For one, Grip6 is Made in the USA and that is awesome. Like, really awesome. Everyone on site always wants Made in the USA products and here we have one! Two, there are no holes on the Grip6 and it is very minimalist. And three, Grip6 has a breaking strength of nearly two tons. No offense, but I think your very fine "genuine" leather belt would tap out at like a quarter of that.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 3:05 PM

    @Shelly besides what Mike said, it's extremely lightweight and comfortable. It feels like you're not wearing a belt. Plus it's really low profile and won't bulge under a tshirt. And really the biggest reason I designed it is because I don't like the look of leather belts with the holes and belt flap. So it's another alternative to a leather belt.

  • Steve
    Steve
    10/9/2015 4:20 PM

    Do you ship to Canada ? Very frustrating when I want a Grommet item and find out it can't be shipped on "checkout" :(

  • Gregory
    Gregory
    10/9/2015 4:26 PM

    @Steve Get a friend in the USA .... it may end up costing you a tiny bit more in time and money, but you could have it shipped to them first, and then to you.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 4:30 PM

    @Steve send me an email and I'll see if we can get this figured out for you.

    [email protected]

  • Steve
    Steve
    10/9/2015 8:20 PM

    @BJ email sent ... Thanks !

  • Heatehr
    Heatehr
    10/9/2015 4:22 PM

    I need this in a boys size, let me know if you have plans for kids. And if you need a person to try it out and give a review, Im your girl

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 4:31 PM

    @Heatehr right now our sizes are geared for men/women. We hope to offer it soon. Thanks!

  • Gregory
    Gregory
    10/9/2015 4:25 PM

    Would you recommend that someone attempt to use this type of buckle and belt as part of a climbing rig?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 4:34 PM

    @Gregory this belt is not meant for any type of safety support (other than keeping your pants from falling down). We have done some demonstrations showing that it is extremely durable, but it's definitely not meant to be used as a safety mechanism.

  • John
    John
    10/9/2015 5:25 PM

    Have you considered offering engraving? All you need is 26 letters in a few different styles. Just remind everyone that engraved belts are not returnable unless there is a mistake or defect.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 6:22 PM

    @John Great idea! We have been considering that and it will be offered in the future.

  • Gehrig
    Gehrig
    10/9/2015 6:11 PM

    I'm assuming that since this is made of aluminum that it's not TSA compliant. (I'm assuming you would have to take it off if going through a metal detector at the airport.) Do you have any plans to make a buckle made of some sort of very HARD plastic so it wont need to be removed during the screening process? Would love to have a belt that I can use everyday AND when I'm at the airport.

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 6:25 PM

    @Gehrig A lot of people have expressed interest in that exact idea. We will actually be launching a Kickstarter later this month for a carbon fiber version. It will have all those features you just mentioned.

  • Jerry
    Jerry
    10/9/2015 7:42 PM

    Question? Will the G6 belt and buckle pass TSA metal detectors without going off? Thanks

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 10:19 PM

    @Jerry I was on a plane on Wednesday and went through 2 TSA checkpoints and it was totally fine. But some people have had issues. I guess the real answer is sometimes.

    We are actually working on a new carbon fiber version and it will be launched on kickstarter later this month. It will go through TSA security with no problem.

  • terry
    terry
    10/9/2015 9:14 PM

    Husband has 44" around belly button, 42" further down. He likes to wear up higher. We want a black belt, but you only have 40". Will this work or should we wait to have 50" in stock?

  • BJ
    BJ – Special Guest
    10/9/2015 10:21 PM

    @terry I just checked and the 50 is in stock. Try again and let me know if you can see it.

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