Battle belts have been a quickly growing and evolving trend amongst militaries around the world, and thus have spread to the civilian users as well. Whether in the use of soldiers, private contractors, civilian shooters or airsoft players, the concept of battle belt is seemingly here to stay and is constantly evolving to meet the needs of different user groups.

Especially in this era of compact plate carriers and minimalist MOLLE- real estate on your upper body, battle belts have moved some of the weight off the operator’s back down to the hips, increasing comfort in the long run.

Of course there are always a few pieces and manufacturers that stand out, and to me, one of them is the High Speed Gear Inc. ‘aka’ HSGI with their renowned Sure-Grip® padded belt. I have had mine for roughly a year now, and here’s what I think about it.


Based in Swansboro, North Carolina(USA), the High Speed Gear Inc. or more commonly known as HSGI, is one of the most well known brands for sure in the tactical gear business. HSGI are most known for their legendary Denali chestrigs and Wastach and Weestach plate carriers, the Sure-grip® battle belts, and lately, the innovative TACO- line of modular pouches that can be seen absolutely everywhere nowadays!

HSGI is also proud of their products and workmanship and their lifetime guarantee for material defects and workmanship is something to admire and great to have.


The Sure-grip® battle belt is a very comfortable, low profile battle belt and as the name suggests, it has lots of grip. The padded belt section is 1,9 cm / 0,75 inches thick and 11,5 cm / 4,5 inches tall, and at such dimensions I classify it as a full size battle belt.

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