When I bought the belt I was expecting that it wouldn't feel or look as if its quality was good, because sometimes Hemp products seem to be a little "rough around the edges".
But I was wrong, I actually really liked the way this belt felt and looked when I tried it!
The belt doesn't slip and seems to be strong enough to last some good years!
I'll recommend the products to friends and family members in need of belts!
Buckle has good and bad sides
I really like the idea for this belt, especially the design of the buckle which means the belt won't be worn out as quickly as buckles that pinch the belt in place with a roller.
However it has a small tendency to slip out a bit as it is only kept in place by friction but it isn't really an issue. However, I ordered three belts and the first buckle would easily slip off no matter how I secured it. I replaced it with the buckle from my second belt and so far it seems to be secure even under heavier pull. I believe the buckle might benefit from slightly longer teeth to prevent the risk of leaving too much space and not digging into the belt enough (as was the problem with my first belt when I investigated).
However when the buckle works it'll save your belt a lot of wear and I am sure my belts will last me a lifetime.
I had this belt for a few years, then the buckle came off and I could never really secure it to the belt in a lasting manner. Other belts I have lasts forever. I am sorry that the buckle connecting solution on this belt is so bad, cause I am really into hemp, ecology and sustainability. I do not recomend this product to be sold before it is redesigned so that the buckle just stays on forever.
Keep up the good work
The Hemp Shop says :
Good to hear the belt is still going well after a few years.
However, the buckle issue, isn't really an issue - it is designed to be removable.
There are many customers who want to be able to use their own buckles and also it looks after your washing machine as a heavy buckle can damage the drum in the washing machine. So as a result, Hempiness designed this belt to have an easily removable and replaceable buckle.