Eliminating two buckles makes a world of difference. The holster style, two-buckle design allows for the easiest adjustability and swapability of any other suspender I've ever tried. If I want to tighten up the feel of the suspenders I slide the buckles forward, if I want a longer, saggier feel, I move the buckles more towards my hips. Another benefit of having only two buckles on this suspender is that when you're wearing a backpack you pack doesn't annoyingly press and dig into the buckles on your backside. The thick elastic makes for a comfortable shoulder feel and the unique design makes them the snuggest and most comfortable suspender I've ever worn. Oh and there is a secret stash pocket too. It's awesome.