I was a little skeptical whether I'd want to wear the TYR Tactical VTAC/Brokos Battle Belt for all three days of a Larry Vickers advanced tactical pistol course. Christian and I agreed to try out the Brokos belts on the course this past weekend at the US Training Center in Moyock (formerly Blackwater HQ).
I thought it might be overkill since this style of belt is made to stand up to the suck of combat conditions. But after I customized it with my holster and a few TYR pouches, I was sold on the concept.
The backpack-belt design distributes the weight evenly on your waist. It's wide cut and internal padding make the Brokos belt a rock-solid platform for your kit.
The VTAC/Brokos belt allows you to weave a gun belt over top of any of the sections of PALs webbing for mounting belt holsters or other kit more securely.
I found it convenient on the Vickers course because I couldn't walk to my truck whenever I wanted ammo or water. I could carry everything I needed on my belt. In addition to my three extra pistol mags, I found myself shoving handfuls of extra 9mm ammo into my dump pouch so I could reload on the firing line.
And while I still think the concept is a bit overbuilt, it was very comfortable to wear for hours at a time. It's also nice to be able to take off all of your kit and put it on very quickly.
Here's a video Christian put together showing the highlights of the VTAC/Brokos belt.