[ OVERVIEW ]
Duty Belt Dominance. The Future Is Now.
The ICEVENTS® INNER BELT is a marvel of modern design and engineering. Effortlessly fusing form and function to improve performance and survivability in the field, the ICEVENTS® INNER BELT brings our unmatched ICEVENTS® thermoplastic elastomer technology to inner belts in a monolithic structure for the first time.
The ICEVENTS® INNER BELT provides stand-off ventilation and padding for any hook-lined duty belt on the market today. Stand-off ventilation behind your duty belt promotes evaporative cooling (click here to learn more about the different types of cooling/energy transmission) to help reduce sweat build-up and absorption, keeping you drier, and more comfortable on the job. Being dry keeps you cooler in hot weather and warmer in cold weather.
Although we worked closely with our friends at Blue Force Gear to match the curvature of the ICEVENTS® INNER BELT to the Gen 2 CHLK Belt and all-new GRID Belt, ICEVENTS® INNER BELT works with both curved and straight outer belts. In fact, during our testing, all beta testers found this curved inner belt shape more comfortable than a traditional straight inner belt. The ICEVENTS® INNER BELT can be worn over clothing or inside of belt loops. ICEVENTS® are comfortable and grip onto clothing more efficiently than nylon.
Due to the complex manufacturing process behind ICEVENTS® INNER BELT, our first run will be Size 36. Following that, we expect Size 32 to be available next, and Size 34 a few weeks later.
*The hook-receptive loop fabric is designed for ventilation and has a lighter hook/loop adhesion than you might be used to for military-specification Velcro®. It is strong enough to secure the ICEVENTS INNER BELT® to your outer belt for most applications, but for hard duty use or personal preference for maximum adhesion, we recommend using keepers.
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[ BELT SIZING ]
Accurately determining your belt size can be challenging, especially when dealing with vanity sizing practices that many big brands use. Fortunately, with a few simple steps, you can find your proper belt size and ensure a comfortable and capable fit.
The ICEVENTS® INNER BELT is available in size 36 at launch, but it will be releasing sizes 34 and 32 over the next few months (click here for more details on why our timelines are broad). This belt comes with added adjustment, which means that the size 36 belt will measure between 36 and 40 inches in length, making it a versatile fit for many waist sizes.
To get an accurate belt size:
- Use a sewing tape measure to measure your waist size, or
- Use a regular belt that fits you well to mark where the belt meets the buckle, then measure the distance from the end of the belt to the hole that you use with a standard tape measure or ruler.
- Use the measurement to choose the correct ICEVENTS® INNER BELT belt size.
By using a sewing tape measure or a regular belt, you can ensure that you get the perfect fit and avoid the vanity sizing practices of big brands. With the added adjustment of the ICEVENTS® INNER BELT, you can enjoy a comfortable and versatile fit that is tailored to your individual needs.
[ FEATURES ]
|Versatile + Compatible||
|Water Resistant + Anti-Microbial||
|High Tech Materials||
|Simple Installation||Hook and Loop accessories enable simple installation|
Increased Load Bearing Capacity
|Loads are absorbed and dispersed evenly throughout the honeycomb matrix of the
- 90% air by volume
- Omni-directional venting keeps you dry and comfortable
- Plush hexagonal honeycomb for unmatched load-bearing comfort
- Load distribution architecture that outperforms foams, reducing fatigue
- Anti-microbial at the molecular level
- Abrasion resistant
- Washable (if needed)
- Up to four inches of additional adjustability per size
- Stimulates superficial blood flow to improve circulation
- Hydrolysis Resistance: does not retain water
- Stimulite honeycomb TPE technology
- Operating Temperature Range: -40 to 198 degrees Fahrenheit
[ SPECIFICATIONS ]
- Dimensions: 37.92" x 2.27" x 0.25"
- Anisotropic Architecture features three different degrees of flexibility in the length, width and vertically against the surface, allowing ICEVENTS® INNER BELT to absorb energy or impact from different angles while contouring the body perfectly.
[ FAQ ]
Will this work with my current gun belt?
Blue Force Gear, AWS, Lead Devil, Ferro Concepts, whatever your range/duty/gun belt of choice is, as long as it is hook fabric lined, it will work with ICEVENTS® INNER BELT.
Will the ICEVENTS® INNER BELT work with a contoured outer belt?
Yes. We worked closely with our friends at Blue Force Gear to match the curvature of the ICEVENTS® INNER BELT to the Gen 1 CHLK Belt and all-new GRID Belt.
Will the ICEVENTS® INNER BELT work with a straight outer belt?
Yes again. The ICEVENTS® INNER BELT works with both curved and straight outer belts. In fact, during our testing, all beta testers found this curved inner belt shape more comfortable than a traditional straight inner belt.
How does the closure mechanism work?
Working closely with our friends at Blue Force Gear, we have made the closure mechanism identical to the one found on the stock inner belt that comes with the Gen 1 CHLK and GRID for seamless integration and interoperability. This also results in up to four inches of additional adjustability per size.
Is this a true inner belt or more of a battle belt pad?
The ICEVENTS® INNER BELT was designed to be the future of inner belts. A solution to hot spots and discomfort while wearing a gun belt for long hours on duty or otherwise. To this end, the ICEVENTS® INNER BELT isn't simply a pad as seen on older battle belts, but an evolution past the long unconsidered and uncomfortable stiff nylon belt.
What kind of material is the ICEVENTS® INNER BELT made of?
