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Quicky - BioThane Double Layer
$ 85.00

Quicky - BioThane Double Layer

Quicky is the magnetic belt that latches itself. Infinitely adjustable and ridiculously quick to remove, the patent-pending design looks great in the office, on the trail, or in the air. 

Designed to be used and abused:

  • Adjusts fast for a perfect fit and doesn't slip.
  • Latches itself and stays latched until you're ready to drop your pants.
  • Quickly releases for rapid pants extraction.
  • Strong enough to lift a motorcycle, it's unquestionably overbuilt.
  • Two ways to wear it: tail-less or classic

not magic, just magnets 

THE STORY 

We're all familiar with the traditional leather belt that hasn't changed since dinosaurs roamed the earth. It's a good solution, but it's not the BEST solution. A few months ago, I decided that I don't have time for that ancient technology anymore. I just wanted a belt that would:

  • Snap apart instantly the very moment I needed to escape my pants.
  • Snap right back together without making me adjust the fit or snugness of the strap again.
  • Look like a regular belt so that I coud wear it with anything.
  • Adjust simply and discreetly should I eat too much at dinner or just feel like letting loose a bit.

Is that asking so much? Also, I wanted it to be way overbuilt so that it would last a very long time. After sketching concepts for a couple days, I settled on a locking mechanism using neodymium magnets and an interlocking male/female buckle combination machined from aluminum.

Buckle Assembly

To get a slimmer, more streamlined rectangular profile, I incorporated a sliding-post adjustment mechanism which is permanently retained inside the male buckle. That sliding post makes for a super-smooth adjustment, and it just works. The greater the load on the strap, the tighter the post grips, so there is no slippage.

CAD Models

 

Prototyping

It took a few iterations of 3D printing and CNC machining to get the design just right, but it was worth the effort. The mechanical latching/unlatching action feels just oh-so-nice.  The male side seats securely into a recess of the female side, locking the two pieces together so that Quicky can't release before you're ready.

Making Prototypes


CNC Machining

To get a Quicky, you start with a block of aluminum and cut away everything that doesn't look like a Quicky. While this production method is relatively expensive, I feel it's worth it to get a quality part made from strong material.

CNC Machining Undercuts

BUCKLE OPTIONS

Natural Type II Anodized

Natural Anodized Buckle, Black Nylon Strap

Black Hard Anodized (Type III, Class 2)

Every belt is sewn in-house on one of our Juki DNU-1541 industrial sewing machines. We may not be as fast (or cheap) as a factory overseas, but this way we can place every stitch exactly where it needs to go.

Please Note: This belt is not rated for safety, climbing, or any high-load bearing applications.  It is the responsibility of the user to independently determine the suitability of this product for any given application.

Specs:

  • Carbon Tactics
  • Material, buckle: Aerospace Grade 7075 Aluminum, Anodized
  • Material, strap: Resin-Treated Nylon
  • 1.5” Wide Tactical Webbing
  • Length: Regular 52 in (up to 38 inch waist), Large 62in (up to 48 inch waist), or XLarge 72 in (up to 58 inch waist)
  • Made in USA

    Sizing Chart

    Measure the circumference of your waist (Waist Size) through the belt loops of your pants. This is your Waist Size, which is usually a few inches greater than the size marked on your pants. If in doubt, measure your waist with a tape measure! This will ensure you get the right size. All measurements are in inches.

    Belt Sizing

     

     

     

    Belt Sizing Notes

    In order to make sure you get the exact size you need, I've created a sizing chart to reference.

    "Waist Size" is the distance around your waist, as measured through the belt loops of your pants. Note that your "waist size" is usually slightly larger than your pants size, partly because the belt has to wrap around your pants in addition to your waist, and partly because most pants are trying to make you feel a bit skinnier than you may actually be! All belts will be made longer than your waist size, to provide room for adjustment.

    For double layer belts, the sizing is most critical. MEASURE YOUR WAIST WITH A TAPE MEASURE, THROUGH THE BELT LOOPS if you are unsure, and reference the WAIST SIZE column of the chart below.

    If the sizing chart does not go small or large enough for you, just leave me a note, and we'll happily make a custom size for you. You can also send me a message if you have any questions.

