TYBELT Premium Reviewed
Marketing from BBM Equipement
TYBELT is a sports-style trouser belt you can wear with jeans, work or hiking trousers. With EN 566 certification, it has been designed as a solution to problems faced when taking part in outdoor sports such as mountaineering, rock climbing or canyoning. On a more general level, it can be used for activities requiring rope access techniques.
Manufacturer: BBM Equipement, bbm-equipement.com
Model: TYBELT Premium
Material: 304 Stainless Steel, Tubular Polyester
Width: 1.378″ (35 mm)
Rating: 3000daN, 4850 Pounds
Certification: European Standard EN 566
Documentation: Online Instructions Manual
When it comes to gear, survivalists always look for gear that can perform more than one function. A heavy-duty leather belt can double as a strop. Belts made from 550 paracord can become emergency cordage. A nylon and polyester webbed belt can easily be turned into a strap, sling, tether, and even a tourniquet. Not long ago, I received a webbed multi-purpose TYBELT from BBM Equipement. Let’s have a closer look at this belt and what it can do…
The TYBELT is specially designed as an ultra-durable PPE (personal protective equipment) solution with a simple operation for facing outdoor emergency survival situations requiring rope access techniques while mountaineering and rock climbing, but with a clean, attractive and sporty look. They can be worn all day, every day, whether you are dressed up or dressed down.
TYBELTs are made in France from a rugged tubular polyester webbing material in black 1-3/8-inches wide with a heavy-duty 304 stainless steel double D-ring buckle. All of the loops are stitched continuously with a high-tenacity polyester thread for incredible strength. The thread and labels are available in orange, khaki and black (which is actually gray). As a result, TYBELTs received a European EN 566 safety certification and are rated to 3000daN resistance so it is capable of supporting as much as 4850 pounds. However, it is important to note that TYBELTs are NOT climbing-rated and should never be considered as such.
Each TYBELT comes with an instruction manual demonstrating some of the many uses, and it can also be viewed online by clicking here.
TYBELTs are stylish multi-functional survival-style belts that provide the wearer with loads of versatility. A perfect EDC solution. Not only will they hold your pants up and look good doing so, they can easily be transformed to perform a multitude of tasks. The polyester webbing and stainless steel buckle are exceptionally strong and easily capable of holding your weight, and the weight of a pack as well.
While I do like the belt a lot, I would have liked to see some kind of retention straps to retain the unused belt when it is cinched down. But that would certainly not prevent me from purchasing one of these belts if it was the type of belt that I was looking for.
Disclosure of Material Connection: We received the product(s) mentioned above for free in consideration for a complete, honest and impartial product review for publication on LetsTalkSurvival.com with no gurantee of the outcome whatsoever. Any opinion provided herein is based entirely on our personal experience with the product(s).
About BBM Equipement
When recycling an old harness, Antoine Buliard, Jean-Marc Masutti and Xavier Bauer, all mountaineering and rock climbing enthusiasts, came up with the idea for the TYBELT. At first, it was a stylish and original trouser belt, but their mechanics-influenced personalities soon enabled them to envisage a whole host of other uses.
Two and a half years later the TYBELT was born. With EN 566 certification, the TYBELT is an essential piece of Personal Protective Equipment. Encouraged by this first taste of R&D, they plan to launch the TYBELT in different colours and adapt it to an even wider range of uses. All signs indicate that the TYBELT will become a must-have for a large number of people. The team is also keen to develop a range of technical textile products.
Natural progression saw Antoine, Jean-Marc and Xavier establish the company BBM-Equipement. The stage is now set for the TYBELT to become a brand worthy of their ambitions.