SlideBelts creates modernized classic accessories including watches, wallets, and the original belt that put them on the block. The company offers high quality belts for men and women, with an evolved model of the ratchet buckle and a minimalist style. SlideBelt was featured in media outlets the likes of Sacramento Business Journal, Inc. 5000, and Huffington Post. The brand has strategic partnerships with Amazon, Shopify, eBay, and Xero.
This SlideBelts review will take an in-depth look at the brand and a selection of bestsellers, customer ratings, promotions, and more, to help you decide if their products are worth the buy.
Overview of SlideBelts
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in El Dorado Hills, CA, SlideBelts manufactures its products in the US and buckle engravings are done at their headquarters in California. SlideBelts believes that the strength of any company is in the team, and their team is at the centre of their mission and values. SlideBelts as a brand is a firm believer that when team members are interconnected, the strength of the product follows.
The SlideBelts mission is to empower people through innovation in simple, stylish and wearable technology.” SlideBelts strives to make quality products and deliver excellent guest service. We’ll take a close look at some popular SlideBelts to see how they fit into the company’s mission, story and foundation.
The SlideBelts story began in 2004 when founder Brig received a beautiful and thoughtful gift from one of his students while he was teaching abroad in Moldova. Can you take a guess? It was a ratchet belt—don’t worry, we wouldn’t have thought of it either. It sounds interesting, but how exactly does a ratchet belt work?
Instead of using holes and having to fuss with a prong, this leather belt was designed differently. It used teeth-like ridges sewn to the back of the leather strap. Brig had a flash of ‘aha!’ and knew he could improve the design and create a buckle to fit into the fashion world. By 2007, he did exactly that.
If you would rather catch the highlights of this SlideBelts review, here’s our sum up:
- Clever, purposeful, and detailed designs
- Innovative functions
- Stylish and attractive products
- Great bundles with reduced costs
- Environmentally friendly models
- Customers complain of slow shipping, poor customer service, and low quality products
- Pricier than average belts, though the watch prices are more reasonable
SlideBelts offers belts, heavy duty survival belts, watches, wallets and add ons like extra straps. This SlideBelts review highlights some of the brand’s bestsellers:
SlideBelts Survival Belt 2.0
Our SlideBelts review looked at all the technical aspects, capabilities and most of all possibilities of the Survival Belt 2.0. Simple and elegant leather matched with a daring and bold clasp, it’s a statement piece that projects low key edginess.
It’s shocking what this belt has in store—an AUS-8 stainless steel knife, fire starter, bottle opener, and LED flashlight to dual lever. Crazy right? This is a belt for heroes on a camping trip. Ok, maybe not heroes, but there will be a lot of bro, that belt is sick. The Survival Belt 2.0 will simplify the hassle of making a list and packing your bag. Most of what you need is right on your belt buckle.
For $152 the Survival Belt 2.0 is available in black, olive drab, classic brown and desert tan.
SlideBelts Mocha Brown Belt
We carefully assessed the SlideBelts Mocha Brown Belt to develop a verdict for our SlideBelts review. If you’re looking for a huge range of options, this belt is a solid bet. The Classic Collection has both cruelty-free vegan leather and high-quality genuine leather options available. The belt comes with a unique dual-ratchet buckle and has a 12-month warranty, so you can take it for a test drive and make sure it stands up to your daily activities and demands.
For $43 the Mocha Brown Belt is available with a buckle in gold, gunmetal, graphite, silver, winged silver, winged gunmetal, bar-striped or plaid. The square buckle is available in square gunmetal or silver and square matte black or square pinstripe. With all of these options, it’s easy to match your outfit, vibe, or personal style. You can find a video on how to set up this belt on SlideBelts.com.
We were interested in what the Navy Canvas Belt had to offer for this SlideBelts review. The belt is woven from a blend of cotton and polyester and complemented with a vegan leather backing and a faux-leather tip, so you can feel good about what you’re wearing (no cows were harmed in the making of this belt).
These designs are laidback and confident, great for a pair of slacks or a weekend look with jeans. The Navy Canvas Belt costs $40 and the belt buckle comes in white, gunmetal and silver. For an added $11, you can engrave the buckle.
SlideBelts Single Malt Watch
The SlideBelts Single Malt Watch has some pretty sweet features. It’s backed by excellent reviews and supported with water resistance up to 5 ATM, black stainless-steel hardware, and a 24 mm band width. It operates on Japanese Quartz movement with the date and a 9.0 mm case.
The Single Malt Watch must be a nod to single malt whisky, which is flavorful and exclusive to one distillery. If we’re going to get into metaphors here, this is a fine, simple watch that is in no way basic. This SlideBelts watch is priced at $86, which is pretty decent for a watch.
SlideBelts Lunar Watch
We’ve already established that SlideBelts watches have a flare for individuality, and the Lunar Watch is no exception. In striking silver, it blends in with any outfit or occasion. It doesn’t stand out in a crowd, it’s just a classy piece—the guy in the picture gets points for his outfit/take note of the grey pants + navy blazer combo.
The SlideBelts Lunar Watch is built with Japanese Quartz movement with the date and a 24 mm band width. You can keep up with the pace of life without worrying about the toll it will take on your watch which is equipped with water resistance up to 5 ATM and steel hardware, priced at $86.
