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The reign of the standard two piece belt or Velcro hula hoops is coming to an end.
We at Shaw Concepts took a look at the standard two piece style belts on the market and as usual thought that there must be a better way. Belts on the market haven't changed much and haven't offered end users much other than weight reduction and they certainly haven't improved comfort, ergonomics or features so we had to step in.
The Usurper Belt System is our take on a two part Pistol Belt setup where instead of an inner belt made cheaply of wide thick Scuba webbing we've developed a foam lined, soft loop Velcro stand alone belt that is perfectly suited as a uniform belt and the firm foundation of a Pistol Belt. The outer belt is where the UBS gets wilder, with built in Angled Molle Columns for a set of canted pistol magazine pouches, half inch Molle slots for better pouch mounting, built in carabiner attachment point, adaptable holster width for better lock up, adjustable fitment, suspender loops for loads that would cause the belt to sag and a Tegris Skeleton for better load bearing.
INNER BELT FEATURES:
-Austri Alpin Inc. 1" D-Ring COBRA® ProStyle 18kN Buckle
-Exterior Soft Loop Attachment Surface 6/12™ Laminate from First Spear LLC.
-Interior 1/8" Close Cell Foam for Comfort
-Attachment Points on Both Sides for the Outer Belt
OUTER BELT FEATURES:
-Built In Canted Molle Columns for Two Pistol Mag Pouches
-Half Inch Molle Slots for Better Mounting
-Built In Carabiner Mounting Point
-Accepts 2" - 2.25" Belt Mounts by cutting off Tegris Extrusion
-Three Suspender Loop Points for Heavier Loads
-Tegris Thermoplastic Inner Skeleton for structure
Please Note: Neither the Inner Belt nor Outer Belt are rated safety devices and should not be used for climbing, rappelling, helicopter retention, mounting flotation devices or as any other life saving device. Shaw Concepts LLC assumes no liability connected to the misuse of this product, loss, damage, or expenses of any kind arising out of the use or inability to use our product.
SIZING GUIDE: (PLEASE READ)
The Usurper Belt sizing is based on your measured waist at the belt loops wearing the uniform you plan to use the belt with. We recommend if you are between sizes to go UP a size. Please note belt length may be plus or minus an inch.
Small: 30 - 35"
Medium: 33 - 38"
Large: 36 - 41"
Extra Large: 39 - 44"
WEIGHT: (Entire Kit)
Small: 11.5 Oz
Medium: 12 Oz
Large: 12.5 Oz
Extra Large: 13 Oz
Made in the USA / Berry Compliant
*Magazines, Gear and other accessories not included*
If you are ordering for a Unit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I really enjoy the belt and how much lighter it is compared to my last belt. I was actually surprised with its size when i got it. It is constructed very well and the molle is easy to attach to. i like the adding of the hanger for gloves its very convenient. One thing i do wish is that i could molle pouches to the side where the holster is since i wont always run one and it just leaves it empty.
USURPER Belt System [UBS]
Hey guys, here is some of my personal feedback about the UBS,
First of all great system, the cobra buckle on the inner belt is a good idea, as it feels confortable in use on helis or in buildings (it didn't hurt my back haha). The 45° pistol pouches are a real plus to add on this system, but the double elastic pistol pouches are a bit small for glock mags, the mag pouch looks having a hard time in the molle part with mags inside (nothing alarming).
Last thing is the lack of modularity on the pistol side, as molle is horizontal in this part, i was used to put a hand grenade in front of my pistol now i can't, only reason i put 4 stars of 5.
Otherwise this belt should have an onlyfans because it is **** as ****, i must admit i never found a belt such comfortable for days and days to wear.
To preface my review, I've used ronin belts, blueforce gear, and kore belts so this isn't my first belt. Getting the good out of the way first, this is down right the most comfortable battle belt I've worn to date. The inner belt with its padding thickness give the perfect amount of comfort without bulk while providing a rock solid attachment for the outer belt with extremely little wiggle or wobbles that other belts suffer from. Usually after wearing my other belts, over time it feels like they begin to dig into my hips. The USERPER does not do any of that and after hours at the range I feel no discomfort with the belt. The new G hook mounting system leaves a bit to be desired, as i will discuss later on, but its definitely in the right direction and innovative, once you have the inner belt on and everything is sized correctly, putting the outer belt on is a breeze each time and always goes where you need it to. That being said, unfortunately that is the only redeeming quality about the belt I can say. As far as negatives go unfortunately I have more than I have positives to say about it. My first gripe, the pistol pouch grid. The innovation is definitely there, but by adding angled grids it mandates you to use angled pistol pouches so if thats not your thing, you're out of luck. It also takes up a large portion of belt real-estate without giving you very much flexibility of positioning without adjusting the G hooks completely. Me personally I prefer to run angled pistol pouches much closer to the center line of my waist, and run my ar mag directly at my 9 o clock, but the grid prevents that. Not only does it prevent that, but if you like to tuck your ar mag or whatever pouch you utilize, I use a spiritus JSTA, there is a section of zero molle after the pistol pouch grid so it has zero ability to molle close to the pistol pouches and forces it to sit further back more at the 8 o clock. My next gripe is the outer belt length as a whole. While constructed very nicely, there is a clear lack of real estate to set your belt up how you want in comparison to other options. By utilizing the new G hook mounting option to the inner belt, you lose all ability to mount or adjust items more on your center line. In the past I've been able to set up TQs or chem bundles on hooks around my center line where I prefer, however due to the mounting design you can no longer mount and forget items in that area unless you remove them and then reattach with every dawning on and off of belt. The last thing I have to say, is the buckles on the inner belt feel unnecessarily massive. On certain pants I feel like I am about to bust the belt loops just weaving it in everytime. It makes rapidly putting it on a challenge and much slower than traditional belts unless you are always wearing it. Which speaking of which, I tried using it as a edc belt, and although comfy just felt too much, the massive buckle sticks out far to much when CC AIWB causing too much printing so would not recommend.
All that being said, I love Shaw Concepts innovation and I think they are on the right path to something that could be great. But I would desperately need them to remove the angled pistol pouch grid and return to molle all the way through, extend the molle and remove so many G hook points to regain some real estate, and slim down the buckle. For the time being I will be returning my belt, but I hope to return to see what Shaw Concepts does next.
To start, the comfort is other worldly. Its insanely light. I've been wearing it with ease for very long periods of time and on the comfort scale, I havent found anything that comes close to the usurper. That said, it massively lacks real estate. When transferring my things from my old belt to this, I had to leave off a number of things. Additionally, the g hook system is super smart for reducing bulk up front which is fantastic for sitting in vehicles. However, they can be a pain to get in. And my old method of attaching a tourniquet on the front with elastic no longer works. And removing the belt is even more difficult and can take a bit of finesse. One idea I have been trying is connecting inner and outer belt and running it as an over belt which actually works pretty decent. In that configuration its very easy and fast to get on. But can shimmy up my torso some on the side with no side kick. The side kick is absolutely amazing zero complaints there. All in all, I will have a hard time giving up the comfort this provides but would really like to see more real estate made available on these and something to potentially replace the g hook for a quicker connect/disconnect.