BLUE FORCE GEAR
Blue Force Gear CHLK™ Belt V3
Short for “Combat Helo Load-rated Kit,” the Blue Force Gear CHLK Belt revolutionizes modern battle belt design. Crafted around the needs of helicopter assaulters, it features the hardened points required to tether themselves to the anchor points on a helicopter. The CHLK Belt combines modern materials with innovative design to create a lightweight, low-profile duty belt with unparalleled maneuver coefficient. As a part of the 2023 update, the CHLK Belt now features a removable, molded glove hanger.
A Battle Belt Engineered for Comfort
Inspired by the changes leather belts undergo after they have been broken in from everyday use, the CHLK Belt features a 32-degree curve designed to mimic the contour of the human waist. The belt also features a subtle outward cant from top to bottom, resulting in a more comfortable fit at both the waist and the hips. This makes it far better suited for long-term wear than typical flat-profile battle belts.
The CHLK Belt was designed to fulfill two roles: a premier duty belt and safety equipment for commandos to securely snap into helicopters while performing INFIL/EXFIL and during flight. The belt has two semi-rigid tether points at the front and rear, an ANSI spec load-rated buckle, and proprietary Dyneema®-nylon hybrid webbing for a static load rating of 3500 lbs.
MOLLEminus™ Outer Belt
The MOLLE-compatible outer belt is designed to attach via hook-and-loop to the updated inner belt securely and fastens with a load-rated buckle. Using modern materials, including our ULTRAcomp high-performance laminate, the outer belt is lightweight and flexible enough for long-term comfort. Still, it is rigid enough to serve as a stable attachment platform for pouches and duty holsters.
Updated ULTRAcomp® Inner Belt Design
The cushioned inner belt, laser cut from our ULTRAcomp high-performance laminate, can also be worn independently as a lightweight EDC or pistol belt. The ULTRAcomp inner belt has been updated for 2023 to include a G-Hook for improved fit and a more secure connection.
The CHLK Belt uses our precision laser cut MOLLEminus design that is compatible with pouches utilizing our own Helium Whisper® technology and pouches featuring legacy MOLLE and belt-mounted systems. We eliminate the possibility of stitching failures that can occur with standard PALS loops by cutting MOLLEminus slots directly into the ULTRAcomp. The MOLLEminus system gives the user more mounting options for gear than what is possible with traditional MOLLE systems.
- Best Use: Tactical
- Belt Style: MOLLE Attachment
- Frame Type: Internal Frame
- Gear Capacity (LB): 3500lbs load rating (Static)
- Weight: 12.5 ounces
- Fits Waist/Hips: 30-44
- Material(s): Rigid Composite Laminate, ULTRAcomp™ laminate, TEX 70 bonded nylon thread, and Tubular webbing
- Frame Material: Rigid Composite Laminate
- MOLLE Slots: 3x22 to 3x30 depending on size
- Hydration Compatible: Yes
- Dimensions: 19.5 x 12.25 x 12.5 inches
- Teather Capable: NO
- Additional Features: Molle compatible Molleminus field, Dapper compatible loop lining in main and front compartments
AVOID DISSAPPOINTMENT – HOW TO SIZE
The CHLK Belt was sized similar to the Crye Precision G3 Combat Pant and NOT your typical jeans or pants size. Avoid disappointment and the delay in returning your CHLK Belt for a different size that could potentially be out of stock.
How to Get Your Correct Belt Size
- Put on your duty pants or equivalent
- Take your pants belt and wrap it around your waist where your belt loops are
- Guide the tail of the belt over the tip of the buckle and mark the spot with your finger or a piece of tape, where the belt meets the buckle at its tightest point
- Lay your belt on a table and measure with a tape measure from the tip of the buckle to the marked spot
- Find you’re the range of your specific measurement and then order the size to the right of that.
When in doubt, go up one size. For optimal stability, the ends of the CHLK Belt need to overlap and secure to each other contrast to other MOLLE belts where you would want it smaller.
DONNING CHLK BELT
Feed inner belt through belt loops (VELCRO® Brand loop side out) (reverse for use as pant belt)
Feed securing-strap through eyelet on opposite end
Pull & fasten securing-strap to VELCRO® Brand fastener
Don outer belt, insuring VELCRO® Brand fastener faces inward
Buckle, tighten, operate
ATTACH POUCH HELIUM WHISPER®
Feed MOLLE straps through outer belt from inside of belt, first
Route straps back through MOLLE loops on pouch, bypass middle slots on belt
Route straps through bottom slots then through pouch loops
Pull taught and tuck VELCRO® Brand fastener ends of MOLLE straps into bottom most MOLLE loop
Secure load, operate
ATTACH POUCH RIGID MOLLE
Feed MOLLE strap through outer belt, in top slot & out bottom
Route strap back through MOLLE loops on pouch
Secure snaps, operate