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I Tested And Ranked The Best Belly Band Holsters

Looking for the perfect belly band holster? Explore our expert-tested selection, tailored for comfort and concealment. Read our hands-on reviews to find your ideal fit.

best belly band holster

FYI, prices and ratings are accurate as of time of writing.


1. ComfortTac - Belly Band Holster for Men and Women

Top-Rated: 49,239 ratings

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Highlight: Our belly band holster is available in right- and left-hand draw; designed for firearms of various sizes, including subcompact, compact, and full-size pistols and revolvers

Helpful review: "I've tried a few and this one is over all well thought out and carries my Sig 365 macro pistol and spare mag very well. Hugs my body, I prefer the appendix carry so sometimes printing can be a problem but with this one my gun is help firmly close to my body. Avoiding the grip printing but still have to check before I go out and wear appropriate clothing. I've tried the V.... with the magnetic closure but it unsnaps from the wrong side for a easy one handed pull. This one unsnaps as the thumb comes up moving the restraining strap out of the way for a easy one handed draw. The V..... is a very high quality product and I like it very much and will use it as well, it may well beat this one out in being perhaps even more body molding slightly. Only complaint with the V..... is the snap seems backward to me. I would rather lift my thumb to unsnap it on the way up than go over the top and unsnap it from the inside out. I do have the option to not use the magnetic snap by removing the strap as it is adjustable by Velcro on the inside of the holster. On both the Velcro is amazing and the gun is well protected on the inside.. Holds very well, unlike another belly band kinda generic one that didn't hold at all. both this one and the other V..... use high quality material all around. I have tried 3 and found this one and the V..... with the magnetic snap, (which I really don't have to use as the strap is able to be removed, or adjusted b/c it is held in place by inside Velcro and is lose other wise. Over all I don't think you will regret buying this product. Disclamer..I have not tried this on a full sized pistol just my Sig 365 macro and 365X, the 365 X seems to have the grip show slightly more, because of the 17 rd mag\weight." — David
Trending review: "I normally don't give reviews but I felt I had to with this one. This is actually my second belly band holster becathe button broke off on my first one--only because I wore it quite a bit.
1) Comfort. I barely know it's on even with a full size pistol.
2) Convenient. You can leave it on while visiting the restroom. You can wear it while exercising and while wearing sweat pants.
3) Reliable. I've dropped my pistol AND holster off of my belt with a conventional holster. This one keeps it as snug and secure as you need it.
4) Versatility. Position it *360 around your waist/belly and as high or low as you need it.
It also comes with a spare mag holder. Out of the package, the mag holder is at the back portion of the band. The only issue I had with the last one was once I repositioned the mag holder, it wouldn't quite stick back to where I needed it. Maybe I'll sew it to where I need it if this happens again.
I'm overall satisfied with it and it was cheaper than last time!
BTW, I carry a Springfield XDM Compact Elite 45. It will also fit similar polymer pistols, even 1911s." — William T. Dantzman
Reassuring review: "This is a tough review to write and I think it is more about what I expected when I purchased this holster vs. anything to do with the holster itself.
I am a chubby guy with a little tire (not a giant belly) around the waist. I have been carrying a Compact (not a subcompact) 9mm double stack in a Inside the Waist Band Holster (with a belt) for the past 3 years. I wear it appendix. The problem I have is sitting and my gut making the gun really dig into me and basically making very uncomfortable.
I got interested in this holster after much research and it seemed to work well for those with a large/very large stomach who couldn't or wouldn't wear a belt. That they could wrap it around just above their waist and under their belly and it would be hidden as the shirt fell over their stomach. Size of the gun didn't seem to matter much.
The second most common use seemed to be to those who were on the slimmer side and didn't want to wear a belt (ie sweat pants, shorts, workout etc) and typically they had a subcompact. That slimmer mid section and the size of the gun seemed to hold the gun close to their body and they easily concealed, especially if you are a women where your shirt hangs over your belly for obvious reasons.
I am in between both of those. My gun is a compact, but it has a double stack grip and I do have a small belly. What happens when I wrap this holster around my lower belly is, I look extra fat and my small belly pushes out the grip of the gun, no matter which way I turn the holster or move it up or down my belly. It is very obvious. So, I try pushing the holster down into the top of my pant into more of an inside the waist band position and then I run into the same problem I had with the inside the Waist Band Holster, it digs into me when I sit. HERE is the bottom line for me. I am keeping this holster, but I won't be using it for this gun. I think if I had something along the lines of a (single stack) P365 or a M&P Sheild (staggard Stack), which I plan to get and I think it will hold the grip of the gun tightly against me. Or if I lose 10 pounds or so I will be slim enough to properly conceal the current gun. My opinion is, for certain people this works great if you are in those above category of body style or if you have a very slim gun.
The quality of the holster and fit is great. I only have a couple of concerns, but not deal breakers. For starters because of it's universal fit, the strap that holds the gun in adds some bulk and is bit concerning as to if it could fail. There is no hard trigger guard in the holster, just the material. Most likely something won't get through to pull the trigger, but still a potential. I am going to add a hard trigger guard. Perhaps is they made it more gun specific they could incorporate a kydex shell and solve both problems." — Mr. Mechanic
 

