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The Ultimate Everyday & Travel Accessory. It's a money belt, travel tool, survival kit and whatever else you make it. Understated design with over-the-top functionality.
The Ultimate Everyday & Travel Accessory. It's a money belt, travel tool, survival kit and whatever else you make it. Understated design with over-the-top functionality.
4,506 backers pledged $275,075 to help bring this project to life.

New Buckle Sample

Posted by Wazoo Survival Gear, LLC (Creator)
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***If you have moved from the mailing address we have on file, please be sure to update it.***

Brent the Shipdude and Spreadhead
Brent the Shipdude and Spreadhead

 

Cobra Buckle version Cache Belts all dressed up and ready for their new home.
Cobra Buckle version Cache Belts all dressed up and ready for their new home.

1) We have already begun shipping out the Cobra Buckle Cache Belts.

It is very unfortunate that the Cache Belt (with Austrialpin D-Ring Cobra Buckle) has begun shipping before the standard original Cache Belt. It might even be unfair. We're sorry, it was never our intent, but it is sadly the way things have worked out.

There have been several backers who have requested to change their original Cache Belt pledge to the Cache Belt with Cobra Buckle. This is perfectly OK, but if this is something that interests you please remember that while the heavy-duty and versatile Cobra Buckle provides some added benefits, it also loses some of the capabilities of the original Cache Belt with custom cam buckle.

2) New Supplier, Same Buckle, Less Headache

First sample from new supplier. Almost perfect!
First sample from new supplier. Almost perfect!

 

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We have been working with backup manufacturers ever since it became clear our original manufacturer was over their head on this project. One manufacturer has shown to be very proficient with executing our buckle design. We were very impressed by their first sample (see above) and decided to continue forward with them through more production stages. We did request a few changes from the initial sample. Namely, that the engaging teeth be slightly modified to assure that it bites securely into the webbing and to clean up a few production blemishes. 

This required them to modify the tooling which is being finished up this week and they will send us the final buckle for inspection immediately. Raw materials have already been received by the manufacturer. Upon our quality confirmation, they will go immediately into production and crank out both the carbon steel and stainless steel buckles.

PLATING

While this new manufacturer has done a superb job on the making of the buckles, they did not quite nail the plating on the carbon steel buckle as well as we had hoped. The black stainless plating has been the most durable we've ever tested, however, they are unable to duplicate the same process in grey on carbon steel. We are looking at several options (powder coat, physical vapor deposition, cerakote, titanium nitride, etc.) while we wait on the final sample.

We are very sorry that this timeline has become a moving target. It has never been our goal to mislead you in any way. All of the information we have passed on was based on the good faith of information that our manufacturers provided us.

We say it a lot, but it can never be enough:

Thanks to all that have helped create the Cache Belt and continued to stick with us through the ups and downs. It matters to us that you took a risk on this new product and we promise we won't let you down!

SK, Doug Secrist, and 44 more people like this update.

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    1. Eric James on

      Is there a new update please?

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      Graeme on

      What is the diameter of the webbing used? Would it be possible to get the belt without the buckle so we can put our own on? Would there be a reduction in price?Thanks

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      Brock Myers on

      Have all the Cobra units been shipped? I ordered 2 (and a regular buckle), and haven't seen anything. How are they being shipped, and will there be a ship notification when they do?

    4. PhilB on

      Any idea what the shipping status (percentage-wise) of the Cobra Buckle version is? I haven't heard anything here in Canada, nor has my coworker who ordered at the same time.

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      Elio Soverchi on

      Will you comunicate when you will send it person by person? The post here whe I live in Perù is not working well and if I know that it is on the way I will keep an eye, not to loose it in the post office meanders. Thank you for your kind attention.

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      roberto on

      Consegna , quando ? Natale ?

    7. Paul Jemmett on

      Looking forward to seeing the finished product. We've waited a while now, mostly patiently but seeing reviews of your other products on youtube, i think the wait will be worth it.
      Quick question, will this become part of your product line after kickstarter fulfilment? I have friends who have seen this who would be interested in getting one but missed the campaign.
      Many Thanks for the update by the way.

    8. Michael on

      Hello,

      This is the address I would like to use

      Michael Perkins (exhibits Technician)
      1515 Hermann Dr
      Houston TX, 77004

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      Graeme on

      is there a new estimated delivery date for for these new buckles?Before or after Christmas?

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      Amnesia
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      That buckle from the new supplier does look very good.

    11. James on

      @David Jensen @Ed Win You should have a confirmation email from backerkit. The subject is "Survey Confirmation -- The Ultimate Everyday & Travel Accessory || Cache Belt" in case that helps you find it. It includes a link to update your address. If you can't find it, try emailing Wazoo.

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      David Jensen on

      how do we update our address if we have moved?

    13. Jamie on

      @Asa Cobra buckles are usually too big to go through loops in general. You need to remove the buckle from the unstitched side of the belt, slide your belt through the loops, then out the buckle back in the belt and secure the belt. There is only one or two versions if the cobra buckle that fit through belt loops and none if then are made with d rings.

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      Asa Kim on

      Wazoo, the belt is awesome - great quality... BUT.... the cobra buckle is *WAYYY* too big to fit in any of my belt loops. I just tried to make them fit on my jeans and shorts and there's no way to make them fit. I've tried the small end and the large end, no joy.

      Could I have this returned for a regular belt buckle?

    15. Jered McKenna on

      Keep rocking guys. Appreciate all the hard work.

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      Ed Win on

      Where do I go about updating my address? I don't see it in the Kickstarter settings anywhere!

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      Renee Gardner on

      Keep up the good work.

    18. Steven McGovern on

      Thanks for the update. You guys have been some of the most willing to update each step of the way of the projects I've backed. It's greatly appreciated. Keep up that great work!! Yay Cache Belt!

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      Michael Rapino on

      I'm glad I just checked ... It seems that as we have been waiting for these belts to arrive, the credit card I used to make my pledge expired. You guys ran the credit cards already, correct? If not, how do I update my cc info for this campaign?

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      Michael Rapino on

      Looking great guys! I'm going to go in and double check the info I gave you guys. It should all be kosher. Thanks for the update, I was wondering where we were with everything.

      Can't wait!

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      Cameron Matthews on

      New sample looks great, appreciate your attention to detail and quality control.

    22. Wazoo Survival Gear, LLC Creator on

      Thanks @Jo yeon Kom for letting us know. We'll have Brent get in touch with you shortly to make sure it is updated.

      @Bryan, can't wait to get you your Cache Belt! Thanks for the motivation!

      @Ernest, thanks! Hope to be able to share some good news this next week.

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      Carson B Justice on

      I know there have been a few that have dropped out. Can I pick up another belt?

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      Ernest Yeo on

      Thanks for the good work and update. Looking forward to the next update with ETA

    25. James on

      Congrats to everyone with a cobra buckle! For the rest of us, hopefully it doesn't take much longer. Keep up the good work guys.

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      Jo yeon Kom on

      Dear team,

      I have ordered from Korea and have a new shipping address.

      Kyongi-do, paju-shi, Chungsuk-ro 300, Daewonhyosung apt. 912-1103
      South Korea

      Many thanks