When you go snowboarding, you need a belt and a tool. Might as well save some time and buy 686's Original Snow Toolbelt.
Products like the trademarked SMARTY® line of removable 3-in-1 liners, the trademarked TIMES® line of limited edition co-branded products, the trademarked ACC® line of collaborative artist projects, the trademarked PLEXUS® line of minimalist shell technology, the patented Toolbelt line of functional belts, and technical fabric and waterproof innovations all make up the 686 name. Being independently rider-owned and operated as well as an obsession to make products progressively unique is what 686 is all about.
|Material:||100% full grain water-proof leather|
|Recommended Use:||holding your pants up, adjusting your bindings|
|SIZES:||M(30-34), L(34-38), XL(38-42)|
|686 Rivet Toolbelt||$39.96 - $50.00|
1/2, 9/16, 3/8 wrench sizes are not correct. I was kind of disappointed and almost returned my belt as I wanted it to be in inches, like the skate belt. It actually is 11mm 10mm and 8mm metric wrenched if I remember correctly. It even stated metric on the 686 website and that is why I ordered from backcountry rather than elsewhere because I wanted it in inches. The only reason I kept the belt is I really like 2 prong belts rather than 1 prong like the 686 skate belt. Though if I was to do it again I would just order the 686 skate belt. It would be awesome if I could just get the belt loop wrench from the skate belt so I could use it with my 2 prong belt then I would be a super happy camper with the perfect belt.
Be prepared, right? I love this belt for its style but also for fucntion. Gone are the days of desperately looking for a screw driver or bottle opener while on the mountain. I wouldn't recommend this as a fix-all, but it does give a little peace of mind when a buckle or strap comes loose miles away from anything. The leather is very durable and wont disappoint. Get one and be happy.
My buddy has this belt and i have witnessed its practicality on the slopes. His binding came loose at the top of the mountain, which would have otherwise screwed our day. But he whips off the belt, goes to work, and five minutes later we were a go. I always thought it was mostly the cool factor before that, but this thing really is useful!
Listen, the whole deal with this belt is the cool factor. The tools are beyond practical & the 1st time i usesd the bottle opener I spilled a Long Trail ale down the front of my pants. But the belt is cool & holds up my ski pants. Probably shoulda gotten the studded 1 though.
Great idea for a belt: waterproof, leather, holds up the pants. It has all the tools you need for a day of snowboarding, including a bottle opener. You wont have to worry about falling on your pocket tool anymore. The belt is pretty long though.
I found this to be a cool idea, but not very practical. It is awkward to take off your belt every time you need to use the tools. I would much rather have them separated.
Hope that helps.