2. Aomago - Belly Band Holster for Concealed Carry-Gun Holster

Top-Rated: 8,594 ratings

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Highlight: Fits belly comfortably up to 38inch, this elastic holster is constructed by breathable neoprene material which is lightweight and comfortable, you do not even feel it around waist or belly when running or jogging. It adapts well to sitting as well as standing or moving about

Helpful review: "Title: Perfect Solution for Concealed Carry: A Must-Have Belly Band!
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)
Review:
I recently purchased the belly band for carrying my firearm concealed, and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. As an avid gun enthusiast and someone who values personal safety, finding the right method of carrying my weapon discreetly has always been a top priority. This belly band has truly exceeded my expectations in every way.
First and foremost, the comfort level of this belly band is remarkable. The soft, breathable neoprene material feels gentle against the skin and prevents any discomfort, even during extended periods of wear. The adjustable straps provide a snug and secure fit, allowing for customization to my body shape and size. Whether I'm wearing it underneath my clothing or over a t-shirt, the belly band remains virtually invisible, making it perfect for both formal and casual occasions.
The functionality of this belly band is truly impressive. It features multiple pockets and holsters, allowing me to carry not only my firearm but also spare magazines, a flashlight, and even my smartphone. The elastic retention straps ensure that my firearm stays in place, providing quick and easy access when needed. I appreciate the versatility this belly band offers, as it accommodates a wide range of handguns, regardless of size or shape.
Another aspect I love about this belly band is its ability to distribute the weight of my firearm evenly across my abdomen. This prevents any strain on my lower back and eliminates the discomfort associated with traditional holster options. The band also provides excellent retention and support, even during active movements or exercise. I can confidently engage in physical activities without worrying about my weapon shifting or becoming exposed.
Moreover, the belly band is exceptionally well-made, with high-quality stitching and durable materials. It's clear that the manufacturers put thought into every detail to ensure longevity and reliability. The band remains securely in place and shows no signs of wear, even after frequent use and washing.
Lastly, I must mention the outstanding customer service provided by the company. They were prompt in addressing my inquiries and offered helpful advice on sizing and fit. It's always reassuring to know that a company stands behind its product and is dedicated to customer satisfaction.
In conclusion, if you're in search of a reliable and comfortable concealed carry solution, I highly recommend the belly band. Its superior comfort, versatility, and excellent build quality make it an outstanding choice for anyone who values discreet and secure firearm carry. Invest in this belly band, and you'll experience the peace of mind and confidence that comes with having your weapon within easy reach at all times.
Note: Always familiarize yourself with local laws and regulations regarding concealed carry before using any firearm accessories." — Abby
Trending review: "Discovering the Belly Band Holster for Concealed Carry has been a game-changer for me. This holster's versatility is unmatched - it comfortably fits various handguns while providing the ultimate flexibility in positioning. The adjustable design ensures a snug fit around the waist, allowing for seamless concealment under any clothing. What truly sets it apart is the breathability and comfort it offers, thanks to its innovative design and high-quality materials. It's the epitome of convenience and security, providing quick access while ensuring a discreet carry. If you're seeking a holster that combines comfort, adaptability, and easy access, this Belly Band Holster is an absolute winner." — Marie
Reassuring review: "I am unable to wear regular pants due to medical issues. I have had a hard time finding a holster to keep my pistol secure. This is the one! It fits perfect, not bunching or bulging. Has snap that keeps weapon secure. My waist is 29-30” and this fits good. Easy to rinse and dries fast. I live in Florida so I sweat in this daily. The material is thicker than some others I’ve purchased and is keeping the sweat and moisture off my gun. I was having to clean and oil my Kimber a lot more before I got this holster. I use it for my Kimber micro 9 and my Sig P235. It works well for these. Have not tried it with any other guns. I am very pleased with this item. Will be using this belly band from now on!!" — MELISSA WILLIAMS
 

