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Batman's utility belt is a vital component of the crime fighters gear. It would seem to make sense that both of the Caped Crusaders would utilize such a useful addition to their costumes. What canon evidence is there(from any universe) to confirm or deny the existence of Batman's side kick, Robin, of having his own utility belt?

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Rolled back tag edit. There wasn't room for Comics/TV series/movies tags, so I went with Batman, Costume, and Robin. – General Decline Jun 17 '14 at 5:40
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From Batman Issue 203 (as far as I can tell):

utility belts

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My favorite part in the above diagram is that Batman carried a mini wire recorder. That issue is from 1968 and magnetic tape recorders were available (just watch Mission Impossible) but I guess they figured a wire recorder could better be miniaturized. – steveha Feb 19 '14 at 6:42
Can you read all the little labels about the equipment containers on Batman's belt? Here's my guesses: 1. infrared flashlight, 2. smoke capsule, 3. ----t kit, 4. miniature camera, 5. skeleton keys, 6. tear-gas pellets, 7. t--- power source, 8. miniature wire recorder, 9. bat-rope with automatic reel, 10. laser torch, 11. plastic-explosive grenades, 12. contact lenses assortment. – b_jonas Feb 19 '14 at 19:52
@b_jonas, here is a clearer scan of Batman's belt. Another here, but a different source image. – phantom42 Feb 19 '14 at 19:56
@b_jonas you're missing the fingerprint kit and a transistorized power source – phantom42 Feb 19 '14 at 19:57
Thanks, that's interesting. – b_jonas Feb 19 '14 at 22:23

It definitely depends on the canon you choose.

TV Canon

In the 1960s TV series, you can clearly see that Robin is wearing a belt that is nearly identical to the Batman utility belt from the comic series, even down to the vertical capsules. We see him use a grappling line, smoke pellets and a homing transmitter (built into the buckle) on at least one occasion;

Robin Buckle

New TV Canon

In "Young Justice", Robin (AKA Nightwing) is described as having a belt containing a grappling gun, numerous Batarangs (regular and explosive), taser, gas pellets and a rebreather

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In New Comic canon

In Teen Titans Go, Robin's Utility Belt is described as containing;

"...a variety of projectiles with a vast array of different effects, a retractable bo-staff and a cape made of high-density polymerized titanium that is ten times as strong as steel. From razor-sharp Bird-a-rangs and freeze-disks to complex circuitry capable of hacking the most intricate of portable computer systems"

Robin Teen Titans

In Batman Chronicles Robin's belt is described as containing a "conceal[ed] radio set to talk to Batman"

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That looks nothing like Batman's belt in the 60's show.… – phantom42 Feb 19 '14 at 18:53

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