Nice improvisation guys. I’m a cheapscate and wouldn’t fork out for a belt, so I made one aswell. I used an old dog lead around the waist and a piece of chain to secure the weight. The lead has a clip at the end which easily passes through the loop at the other end, justmake sure the stitching on the lead is strong.
The chain and/or garden hose works well too. I wouldn’t pay for a $60 belt when you can make one for about $10 that does the job.