Some time ago I had invested in a 5.11 Brokos belt, this was not a very expensive investment mind you, but it was for my wife who I was trying to sell on the battle belt concept. I on the other hand already had a battle belt, a custom build contraption rigged to the max with a variety of gear. One might ask why I wouldn’t simply try to sell her on the concept using my own belt, the fact is that I tried and failed. Mine was too cumbersome for her taste and too heavy. My conclusion was to purchase an entry level battle belt and to rig it out with her gear. I figured that if she didn’t like it, it would not be a big monetary loss and then I could transition her into something better.

Not only did she not like the belt, she didn’t even seem to like the concept. I had chalked the project up as an epic fail and moved on to other things.

I had been doing a bit of soul searching in regards to my own battle belt, as was at a juncture where I figured that I would give something else a try. I had spoken recently with Hard Point Tactical who suggested that I give their Orion battle belt a try.

The motto of Hard Point Tactical is “Intelligent Designs for Extreme Applications”, in reviewing the Orion battle belt online, I could only conclude that it was most certainly of intelligent design.

I had met Thomas, the owner of Hard Point, through a mutual associate who worked together with Thomas while contracting in the Middle East. Thomas had given me a firsthand tour of the Hard Point gear some years ago; I was a bit surprised to find that the majority of the core products of Hard Point were still around now in the same configuration as then. To me this was evidence that they had to be doing something right.

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