I was wanting to try a good ratchet style belt and having had this one now for three weeks it has not disappointed. It was advertised for being a carry belt but I just simply wanted something that had more of a fine adjustment specially after just losing 55 pounds. The buckle and belt quality excellent and thick and heavy! There was a slight learning curve unlatching the belt for a few days but eventually you get the hang of it. I like how they give you the measurements on the backside for trimming it just right for the correct size. I would say my only complaint about this belt is that it is not made in America.