“P.s. This came up before in a descriptions discussion. The books called them tool belts, but someone kept editing the wookiepedia page.
May I ask which books those would be, Erek? The books I have read mention utility belts, belts and equipment belts but never a tool belt so I may have missed a few.
In Star Wars utility belts cover all belts meant to carry what an individual considers necessities, such as small tools, rations and other such things that one would most likely need to deal with situations. The difference between the civilian and military versions is the storage capacity and the material they are made out of. Simply, it is a belt with many pouches or places to attach things.
In books the term belt is also used for utility belts though the mentioning of removing something from a pouch is mentioned as well. Basically, in Combine terms utility belts would probably include all the military belts such as the ones mentioned by Maha. The heavy belt would be considered an utility belt as well; not that it needs to have its name changed though as it covers everything from a gun belt to utility belt. I guess it could be renamed if wished to go with the military versions if they are renamed. I just hope the ToolBelt mentioned at the ends of those items are changed.
Kendall, you are right in that law enforcement does call them that as well. Erek, if you want sources, that is not wookieepedia, I can provide that information. If you wish that is, such as book title and book page. I converted quite a few books into .pdf files.