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ODM VS Flatlander surf belt

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HenryM

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Flatlander is my go to but be advised its design makes it somewhat difficult to add/remove gear on the fly. You need to take off the buckle anytime you want to do so, which also means you need to resize it. Not ideal but the quality and stiffness (like a board) of it outweighs the quirky engineering to me personally. I’ve had two different types of the scuba style and while easier to use I still prefer the FL. 
 

No experience with the ODM belt. 

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6 hours ago, chocodove said:

Flatlander is my go to but be advised its design makes it somewhat difficult to add/remove gear on the fly. You need to take off the buckle anytime you want to do so, which also means you need to resize it. Not ideal but the quality and stiffness (like a board) of it outweighs the quirky engineering to me personally. I’ve had two different types of the scuba style and while easier to use I still prefer the FL. 
 

No experience with the ODM belt. 

I have a Flatlander belt and it is great. Yes the add or remove sheaths and D-rings the clip must be removed.  My 2 tube beach walker bag slide over the clip pretty easy which is great when I am using my 4 tube bag I can take off the 2tube and just have my pliers an lip grip on the belt. 
Flatlander also has a fairly large range so even though I have lost a couple inches on my waist it still fits. 

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If I may add a secondary opinion, I strongly suggest checking out the Z belt. I too came from a standard dive style belt and moved over to the slim Z belt and will never look back. Big improvement in functionality and helps your posture as well. 

Where do you go when the lights go out?

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17 hours ago, HenryM said:

Im toying with purchasing a new belt. I use one of the scuba style ones now but the buckles on these two belts is far superior and they both seem stiffer in general. Anyone with any first hand experience with either?

Open up a WTB for ODM I'll sell you mine, I just got a new Flatlander surf belt.

 

Lou T

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