I have several ratchet-type belts and I love them all. This one is particularly good because the belt itself is not too wide to comfortably fit into my belt loops. Many ratchet belts are too wide. You can't easily tell by looking at this is not a normal formal belt.
A main difference between ratchet belts is the mechanism used to release them. Usually it's a button on the bottom. Here you pull outward on the belt buckle itself. It's the easiest mechanism I have used. At the same time, it's the mechanism that is most likely to get accidentally activated. In particular, if your belt is off to the side and you grab it and try and center it, you may accidentally release the mechanism. I'd say this is not my favorite mechanism type. But it's also not a big deal.
Overall a great belt. If I lost it, I'd buy another one like it from the same seller.