I like this belt a lot. It pretty much rocks. Looks sweet and feels well made.
Definitely get a size larger, you can always jab more holes in the leather if needed.
Being that it is leather it will deform a little in the back if you spend your day falling down the mountain like a gaper. So not really water proof, more like water resistant. Will still look sweet, just not as sweet as it could, only reason it doesn't get the full five stars.