Lindarets’ founder Marc Basiliere is back with a new project called Abl. Created because, in his words, he couldn’t find a belt that worked well with mountain bike baggies, it marries a carbon fiber buckle with stretch custom woven bands. That means no metal and no moving parts, just a simple piece of equipment that’s light and moves with you while riding. Or hiking, climbing, traveling, or anything else you’re into. Like Marc’s other projects, these are almost entirely made in the USA, using local and domestic resources for 80% of the finished goods.
The Abl B19 belt’s molded carbon buckle won’t set off metal detectors, which may help ease your shuffle through TSA (good Lord, especially at Newark. Don’t layover through Newark!). It’s also light, with rounded edges, so it should virtually disappear while riding.
Retail price starts at $39.95 for the 41″ band, and $42.95 for 53″. The bands are sold separately, so you can mix and match, upsize or downsize as needed.