Rated 2 out of 5 by MontanaDave Not the Old Bean Belt
This is not the Rifle Sling Belt like the two I bought some years ago, those made by Bianchi and having 2 double-hook brass fasteners nicely exposed on the outside of the belt. I still have one of those but it is terribly worn, (sign of a favorite belt).
I have worn the new one a few times, trying it, so I won't return it, but it is NOT the Rifle Sling Belt I remember and love.
That said, this one WILL hold your pants up. :)
September 9, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by mtjstc Poor quality buckle mechanism
The leather of this belt is very good quality and the appearance is beautiful, but in regard to functionality it is a big miss. The hooks that latch into the holes are not strong enough and easily bend out of shape. They bent to the point that the belt was constantly coming unbuckled. I tried bending them back in shape, but the soft metal would not retain the necessary shape. A very disappointing purchase from a company I admire and from which I buy most of my clothing.
January 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HppyHunter May be the last belt you ever buy
I've had one of these belts for 20 plus years. With a little shoe polish every now and then it looks just as good as new. Purchased a new one for my son, and it appears to be the same quality construction as my old one that will last a lifetime for him as well.
December 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MedicZod Don't waste your money
Worst belt I've ever owned. Literally quit working after one day. The two metal hooks are very weak, and straighten out, releasing the belt. And it's not like I'm hugely overweight or was cranking it down too tight, just moving around seems to stress them and cause them to bend. Every 5 minutes just walking around the grocery store it would release itself. Bend over- belt pops undone. Turn to the side, pops undone. The only thing this belt would work on is a store mannequin.
October 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by tarnsman Gun Sling Belt #TC281467
Received the L.L.Bean Gun Sling Belt Item TC281467 in good order. Nice, heavy duty leather. However the clasp is unacceptable. It is flimsy and bends out of shape easily. I have to re-bend the hooks to wear the belt. The belt is fine, but the buckle/clasp does not measure up to LL Bean standards.
June 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by BravoMayhem Buckle Issues
I really like the belt's leather and design, but the rivets on the buckle popped off during my second day using the belt, and the brass buckle component is pretty thin. I'm thinking of finding or making a more significant buckle for it, which is something the company really needs to do.
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by UplandGuide Great belt....
This is a great belt. Especially for those who handle fine guns as the buckle is all leather. Full adjustments. Nice looking. A-1
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sherman9 Super high quality
I am not sure what the other reviewers are talking about. This belt is nice thick leather. No its not a police or tactical outer belt. Its not meant to be. IT is a stout leather pants belt. The leather is of high quality. It feels like a gun sling from days gone by just as it says. I LOVE the clean look since the running end of the belt once buckled is under the belt so is not visible. I just wish they made it in black too! I plan to buy a second one and have a leathersmith dye it black for me.
February 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by LLBeanMarine Good for around the house but not in the field
I bought this belt to wear in the field while hunting/camping but found that the thickness and width of the belt will not support a side arm, extra magazine, and knife. It looks great and will work for wear around the house but I will not use it for hunting/camping. Also, the buckles are not very sturdy and started to bend. If you are looking for something to wear around the house or in town then this is your belt. If you are going to put any weight on the belt you need to shop around for a different design.
December 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jskr classic cool
My husband wore his current gunslinger belt for many years. It finally started to look a little too broken in for dressier occasions (although it looks cooler in my opinion), so he requested a new one for Christmas. He'll be very pleased.
December 11, 2013