Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between the three styles of Jelt belts?

First, we are a made in Montana, USA brand. Our elastic stretch belts are made from recycled plastic bottles and have our signature inner grippy gel, designed to hold on tight and move with you.

The sized-to-fit Jelt Originals feature a unique round buckle that snaps into place. It is slimmest, narrowest and most low profile of the three Jelt styles. A modern-retro belt that works well with jeans and shorts. The super flat design will not leave a bulge under fitted shirts.  It is 1.25” wide and is NOT adjustable, but instead comes in four sizes, made to fit you.  

The JeltX is an adjustable belt with a magnetic buckle that practically closes itself. The stretchy elastic is slightly wider than the Jelt original, and holds up jeans, bike shorts, golf pants and looks great on work trousers. It has been a best-seller for many years. It is 1.25” wide and fits up to waist 45”.

The Jelt Venture is our latest belt to hit the market. It is wider, stronger and stiffer than the Jelt original and JeltX. The Venture is an elasticized webbing made to hold up the heaviest pants, outdoor gear and work pants. It comes with two different buckle choices—Jelt stamped or a Mountain Graphic. It is 1.5” wide and fits up to 50” waist.


Is 45”/ 50” my pant size, or the size of the belt?

The dimensions of our belts are located in our size chart. The sizes are length of the belt and how much it stretches, not pant size. For example, a man who wears a size 36 pants, could have a 41” waist. A woman who wears a size 31 jeans might have a 40” waist. To be sure you are getting the correct size, measure your waist wherever you want to wear your belt and follow the sizing of the belt length on the size chart. If you get the wrong size, no worries because we offer free exchanges and returns.


Which size of the Original belt should I buy if I’m in between sizes?

This is always a hard question for us to answer. If you like your belt to grip tight then go with the size smaller. It’s hard to get used to at first, but eventually, you will forget you are wearing it. However, if you wear your pants closer to your hips or like a looser fit, then go with the size larger. The good news is, returns and exchanges are FREE, so there is no risk to try!


How is the belt made from recycled water bottles?

The elastic in our belts comes from rePET yarn, which is yarn made out of recycled melted plastic that is formed into beads which are then melted again and spun into a polyester thread. If you want to learn more about rePET yarn, check out a YouTube video on RePET yarn and you can watch it being made.


What if I need to exchange my belt?

Returns and exchanges are FREE. Email us at with your order #, if you have it, if not, we can look it up. Let us know what you want in exchange. We will email you a label that you print and tape to your original packaging. Drop it into your mailbox with the return label and once we receive it, we will mail you the belt you do want in exchange—on our dime. The whole process is quick and easy peasy. For more info, check out our shipping and returns page.


Why is my JeltX smaller than the first one I bought?

We made the Black JeltX five inches shorter because many people found it too long, which created excess bulk. We do know that many people need the extra length, therefor we designed the Jelt Venture belt—which is wider, longer, tougher and stronger than the JeltX. If you still love your JeltX and want the extra five inches, buy the Navy JeltX. It is still the longer size.