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    Question Weight of duty belt?

    Does anyone know the "total" weight of your leather duty belt? Loaded with everything you carry daily. Thanks.
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    My belt weighs 13 Lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPD7297 View Post
    Does anyone know the "total" weight of your leather duty belt? Loaded with everything you carry daily. Thanks.
    Never cared to actually weigh my dut belt although I try to keep it as light as possible. I have an outer vest that carries my taser, flashlight, and asp baton.

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    I've never weighed the belt by itself, but fully dressed for duty including boots and body armor, I'm 18 pounds heavier than I am without it all.

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    Don't know how much the belt alone is, but in full uniform with everything on, I'm 22 pounds heavier.
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    id guess the belt is around 15lbs
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    Start of shift around 15 lbs. At the end of a 12 hour shift approximately 1.5 tons.
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    Damn near 20 pounds with all my gear on it......

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    I'm 25lbs heavier in full uniform.

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    Enough to have permanent bruising on my hips.

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    22 lbs. heavier for me.
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    IN full uniform i'm 25lbs heavier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGruff View Post
    Enough to have permanent bruising on my hips.
    LOL I have permanant numb spots on my hips . . . I thought there was something wrong with me!!

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    Not sure, but I have developed some major low back issues since becoming an officer.

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    22lb gain with all gear on (boots/belt/vest)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outshined View Post
    After my back surgery I was told that the duty belt has nothing to do with lower back issues as it rest below your L spine. Hips knee problems but not lower back.
    That's interesting, because that's the reason I asked the question. I've been treated by three different chiropractors, since lower back disc issues began in 1986. All agree, carrying that much weight around the waist is not normal. We (apparently females do better) were not designed for wearing such weight doing such activites police officers do daily. I'm convinced, carrying 12-15 lbs+ for 15 years contributed to my L4, L5 bulged discs. Thanks everyone for the replies.
    The views/opinions expressed here are solely mine. I'm retired and I don't care. I truly do not want to offend anyone, but if you are thin skinned and have no sense of humor, you better find another line of work. Therefore, I don't have to be politically correct and I will exercise my freedom of speech, until it's taken away. May God bless all retirees. We've done our duty and earned our peace.

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    Same here, im about 20-25 lbs heavier with boots/belt/vest...

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    im 27 lbs heavier in full uniform, and still want to add an extra set of cuffs and a holder and a small flashlight and a holder lol

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    With all my duty gear on and my vest, minus the boots im 30 lbs heavier. And I have a nylon duty belt.

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    Belt weighs 24.5lbs. Too damn heavy.

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    I weighed mine before retirement. 25lbs. I also had to have a L5 Fusion right before I retired. Fortunately I got enough time in to reach my normal retirement date before all lower back heII broke loose. My L4 is bulged also, but not as bad.

    To any of those docs that say the belt is not a factor... They are examining the belt on a person in a standing position, or in a sitting position, and not after the guy has worn it 8+ hours a day for 10-25 YEARS. Put that same belt on a guy and have him work a 8+ hour shift, constantly getting into and out of a squad car, running full speed after someone, jumping over fences... for 10 YEARS or more... It's easy for a doc who has NO idea what we do to tell us that "no, can't be the belt..."

    Well... MY back says differently. There were days, before I went into criminal investigations, where I could barely get out of the car after an 8 hour shift. I was also in fantastic shape before that lower disc blew out. In six years I went from being able to jog/run 5 miles with dumbells and working out with weights, to barely being able to complete a shift. That belt sat right on my L5 while seated in the car, and the vest sat right on top of that belt. I would imagine the 25lbs plus weight of the vest, then sitting for hours, getting in and out of the car... Now... tell me that isn't going to mess up your back. I know WAY too many cops who have the EXACT same problem I have. L4 and L5. Now... Why do you suppose that is?

    A study should be done comparing different occupations and the incidents of lower back damage. I'd bet a few paychecks that cops had a much higher rate of lower back damage.
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    Yeah I dont agree with {a Doctor} about the belt not having any difference on a low back issue.
    Its all a lever system and it just brings down the shoulders and neck etc.

    Ever tense up around the neck {as a kid in skewl?} when someone was about to slap you? Thats my neck-shoulder area. Impossible to 'relax' the upper shoulder-nek area.

    As far as low back-disc issues? Im ok, for now. 14+ years in. Now we have these new pepperball shooters that we are 'mandated' to wear. Maybe it only weighs half a pound but its another thing dragging the pants-waist area down, another half pound on a belt getting heavier as I now carry a .45cal that weighs 8+ ounces more than my previous gun.

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    Leather belt with buckle, full-size G21 and two spare mags with .45, two hinged cuffs, keys, camera mic, X26, radio, asp, 6 keepers...weighs too f'n much thats all I know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPD7297 View Post
    Does anyone know the "total" weight of your leather duty belt? Loaded with everything you carry daily. Thanks.
    Full uniform, 23 pounds. Don't know on the belt but I'd guess 16 or so. Our vest is fairly light. Relatively speaking, of course.
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