Groove Belt Review: Magnetic Magic?

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From their initial Kickstarter campaign to a successful launch, the Groove Belt by Groove Life has quickly captured the attention of men.

With a unique magnetic and hook clasp buckle coupled with an elastic-infused fabric, the Groove Belt is all about durability, ease, and comfort.  

In this review, we will provide you with a detailed look at the Groove Belt and how it performs.

Note: This is a complimentary belt provided by Groove Life.  Groove Life did not pay for this review – we don’t accept paid coverage on the site.  This post contains affiliate links. 

Groove Belt Overview

First, we want to walk you through a few key details about the Groove Belt.

Packaging

Let’s take a look at the packaging:

Groove Belt packaging front
Groove Belt packaging - sizing information
Groove Belt - back packaging
Groove Belt - Warranty information on packaging

As you can see, the packaging of the Groove Belt is both minimal and compact.  

Materials

On the belt clasp, you can see what the belt is made from:

Groove Belt - Materials, Country of Origin, and Care Instructions

The Groove Belt is made from the following materials:

Webbing: A high tenacity poly blend that is composed of 80% polyester and 20% rubber.

Buckle: A380 aluminum teflon coating, neodymium magnets, and stainless steel screws.

The Groove Belt is made in China.

Buckle

The most distinct feature of the Groove Belt is the buckle.  Relying on a simple hook and magnetic closure, the belt is easy to take both on and off.

Here’s a look at the belt buckle:

Groove Belt Buckle Design

And here is a view of how the buckle hooks connect:

Groove Belt Close Look at Hooks for Latching

What’s unique about this closure is that while the hooks can easily slide both on and off, the neodymium magnets help to secure the two pieces together.  Therefore, you will never have to worry about it sliding off or coming undone accidentally.

Sizing

Finding the appropriate size is easy.  Per the packaging, simply match your pant size to their small, medium, large, or x-large offering:

Groove Belt Sizing Information

Width

The Groove Belt measures approximately 1.5″ wide.

Groove Belt Measured Width

Adjustment

Sizing the Groove Belt is relatively easy and only needs to be done once.  To adjust the Groove Belt, slide the belt through the buckle and pull tight to remove slack.

Groove Belt Adjustment

Excess slack from the belt can be tucked seamlessly under the secure keeper loop:

Groove Belt - Secure Keeper Loop

Wearing the Groove Belt

Here is how the Groove Belt looks when worn.

Thanks to the latch mechanism, snapping on the Groove Belt is easy:

Wearing the Groove Belt

Here’s how the belt looks when fastened from the front:

Wearing the Groove Belt - Buckle Secured

And here is the side view:

Wearing the Groove Belt - Side View

As you can see above, the keeper loop helps to hide away the tail of the belt.

When worn with a plaid shirt, the walnut brown Groove Belt does look nice for casual wear:

The Groove Belt Pairs well with casual clothes

Sitting Down

When reviewing any belt, comfort is important.  Whether you are sitting down, walking, or bending over, a belt shouldn’t dig into your side nor slide down.

With a hybrid nylon and rubber material, the Groove Belt has some stretch.  Here are a few pictures of how the belt looks when sitting down:

sitting with the Groove Belt on
sitting down with the Groove Belt

As you can see in the pictures above, the Groove Belt doesn’t fold or dig in on the sides.  The belt is effective at keeping the pants close to your body so an embarrassing “plumber’s crack” won’t be exposed.

The addition of rubber into the belt provides stretch, thus greatly increasing overall comfort.

Overall Rating

When wearing the Groove Belt for a few days and during a variety of activities such as walking, ice skating, and sitting on the couch – it never felt uncomfortable or required readjustment.  

The ability to fine-tune the belt allows for a better fit than any other standard belt.  This is especially nice should your body weight often fluctuate. 

One nice feature is the ease with which you take the belt on and off.  This is especially apparent when taking a trip to the bathroom.  Unlike a pin belt buckle, the Groove Belt allows you to effortlessly access your fly. 

While the belt has a minimalist design, the textured webbing makes it intended for casual or outdoor use only.  

Other Information

Here is other important information about the Groove Belt you should know:

Colors Available

Currently, Groove Life makes the Groove Belt in 24 different colors.  You can view the full lineup here.  The belts presented in this review were the Gun Metal / Deep Stone (available here) and the Walnut / Brown (available here).

Concealed Carry

The Groove Belt has a fairly sturdy and rigid body.  You should be able to use this belt for concealed carry.  

What Else Does Groove Life Make?

While the Groove Belt is their flagship product, Groove Life also makes watch bands and silicone rings.

Warranty

Groove Life is one of the few companies that truly stands by its products.  Groove Life offers a “94-year, no BS warranty” (i.e. a lifetime warranty).  If your belt gets overstretched, rips, or breaks, Groove Life will replace the belt.  

But Groove Life also goes further.  If you lose your belt, you can get a replacement for a fraction of the cost (proof of purchase is required).

You can read more about their warranty terms.

Return Policy

Under the PG 30-Day Guarantee, exchanges and returns are free with Groove Life within the first 30 days.  

Price

The price of Groove Belts varies depending on the style.  The price ranges from $49.95 to $64.95.

Where to Purchase

The Groove Belt can be purchased directly from the Groove Life website and at large online retailers such as Amazon and Walmart.

Final Thoughts

Overall, the Groove Belt should be considered.  The added stretch in the webbing allows the belt to bend seamlessly with your body.  There is no digging in on the sides, nor will your pants ever sag.  The neodymium magnets allow you to quickly take the belt on and off.  The belt is well-made and built to last.

It’s easy to see why this belt has become so popular – you can learn more about it on the Groove Life website.