The Standard OGB Outer Belt is our most robust Operator’s Gun Belt, offering superior strength and durability, while providing the optimal level of performance that is expected of all Eagle products. It is an extremely effective platform for carrying mission-essential equipment, in a secure and organized manner.
Q: You use loop on the outer belt and hook on the inner. Why?
A: Two main reasons. First, the end users in the special operations community requested an outer belt that could also be worn by itself on the outside of a wetsuit/cold weather gear/etc. without damaging the garment. Also, the hook/loop interface is improved by the loop being on the outer belt.
Q: How is it improved?
A: Let's talk science for a minute. When you bend something, one side is under tension and the other is compression. When the hook is on the outer belt, it is under compression, and the “fingers” of the hook surface are forced together and can interfere with one another. However, when the hook is on the inner belt, the “fingers” are opened and spread apart (like opening an orange slice so the segments spread apart) and each one can more efficiently connect with the loop surface.
Q: How do you get around the “scratchy” aspect of the hook?
A: Not all hook types are created equal. Rather than just using the standard hook that many companies do, we utilize a low profile molded hook material on the inner belt. It provides a great grip between the two belts while also having the benefit of not being as “snaggy” as normal hook.