The "belt" comes pre-cut at 64 inches. You will have to trim excess in most cases. When cutting excess belting remember to leave enough length to get around the exterior of your foul weather gear and to easily grab with a glove in cold conditions.
The "buckle" is similar to a *scuba diver's weight belt buckle. It is designed for a very smooth and quick adjustment. The buckle is designed for right hand release. Try to remember when donning your belt, to keep the buckle end in your left hand so "gearing up" on a cold morning will be smoother.
The "Belt Stops" (2 tri-glides) are included for stabilizing belt mounted systems or accessories. If you have an item that tends to slide on your belt, you add these to either side of your item and they will hold it steady (specifically designed for the GC rifle/shotgun holsters).