3. BRAVOBELT - Belly Band Holster

Top-Rated: 5,813 ratings

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Highlight: Our gun holster for men and women is compatible with Glock 17, 19, 23, 38, 25, 32, 26, 27, 29, 30, 39, 28, 33, 42, 43, 36, Smith & Wesson, Bodyguard, M&P Shield, Sig Sauer, Revolver, Ruger, Kahr, Beretta, Springfield, Hellcat, Taurus, Kimber, Rock Island, Bersa, Kel Tec, Walther, and other similar-sized handguns. Not intended for use with laser & lights systems.

Helpful review: "I was going to go with the Comfortac band but decided to go with this because the quality just seemed to be a bit higher and I wasn’t disappointed. The stitching is well done, holster is flexible to hold different pieces with a nice trigger cover and it really is as versatile to wear as they say (I was skeptical). You can wear it low, at belly, high, rotate to any position and it’s actually really comfortable. Not a fan of retention straps but this one is just about perfect, tight enough to keep it from falling out but the retention is light enough to pop right off when clearing the shirt on a draw. Clearing the released strap on draw takes some getting used to, so definitely get some practice in before taking it for a test drive. The only thing I don’t like about it is that I got the XL size per Bravo Belt recommendation of being within 2” of a 44”+ belly and now I have too much excess so the band overlaps right under the holster which adds bulk and increased printing. Would be cool if I could swap this one for their normal size band but I doubt they’ll let me do that. My personal advice if your belly is under 46”, get the regular sized band as the XL creates too much bulk for those who don’t actually need the extra length." — Ryan L
Trending review: "OK. I'm 51 and have tried countless ways to carry for the past 20 years and thought these "belly bands" were just silly. I couldn't help but order this without getting my hopes high. I can say this simple, yet well thought out design really does work well where other carry methods did not in high temperature and high humidity Florida. 75% of the time I wear gym shorts and a tee and have resorted to a chest mounted pack to carry which although not horrible is not feasible during walks or a quick run to the store. This allows me to carry with virtually any attire by simply placing it below my belly button. I can wear over my gym shorts or below them, either way with great comfort. Retention is excellent for most activities. Does it replace a holster? I would say no but it does allow me to carry with ease, safety and comfort without printing with most attire.
I know there's other "belly bands" on the market but this one is simply well thought out and executed. I am 5'8, 206 pounds with a 36" waist." — Marcus
Reassuring review: "I hadn't owned a belly band holster for a few years. I decided to give Bravobelt a try because the price was reasonable and it got good reviews.
I've been legally carrying a concealed handgun most of my adult life and have had lots of holsters.
The Bravobelt in my opinion is a good holster for a smaller, lighter firearm like a snub nosed revolver or compact 9 mm. It hugs the body well, is easy to conceal, and looks and feels well made. It also works for lefties like me which is a good bonus..:)
I've worn this holster with a snub nosed revolver on walks and bicycle rides and it's more comfortable than other types of holsters I've used.
I think if you have a smaller handgun, Bravobelt gives you concealed carry options that a belt holster does not." — Franklin Garza
 

