Are Wilderness products worth it?
Our customers sure think so!
Ankle Holster Nirvana
Years of Faithful Service
"I just received my new Original Instructors Belt and once again, I am still impressed. My last Original Instructor Belt was ordered about 12 years ago, and has been worn everyday since. My first belt has been on my waist across 3 different continents, toted untold weapons and gear, used to belay, tie me in, and held up my pants without a single thought towards it's reliability. I hated to "retire" it, but sometimes, you just have say goodbye to old friends.
I just cinched down my new belt and I can already say, you guys and gals do some fantastic work. I will continue to highly and emphatically recommend your gear to all my friends, family, and anyone that needs gear that they can bet their life on. I know I've bet mine more times that I can count. Never failed me once.
I wish you still refurbed the carbon steel belts, but hey, theres nothing like that new gear smell.
Thanks for making such a great product and making it in the USA. You guys and gals are awesome.
Attached is a picture of my old warhorse. Theres not a single hook nor loop left on it, nor any teeth left on the crossbar. It very well may make a trip out west for some TLC, but for now, that new belt smell is really.......nice.
-- Jason I.
On the fence about our Premiere Gun Case?
-- Ray J.
Value Isn't Always Cheap
-- Greg S.
Money Belt Adds Comfort and Security to Road Trip
"The money belt I ordered came last week, 2 days before I was leaving on a long trip. Decided to take a chance and use it on my trip. The fit was perfect, thanks to following your easily understood directions. Thanks to the young lady I talked to when I ordered the belt I knew how to properly store my currency using the waterfall method. The belt was fully loaded internally (money) plus a pistol and holster on the right side and double mag pouch on the left. Three days of constantly driving and I found the belt very comfortable. I could not feel the zippers, nor did the buckle bite into me. I believe the Velcro closure system made for a more comfortable system than the old cinch to the nearest hold of conventional leather belt and buckle system. Thanks for a truly quality product at a fair price."
-- John H.
Sonoran Shirt Truth: Expensive, But Good!
"Hey, just wanted to tell you I received my shirts today and they are real nice. I thought they were a little expensive, but ordered them anyway. Glad I did. I will be ordering more -- way more than I expected. Thanks, have a good day."
-- Lance H.
Smartphone Case on the Trail
"Thanks for making this great case. I have the XL to hold my iPhone mounted in the Otterbox Defender Case. I always have it on my hikes and it is mounted on my left shoulder strap of my Camelbak for quick access; mainly for pictures - not phone calls. Like all your products: well-designed and built to excel in the real world of adventure. Thanks again."
-- Rob M.
Making Leather Belts and Endangered Species?
"Just received my Original Instructor Belt and I can say with no hesitation I have no more use for any leather belt I own. It's perfect in every way and I only regret not getting one sooner. Worth every penny. Thanks for a high quality product!"
-- Kenny S.
Belt Saves Snowbound Schedule
"Several years ago on a trip to northwest Wisconsin I made the mistake of turning around on a desolate road, one with snow covered shoulders which were not as wide as they seemed. My Toyota Corolla was now stuck, and I was now running late.
Thankfully, within just a few minutes a gentleman with a four-wheel-drive pickup truck stopped to help me out. But as it turned out, neither he nor I had a tow rope, strap, or chain. I then thought of my Wilderness Instructor Belt and told the guy to back up his truck “ball to ball” to my Corolla. He looked at me as if I was kidding but backed his truck up. I then looped my belt from his hitch to mine. Once back in my car I signaled him to go ahead and was immediately out of the ditch. When he got out, he said he thought the belt busted and was stunned that it had worked. I dusted off a little rust that came off the hitch, put my belt back on, and was on my way.
I still wear that belt today and am thankful that it is a great pistol belt and tow strap."
-- Jeff N.
Zip Slide Holster Endures
I am a civilian…with a CCW, and decided after several kydex + belt combos that I needed a better set up if I wanted to be able to carry concealed consistently. A few days ago I was putting on my Instructor belt, lacing in my Zip Slide holster, when it suddenly occurred to me that for what is basically a fabric product, the Zip Slide is remarkably durable. I purchased mine along with an instructor belt in 2005 for my dear little Glock 19. That first instructor belt is in semi-retirement, replaced by a new one. However, I have stuffed that Glock 19 into the Zip innumerable times in the intervening years and both are still going strong. I initially worried about retention with such a minimalist setup, but in probably over ten thousand hours of carry have never had the gun come out of the holster. Sure, it looks a bit rougher than when it was new, but I can not overstate what an incredible product the Zip Slide is. Thanks for building good stuff.
-- Matthew B.
Overkill Never Fails, and…
-- Mark G.
-- Jay D.
-- Chip S.
For Trips to the Sandbox or to the Mailbox
-- Thomas C.
Kit Up and Head Out
-- Vince D.
"This is probably one of the best pieces if gear I have. What a difference over the 5.11 in rigidity and comfort!"
-- Nathan S.