Double Alpha Competition Belt

Double Alpha Competition Belt

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The Double Alpha (DAA) Competition Belt is an inner/outer belt that offers the best features for serious competition shooters. The inner belt is designed streamlined and slim-profiled to prevent it from adding too much thickness under the outer belt. This helps to ensure you wear your gear close to your body in the most comfortable way. The inner belt is pointed at one end to facilitate easy threading through pant loops. Of course the inner belt carries the soft Velcro layer to prevent it from snagging on clothing or car seats when worn separately.

The outer belt is simply the strongest and stiffest belt on the market today, bar none! It is constructed of a tough, web nylon outer, covering a fiber reinforced polymer core, which gives the belt its impressive rigidity. Designed to be slightly thicker than most others, so that the holsters and pouches mounted on the belt will sit firmly in place and will not rock or slide around. This makes it slightly harder to thread some makes of holsters and pouches, but all types of gear will fit. Available in black only.

To determine proper belt size: Measure your actual waist circumference. Do not rely on pants size as this can be misleading. Choose the belt size based on your measurement. Measured 34", order 34" belt. If you measure between sizes, choose the next larger one. DO NOT add to this measurement as these belts already compensate for the additional length needed for proper overlap.  Overlap length is already calculated in – so if you are a size 36" waist – you order a size 36" belt.  

Other features include:

Top quality material and workmanship
Industrial strength Velcro of the highest standard
Both inner and outer belt have their size clearly tagged
Competition width 1.5", to fit with all shooting gear used

Sizes available from 32" – 50". Smaller sizes (32"-34") have an 18cm (7") overlap section, while larger belts (36" and up) have a 24cm (9.5") overlap section. This is to ensure the smaller size users have enough space on their belts for all their magazines pouches. An attractive and functional safety loop is included with every belt, carrying an embroidered "AA" logo.

Size chart:

Belt size to order (inch) overall length (cm) overall length (inch)
32"                                    100cm                          39.4"
34"                                    105cm                          41.3"
36"                                    116cm                          45.7"
38"                                    121cm                          47.6"
40"                                    126cm                          49.6"
42"                                    131cm                          51.6"
44"                                    136cm                          53.5"
46"                                    141cm                          55.5"
48"                                    146cm                          57.5"

DAA Competition Belt Vs. DAA Pro Belt

We currently offer two Double-Alpha belts, and I would like here to point out the differences between then, and give you the information you need to choose the DAA belt which best suites your need.

The DAA Competition Belt has been our IPSC belt since 2009. It has become hugely popular and appreciated by shooters around the world due to its extreme stiffness. This belt is VERY firm, which is, arguably, the most important feature of an IPSC belt. It is an excellent choice for those looking primary for performance.

However, some shooters, especially those with smaller waist circumferences may find it to be too stiff. Some have said they find it does not fold enough to follow the contour of their body as well as they would like. Additionally, in order to achieve this increased stiffness, we made this belt slightly thicker and slightly wider than most other manufacturers of inner/outer 1.5” belts. This means that fitting other manufacturer’s gear, which may need to slide onto the belt, such as CR Speed, can be very difficult. It can be done, but it is a struggle. This is no concern if you plan to use DAA holsters and pouches, as they do not slide on, but are assembled in place.

The newer DAA PRO Belt is designed for improved finish and appearance. The webbing used and overall appearance is more luxurious. It includes a rubberized (not embroidered) safety loop logo, a DAA logo on the inside of the inner belt webbing, and the cool new feature of a name-card holder built into the outer belt. With this, should you forget your rig on the range, it can be returned to you.

The DAA PRO Belt is very slightly thinner and narrower than our Competition belt. It is more in line with the dimensions used by other 1.5” belt manufacturers, and so it is much easier to slide on gear from other manufacturers. And while it is still a rigid belt, it is not quite as rigid or stiff as our Competition belt. Some users will prefer this, for a more comfortable fit to their body. For comparison, it is probably just a hair more rigid than the CR Speed belt.

So in summary, those looking for the absolutely most rigid belt available, to make sure their mags and holster are rock solid as they run on the stage, and they plan to use the DAA holster and pouches (an excellent choice!) should look no further than the long-standing DAA Competition Belt. However those looking for a sleeker more luxurious looking belt, preferring perhaps a little more flex in the belt for a more comfortable fit, and/or planning to use gear from other manufacturers, may well find the DAA PRO Belt better suites to their needs.

· Note that both belts share the same sizing chart and lengths.