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Ray Mears Leather Belt - Rich Brown

Ray Mears Bushcraft

Ray Mears Leather Belt - Rich Brown


Weight: 264 g         74 reviews
Each Ray Mears leather belt is handmade from a single piece of supple, fine quality British bridle butt.

The vegetable tanned leather is hand-dyed to Woodlore’s Rich Brown colour and shows all the beauty of its full natural grain which is further brought out by the dark brown hand burnished, bevelled edges and traditional crease lines. Three rows of hand-stitching using a braided polyester thread secure the heavyweight, solid brass buckle with roller and two leather loops keep the free end of the belt in place; one fixed at the buckle and one free-running.

With 12”/ 30cms of adjustment these belts were originally designed to be worn over outer clothing in cold climates to trap warm air but can also be used with your outdoor trousers and jeans. If you are intending to wear your belt over outer clothing or want the option to, please order one size larger.

Cut from the length of the butt the thick leather is strong enough to lash things together or be used as a knife strop and will become even more supple over time and with use.

Embossed with the Ray Mears Bushcraft logo, this very special item is exclusive to Woodlore and hand-made in-house by a craftswoman with over three decades of experience.

For an insight into Ray's ethos on our leather goods, please view our Leather Goods page.

Our standard belt lengths range from 40 up to 52 inches. Other sizes may be available on request.

  • Width: 3.7 cm
  • Thickness: 0.5 cm
  • Colour: Rich Brown
  • Please note that the reverse side of some belts will be dyed brown


  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched free via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 30 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Ray Mears Leather Belt - Rich Brown is rated 5/5 based on 74 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 74

  Lovely, thick leather belt and strong buckle. It looks nice, is plenty long enough and looks and feels like it will last a lifetime. Everything you would expect from a Woodlore product.  

  Stephen E.
16th April, 2024

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 74

  Very impressed, item arrived very promptly to New Zealand (about 8 days) well packed in Eco friendly packaging. The belt is excellent quality and very well made, have tried a few belts over the years and this one is the best I have had. The only downside is that it will probably outlast me and I will not need to purchase another one. Thank you all at Woodlore for your service. Look forward to doing business with you in the future.  

  John Breeze
25th November, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 74

  If you are thinking of getting one of these belts don’t delay. I wish I had got one years ago, it’s the best quality I have seen. You will enjoy to use for the rest of your life. Just get one.  

  David Maslen
5th November, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 74

  Great quality thick leather belt, I fully expect it to last ten years of daily use like the last two purchased.  

  Dean Fitzpatrick
7th August, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 74

  The first thing that hits you when you pick up this belt is just how thick the leather is. This is seriously robust and certainly up to any task I may ever require of it. At first it seems too stiff but within minutes of putting it on I was unaware it was around my waist as it had moulded to my shape. The buckle is good heavy duty brass too and you know it is not going to break probably ever. All in all an excellent product once again from Woodlore.  

  Paul Renn
10th July, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 74

  Great quality leather belt that will be the perfect companion on foraging trips. Looking forward to using it to strop my Woodlore knife.  

11th November, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 74

  This was my first purchase from Woodlore. I am so very happy that I bought from them. I am absolutely delighted (such a rare thing) with my experience. I cannot recommend Woodlore highly enough. The belt is actually better-looking than the website photos. It is incredibly high quality. It smells beautiful. It is extremely well made and strong. It will clearly last for years. It's a joy to wear. It was posted in very eco-conscious packing and was sent next day delivery. So glad I didn't go for a cheaper option. Worth every penny. Thank you so much Woodlore.  

4th February, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 74

  Beautiful item. Looks like it will serve it’s purpose for a long, long time.  

  Elizabeth Johnson
28th December, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 74

  Phenomenal belt, thick leather and a strong buckle. Well crafted and exactly as described. I confidently predict I will never need to buy another belt, except perhaps as a present! Bang tidy.  

  Mid Wales Backpacker
6th June, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 74

  This is the second belt I’ve ordered from Woodlore. My first belt is still going strong some 15 years after I bought it. It’s worn every day. It goes well with jeans, outdoors type trousers, a tweed suit and even my cargo shorts. The second belt is a gift for my son. The quality is as good as ever and I’m sure that the belt will serve him well for years to come.  

  Shaun Marshall
3rd February, 2021

Rated: 5/5

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