Diamond Back Belts and pouches are as tough as Diamond Plating, probably tougher. I have had The Denali for over 5 years now and has yet to show signs of weakness. I love it! Your quality of product is by far the most superior and genius of design. I have shared your Name with all “gawkers” who have been impressed with this belt. Keep it up. I am now in the market to accompany my original belt, however, I have an unusual request. I have just returned from Afghanistan where I used the original belt to help build local Police Stations. Is it possible, to have The Denali made with a digital ACU pattern? If so, I would gladly pay the price for such a marvel. Thank you again for such an outstanding product.