"Absolutely brilliant piece of equipment for the series field shooter. The belt has served me well on two trips to Africa. For volume dove shooting in the Khalahari it was perfect lightweight and tough it allowed easy access to my cartridges without restricting movement." Orvis customer
Overall: 4.2 / 5 based on 11 reviews
10 of 11 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Good ...but not Great... -
By: RWKJr from Madeira, OH
I like the look and general idea of a belt with interchangeable pouches and the belt is truly a classic design of the nicest quality leather. On the down-side... the snaps that hold the belt tab keeper in place near the buckle are way too loose and really not necessary... it would have been better to have fastened it into place with a solid brass rivet...which is what I think I will end up doing since the snaps keep popping loose. Overall... it is a nice addition to the gear bag!
Great Purchase -
The Orvis Convertible Dove and Clays Belt work really well on the Sporting Clays Course! The spring loaded top closures insured the shells stay put when closed and stay open when you are on the stand. I highly recommend this product.
Dove & clays Belt -
By: Whis from Birmingham AL
Perfect for sporting clays, also travels well took it to Argentina for dove hunting and was perfect size to hold stuff needed in field.
almost perfect -
By: SarahK from Colorado
This is the second one of these belts I have purchased. The first one I gave to my husband after using it many times. Great design! But, the oiled fabric around the tops of the shell bags should be reinforced - it wears out quickly. It would also be great if this belt were offered in a small - I ended up using a different belt for the bags. The mesh of the game bag could also be tougher.
Stylish, sturdy and practical -
By: Cam2 from Chattanooga, TN
An outstanding dove hunting belt! Plenty of room for game and shot-shells. Sturdy construction should give me years and years of service. Plus it just looks awesome! I've used it for sporting clays and dove hunts and I simply don't know how I made it without this practical hunting aide!
Needs work. -
If you fix the plastic perforated mesh and make it the waxed canvas, you would have a winner. The mesh is too fragile and "sticky". At the bottom, I would make it deep enough to hold a box of shells easily. Currently, it is stitched directly to the canvas and it needs a canvas bottom.
Dove belt -
This is an excellent piece of equiptment for Dove, Quail or Snipe. Light weight, not bulky, durable, and the pouches can be removed if the user is carrying shells only. This is my second one I've owned.
Good but could be better -
Bought these 3 years ago and have used extensively for shooting doves in SC and Mexico. The Mesh is a great feature, but is wearing out quicker than I would expect. The waxed cotton over the top of the pocket wore away after a year and now has bare sharp metal protruding. The idea is great - all the dirt and feathers easily come out of your pouches, but it needs to be tougher.
Response from: Orvis Customer Service Team
Posted: 10/27/2010 10:48:34 AM
Orvis contacted this customer and let him know we were disappointed to hear that the Dove and Clays Belt did not meet his expectations. We thanked him for his honest feedback. We are always striving to improve the products we offer and learn much from our customers; we have forwarded his comment on to our product developers, who will take it into consideration in future product refinements. Please remember: Orvis will happily exchange or refund your purchase if any item does not meet your expectations.
Good stuff comes from Orvis -
By: DocHolliday from Tuscaloosa, AL
I purchased my Convertible Dove and Clays Belt a few years ago and have used it for both the intended purposes. Overall, this is a fine addition to my shooting equipment. The only issue I have occurred a few months after I began using the belt when the shot shell medallion came off the belt keeper and was lost. I do, however, highly recommend this item as it is very useful. I even use the water bottle holder separately when fly fishing. Good stuff comes from Orvis!