The belt itself is a good quality. There is ease of use in adjustments and taking it on and off. The colours are fantastic. I enjoy it as a belt when I need to go into work. I only wear the belt for 8 hours of the day 5 days of the week as it is not practical for the rest of my day or night times. I was looking to replace my old belt when I got this as a gift. I was excited at Christmas when I opened this up.
Here is the reason I am removing 1 star. I remember watching one of the commercials for the new belt. The video, along with the site, lists it as a perfect use for "tactical" applications. For the purpose of personal protection I find this to be wholly untrue with any given method. The belt is not rigid enough to support extra weight. The belt will also loosen over time as the buckle will not be able to keep it secure in one spot given the extra weight and movement of the body. This will cause sagging then things become sloppy and uncomfortable.
I can absolutely recommend this belt for any application except as a part of your own personal protection.