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isABelt Review

January 27th, 2011 by Rose DesRochers · 4 Comments

What is it with low rise jeans? It is getting harder and harder to find a pear of jeans that don’t have to be pulled up every time you sit down to avoid your underwear hanging out in back or worse, your butt crack showing.

Inventor Leslie Wilkins-Gaudio has come up with perhaps a solution. In 2007 she founded isABelt.

According to the website: “isABelt is the Original invisible belt, the MUST HAVE Fashion “fix-it” accessory.

isABelt sent me a few products to try out and review.

Before, I wore the isABelt myself I was intrigued, because this belt was being advertised as a belt to help eliminate back-gap, belt-bulk and belt slippage.

IsaBelt

isABeltWIDE

Having now tried it out for myself I’m not so intrigued.

My first thought when taking it out of the box  was “this costs $19.95?”

The belt is made of a clear thin plastic.  There is a “buckle” on the sides to  adjust the belt from 2/4 to 50.”

After Shawn helped me adjust the belt to my size, I put it through my belt loops, fit the interlocking pieces together, and snapped the belt closed.

While I like the idea of the isABelt it did not work as well as it is marketed to do.

I had a hard time getting it to stay put even though I notched it under my front button like it suggests to do. It kept riding up above the back of my jeans. It is glossy, so it’s not exactly “invisible” and the entire time wearing it I knew that it was there.

Another big issue I have is that after wearing this belt for several hours, my back was hurting and I did not have the belt drawn too tight.

Overall I liked the concept, but unfortunately this is not a product for me.

The only thing I did like about the isABelt is that it has a thin, flat buckle that doesn’t create a bump under your clothes.

Strapdowns

Strapdowns

The next item I tried was Strapdowns.

Strapdowns are adjustable clear bands that anchor your pants in place while putting on your boots to keep the pant leg secure and eliminate “pant bunch.”

They almost look like plastic bra straps. Made out of the same material as the isABelt,  I’m not sure what all the hipe is about. I wouldn’t pay $9.95 for them.  Knee-high socks work just as good and cost less. Also when I was younger, I use to use rubbers bands to eliminate pant knee bunch.

With Strapdowns all you do is wrap the strap around the bottom of your pants and adjust it to your desired tightness.

isAStrips

IsAStrips

isAStrips are double sided sticky strips that really are a great “quick-fix” accessory for pant hems, or securing your bra strap in place. Comes with 36 to a box for $6.95. This is the only item from isAStrips I might considering purchasing.

With the other two products, I’m not impressed.

Update:

One of the partners behind Isabelt Elise Wilkins is not happy with my honest review of the product she sent me. On Jan 29th at 10:14 am she left a comment pretending to be one Martina Warren. The comment was glorifying the product.

Review

Elise Wilkins IP gave her away.

isABelt

This is very unprofessional.

Honest reviews tell you what you’re doing right and wrong. Rather than look at negative reviews as being bad for business, use them to improve your product. If I report something I don’t like about your product, a smart company or business owner wants to fix that problem, not brush it under the carpet and pretend it doesn’t exist or leave a positive comment on my post pretending to be someone else.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • Sarah Harris
    Wrote: Jan 28, 2011 at 11:03 am

    I know exactly what you mean! I used to have so many low rise jeans when I was younger, and it was obnoxious having to pull them up all the time. I don’t wear them much anymore because they don’t fit right or feel good anymore. This belt seems interesting, but don’t really need it.

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  • LisaF
    Wrote: Feb 5, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Good for you being honest with your reviews. If everyone gave glowing reviews, companies would never improve. I’m sure there are many who appreciate your comment. I found that Lee jeans fit the best of all the ladies jeans on the market. They have enough styles to satisfy whatever body problem one may have!

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  • AngelBaby
    Wrote: Feb 13, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I have found that some of our old fashioned ideas seem to work a lot better than the new stuff that they come out with. I don’t even bother to buy them anymore.

    Love and Blessings,
    AngelBaby

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  • masterymistery
    Wrote: Feb 15, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I don’t understand why young people think it looks good to wear ones pants around the knees. Walking, it would seem, is not fashionable.

    masterymistery at cosmic rapture

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