This survival belt might just be the coolest thing in functional products since the watch. We all have the same three belts – one black, one brown and one other colour belt that serves some other purpose. They all do one thing: hold your pants up. The belt really is a passive piece of men’s fashion that is function over anything else. That all could change with this survival belt that could just save your life in an emergency situation.

A Survival Belt With Purpose

The survival belt is the latest product developed by Slide Belts, an American company that has traditionally focused on premium belts, as well as casual men’s and women’s wear. This is their first ‘survival’ product, and they fit a surprising number of tools into the buckle part of the belt. Those tools include:

  • A bottle opener
  • A FerroRod (Fire Starter)
  • An LED Flashlight
  • A Stainless Steel Knife


The buckle is constructed of high quality materials including a nylon fiber unibody, while the belt part is waterproof, abrasion resistant, UV protected, and will bend/flex without damage when covered in frost. Best of all, when used as just a belt it looks really classy – you would never look at it and assume it was anything other than a great belt. The Survival Belt originally launched on Kickstarter, and is now available for pre-order for $180 USD ($235 CDN).

The buckle separates from the leather belt part easily through a simply clasp system that is easy to reattach later on. Now, the belt SHOULD go without saying that if you’re planning on traveling via air, to leave it at home because I don’t imagine that the TSA will think the belt is as cool as we do. But any other time, it’s a great fashion + function product that could give you a little piece of mind!

You can check out more on the Survival Belt and order one here.