Hanks Belts are USA Made from the finest full grain leathers, never processed or bonded leather.
This results in a strong belt that will never crack apart, break, or stretch excessively. If it does, send it back and we will replace it with the original size ordered no questions asked for 100 years.
How do I know Hanks will be around? How long has Hanks been in business?
Hanks started as an Army/Navy store in 1949 and has been going strong ever since. Approaching 70 years in business Hanks has been around the longest of most major belt manufacturers. You don't stay around that long by accident. We plan on being here for many more years.
What exactly does the warranty cover?
This warranty covers product material and construction under intended wear and use. Our leather belts are intended to be worn with pants and to hold appropriate gear, such as holsters and various utility equipment specifically meant for attaching to belts. Accidents such as chemical spills, animals chewing on the belt and damage caused by misuse are not covered and will render the warranty void.
In some cases, we will require an upgrade to a heavier duty belt if the original one you have is not sturdy enough for your use.
Is excessive stretching covered? What is considered excessive stretching?
Excessive stretching is covered under normal use of our belts if the proper belt for the intended use is purchased. We have several weights from 14oz to 20oz with Steel Core reinforcement. We would consider excessive stretching anything over an inch and a half. Stretching due to water damage or uses other than the intended purpose ( like you used it as a tow strap or you used our casual belt for a carrying 3lbs of gear) are not covered.
My belt lost a screw or my buckle broke. How is that covered?
Buckles and screws are covered for breakage or failure and since these parts are easily user replaceable replacements will be sent no charge for the user to replace. If you repeatedly have screws coming loose a couple drops of clear nail polish on the threads before installing will act as a low-level loctite and prevent future loss. Cosmetics are not covered on hardware.
I stored my belt in the basement and it's wet and moldy?
Full grain leather is not intended to be exposed to water for prolonged periods of time. Although you can wear your belt in all types of weather if it gets repeatedly soaked and dried it will become damaged. If your belt has been subjected to excessive water or improper storage in damp areas it voids the warranty.
If I pass my belt or wallet along to my grandchildren is the warranty valid?
Yes. All we need is the original purchaser's name and address and the warranty covers the belt in the original size purchased.
Wallets are covered in the original style ordered or like replacement of our choice if that style is no longer made.
I lost 100 lbs. Does the warranty cover that?
Congratulations on your weight loss! As much as we would like to we can't be responsible for weight gain or loss. The warranty covers the belt in the original size purchased only.
If I punch holes in the belt does it void the warranty?
As long as the holes punched are spaced 3/4" or greater from existing holes it does not void the warranty on belts without cores.
On belts with cores such as steel core or Kydex reinforced belts, punching holes through the core will void the warranty.
Punching holes closer than 3/4" apart and punching holes through cores on reinforced belts compromises the structural integrity of the belt.
Are belt buckles covered under the warranty?
Absolutely! Belt buckles are covered for failure and breakage and are user replaceable.
All belt buckles with finishes or plating, however, will eventually show signs of wear so cosmetics are not covered.
Are the plastic parts on your wallets covered?
On wallets, the warranty does not cover linings or plastic ID covers in the wallet. We manufacture most of our wallets without linings or plastic components for this very reason. However, many customers requested these features so we have included them in a few select wallets. The plastic components will fail in time so if this is a concern we recommend purchasing a wallet without these.
I cut 8" off my belt but should have only cut 6". Is that covered?
Are you really asking this?
Warranty terms and conditions are subject to change and update.
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If you are using your belt to carry a firearm
BUY 2 SIZES LARGER THAN PANT SIZE:
EX: 36 PANTS...BUY 40 BELT
For use without carrying items on the belt.
BUY 1 SIZE LARGER THAN PANT SIZE:
EX: 36 PANTS...BUY 38 BELT
THIS RESULTS IN A GREAT FIT OVER 95% OF THE TIME.
100% PERFECT FIT:
MEASURE A BELT YOU ARE CURRENTLY WEARING
This is super easy to do, only takes a few minutes, and virtually guarantees a perfect fit. Just follow the below instructions and make sure the belt you measure fits you well the way you will be using it with any gear attached.
Lay out your belt on a smooth flat surface. It is probably slightly curved but don't worry about that. Just measure through the curve.
Place a tape measure where the buckle meets the leather (do not include buckle length in measurement) and measure, in inches, to the hole you currently use to buckle your belt:
Scroll down to the description on the page and click on the tab that says "Additional
Sizing Help" (on mobile phones scroll down under the description, and you will see the
Now scroll down to the belt sizing chart and match the measurement you got above with the number in the "Measurement to the 4th Hole" column in the chart.
If you are between measurements, size up one unless you plan on losing weight in which case you should size down one.
For example, if you measured 37" to the hole you currently use you should purchase a 38" belt size. If you measured 38" you should purchase a 40" belt size.
Note that our belts are made by hand and variances in measurements can occur. Variances are slight, though, and will not affect the sizing.
That's it! Select your size, double check it is correct on the add to cart button, and add to cart.
And just to be safe, Hanks Belts offers free exchanges if needed, so you never have to worry about additional cost if you do order an incorrect size.