4. Clip & Carry - STRAPT-TAC Belly Band Holster

Top-Rated: 1,038 ratings

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Highlight: Other belly band holsters have a negligible method of protecting the trigger from accidental discharge and offer no safe solution for gun retention other than a flimsy strap that only adds another step to remember. The STRAPT-TAC uses a patent-pending system that incorporates your IWB kydex firearm holster that provides the retention and trigger protection that you feel secure with the comfort of a belly holster

Helpful review: "I'm generally not a fan of belly band holsters. They're bulky, and since they don't support claw or wing attachments the grip of your gun will stick out and print noticeably. Reholstering is also out of the picture.
Until I discovered this belly band, I've resorted to carrying a J-frame or LCP as my summer carry. It's not the most ideal set-up, and I'd prefer to be able to wear my normal carry (G19). One solution is to get the PHLster Enigma. However, not all holster types are supported, swapping out holsters is a pain, and it's a bit bulkier than I'd like for my preferences.
The nice thing about this particular belly band is that (1) it supports existing kydex holders, and (2) the nylon belt built into the pouch ***will let you use a claw attachment to cam your gun into your body!*** The upside of this is that it's almost no different from wearing my conventional holsters with a belt. As of August 2021, no other belly band on the market compares in these categories. It even gives the Enigma a run for its money.
Swapping holsters takes seconds and is no different from putting them on a normal belt. Really convenient! Also, it's quite thinner than other belly bands, so it doesn't take up too much space around my waist.
Needless to say, I'll be using this a lot for summer carry! As a concealed carry instructor, I'll also be recommending this to my students as a quality belly band holster.
Note: this comes in two sizes. If you had a claw attachment, get the appendix size (even if you don't have a sidecar). Some claw holsters will fit in the normal holster size, but it's a tight fit. I was able to fit a Tenicor Sagax Lux for a Glock 19 and a Tier 1 T1-M for an M&P Shield Plus into the holster size, but the larger size wouldn't hurt." — Tim
Trending review: "This is a long review but it’s packed full of information.
This is better than other belly bands I’ve tried but it’s still too bulky and not figure flattering which will also be a struggle when it comes to concealment.
You have to really tighten it up to get it to stay in place and it doesn’t matter what size person you are.. if you take a belt and tighten it down on your waist/stomach area, you have “over flow” and look like a can of biscuits. I carry 4:30 and it wasn’t ideal for that but it did work.. it didn’t form or fold to my hips and made me look heavier than what I am.
I’m looking into alien gear belly band. But I would ALWAYS suggest gun owners to have a hard kydex holster even if you use a belly band. You don’t need to be fumbling around when reholstering, it’s very very important to have a good trigger guard(my nephew climbs all over me and even his little toes or fingers can get through soft materials) and you should always be able to grab your gun one handed as well as reholster it one handed. You never know when your other hand will be out of the fight.. either because it is injured or because you are busy using it to protect another/holding children.
I also suggest picking one way/position to carry in.. you don’t need to be confused when and if the time comes and you need to draw. You should have such good muscle memory with your gun that it’s like tying a shoe. Your focus doesn’t need to be on “where is my gun?” And/or “how do I use it” or even “is it ready to fire or is my safety on and I still need to put one in the chamber.” I always will suggest appendix or 4:30(the hip essentially/if you are right handed).. I am a female and if someone takes me down and is on top of me, I can’t access my gun at all if it’s in appendix. If it’s on my hip or 4:30 position I will more likely than not, have better access.
And NEVER carry off your body, it does you no good to have your gun in the truck or in your purse.. have someone roll play being the bad guy and you trying to get your weapon out of your purse.. try it running and someone chasing you… oops you would be a goner or they would run off with your purse and now you’ve armed a bad guy..
I suggest any and all gun owner to watch these channels and also get GOOD QUALITY gun training!(yes, these are all YouTube channels but it’s truly life saving information):
- ASP(active self protection)
- Carrytrainer
- Geauga firearms academy
- Warrior poet society
Annnd these are more for fun but still great information:
- Donut operator
- Angry cop
- Demolition ranch
- 704 tactical
- Military arms channel" — Madison Scroggins
Reassuring review: "I’m the type of guy that doesn’t really care for wearing pants outside of work, and when I do I don’t like wearing pants, with a belt, along with a IWB holster, it’s just not comfortable. I love being comfortable with athletic shorts, and a T-shirt. So normally you can’t conceal with athletic shorts, I’ve been skeptical on buying a “belly band” idk to me it just doesn’t sound manly and I always feared that I’d be called out by other dudes about it lol. But I’ve done some research about holsters and different items that would be suitable for comfort and athletic shorts, etc. and I stumbled across this band. Lemme just say I’ve wore it for a few days now and I’m blown away with how comfortable it is, and the fact it’s kind of low profile so most of my shorts slide right over it. It’s also so low profile there’s hardly any print when a shirts over it! I’m a bigger guy, I have a 38-40 waist line and I bought the xl version and I have way more than enough adjustment room in this. It secures my G48 and extra mag, there’s no wiggle room and I can comfortably draw the piece with out pulling the holster with it. I highly recommend this product if you want comfort and to also carry your piece." — Gates Burris
 

