Megingjörð - AIWB Specific - Conceal Carry Belt *VER 2.0*
This is for the *NEW version* 2.0 with the original STAMPED STEEL buckle
According to Old Norse, the Megingjörð is the name of the belt worn by Thor, which translates into "power-belt," big name for a big concept.
If you carry AIWB (Appendix Inside the Waist Band) then you know belt choice is extremely important. Simply buying a thick leather belt is often the only option for many or going out and getting some tactical looking belt with a huge buckle. For those who have a lot of experience carrying in with a AIWB setup they know that having the right belt matters, having big buckles, back breaking rigid stiffness all around and pointless loops only adds to the detriment of carrying AIWB.
The Megingjord is not your typical belt, in fact, it is designed not to be the average belt. The majority of companies copy the same template for belt creation, get a big buckle or buckle type which takes up a lot of real-estate and have the same, heavy material all around. This is done because it is cheaper for a company to manufacture, since they do not need to buy two or three different materials, and put more time into machine work.
Well, we decided to change all that.
Two different materials were chosen, one for its rigidity, one for its pliable, but strong, attributes. When carrying AIWB, only one part of the belt should be stiff, that is the part which makes direct contact with the holster system. The rest should facilitate long periods of usage without pain or pressure on the lower back. Something which many conceal carrying citizens, non-uniformed LEO's and GOV LEO's do on a normal basis. So why not design a belt around this, specific, requirement? Who ever said a belt has to have the same thickness all the way around? Why does everyone just accept this dogma blindly?
The Megingjord belt should be used by anyone who wants to carry a holstered pistol AIWB concealed, with a cover garment. It is designed around comfort and concealment.
The Megingjord design also allows for the implementation of a concealed blade or pistol magazine. Many belts offer no retention other than their stiffness properties, but more stiff belts are not the answer for many. Covering the blade sheath clip or pistol mag clip is a good way to retain them in one position. This allows for repeatable retention from an ideal location determined by the wearer.
There is an added feature which allows the belt to stop any rotation, either inadvertent or during a physical confrontation because an opponent is trying to get the pistol or blade from the wearer. Applied properly it pushes against the loop of the pants and the stops the movement of the belt.
The Megingjord is NOT designed for anything OVERT. It is not an OWB (Outside the Waist Band) type of belt. It has one specific purpose and that is to allow comfortable AIWB carry while supporting functions of a good holster system which will provide the best type of concealment possible.
When the Mengingjord belt is used in conjunction with our Seraph AIWB Holster system (with wedge), the line of belt is smooth and constant, properly utilizing the wing attached to the Seraph. This provides the best possible combination of belt, holster and wedge which allows for concealment and comfort which are unmatched in the industry.
How to measure for your belt size:
Please follow these sizing guidelines as this belt is NOT designed to be a standard belt and requires a different type of size determination. If you buy the wrong size belt due to not following these guidelines we have to charge a 20% restocking fee.
The Megingjord belt is designed to wrap back around to your A-Line opposite of the AIWB holster you are carrying.
They overlap in sizes because we wanted to get as close to a "one size fits most in this range" type of belt design.
Use a soft tape measure to measure how many inches around your pants are with an AIWB holster in place. Since you are measuring the outside of the belt with this method, that is the number which you would use for choosing the right belt size. You can also take your pant size, add two inches to it and that would be around the right overall size of belt you need.
Consideration: if you have 32-36 size pants, you probably need a medium, even if you are at the top of that size and follow the guide above, meaning if you have a 36 pant size and add two inches (due to AIWB holster) a large may be too big for you, so get a medium size.
If you happen to be in the overlap area of 32-34 or 38, we suggest getting the belt size larger. If you are a 33, you probably need a medium. If you are in the 39-40 inch range, that is a large, not a medium.
Small = 28-34
Medium = 32-38
Large = 38-44
If you have any questions about the sizing or application, please do not hesitate to contact us.