Rated 2 out of 5 by kleidung Imported materials
This belt had the feel of rubber within the leather. I only use leather belts and I know what leather feels like and smells like. So I have to ask myself - What about the contents of the other merchandise. Has LL Bean changed?
November 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Granny24 Sturdy belt
This belt was bought as a gift. After reading other reviews I chose one size larger than pants size to be sure it fit. Unfortunately the belt was too large. It could be worn, but only on the last hole. I had to return for a smaller size. Haven't received replacement yet, but hopefully it will fit. It appears well made and heavy duty, so should last for years.
November 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by scrapking simply tough
This is a rigid, tough, workpants belt. it means business. I wouldn't put this on with a pair of casual jeans for work necessarily, but it's the kind of belt that you instantly know you'll have for 15yrs. (with leather preserver). I have hung tools and knives from it and it hasn't buckled, sagged etc. There is alot of stitching (possibly aesthetics over function), which concerns me that it might start to fray overtime? But until then, it looks like a great quality belt.
November 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NotfitinTN looks good/feels great
I bought this for my husband, who wears or uses something until it falls apart. He enjoyed the looks of this belt and likes the sturdiness of it.
October 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Indigosecho Happy Hubby
My husband is always uncertain about buying a new belt (of all things)! But he tried this on and he couldn't be more content--unless they decided to make a black one just like it. Perfect fit, no only around but through the loops of his new LLBean hiking pants too!
October 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by chrisinaustin sizing problem
Use conventional belt sizing method. ( 1 to 2 sizes larger than pant size). Their advice to order pant waist size resulted in a too small belt, and necessitated a return.
Its a well made heavy belt of substantial material.
October 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by smce Love the belt!
Exceptional. Looks and feels great!
September 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by hankski Inconsistent Size Standard for Belts
This is a great belt. My only problem is Bean's lack of consistent standards in sizing. A couple of months ago I ordered a belt from Bean. At this time I ignored their advice to order the same size as my waist and ordered one size larger. When this order arrived I had more belt than needed and had to make alterations. This time I ordered the same size as my waist, per the site sizing advice, and found the belt length lacking. The result was my having to fork over $6.50 to return the belt for the correct size. All this could have been avoided by Bean requiring belt manufacturers to use standard sizing when producing their belts. Bottom line: FOR THIS BELT ORDER ONE SIZE LARGER THAN YOUR WAIST SIZE.
August 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by jerzeydevil Katahdin Belt
This is a good, strong belt. The only reason I gave it a 4 was that it lacks an extra hole or two
July 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sandra1765 The Men's Katahdin Iron Works Belt
I bought this belt for my hubby 'cause he needed one BADLY!! His response was, "I don't need a belt". He hates change but as soon as he wore this one for a day or two he really liked the way it fit and held up his pants. As you know, older men end up with no butt. Well this belt does the job 'cause he's not quite ready for suspenders. The price was a bit high but the quality made it worth it. He should have this one for a very long time.
I purchased the size larger due to other comments but ended up exchanging it for his usual size.
July 22, 2015