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Backcountry Belt
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Backcountry Belt
Product Details
It's all about the details with this cool leather belt—particularly those punched-out dashes. (Bonus: It's super-adjustable and can be worn anywhere, from the waist to the hips.)  
  • Designed to be worn at the waist or the hips.
  • Italian leather.
  • Lengths: 35" (XS), 38" (S), 41" (M), 44" (L).
  • Width: 1".
  • Made in the USA.
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Backcountry Belt

Backcountry Belt is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 71.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this belt This is my new favorite belt. Here's why... - It's leather so it's durable and will only get better with age - The design is unique but classic at the same time - The details are what make the style of this belt worthy of 5-stars (e.g. the little leather tab that folds over the belt, the slit-style buckle holes) - The width is more narrow than your standard belt, which makes it a little more feminine - The buckle holes are the length of the belt so you can wear it at your hips or your waist
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DO NOT size up! Order your normal size! I listened to a previous review said it runs small. So I ordered a M instead of my normal S. It is huge! I am 27'', an average athletic body built. M is way too big on me, I tried everything low rise, medium rise or high. Have to send the M to my mom. I am crossing my fingers to hope the second order S won't go wrong since it is really cute!
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality and cute features I normally don't buy anything online (especially international orders) because you can't see it/try it on. However, I had heard fantastic things about Madewell so here we are :) I'm a US8 at the hips and bought the brown belt in size medium. First time Madewell customer too! Pros: 1. Durable (I wear it 3 times/week for the last 5 months and it hasn't cracked nor given any reason to chuck it) 2. Leather is nice and thick, great colour (NOT filmsy and thin) 3. Fits well at the hips 4. LOVE the dash cutouts. Cons: 1. A little long at the waist (I don't like too long a tail)(I doubled a brown rubber band and slip it around the belt, you'll live) (Small would probably not fit my hips) 2. Takes an extra 2 seconds to undo when you are dashing to the restrooms. Thank you, Madewell!
Date published: 2016-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Staple This belt is great quality and is super versatile. The design features notches all the way around the belt making it easily adjustable. Can be worn around the waist or lower on the hips. Unique closer makes for an interesting but subtle element when worn with jeans and a basic tee. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits both hips and waist - narrower than I expected This belt fits both my hips and waist (I got a medium, 5'7'' and 145 pounds). The leather is nice, although I expected to be the belt a bit wider - slimmer belt then I normally wear - guess I should have checked that info. Overall, happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2016-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy Belt Really like this belt. It's very tailored. Looks great with jeans. Dress it up or down. A winner.
Date published: 2016-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice quality, perfect for jeans This belt is good quality leather and the perfect width for jeans. After hearing a few people say this belt runs large I purchased a size up, a Small instead of an Extra Small and I regret it. I think unless you're going to be wearing it really low on the hips then this belt fits true to size.
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Belt I love the backcountry belt. It feels and looks like a high quality belt. Fits true to size. I'm a size 28 waist and ordered a medium which allows me to wear it around my waist for high rise bottoms, or lower if needed. I bought it on sale and think it was well worth the money. I might just need to order the black!
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Confusing at first, but solid belt I was a bit confused when I got this belt because I wasn't sure what the extra end flap was for, but once I figured it out everything was fine. Really good material, and it the perfect size. I wear a size 26 in Madewell jeans and a size S fit on my lower waist perfectly! Really want this in both black and saddle brown... But it is a bit pricey, even on sale. Good investment piece.
Date published: 2015-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great belt I love this belt! It was a little stiff and plastic-y at first but after wearing for a few hours that went away. I'm usually a 26-27 in pants and got the small in black. Looks really nice and has interesting detailing while still being basic and versatile. Also seems pretty sturdy.
Date published: 2014-12-22
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