Not long ago I made a company profile article about a newcomer to the tactical industry, Pekan Outdoor. This new Canadian company hits the market with a range of tactical belts to start off with. I am lucky to have been given a [VIKTA]-DR. I needed a replacement for my aging LBT riggers belt which had began to fray in many places. I run a rigger’s belt straight on my combat pants depending on the task at hand.
The VIKTA is a 1.75 inch double layer 4088 Type 13 nylon webbing with a layer of Mil Spec 17337 Nylon webbing IR sandwiched in between. Held together with 4 rows of Mil-Spec #69 nylon bonded thread on the whole length making this a solid belt while giving it a good amount of stiffness for use in a MOLLE sleeve. Featured in the center the belt uses the well-known and trusted Austri-Alpin Original Cobra buckle. Where the Pekan VIKTA improves a lot over other brands, is the fact that instead of using some sort of industrial D-Ring for the extraction attachment, the VIKTA uses a genuine Austri-Alpin 1.75” D-Ring.
The VIKTA is also available with the interior of the belt lined with velcro, so you can use a velcro inner belt on your pants and simply attach the riggers belt itself to the velcro pad giving you a solid setup that doesn’t move around when you are on the move. If there was one thing I wish I would have had on my belt it would have been this feature. While the MOLLE belt sleeve gives me more real estate for various pouches, I don’t have that much need for extra carrying. Most of the time I will simply run a dump pouch and an IFAK on my belt. Pekan only uses genuine Velcro material on their belt, so if it is as grippy as the hooks and loops on the adjustable end of the belt, expect to use a pry bar to take off that belt.