I was impressed by this belt right when I opened the package. I wanted a tough, thick belt and this is it. The tooling looks great, and the belt is extremely solid. Something you need to break in a little. My only complaint is that the snaps for the buckle hardly worked. The rear snap broke apart the first time I put my own buckle on it. That didn't bother me though, because I was planning on replacing the snaps with Chicago screws anyways. It did however, make me question the quality. Made in China, but so far so good.
Whenever I decide to write an actual review, it means there was something I didn't like about the product. As for this product, the Ariet Holden, I found that this belt does not bend very well. In fact, the belt has difficulty bending, and although it does hold up pants well and it does look pretty good with my jeans, the difficulty in which it has to be placed in head makes it a little annoying when you have to go to the bathroom. Granted though, it doesn't require a lot of strength to loosen and tighten the belt, but I sometimes feel like I'm breaking it with the amount of force that is often needed.