Score one for Kore!

Crazy Karl at is at it again.  Last spring Karl asked for my humble opinion on his new Trakline belting technology that is a must for any man.  Eight months later I can say this belt must have been created by a team of NASA scientists because it looks good as new.  Karl asked for a little help from the Skipahsphere to promote his new Kickstarter drive to get his Express style of belts out to the masses, and I was more than willing to help!

Worn daily, and no signs of cracking or fraying.

Karl even took a little time out of his busy schedule to put together a video to kick off his Kickstarter campaign.  With Valentine’s Day right around the corner dads, husbands, and boyfriends all over the globe would love one of these.  It gets a five out of five Polar Pops on the official Skipah’s Realm rating scale and if you buy one I will personally dance at your next wedding!



Here is my initial review of his Trakline belt…P.S. I’m not single anymore…was it my ravishingly good looks or charming personality?  Nope it was the belt!

The good people at KORE Essentials evidently heard that I’m a brand new single man and wanted to offer their two cents on making me a chick magnet.  They asked me to try out their cutting edge new belts featuring Trakline technology.  What’s that you say?  No more belt loops that make your belt look like crap over time from the constant buckling and unbuckling.  Plus a cool stainless steel buckle that can double as a can opener in a pinch!  It’s the Swiss army knife of the belt world

Belt buckle, belt, and instructions (not pictured is the belt hanger because I’m an idiot and forgot to include it in the picture)

It looks like this, at first I thought it was leftover ninja gear, but you just hang it in your closet next to your favorite Iron Maiden tee shirt and hang your belts by the buckle on the tabs.

Also all this comes in this super cool bag that I will definitely find a use for if my daughter doesn’t find it first.

Assembly was a bit of a challenge because I’m a guy and something with only two working parts doesn’t require me to look at the instructions.  Really it’s in the man code that women have tried to figure out for years.  Like any stubborn man I finally figured out the error of my ways by……ummmm glancing……at the instructions and it was cinch to loop around and get to the desire waist size.


The belts accommodate waists from 24 inches (skinny people sheesh) up to 44 inches (time to get to the gym pal), I settle in a nice 32 inches.  Score on for me!  I knew all that walking would pay off that was a 38 two years ago!  Once you figure out your waist get your trusty scissors out and leave an inch or two in case of one too many trips to your favorite ice cream joint.  Quality leather and as I said earlier the belt buckle is a multitasker.  Would even work nicely in a street fight, not that I’m promoting violence, but it could very useful when the zombie apocalypse hits.

The top of the buckle is the release latch to undo your belt.  The teeth component can be used as a bottle opener or eye gouger; however its main purpose is to lock your belt in once you determine your length.  Mental note hit the weights because it takes a little extra effort to get locked in.

My overall take is it is fantastic, I’ve been wearing mine for about a week and the snug fit is great.  No more “in between” moments when trying to buckle my belt.  I would recommend them to any man who is shopping for a new belt.  Single men I’ll get back to you on how it works as a chick magnet.  Moms & daughter’s your husband, father would be tickled pink to receive one of these.  Use code KORE10 at checkout and save an additional 10% on your order.

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Disclaimer:  Skipah’s Realm was compensated with product, the thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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  1. They stand the test of time, only belts I’ll ever be buying again.

  2. Tried to get my husband to get one. Also tried to have my mother give it to my evil father. Both of the aforementioned males tear up their belts by the constant re buckling.

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  4. You can’t go wrong, at first I was a little leary of the price tag but it’s good as new still!

  5. Great review, Gary. I shall have to check it out for my hubby!

  6. It is a great belt :). any male loved ones you have will appreciate it when they see how well it holds up.

  7. Nope I’m still sticking to the belt, she will come out of her coma one of these days and figure out what a dweeb I am!

  8. Karl is a good guy, he gave me my first ever product review of any substance back when I was still pretty green in the blogger land.

  9. Due, you crack me UP!!!! The comment… 4 in and time to get to the gym Hahahaha, Love this belt, but I think it was you cooking and smile that won her over 🙂


  10. They do look good - and a great gift idea for a loved one 🙂

  11. Cool belt! Good luck to your friend on his kick starter campaign.

  12. You want to get your captain promoted to admiral this will do the trick!

  13. Nice selection! Glad you like the product. I bet it’s definitely what Miss M liked about you! Lol!

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