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FAQ

 RETURNS

We offer a 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee on all our products, as long as the items are returned in original condition. To get your refund, merely ship the item back to us with a note requesting a refund. Please be sure to include your order number or full name. Customers are responsible for return shipping costs. We recommend using the US Postal Service, for the least expensive price. You can ship back to: Kore Essentials 10965 San Diego Mission Rd. San Diego, Ca 92108.

WARRANTY

All Kore products carry a 1-Year Warranty against defects, unusual wear, or breakage under normal usage. That means if you're using the product under relatively "normal" circumstances and it breaks, you can ship it back to us and we will replace it with an exact model, or if that model is no longer available, a similar model. For any issues, please email us at info@KoreEssentials.com

ORDER ISSUES

If you have a problem with your order, product, delivery or anything else, just email us (with your order number included) at info@koreessentials.com Please allow 1-2 business days for us to get back to you.  

FASHION BELTS

What is the difference between the different fashion buckles you sell?

The style or face of the buckle and materials is the only difference. We make solid stainless steel and alloy zinc buckles. However, the mechanism on all of them is identical. It's a patented, spring-loaded system (not magnetized) that engages the track. It's more durable, secure and rarely ever sticks.

What is the leather quality like?

We sell 3 different leather belts to go with our fashion buckles. The most popular is our Classic double-stitched belts (1.4" wide) with a Full-Grain leather outer layer. The inner side of all our belts are Top-Grain leather. Our second most popular is our smooth, no-stitch leather belts (1.4" wide), made of Top-Grain leather on both sides. We also make a Slim Full-Grain belt (1.1" wide) for a dressier look.  Please note that all track style belts use several layers to accommodate the sewn-in track system.  It is impossible to use one piece of solid leather to achieve this feature.

What is the difference between Full-Grain and Top-Grain Leather ?

Full Grain is the best grade of leather. It's also the most durable and strongest of all leathers, actually improving with age. Full Grain comes from the very top layer of the cow's hide. This is the reason why natural marks, scrapes, and scars are occasionally visible in the leather. In comparison, Top-Grain leather is the second-highest quality leather you can find. It is split from just under the top layer of the hide and then sanded. Top Grain is more durable and stronger than Genuine, but not quite as durable as Full Grain.

What is the track made of and does it ever break or wear out?  

The track is made out of a tough nylon material that is virtually indestructible. It's very, very rare that one ever breaks and it has never been an issue. We replace such things.

I scratched my solid stainless steel buckle, is there anything I can do?

Yes, use a fine piece of micro cloth with soap and water and rub the area gently. That should do the trick.

How LONG are the Fashion leather belts?

All of our standard and slim belts arrive at 52" (132 cm) long and will fit all waist sizes from 24" up to 44" (XL up to 54"). Some trimming is usually required with household scissors to get the belt to your "size zone".  Then the 10" track gives you 5" to adjust in either direction. The extra leather allows you to pass the belt tip thru the buckle and into the first belt loop.

How do I TRIM my belt to fit my waist perfectly? Is it easy?

Yes, it's easy and fast. First, turn the belt over to the backside and locate your Pant size on the printed ruler marks. Add 4 inches and cut using sharp household scissors. If you're pant size is greater than 42" - don't trim any leather, merely try the belt on. To wear the belt, insert the cut (or blunt) end into the receptacle (with teeth) and clamp down firmly. Feed the belt around your waist from Left to Right, with the small release tab under the buckle. If your belt is still too long, remove the buckle and cut off an additional inch at a time until it's perfect. If you're unsure - trim off less than you think.  We DO NOT GIVE FULL REFUNDS or REPLACEMENTS for belts that have been cut too short. 

How wide are the standard classic belts?

Classic leather fashion belts are 1-3/8" (3.5 cm) wide.

 How wide are the smooth style belts?

Smooth leather fashion belts are 1-3/8" (3.5 cm) wide.

How wide are the slim belts?

Slim leather belts are 1-1/8" (2.9 cm) wide.

What's the difference between your Fashion belts and Gun belts? Are they Interchangeable?

No. Our Fashion belts are designed to hold up your pants, look great, and give you a perfect fit. Our gun belts are designed to support a holster and firearm or other gear. The gun belts are wider (1.5") and thicker (reinforced poly-core center) than our fashion belts and will not fit into the fashion buckles.  

GUN BELTS

Can you tell me about the gun belt leather?

