BETTA News


Our Newest Design Now Available: Side Release Stretch Belts

November 16, 2018 David Wilson

It has been a long time coming, so we are excited to announce that our new side-release stretch belts have finally arrived. What is a side-release belt, and why did we decide to create one? Read on to learn more about the origin of this new belt and what makes it special. To start with, it's actually a side-release buckle, which is a buckle with male and female parts that disengage when you press buttons on either side simultaneously. We've always thought that side-release functionality was intriguing, but there were two main drawbacks. First, most existing side-release buckles were not...


New Brown Elastic Belts Are Here

July 12, 2018 David Wilson

The next generation of 1.5" wide brown elastic belts are now in stock, so if you have been on the fence, now is the time to give them a try. While the 1.5" black stretch belts already went through a couple stages of improvement, the brown belts have now caught up. By way of explanation, black has been the fastest selling color, so that inventory sold through more quickly. With each new batch manufactured, incremental improvements to the style and functionality were made. Some changes may have gone unnoticed, for example adjusting the size and orientation of the interior label, whereas...


BETTA Update for the New Year

January 05, 2018 David Wilson

It has been quite a while since our last blog post, so I wanted to provide an update on what has been going on with BETTA and what to expect for the upcoming year. By way of excuses,  "write blog post" has been on the to-do list for a long time now, but there always seems to be a higher priority at hand. No time like the present, however, and there is a lot to cover, including past surveys, product updates and future plans. Survey Results from 2017 BETTA Wear Brand Survey Results Earlier in the year, we sent out...


Why Wear an Elastic Belt?

January 09, 2017 David Wilson

How is an elastic belt different? The main differentiator between elastic belts and ordinary belts is, of course, that the straps are made with stretchy elastic material. There are two main forms of elastic: webbing (knit or woven) and elastic cord (often braided). Elastic fabrics are made from rubber and another material, most often cotton, nylon or polyester. The most common types of elastic belts are braided elastic belts, surcingle belts and elastic webbing belts. The BETTA Belt is made with woven polyester elastic webbing, which is the highest quality elastic available.  What are the advantages of elastic belts? The...


New & Improved Buckle Design

October 07, 2016 David Wilson

As the name suggests, BETTA Wear is committed to continuous improvement, stretching to make products betta all the time. We first made elastic belts with a thermoplastic buckle that, while not easy to find, already existed in the marketplace. We liked the design's style and cam buckle functionality. This generic buckle worked great for the most part, but we listened to customer feedback and decided it could be improved. The belt buckle was re-engineered from the ground up, and it's exciting to announce the fantastic results. What Makes the New Buckle Betta? Durability -This custom-designed buckle is tougher. The hinge pins that attach the top panel to the...