I thought the shorts had belt loops, and for some reason their is a belt loop in the back, but no others. The side straps used to tighten up the shorts in the waist don't hold well, and loosen very easily when riding. I guess that is understandable though, when being in the forward leaning position, and breathing heavily sometimes. Loops for a belt, or even a draw string would be a good addition. On the plus side, they are comfortable, have lots of pockets, and night safety reflector strips are great. Would I buy them again? Afraid not. Seems I'm always having to tug on the straps to hold them up. Probably could go on a diet would help reduce my paunch. But that's why I'm riding!