Belts supplied with even quality brand trousers are seemingly pretty poor - made of plastic and requiring constant attention during a hike. So I invested in this Grappler Belt. It is seemingly narrow - that surely cannot work - but it is perfectly formed, with a metal buckle and durable webbing and stitching. I found my hiking trousers and cheerfully replaced the original belt and plastic buckle. Hey presto no more messing about with pulling belts tight during a trek. Happy hiking, happy me!