Features to Look For in an Ultralight Belt

Features to Look For in an Ultralight Belt

What makes a belt perfect for hiking and exploring the great outdoors? Is it ultralight engineering, eco-friendly materials, or a flashy fish on the front? Read on to learn what makes our ultralight belt the best hiking belt on the market today for both men and women!

Lightweight Engineering 

A belt would not be considered ultralight without an extremely lightweight design! We pride ourselves on our ultralight belt buckles, which weigh a mere 0.4 of an ounce.The entire belt weighs between 2.8 and 3.5 ounces, depending on your strap size. This is just a fraction of the weight of a normal belt, so nothing will hold you back from hitting the trail. 

Slim, Minimalist Design

Our straps and buckles have a slim, minimalist design that makes them extremely comfortable hiking belts. You’ll forget you’re even wearing it! 

Our narrow belts also make it even easier to go hiking in comfort. At only 1.1 inches in width, these ultralight narrow belts are incredibly comfortable and easy to wear. They won’t get in the way of any of your adventures! And the unique locking, non-slip technology of our belt ensures that it stays in place, no matter how many miles you’re covering. 

We offer multiple buckle designs, so there’s a style for everyone. The ultralight belts come in red, bronze, light gray, and dark gray.

A climber starts on a new problem, wearing his ultralight belt for best performance.

Durable, Long-Lasting Materials

We don’t sacrifice quality when we make our ultralight belts. Our belts are made to last decades, not weeks. We’ve been perfecting our design for over six years now, so we’re pretty proud of every belt we produce today. 

And if your belt breaks, email grip6@grip6.com. Our A3 guarantee—anytime, any reason, and any condition—means that we will exchange your belt, no questions asked! We want our customers to be able to enjoy our GRIP6 belts for life, no matter what. 

Materials Tested for Performance

Our belts are not just durable, they’re tested to be one of the highest performing belts on the market today. If you break one of our belts, we honestly want to know how you managed to do it!

Our ultralight belts are ideal for hikers because of their high-performance abilities. Whether you’re thru-hiking the entire Appalachian Trail or you’re just headed out to walk the dog, these ultralight belts hold up through whatever you put them through. 


Hikers plan their next excursion, wearing their ultralight belts from GRIP6.

American-made products

If you’re exploring the American backcountry, what’s better than a belt made right here in America? At GRIP6, we source and manufacture all of our products right here in the United States. This is important to us because we want to keep jobs here in the U.S. instead of sending them overseas. We’re also committed to having a top-notch R&D team that is constantly innovating. 

Interchangeable Buckles

Our buckles are interchangeable with any of our straps, so if you want a buckle that feels more substantial, you can use the same strap and easily put a different buckle on it. So, if you don’t want to go ultralight all the time, you don’t have to! 

This is also perfect for traveling and hiking because you don’t have to worry about packing multiple straps. Just throw in your extra buckle if you’re headed out to dinner after your hiking trip, and you’re ready to go!


Boaters take their canoe out on the water. GRIP6 ultralight belts are water resistant, so they're a good option for boating.

Conservation Buckles

If you want to show off your love for the great outdoors while making a difference, try our Conservation Series. These buckles are still lightweight and minimalist, but they have unique conservation-centered designs. 10% of gross revenue from the conservation series goes to our conservation partners, making the belt a great choice for anyone who wants to help the environment with their purchase. 

We have three different conservation buckles: Honeycomb, Salmon, and Buffalo. Each represents one of our conservation partners: Hollow Tree Honey, The Wild Salmon Center, and The Savory Institute. Learn more about each of our partners at their linked websites. 


How much does an ultralight belt weigh?

Our ultralight belt weighs between 2.8 and 3.5 ounces, depending on which size you get. The buckle itself is only 0.4 of an ounce. 


How much does a regular belt weigh?

A regular leather belt generally weighs between 8 and 12 ounces. Compared to our ultralight and regular belts, that's like holding an extra steak on your waist. 


What materials are used for an ultralight belt?

We make our ultralight belts with nylon 6,6 webbing and 6061 T6 aluminum. 

What is the warranty on your ultralight belts?

We have a lifetime guarantee on our belts. Our A3 guarantee means that you can exchange your belt no questions asked—any time, any reason, and any condition. Simply email our customer service team at grip6@grip6.com.

What activities should I wear an Ultralight belt for?

Our ultralight belts are great for everyday use as well as outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, and camping. 

Where can I buy an American-made Ultralight belt?

American-made ultralight belts are sold right here at GRIP6! 

What is a hiking belt?

A hiking belt is a comfortable, lightweight, minimalist belt that keeps your pants up while not weighing you down. You’ll want something that doesn’t cut or rub against your skin. Narrow belts made from nylon webbing material are a great option for hikers. 

Are GRIP6 belts waterproof?

Our belts are water-resistant, not waterproof.  

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