5. Mostcomtac - Belly Band Holster for Concealed Carry

Top-Rated: 3,167 ratings

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Highlight: Mostcomtac belly band holster comes in 3 sizes suitable for everyone, please note that size S is smaller and fits belly 25-32in. Ambidextrous design fits left or right hand draw, and cross draw., The belly holster is adjustable, simple to operate and safe.

Helpful review: "I first ordered a small set it fit at the 45-in waist but I have a 33-in waist and it didn't fit. So I ordered a medium and it fit me perfect super comfortable feels like quality. My Glock 26, 9mm fits in the holster perfectly and so do my two 10 shot clips. The retention straps have a perfect amount of tension on them to pop them off when you need to take your gun out or take out the clips. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to buy a belly band holster for the money you cannot beat it. I bought an $8 cheap belly band and that lasted me two to three years before it started to fall apart this is five times the quality of that I could see this last thing a long time." — Gene DeNardo
Trending review: "I prefer to carry at work, but my IWB holster just won’t work since I wear sweat pants most of the time. This belly band holster is exactly the holster option I was looking for. To effectively respond to a real-life threat, I highly suggest you practice drawing from this holster since there is an elastic button strap which secures your firearm in the holster which you’ll have to negotiate before you can draw your weapon." — Paul A. Magsombol
Reassuring review: "My 30 yr old son has been telling me for years that I needed to get a belly band. I've tried multiple other holsters and none of them worked. I wear leggings everyday and I'm heavy set. I figured it would solve the legging problem but I was worried it wouldn't be comfortable. I thought for sure it would dig into my "fluff". I saw this one and couldn't pass it up for the price. I'm so glad I did. It's beyond comfortable and stays exactly where I need it. I have some low back issues and it even helps that by giving my back a little extra support. Since I ordered this product I've ordered 3 more as gifts!!!!" — Kindle Customer
 

6. Fullmosa - Concealed Carry Holster

Top-Rated: 1,960 ratings

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Highlight: The pistol holster fit 28"-31.9" abdominal circumference. Please measure around your abdomen not pant size. This gun holster suits small, subcompact, compact, middle sized pistols with 2"-4.5"barrel length.

