Since Feb of 2018, been wearing the Kore tactical belt daily. In the past few weeks had two loose areas show up in the belt near the tip. The plastic ratchet strip on the back of belt looks good, no fractures in that. Something behind that plastic ratchet strip is at fault. The 2 areas that have folded are closer to the tip of the belt and far in front of where I ratchet the buckle too. Rest of belt is solid. I left the belt long enough so the belt tip reaches my 9 o'clock. Did that just in case the sharp buckle teeth start to pull the end of the belt apart and then I could trim a little of the belt and re-lock the buckle (did not have to do that). The 3 - 4 clock iwb position is holding up fine. Overall belt did not pick up a sag and is still comfortable to wear.