Our Viking pouches and belts are made of only the finest hides and are 100% leather from top to bottom. Our leather has a natural stiffness to it when it is new. Lower-quality nubuck or suede toolbelts may be soft right from the start. After a couple of days you will find your belt and tool pouch start forming to your body and before long will feel like a part of you. Don't be fooled into purchasing lower-end leather or suede. If they feel pliable when they are new, they are likely to break down faster. You'll feel the difference with our leather ... and find it is more durable and more comfortable than other brands.