Our proven ICEVENTS® padding, now as a monolithic belt. ICEVENTS® ultralight ventilated padding features proprietary Stimulate thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). This impact-absorbing honeycomb technology promotes airflow under kit while dispersing load and is trusted by tens of thousands of U.S. and Allied military, law enforcement, security contractors, and prepared citizens. The exterior is covered with OneWrap overlay for adhesion with hook-lined outer belts.
Will this be good for LEO duty style belts that use belt keepers?
Yes. You can run the ICEVENTS® INNER BELT with keepers behind with no issue. The loop on the belt is naturally grippy however, so may not need them if your hook isn't worn out. See image below of the ICEVENTS® INNER BELT fitted through Blauer pants with keepers on.
Can the ICEVENTS® INNER BELT be used for CCW?
Theoretically, yes. However, the ICEVENTS® INNER BELT was designed to bear weight and distribute the load of a duty belt (OWB) style set up. If adjusted tightly, it could function as a standalone belt but this use case is untested and not what the ICEVENTS® INNER BELT was designed for.
Will this be coming in a Tan/Coyote color?
ICEVENTS® INNER BELT will only come in black for the foreseeable future. The outer belt will cover the entirety of the inner belt when worn.
We use a custom hook-lined loop fabric because of the breathability requirements of the ICEVENTS® line. This requires significant scale and is extremely expensive to do here in the US. As a result, we will only produce black unless we get a major enterprise or government contract to produce another color. If uniform regulations are a concern, take solace in the fact that our first run has been entirely unit orders.
Can the ICEVENTS® INNER BELT be worn over outer layers?
Yes. The ICEVENTS® INNER BELT can be worn over clothing in addition to inside of belt loops. ICEVENTS® grip onto clothing more efficiently than nylon while also providing stand-off ventilation and padding.
Will there be a hook version for loop lined belts?
There are no current plans for a hook-lined version because there are so few loop-lined belts on the market compared to hook-lined belts.
Could you custom make ICEVENTS® INNER BELT to fit my uniform/other requirements?
Details on custom projects can be found on our INSIGHTS blog, via 'Does Qore Performance build custom product solutions?'.
Does the ICEVENTS® INNER BELT have any stretch to it? I find belts that do more comfortable.
We agree! Yes, ICEVENTS® do have some stretch to them. We have posted a video from our chief beta tester for this project here or under the videos section on this page, which provides even more detail about topics like this. You can also see for yourself below the stretch and malleability of the ICEVENTS® INNER BELT.
I just bought a set of ICEVENTS® for my belt, but I like how the ICEVENTS® INNER BELT looks, what should I do?
The beauty of ICEVENTS® is their versatility! If you pick up the ICEVENTS® INNER BELT, your ICEVENTS® can be repurposed to reduce hot spots and increase comfort and performance elsewhere on your gear! Check out our article 'How do I wear ICEVENTS®?'.
Belt Loop Compatibility
Regardless of who makes your issued or personally purchased duty or range pants, ICEVENTS® INNER BELT has you covered. The belt is quite malleable compared to traditional stiff nylon inner belts and will comfortably fit through most belt loops with little effort. The near universal fit extends to popular denim and skate wear brands allowing you to get the most out of your gun belt, regardless of what you are wearing.
See our table of confirmed fits for quick reference.
|Duty Pant||Belt Loop Compatibility with ICEVENTS® INNER BELT|
|VIKTOS CONTRACTOR AF||
|Blauer 4 Pocket Polyester Pants||
|5.11 Taclite Pro||
|5.11 Fast-Tac TDU||
|5.11 Defender Flex||
|5.11 Women's Stryke||
|Triple Aught Design Force 10 RS Cargo Pant||
|Kuhl REVOLVR Pant||
|Kuhl RYDR Pant||
|First Tactical V2 Tactical Pants||
|Propper Kinetic Tactical Pant||
|TRU-SPEC 24-7 Series||
|Levi's 514 Jeans||
|Levi's 505 Jeans||
Blue Force Gear, CHLK, and GRID are registered trademarks of Blue Force Gear, Inc.
Designed and manufactured in the USA from US materials. Fulfilled from our Knoxville, TN HQ. Not subject to ITAR.
Patented: ICEVENTS® CLASSIC USD887,716S ICEVENTS® CLASSIC USD887,717S Additional US and International Patents Pending.
For bulk Corporate/Unit/Agency orders of 100+ units or to request a quote, please click here.
The Velcro to attach the belt to an outter belt isn’t the best and doesn’t stick so well. My other issue is that it’s already starting to fray after continuous use for 2-3 weeks. As well my other issue is the attachment to lock it in.I’m gonna do a full review on the belt in the next couple weeks after I’m done with my field testing.
Thank you for taking the time to leave an honest account of your ICEVENTS® INNER BELT experience. If we may, we'd like to direct your attention to the product page where we provide additional information on the adhesion level of the hook-receptive loop fabric that covers the ICEVENTS® INNER BELT. As you can see, we note that it is optimized for ventilation, so the Velcro adhesion is less than what everybody is used to for normal hook and loop products, but especially Velcro brand products like we use. However, this is also why we provide information on keeper compatibility both on the product page and in the FAQ here:
We hope this helps, but please let us know if you have any additional questions.
Having tried multiple inner belts, this has by far become my favorite. This thing definitely helps to distribute the weight of the load and helps with those pesky hot spots!
Excellent quality and very comfortable. Best paired with a stiff battle belt.