Helpful review: "I NEVER write reviews, but I have to say this. This system is amazing in the fact that I can easily carry two of my "heavy" guns without anyone knowing, and it stays secure even when doing exercise like running/jumping jax/pushups-I tested this out for movement. I daily carry a sig p320 carry model with 17 rounds and a s&w m&p 9mm 2.0 with 17 rounds, these are hefty guns, this system holds them secure, the velcro is of great quality. I did try the magazine holders/pouches and it works great as well. The reason I bought this is because I was sick of my jeans always sagging from ONE of the guns I carried inside the waistband, and that is with a Hanks Gun belt which is REALLY well made. You can holster your guns without using the straps that hold the gun in place, it does make for a quicker draw, if you use the straps just make sure you practice because that velcro will fight you while drawing the gun. What I do is tuck the velcro hold down straps between the belly bands and my mid section so it's a quick draw-no need to pull the strap off before removing the gun/guns.
*******TWO WEEKS wearing this every single day in Arizona where it's 110 degrees daily at this time and carrying two guns. FLAWLESS! Nothing came loose so far, no loose threads etc, it's very well made. Very tough. I will edit this in around 3 months from now to give an update. I have no reason to come on here giving my opinion, but there's some things you buy that REALLY impress you, and for me, this was a total shock. I honestly thought I'd send it back after 30 minutes lol, AMAZON hates me lol I send back so much stuff.....sorry." — Amazon Customer
Trending review: "I do not carry concealed every day, but when I do, I want to be really discrete. I have numerous holsters ranging from shoulder rigs, paddle holsters, in-the belt kydex but at the end of the day they all fall short of the goal of being comfortable and not noticeable. A friend recently mentioned his satisfaction with a belly band holster so I took a look. There are a ton of options available and after reading lots of reviews I gave the Fullmosa Mi Holster a try, At $25 it was worth the chance. I love this holster.
PROS
-Holds 3 handguns - although I do not think I will ever carry 3 guns at the same time, that is a nice feature.
-Comes in various sizes. I was skeptical about a one size fits all rig. I am a big guy - 6'2" weighing in at around 280, so yes I do have a belly. I did not think a belly band holster would work for me. I was amazed that the fit is so good. This holster rides higher than your waistband so measure accordingly. The handle of the pistol is about 5 inches above your waist is comfortably out of the way whether sitting or standing.
-It is REALLY concealed. My wife is not super comfortable when I carry. She does not object, she is just anxious when it is obvious that I am armed. The first day I received this holster I wore it on an all day outing with her. Just to test the rig I loaded up 2 handguns - Springfield XDS and Kimber Ultra Carry II along with a spare mag for each. I had on short and an open collar un-tucked shirt. She did not notice that I was carrying until i told her late that evening when we returned home. I have also worn the holster with a pair of dress slacks and tucked dress shirt. Same results - you cannot see the profile of the weapons or holster.
-The holster is comfortable and did not ride up or down during a full day of carry. It is lightweight considering the number of holster and pouch openings available.
CONS
-While the holster is very comfortable and secure, I do not like the feel of it next to bare skin. User preference here. So I will only use this with a t-shirt. Might limit me in the summer, but other reviewers seem to be ok with it against bare skin.
-The holster was somewhat hot. Granted, the days I have worn the rig have been in the upper 80's/low 90's, but I did notice a sweat ring around the holster. I am sure this is not unique to this brand of belly band, and I have the same result with a leather paddle holster I use.
Ultimately the pros far outweigh the cons on this product. If you have hesitated to carry with a tucked shirt in a business casual dress environment, wait no more. This product does the trick. The set up comes with a small sewing kit which allows you to make any desired adjustments to compartment sizes, but I have used it as is. Although I usually only carry smaller frame handguns, I have put a couple of large frame semi autos in to test the fit. They fit the gun openings just fine and the holster was perfectly snug with the additional weight. Overall a great holster at a great price." — Dave Goodwill
Reassuring review: "This is a very well made product. While I may carry my AMT 380 backup in it occasionally; my main use is to carry my EDC kit and get it off of my belt. Contents: 2 spare 1911 magazines, SWAT tourniquet, Z-fold Combat gauze, 1 Triangular bandage, 1 - J-5 Tactical flashlight, 1- Leatherman Surge multi-tool Positives; This has the most options of any of the belly bands that I looked at. I think that it will carry more than any of the others as well. I made some modifications to it. It does come with 2 extra velcro straps that you can, (and probably will need) for retaining magazines. These require sewing. I made modifications to 1 of the 3 pistol holsters to hold bandages. I have worn it for almost a week and find it very comfortable. Negatives: As some others have noted it is a little bulky and could be too hot in southern climates. Depending on your build and what you put in it and wear over it you may have some 'printing'. There are some cloths you just can't wear it with but that should go without saying." — His and Hers
 

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