I have been wearing the same belt for 13 years. I bought the belt in the university bookstore in my first year. It has made of leather and has a small university logo at the end. Over all these years, the belt witness my growth in waist size. I am slowly moving from one the belt hole to another closer to the end. The belt is surprisingly durable and still survive as one piece under my daily abuse. Although it is pretty much out of shape, the lining in many places are coming out and the leather surface lost of its texture. The belt is way past its life cycle but I don’t want to throw it away because a belt is very personal item like your wallet. I use the same belt everyday and I don’t know what belt should I get as replacement, so I keep just using it. Finally I made up my mind and buy myself a new belt.
My new belt is a Liger belt made by Maxpedition. It is literally the king of all belts. It is the strongest belt you can ever found. The belt can take over 2000 lbs of tensile strength and 300 lbs of hole pull strength. The belt is made of composite fiber material that looks like leather. The bucket belt including the hook is cast in one piece using aircraft aluminum. The belt is so strong that it will never get out of shape and yet it is still flexible enough to wear comfortably. Cleaning the belt is very easy since the material is abrasion resistant, you can just rinse it in soap and water and let it dry. It is a perfect match for my 511 tactical pants. The belt is so low profile that I think it may even goes well with a suit.
If I change my belt every 13 years, the next time I will buy a new belt will be in 2021. I have confidence in my Liger belt can last until then or even longer. The belt is pretty much indestructible. Maybe it is the last belt I ever have to buy.