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Good value for money, but some caveats
on 28 December 2013
The good: Generous cut, comfortable, generally well made, dries quickly. Wider belt loops than in the "old design" so you can have a wider (pun intended!) choice of belt when you replace the one it comes with. (And I do mean "when", not "if".)
The bad: #1. The bars on the "male" bit of the belt buckle are inadequate and break under tension. The belt itself is of lightweight webbing that distorts to something similar to an uncomfortable cord. #2. The silly cost-cutting has reduced the hip pocket depth by 6cm: even handkerchiefs fall out just from normal walking around. This renders the unzipped pocket worse than useless; the zipped one is just about tolerable.
Given that the cost of an item like this is mostly in the labour, it is royally idiotic to reduce the quality of what was once a very good product just to save a few square centimetres of fabric. Irritating decision!