SlideBelts Tri-Fold Wallet
We wanted to know what the hype was about SlideBelts wallets, and the Tri-Fold Wallet gives us answers. The aim of this SlideBelts wallet design is to keep all your cards in one place. There are two quick-access card slots for when you’re on the go and four regular card slots, along with a cash pocket. The dimensions are 3.5×2.75 inches, which is pretty standard for a wallet.
The Tri-Fold Wallet contains top-grain leather imprinted with a subtle stamp of SlideBelts logo with a soft and natural texture. It’s perfect for the active person who doesn’t want to overthink their transactions and doesn’t have time or energy to waste on a big wallet. It also won’t leave you with that awkward outline on your jeans from a bulky wallet. For $35 marked down from $51, this wallet is available in black, brown and walnut.
We were obviously interested in SlideBelts Bundles. More stuff, less shopping. The bundles include multiple items and mix and match sets at better prices than individual items. To help you decide if a bundle is right for you and to show the discounts, check out this table:
|Bundle||Original Cost||Savings Cost|
|Mix-and-Match Classic Belt Set||$107-$114||$102-$105|
|Brown Top Grain Leather Belt and Wallet Set||$117||$102|
|Nightcap Watch and Belt||$226||$213|
|Walnut Top Grain Leather Belt and Wallet Set||$117||$102|
|Lunar Watch and Belt Set||$129||$122|
|Nightcap Watch and Wallet Set||$178||$162|
|Apollo Watch and Wallet Set||$137||$122|
|Blackout Watch and Wallet Set||$178||$132|
|Sterling Watch and Belt Set||$115||$132|
|Soiree Watch and Belt Set||$150||$127|
|London Watch and Belt Set||$150||$127|
|Champagne Watch and Belt Set||$150||$127|
|Napa Watch and Ring Set||$161-$181||$127|
|Gold Watch and Ring Set||$162-$186||$132|
|Raven Watch and Belt Set||$152||$147|
SlideBelts Reviews: What Do Customers Think?
Brands can say whatever they want about their products, but in the end, what customers think is most important. We were interested in their take on quality, style, function, detail, customer service, and how the brand served its story and mission. The SlideBelts review led us to divided views on the product.
Most were let down by the product. Customers said that customer service was absolutely terrible. Some customers encountered a problem and called, left messages, emailed, and received no contact for days. The shipments were slow and according to buyers, the product was too expensive. Customers felt that the products were poorly made. One customer remarked that his belt looked beat up after one year, though he used it while seated behind a computer at an office job. That’s brutal.
Those who were positive about the brand were enthusiastic about the product and delivery. They felt that the buckle was a good concept and is easy to use. Overall, happy customers highly outnumbered the negative Nancys.
Is SlideBelts Worth It?
We look for the best in everything and there were parts that made the brand convincing like the novel concept and attractive products. We liked the culture of the brand and what they stood for. Happy SlideBelts customers were more common than dissatisfied ones, but still, you shouldn’t ignore negative experiences with a brand.
Based on the negative customer reviews, it seems like a bit of a risk to go with SlideBelts. On the other hand, it’s more likely that you’ll have a positive experience. For this reason, we give SlideBelts a tentative nod.
SlideBelts Promotions & Discounts
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Where to Buy SlideBelts
There are several places you can shop for SlideBelt products, most of them online:
Here’s the rundown on how to size your belt:
- On the back of every leather, vegan or canvas SlideBelt, there’s a marking to show you where to cut for your waist size
- The best way to determine your belt size is to take a measurement of your waist size and add two sizes from that measurement
- Use effective scissors to cut the strap at the predetermined size
- To attach the buckle, clamp the trap door down on the cut end of the strap and the teeth will secure the buckle to the strap
- Try on your SlideBelt and if you find that it is still too long, then detach the buckle from the strap and cut again; continue this process until your SlideBelt hugs your waist the way you want
- You can use a dull object to help you open the trap door if you get into a pinch. Even better, try the SlideBelts Buckle Removal Tool
SlideBelts Shipping Policy
SlideBelts ships fast and effectively but for international customers, there may be applicable duty and customs charges, and prices vary by country. By placing an online order, you consent to the possibility of these charges.
We looked into shipping days and found:
- For US addresses, products arrive within 2-8 business days (this depends on the delivery option)
- Keep in mind that the actual shipping time in the US is 2-5 business days and processing usually takes 1-2 days before the item ships
- Shipping is unpredictable for international orders and Slidebelts cannot make guarantees about the ship date
- You can check the status of your order by clicking here
SlideBelts Return Policy
In our SlideBelts review, we tapped into the details of the return process. Returns take around 10 business days to process once the package has been received and during holiday times, it can take 15 business days.
Clearance items may be exchanged or refunded for store credit but may not be refunded. SlideBelts offers free exchanges within the US. Send an email to [email protected].
Returns are acceptable for unused, unaltered, undamaged items. You will receive a full refund within 45 days of your purchase. SlideBelts stands behind their products and your request will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
To initiate a return, complete the form on their website and mail the item back to:
5272 Robert J Mathews Parkway
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Our SlideBelts review confirms the friendly and approachable nature of the company culture and team members. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch:
- Phone: 888-754-3311 (8 AM – 4 PM PST)
- Fill in contact form on the SlideBelts.com
- Email: [email protected]
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