Frequent Flyer Belt

Frequent Flyer Belt
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Price: $38.95
Product ID : FFBELT
Manufacturer: The Wilderness
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"The Wilderness Frequent Flyer is the best belt I have ever owned."

-- Peter Kokalis, Senior Editor Shotgun News

*We strongly recommend using a measuring tape to check your correct size. Your pants size is not your correct belt size, and we have found that the markings on other belts are not always accurate. Please read and use our belt sizing guide.

If your measured belt size is over 50" we strongly encourage you to check out the Easy-Fit Instructor Belt and Frequent Flyer Sport Belt. Their simplified sizing offers extra range of adjustment which makes correct sizing easier. This is important both to the belt doing its job for you and because the higher size ranges are custom and non-returnable.


The 1-3/4"wide Frequent Flyer shown in Black.

Comparison of the original 1-1/2" belt (left) with a 1-3/4"version (right) built on our larger buckle.

"The vast majority of Frequent Flyer Belt owners use them for daily wear, not just for airport convenience. The FF has the same capabilities to carry heavy items as The Original Instructor Belt but without the high-strength steel or Ti buckle. For daily carry and generalnon-life-support use, the Frequent Flyer with its polymer ring buckle system may be perfect for you.

Many like the 1-1/2" belt for casual use and have holsters with 1-1/2" loops or slots, but most use the 1-1/4" FF for general use. While we do have 1-3/4" FF's, they have trailed the other two in popularity. For ease of use and super-lightweight design, we think you should give the Frequent Flyer serious consideration. Whether you are a frequent flyer or even a never-flyer, this belt is the best answer to your need to hold up your pants and carry plenty of gear comfortably." -- Ralph Holzhaus, President

The Frequent Flyer is a 100% non-metallic, security-friendly belt. Naturally, it still meets the standards for quality and durability that we established with our Original Instructor Belts. The FF Belts are stylish for casual wear, come in a variety of widths to fit most pants, and are tough enough to hold up not just your pants and cell phone on a trip, but your full-size pistol, spare ammunition and a tactical flashlight back at home.

Comparison of the 1-1/2" FF belt (on left) with a 1-1/2" Instructor Belt (top right) and a 1-3/4"Instructor Belt (lower right).

We took the winning design of our stylish Ring Belt and had new buckle rings designed and molded to our specs with our name on it. Molded of tough Delrin, the Frequent Flyer's rings act just like the Ring Belt's tough aluminum rings without setting off metal detectors -- or, as we are told, without marring your car's paint job while leaning over and washing it! (Thanks, Kurt) They also look sharp doing it, going well with cargo pants, casual slacks, shorts or jeans.

The design and construction made famous by our Original Instructor Belts are used in the Frequent Flyer-series as well. As with all of our tactical belts, two layers of webbing are used resulting in a durable belt that holds its shape and carries weight well.

Which Width Should I Buy?

The original 1-1/4" version of our Frequent Flyer Belt is sometimes overlooked as both a sportswear belt and concealed carry belt. Although more narrow, it has all same available sewing features as all of the other great Wilderness belts. Inside-the-waistband holsters and revolvers with the Barami Hip Grip can easily be carried, as well as OWB holsters carrying light autos and revolvers. Our Sonoran Shirts worn untucked with a 1-1/4" FF Belt round out a low-profile system for CCW capabilities with relaxed comfort.

Our travel-friendly 1-1/2" Frequent Flyer Belt has been incredibly popular. Still, many customers also wanted a wider version to match the belt loops on their gear, and to carry heavier weapons. We listened and had a scaled-up version of our tough Delrin buckle rings designed and molded. Now with the same 1-1/2" and 1-3/4" widths and construction as our legendary Instructor Belts, the expanded Frequent Flyer line does even more.

We use our premium, custom-made sling webbing for the classic 1-1/4" version, in Black, Coyote, and Foliage.

The 1-1/2" and 1-3/4" use the same durable webbing as our Instructor Belts. Our 1-3/4" belts fit most jeans and BDUs very well (please measure belt loops to be sure! We have found many off-brands have odd sizes that may not be correct). The 1-1/2" fit a wider variety of pants and shorts. The Frequent Flyer is available in Black, Coyote, and Foliage.

The 3-Stitch is standard, but they are also available in reinforced 5-stitch and Combat Shooters Model (C.S.M.) for better load-bearing.

This belt has no clip-in point and has not been designed for emergency securing or any form of life support.

NOTE: 44-49" add $5.00, 50-60" add $10.00, 60"+ add $15.00 on all belts (please call for 60"+ orders for advice on belt style); 44" and larger, or 32" and smaller, are custom made and non-returnable.

SECURITY POLICY UPDATE: It has come to our attention that new, more aggressive search policies by TSA personnel at some locations are requiring the removal of any belt, even if it is non-metallic/non-magnetic. While we have never guaranteed you wouldn't be asked to remove your belt (that is completely out of our control), our Frequent Flyer and Titanium Instructor Belts have largely passed through without the wearer being required to remove them -- a significant convenience over conventional metal-buckled belts to tens of thousands of our customers for years. They are still the most rugged, well-built, lightweight, micro-adjustable belts you can hold up your pants with, but they may not pass through security checkpoints unmolested as they typically have in the past. There is no excess that government will not go to if not stopped.

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Reviewed by bought "Frequent Flyer Belt" on our website
10/21/2016 - 06:14:12 PM
Best Belt for ANY-WEAR
Have owned my standard original 1.25" FF now for 10 years. Ordered a second last year with 5 stitches as a spare and MAN, is that one stiff.

I have worn this belt with BDUs in tactical training classes and exercises, used it to support Serpa holsters for all steel custom 1911s and my normal carry Glock 32, as well as dress wear with suits and slacks.

Belt still looks great and I have never been asked to take my belt off by the dorks at TSA or for court or anything else.

Way things are going, I may have to make a new entry in my will. Would give this thing 6 stars if I could.
Reviewed by bluescat11
bluescat11 bought "Frequent Flyer Belt" on our website
01/22/2016 - 10:29:14 PM
Wears like iron.
I have worn mine every day for almost 2 years and it's still like new. Stiff and strong to support my 1911. Best CCW belt I have ever had.
Reviewed by coycecoleman
coycecoleman bought "Frequent Flyer Belt" on our website
09/11/2015 - 03:44:51 AM
There is 1 Problem...
I had one of these for years. Most rigid belt I ever owned. Sailed through Airport Security "Checkpoint Charlie". I have a brother-in-law... he saw it and stole it. So, now I have to order another one. Never let this one out of your sight or it will go "Missing In Action" on you around anyone with "sticky fingers".