Check out this post from @migra_gear discussing the importance an inner belt within your set up.
Let's talk inner belts. In our line of work, taking care of your hips and back is a big deal. Both exertion and inactivity (particularly sitting) with a belt can lead to chronic pain and issues if you don't take care to carry the load in an ergonomic fashion. I prefer to wear as little as possible on my belt, but that's not always possible, given mission and policy requirements. Thus, my pursuit of the most comfortable belt possible.
There's two main schools of thought: comfort through design and comfort through minimalism. Both have a role. I've pictures two of my favorite inner belts. The black belt with padding and spacer mesh is the inner to the @raptortacticallc Odin MkIII, and the design of the inner belt was a major factor in choosing the Odin. The padding and mesh are good for heavy belts and extended wear, helping to mitigate the effect of hanging a bunch of heavy tools around your hips. The green belt is the @emdomusa Adam belt, which is super thin and minimalist, being just a single length of webbing. This is good for keeping your pants up, wearing under a pack hip belt or carrying a light load, such as a light duty holster.
Note both inner belts use Velcro instead of buckles. There's some G hook designs out there as well, but I prefer to avoid any buckles in my inner belt. In my experience, buckles in an inner belt tend to pinch, as well as stack with the buckle of the gun belt to create a pressure point.
Those are my opinions and preferences, belts can be subjective, particularly among different duties and body types. Either way, if you're looking to alleviate discomfort or even pain associated with the duty belt, reevaluate both inner and outer belts.
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