    Sizing Chart

    Description

    Quicky is the magnetic belt that latches itself. Infinitely adjustable and ridiculously quick to remove, the patent-pending design looks great in the office, on the trail, or in the air. 

    Designed to be used and abused:

    • Adjusts fast for a perfect fit and doesn't slip.
    • Latches itself and stays latched until you're ready to drop your pants.
    • Quickly releases for rapid pants extraction.
    • Strong enough to lift a motorcycle, it's unquestionably overbuilt.
    • Two ways to wear it: tail-less or classic

    not magic, just magnets 

    THE STORY 

    We're all familiar with the traditional leather belt that hasn't changed since dinosaurs roamed the earth. It's a good solution, but it's not the BEST solution. A few months ago, I decided that I don't have time for that ancient technology anymore. I just wanted a belt that would:

    • Snap apart instantly the very moment I needed to escape my pants.
    • Snap right back together without making me adjust the fit or snugness of the strap again.
    • Look like a regular belt so that I coud wear it with anything.
    • Adjust simply and discreetly should I eat too much at dinner or just feel like letting loose a bit.

    Is that asking so much? Also, I wanted it to be way overbuilt so that it would last a very long time. After sketching concepts for a couple days, I settled on a locking mechanism using neodymium magnets and an interlocking male/female buckle combination machined from aluminum.

    Buckle Assembly

    To get a slimmer, more streamlined rectangular profile, I incorporated a sliding-post adjustment mechanism which is permanently retained inside the male buckle. That sliding post makes for a super-smooth adjustment, and it just works. The greater the load on the strap, the tighter the post grips, so there is no slippage.

    CAD Models

     

    Prototyping

    It took a few iterations of 3D printing and CNC machining to get the design just right, but it was worth the effort. The mechanical latching/unlatching action feels just oh-so-nice.  The male side seats securely into a recess of the female side, locking the two pieces together so that Quicky can't release before you're ready.

    Making Prototypes


    CNC Machining

    To get a Quicky, you start with a block of aluminum and cut away everything that doesn't look like a Quicky. While this production method is relatively expensive, I feel it's worth it to get a quality part made from strong material.

    CNC Machining Undercuts

    BUCKLE OPTIONS

    Natural Type II Anodized

    Natural Anodized Buckle, Black Nylon Strap

    Black Hard Anodized (Type III, Class 2)

    Every belt is sewn in-house on one of our Juki DNU-1541 industrial sewing machines. We may not be as fast (or cheap) as a factory overseas, but this way we can place every stitch exactly where it needs to go.

    Please Note: This belt is not rated for safety, climbing, or any high-load bearing applications.  It is the responsibility of the user to independently determine the suitability of this product for any given application.

    Specs:

    • Carbon Tactics
    • Material, buckle: Aerospace Grade 7075 Aluminum, Anodized
    • Material, strap: Resin-Treated Nylon
    • 1.5” Wide Tactical Webbing
    • Length: Regular 52 in (up to 38 inch waist), Large 62in (up to 48 inch waist), or XLarge 72 in (up to 58 inch waist)
    • Made in USA

      Sizing Chart

      Measure the circumference of your waist (Waist Size) through the belt loops of your pants. This is your Waist Size, which is usually a few inches greater than the size marked on your pants. If in doubt, measure your waist with a tape measure! This will ensure you get the right size. All measurements are in inches.

      Belt Sizing

       

       

       

      Sizing Chart

      Belt Sizing Notes

      In order to make sure you get the exact size you need, I've created a sizing chart to reference.

      "Waist Size" is the distance around your waist, as measured through the belt loops of your pants. Note that your "waist size" is usually slightly larger than your pants size, partly because the belt has to wrap around your pants in addition to your waist, and partly because most pants are trying to make you feel a bit skinnier than you may actually be! All belts will be made longer than your waist size, to provide room for adjustment.

      For double layer belts, the sizing is most critical. MEASURE YOUR WAIST WITH A TAPE MEASURE, THROUGH THE BELT LOOPS if you are unsure, and reference the WAIST SIZE column of the chart below.

      If the sizing chart does not go small or large enough for you, just leave me a note, and we'll happily make a custom size for you. You can also send me a message if you have any questions.

      Sizing Chart

      FAQs