The Aegis belt (released 2013) is one of our newest designs; customers wanted a belt with the same performance as our Ranger belt, but a simpler "look". Like the Ranger, the Aegis is 1.5" wide, and is composed of 2 layers of the same proprietary scuba webbing (3 color choices). The Aegis buckle is beadblasted 17-4PH stainless steel. All components are made here in the USA (webbing, thread, and all parts of the buckle), and we sew them together at our shop in Columbus, Ohio. Aegis belts don't require the same overlap as the Ranger belts, so we recommend you purchase based on overall length (XS=39", S=41", M=43", L=45", XL=47", 2XL=49") instead of on belt size or pants size. Some people have stated a preference for a tail that ends immediately after their belt buckle, while others prefer a few inches of adjustability. Jake wears size 36 pants (38 when carrying IWB) and wears an XL Aegis Enhanced...but he COULD be wearing a M if he wanted to eliminate any tail.