There are several reasons to go with an adjustable belt system: waist sizes are notorious for changing over the years, the belt can be adjusted for multiple builders, and the belt can accommodate various layers of clothing across the seasons. There are myriad reasons to go with an Occidental.
Founded in 1980, Occidental Leather is a team of professional builders designing industry-standard tool bags. Their Green Building series features handsome black all-leather bags with contrast corner reinforcements, and comes with a pleasant side-effect: with every purchase, Occidental makes a contribution to the National Audubon Society for their conservation efforts.
The Adjust-to-Fit system has a locking adjustment mechanism, guaranteeing that there is no slippage once the size is set. The bags are built into the belt, and will not slip around at all. If you’re considering an Occidental suspension harness to take some weight off your hips, there are D-rings built into the belt already. The belt is padded with high-density neoprene, with extra width in the hip areas.
The left-side fastener bag holds a 35’ tape next to the upper bag, has external sleeve pockets, drill bit/nail set holsters, a pocket for an angle square, and exterior fastener pouch. A tool shield protects the bag and the user from sharp edge tools. The side holders work well for a cat’s paw and 1” blade combination square.
The right-side tool bag has pockets for a level, chisel, drill bits, utility knife, and marking implements, and a hammer holster is mounted to the side. A tool shield and reinforced back wall ensure the bag will hold up to years of tool abrasion. Double outer bags and a main pouch offer ample room for job-specific tools.
Hanging in the center of the belt is a high-mount Hammer Holder, which is removable and keeps the handle up and out of the way. The Green Building tool belt has 22 pockets and tool holders overall. All that premium top-grain leather clocks in at 5.6 lbs., but the longevity is well worth it. Made in the USA of American-made materials, the Green Building tool belt will look even more handsome with every passing decade.
Fits sizes from 32” waist (35” belt) to 41” waist (45” belt).