The DAA PRO Belt includes all the superior features of the long running DAA Competition Belt, and lifts them up a notch!
The quality and workmanship of this belt will make any owner proud! It features an attractive new dual-tone webbing on the outer belt and logo text on the inner. It includes a new unique name tag holder sewn into the outer belt webbing. You can now insert contact info and if you ever forget or lose your expensive rig, an honest finder can return it to you! A new rubberized DAA logo security loop completes this luxurious shooting belt.
The DAA PRO Belt is available in dual-tone Black, Blue, Red or Silver-Grey, with the color boldly displayed in the wide middle section of the belt. Sizes are available for 28”–50”.
How to select the correct belt size: (do not select based on your pant size!)
1. Measure you actual waists circumference at the height where you plan to wear your belt.
2. Add the overlap length you want, (18-25cm/7″-9.85″) to what you have measured (smaller size can add 18cm/7″, larger sizes can add more.)
3. The total is the overall length of the belt you should order.
4. Consult the table below to select the right size for you.
|belt size to order (inch)||overall length (cm)||overall length (inch)|
If you measure around your waist 86cm/33.85″, you should choose a belt which is about 104-110cm/41″-43.3″ Overall length, which would mean a DAA belt size 34″. If you measure around your waist 98cm, you should choose a belt which is about 115-123cm/45.25″-48.5″ Overall length, which would mean a DAA belt size 36 or 38″ (38″ would be the safer bet, a little long is always better than a little short).
DAA Competition Belt Vs. DAA Pro Belt
We currently offer two Double-Alpha belts, and I would like here to point out the differences between then, and give you the information you need to choose the DAA belt which best suites your need.
The DAA Competition Belt has been our IPSC belt since 2009. It has become hugely popular and appreciated by shooters around the world due to its extreme stiffness. This belt is VERY firm, which is, arguably, the most important feature of an IPSC belt. It is an excellent choice for those looking primary for performance.
However, some shooters, especially those with smaller waist circumferences may find it to be too stiff. Some have said they find it does not fold enough to follow the contour of their body as well as they would like. Additionally, in order to achieve this increased stiffness, we made this belt slightly thicker and slightly wider than most other manufacturers of inner/outer 1.5” belts. This means that fitting other manufacturer’s gear, which may need to slide onto the belt, such as CR Speed, can be very difficult. It can be done, but it is a struggle. This is no concern if you plan to use DAA holsters and pouches, as they do not slide on, but are assembled in place.
The newer DAA PRO Belt is designed for improved finish and appearance. The webbing used and overall appearance is more luxurious. It includes a rubberized (not embroidered) safety loop logo, a DAA logo on the inside of the inner belt webbing, and the cool new feature of a name-card holder built into the outer belt. With this, should you forget your rig on the range, it can be returned to you.
The DAA PRO Belt is very slightly thinner and narrower than our Competition belt. It is more in line with the dimensions used by other 1.5” belt manufacturers, and so it is much easier to slide on gear from other manufacturers. And while it is still a rigid belt, it is not quite as rigid or stiff as our Competition belt. Some users will prefer this, for a more comfortable fit to their body. For comparison, it is probably just a hair more rigid than the CR Speed belt.
So in summary, those looking for the absolutely most rigid belt available, to make sure their mags and holster are rock solid as they run on the stage, and they plan to use the DAA holster and pouches (an excellent choice!) should look no further than the long-standing DAA Competition Belt. However those looking for a sleeker more luxurious looking belt, preferring perhaps a little more flex in the belt for a more comfortable fit, and/or planning to use gear from other manufacturers, may well find the DAA PRO Belt better suites to their needs.
· Note that both belts share the same sizing chart and lengths.