Wish I had this a long time ago!
Last winter I was using a cheap leather belt I bought from Walmart, well no more! I love this belt. I love that I can wear it in the winter, as well as the summer months. I purchased this belt with the Y-Harness for attaching my mother canteen carrier and my G-2 roll, and it works perfectly. I plan on using this belt for holding my fire/tinder kit, and a few other items that I always take with me to the field. *I bought a size down from what I am, I'm currently a 44" waist, but purchased a 40-42, because I want to be able to cinch this thing down, but I still have like 8-10 inches of room to expand for when I put on multiple layers, which I tried in my home, and it works great! I cant wait to take this to the field this summer, and again this winter.
The SHERPA Belt with Yoke is a Sherpa for sure!
The few things I noticed so far was the belt snaps hooked up perfect, and the 'NQ1' sized belt has an odd number of molle channels which makes it more perfect for a three point suspension(even load bearing with the rear strap centered).
The tension on the molle channels are very forgiving when the belt is flat, which was awesome for setup and placement; and when it's on, nothing moves from belt to pouch. That sets this belt out from others, because I think this belt is something that changes with the individual who wears it, and having a forgiving molle channel, made it super easy to change out pouches and move stuff around, as well as allowing the yoke straps to fit through an already occupied molle slot (doubling the use of one slot!)
It's 'not' a gun belt, but would be just as good if not better than other war fighter specific belts.
Sizing felt big, but the adjustment was enough to get snug next to skin, it's an over belt sizing for sure, as a 33-34" waist the NQ1 was a perfect fit with ample adjustment over layers, making it excellent for cold weather. I do think that this used as an outer web belt should fit slightly loose. It's super comfy and I can wear it over, or under layers!!!
I thought about wanting molle or laser-cuts in the yoke, then thought about the slick thin feel, and keeping it slim to be comfortable under pack straps, pfd's, smock/overcoats. 'kiss' principal. If a customer wants more, they already stock the shoulder strap pads.
I have it setup in a scout setup right now with a 12 pound loadout, with water and the 10 C's of survivability. Sustainability on the belt. It doesn't get much better than that!