So far so good. While I don't have other belts to compare this to, the Rockhopper surf belt seems very durable and I enjoy how simple it is to use. The stainless steel buckle is strong and makes a very secure cinch. Also the belt came in handy just last night when I had to walk over a mile back to my car from a boulder field. I had blue fish and striper in tow and a ton of other gear so holing twenty pounds of fish in one hand wasn't really a great option. So I did this. I put the tag end of the belt through the gills of each fish and cinched it. It felt funny to have twenty pounds of fish slapping my **** and the back of my thighs for twenty five minutes of beach walking but it was actually the only way to do it. I recommend this product.