Our gun belts are made using two pieces of Top-Grain leather. (1.5" wide & 5.5 mm thick). One piece on the front of the belt, one on the back, both stitched together with a poly-core (polyurethane and nylon blend) center for added stability and stiffness to prevent rollover. Please note that all track style belts use several layers to accommodate the sewn-in track system.  It is impossible to use one piece of solid leather to achieve this feature. 

What is the difference between the different gun buckle models?

Just the style of the buckle face. Everything else, including the mechanism, is identical. Most of our gun buckles have a gunmetal finish.   

How wide and thick are the gun belts?

Reinforced gun belts are 1-1/2" (3.7 cm) wide and approximately 5.5 mm thick.

How do I trim my gun belt to fit perfectly and accommodate my holster?

First, turn the belt over to the backside and locate your pant size on the printed ruler marks. Add 4 inches and Cut using sharp household scissors. If you're pant size is greater than 42" - don't trim any leather, merely try the belt on. To wear the belt, insert the cut (or blunt) end into the receptacle (with teeth) and clamp down firmly. Feed the belt around your waist from Left to Right, with the small release tab under the buckle. If your belt is still too long, remove the buckle and cut off an additional inch at a time until it's perfect. If you're unsure - trim off less than you think. We DO NOT GIVE FULL REFUNDS or REPLACEMENTS for belts that have been cut too short. The belt is designed for IWB, OWB or APPENDIX Carry (slide the buckle to one side).

I can't seem to open/close the buckle receptacle (end where belt attaches) on my buckle. What should I do?

The receptacles can be a little hard to open and close initially, but they do get easier with time. To close, or clamp the belt into the receptacle, try a pair of pliers. Just be sure to cover the buckle with a cloth to avoid scratching.

MISC. QUESTIONS

Do your buckles contain nickel?

Yes, all of our buckles (stainless steel and alloy) contain small amounts of nickel.

Do you make buckles and belts for women?

No, and we don't plan to. We're a men's company, focused on the tastes and needs of men.

Are your buckles and accessories really Patented?

Yes, we have numerous utility and design patents registered with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. This is because we designed our unique ratchet buckles, belts, and accessories in our California offices.

Where are your products designed and manufactured?

All of our products are designed, prototyped and tested at our offices in San Diego, California, USA and manufactured in Asia. As a matter of fact, 95% of all apparel sold in the USA is manufactured in Asia. Doing so enables us to save a substantial amount of money that we pass on to customers. As Americans, we would prefer to make our belts in the USA, but unfortunately it would cost an estimated 2-3 times as much and we couldn't locate a facility that was willing to do it. We understand there are those who would pay more if it were 'Made in the USA' - but most of our clients appreciate the lower prices.  

What makes Trakline ratchet belts better than other ratchet belt brand ?

  1.  Trakline belts are made using the highest quality materials. For examples, all our classic, double-stitched belts are full-grain leather (highest grade of leather) and our other belts (XL, Gun & Smooth) are a Top-Grain leather. Most of our competitors use bonded leather - scraps of leather bonded and glued together.
  2.  We offer over a dozen unique buckle styles to choose from, each constructed of either solid stainless steel, or high-grade zinc alloy. Our patented spring-loaded mechanism was designed here in the USA and is sleek and durable. Other companies use solid buckles styles only, with a magnetic mechanism that often sticks and is less durable.
  3.  Our track is virtually indestructible and 10" long with over 40+ sizing positions. This makes our belts 130% more adjustable vs other track style belts.
  4. Most of our buckles open beer or soda bottles using the undercarriage.
  5.  Our technology and designs have 5 issued patents.  Additionally, 'Trakline belts' is a registered trademark.
  6.  We offer a 30-day money back guarantee and 1-Year warranty on all Kore products covering defects, unusual wear and breakage.

I havent received my package. What should I do?

Don’t worry this happens on occasion. The good news is that 95% of the time packages are located and delivered.  Here’s what we suggest to do…  

  1. Leave a note for your postal carrier that says your package shows it was delivered but you didn't receive it. Include the tracking number. Sometimes it’s left with a neighbor or elsewhere. It can also show up a day later.   
  2. Visit your local post office with the Delivery Notification and tracking number.                                        
  3. This is the quickest, most efficient way to retrieve your order when it's been mis-delivered.  Of course we are happy to help, but it usually takes 2-3 weeks, or more to resolve. If you don’t have any luck after a few days, please contact us.
  4. One way or another – we’re going to make sure you get what you ordered.  



If you have any further questions that have not been addressed here please feel free to email or call our office at (619) 269- 2205.

© 2017 KORE ESSENTIALS INC. Trakline Belt is a registered U.S. Trademark.  Trakline buckles and unique accessories are Patented.