Our belt is all about the buckle. Or the lack of a buckle. The benefits are many, first and most important when using Tacbelt for EDC, work or any other job that puts your body or equipment to the test, you do not have to accommodate for a large buckle. No rotating for appendix carry or fighting large buckles through your belt loops. Then there's not having to take it off at the airport or scratching surfaces that your working on. Yet one of the biggest points of emphasis was not having a buckle uncomfortably riding on your gut. We are all built a bit different and we set out to make a belt that was comfortable for everyone not just the guys with a 32" waste. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!