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TrakBelt360 puts a new spin on tool belts

TrakBelt360 puts a new spin on...
The TrakBelt360 allows pouches and tool holsters to be rotated around it, while the belt itself stays in place
The TrakBelt360 allows pouches and tool holsters to be rotated around it, while the belt itself stays in place
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The TrakBelt360 allows pouches and tool holsters to be rotated around it, while the belt itself stays in place
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The TrakBelt360 allows pouches and tool holsters to be rotated around it, while the belt itself stays in place

If you're perched on a ladder or are dangling in a harness, then twisting around to grab something from the back of your tool belt can be rather challenging. That's why New York firefighter/photographer Chris Landano created the TrakBelt360. It's a tool belt that lets you rotate pouches or tool holsters all the way around it, so that the item you need ends up right at the front.

The TrakBelt360 consists of a ballistic nylon padded interior belt that sits against the user, surrounded by an attached 360-degree resin track. A gap between the two allows off-the-shelf third-party pouches to be mounted on the track (via supplied connectors), and then slid around it as needed – sort of like moving curtains along a curtain rod.

Along with making it easier to get at the pouches, the system also lets users move them out of the way. A quick-release buckle on the belt along with a coupler in the track allow the TrakBelt360 to be quickly put on and taken off.

Landano is now raising production funds for his tool belt, on Kickstarter. A pledge of US$60 will get you one (with two connectors and one pouch), assuming the financial goal is met. The planned retail price for that package is $100.

The TrakBelt360 can be seen in use, in the pitch video below.

Source: Kickstarter

3 comments
Ronald Mallette
Really cool!
yosuperyo
Finally something like this is available; however, if the price could be lowered, I think retailers like HD or Lowe's would carry them. It shouldn't cost more than $10 to manufacture it overseas.
bf_308
@ yosuperyo. This why the home country industry is going down the pan due to the philosophy that even the lower priced (not necessarily lower technology) products can be made a couple of buck less in the far east. Cmo'n get a grip and pay a little more to keep this homemade.....And I am not even American or living in the US!!!!