The SHERPA Belt is designed to be worn outside of your clothing as a means to carry items during outdoor activities and inclement weather. Slip items over the belt or use the single row of MOLLE style webbing loops that run the length of the belt as attachment points for items such as: our Y-Harness, pouches, knives, d-rings, tie-downs, or a wide variety of items you want to wear along your waistline for ease of access and security. Move your gear around until you find the location most comfortable for you, then attach to the SHERPA via MOLLE, zip-ties or 550 cord and from thereafter you just open/close the buckle for ease of access! Additionally, we special order stretch size 1.75 inch COBRA buckles by AUSTRIALPIN with over-sized "release" tabs so you have a functional belt that you can easily manipulate in cold weather or anytime while wearing gloves. Don't forget to check out our Y-Harness and the Padded Strap Wrap for additional ways to distribute weight and comfortably carry extra gear from your waistline!
Just like our EDC Belts, the sizing chart for the SHERPA is based on your pant size, so don't over think this... I did that for you, lol! The belt is meant to be worn over your clothing and I've already factored the additional lengths into the design.
Furthermore, we've made the belt tip longer so you can easily adjust/increase the size of the belt when worn over multiple, and I mean multiple, layers of clothing. Once set, tie the extra length of belt tip off, run it behind your gear or simply secure it in place with the elastic retention band.
I recommend you pick the size that would place your pant waist size in the middle of that size belt. For example, if you wear a 40" waist pant, then the NQ3 is likely the best size belt for you. However, if you are thinking of wearing the SHERPA as a standard belt with blue jeans, carharts, etc... then I recommend you order one size down (because they are designed to be worn at a larger size than your actual pants size... outside your clothing, get it?) or check out the EDC-P belt. At the end of the day, if you have any questions just give me a call and we'll figure it out together.
Small fits 28" - 32"
NQ1 fits 30" - 34"
Medium fits 32" - 36"
NQ2 fits 34" - 38"
Large fits 36" - 40"
NQ3 fits 38" - 42"
XL fits 40" - 44"
XXL fits 44" - 48" (add $2.00)
XXXL fits 48" - 52" (add $3.00)
Our "Life Happens" SHERPA Belt Policy:
You gain or lose weight; your new job requires a different color belt, your pet wolf "Fenrir" chewed through the webbing, etc... yup, "Life Happens." As a result we offer the following for all of our SHERPA belt customers: Over the life of your SHERPA Belt purchase, should you need a new size or color belt, simply return your original belt and we'll make you a new one for $100 plus shipping.
There is one and only rule to follow - You have to return/send me the whole belt:
I don't care if someone "gifted" you the belt, you found it for sale somewhere online or you took it off a frozen guy during an epic Jeremiah Johnson type adventure, etc... None of that matters to me as long as it is a complete SHERPA belt that we made. However, it has to be the complete belt, period, no exceptions. I will not accept just the Cobra Buckle as that isn't really proof that you had one of my belts now, is it?
How to take advantage:
Here it is again in a nutshell - send me an FYI email that you are shipping a belt to me and include any details or questions you would like. This email is where/how I will send you the invoice. Then, simply send me your belt along with your shipping info plus the size/color of your new belt. Once I receive your belt I'll email you an invoice, which you can pay via credit card, debit card or PP account, for $100 plus shipping. I'll then add your requested belt to the work order process and get it done. Once we've completed sewing I'll print your shipping label which triggers an automated "here is your tracking info" type of email letting you know your new belt is completed and on its way to you! As always, please feel free to call with questions or comments.
* See our video links near the bottom of this page for more info on the SHERPA Belt plus additional ideas on how you can use yours.
** Lead times for the SHERPA, EDC or EDC-P belts are 1-2 weeks. If you also ordered other items with a longer lead time, I will call you to discuss options.
*** Please see the "Custom Options" tab for additional images of colors, patterns and webbing.
**** All of our materials have been specifically chosen for longevity, durability and extreme quality. Additionally, I apply a rule of three: It must be either Mil-Spec, Made in the USA or Berry Compliant. As such, we use genuine Cordura Brand 500dn nylon; Velcro brand hook and loop; ITW Nexus plastics, DOT Fasteners and Mil-Spec webbing, binding tape and threads. All of these materials are designed to resist abrasion, wear and rot in order to provide a lifetime of service. Hand-Crafted, High-Quality, Heirloom gear as unique as your fingerprint. Period.
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I purchased the Sherpa belt for a more secure, Mother Canteen carry standpoint. As a skier, hiker and motorcyclist , I require a more stable platform and the Sherpa belt certainly fulfills this requirement. It's rigid, minimalist and secure.. The molle loops add extra capability/convenience to attach molle compatible items which add extra flexibility in how you, the user, chooses to employ this quality piece of equipment.. I recommend it..
I own several high quality, expensive tactical belts. This one can certainly rank well among them. Well made, nice material, and essential for outdoor activity.
ood day Mark, I just opened my order and wished to personally thank you very much Mark. My first impression was this gear is even better than I expected it looked good on your web site and even better on Instagram. Different variations were field tested, being set to customers, and put through their paces by different end users offering many great ideas for walking a different path. A very high attention to detail and function. Thank you for the third tin as well I will put it to good use. I have a future project I would like you to make and realize that you very busy and wanted to ask to be put on a wait list for its construction. Thank you again mark awesome work I really do appreciate it very much. Have a great week be well. Regards, Raymond
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 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!
I Have both the SHERPA belt and accompanying Y-harness. The belt is a extremely well thought out piece of gear. The y harness augments it’s already high functionality and makes it really live up to its namesake. I use mine to carry a canteen kit, hunting calls, a first aid kit, and a small camouflage tarp for hunting. I also use it when doing land nav exercises, and checking out new country with map and compass, where I don’t know what lies ahead and a shoulder-slung canteen might get caught up in the brush. With the SHERPA system, my essentials ride close to my body, and the Y-harness keeps everything floating effortlessly, while giving me extra attachment points, should I need more gear, or for carrying shed antlers or harvested small game back home with me.
The Sherpa belt is by far one of the best systems I've had the pleasure of using and owning. Pair it with the Y-Harness and your golden. I've been running this for the better part of winter and I dig it a lot. I've thrown everything at it and everything on it. When loaded with my blade, an axe. Medical pouch, MCC, light. G2 roll with an extensive fire kit and shelter kit. I'm talking a lot of gear. Adding the new strap wraps to the harness gives you an endless amount of options that are only constrained by your imagination. It gives you the ability to work and find the right set up for you and for me, finding the right set up makes it feel as though I'm wearing nothing. Just let gravity do its thing and keep it moving. The belt has the ability to house all your centerline and black scout gear. It's easily adjustable and easily removable. You cant go wrong with this gear. Whether your out on a hike, a day in the woods, hunting, spearing or fishing. It does not matter, this is the gear to roll out with. If your a shooter and you like the battle belt system, this is something that will feel very familiar. All your gear set up and ready to go, all you have to do is throw it over your shoulders, lock your belt and move. Perfect.
So you thought the mother could carry a lot well step aside mother here is the Sherpa! With the ability to hold multiple mothers and still have space I don’t need a pack anymore. In a true minimalist/bushcraft fashion I can carry everything I need on my belt. Nessmuk, kephart and seton would be proud. This is a great piece of kit and when tied with the Y-Harness you can’t go wrong and you don’t feel any of the weight it just melts away. I love this piece of gear and it has revolutionized how I carry my gear. It’s been 3-4 months and I couldn’t be happier. Will probably buy a second since they come in orange and black now. After all orange is the best color!