2012 Design360: Archangel Armor Light Duty Belt and Load Bearing Belt, Singapore

21 July 2012 Saturday

I have just received my order of the Archangel Armor Light Duty Belt and Load Bearing Belt ordered from US Cavalry in the United States after reading about it on the Soldier Systems website.

The Archangel Armor Light Duty Belt is good for use when passing through airport security as there are no metallic part, it is a 1.5″ double layered webbing and it quite soft. It uses the National Moulding Quick Attach Surface Mount (QASM) 1″ buckle. The belt comes in black, coyote brown and multicam colours.

The Archangel Armor Load Bearing Belt uses the Austri Alpin 1″ cobra buckle, 1.4″ double layered webbing with stiffener. The belt only comes in coyote brown colour.

Unfortunately, I find that the stitching and the cutting of the edges on the belts were uneven and the worst part is the missed stitching on most part of the velcro loop on the Archangel Armor Load Bearing Belt. I am not able to check the belts as they were ordered online.

Having used belts made by US manufacturers like Eagle Industries, OSOE, Tactical Tailor and The Wilderness, I am quite disappointed with the quality control of the  Archangel Armor belts as there were defects in all four belts that I have purchased from US Cavalry.

]1[ L2R: Archangel Armor Light Duty Belt, Coyote (US$22.99), Multicam (US$24.99) and Black (US$22.99).

]2[ View of the National Molding Quick Attach Surface Mount (QASM) 1″ buckle.

]3[ Double layered 1.5″ webbing with 1″ webbing for the QASM buckle.

]4[ Archangel Armor brand tag only on the coyote light duty belt.

]5[ L2R: Black uneven tapered edge, coyote square edge and multicam tapered edge.

]6[ Velcro loop to attach the loose end of the 1″ webbing.

]7[ Uneven stitching on the multicam 1″ webbing end.

]8[ Quite bulky to pass through the female QASM 1″ buckle into the 511 tactical pants belt loop.

]9[ National Moulding QASM 1″ buckle.

]10[ Archangel Armor Load Bearing Belt, priced at US$69.99.

]11[ Uneven stitching on the carabina loop.

]12[ No brand tag on the Archangel Armor Load Bearing Belt.

]13[ Uneven tapered edge.

]14[  Austri Alpin cobra male buckle.

]15[ Missed stitching on the top side for the velcro loop.

]16[ Missed stitching on the bottom side for the velcro loop.

]17[

]18[ Easy pass through of the 1″ cobra male buckle into the belt loop of the 511 tactical pants. 

]19[ Easy pass through of the 1″ cobra female buckle into the belt loop of the 511 tactical pants. 

]20[ Coyote brown Austri Alpin 1″ cobra buckle.

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