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Pioneer Belt FAQs

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  1. GREAT, GREAT vid! Super informative and I know none of the other gear companies would ever reach out to their customers like this.

  2. Great video. Very helpful

  3. What an outstanding informative video. I will be ordering soon!

  4. Are these belts adjustable if you lose weight and need a tighter belt? Also do you have a discount code for law enforcement at this time?

    1. All leather belts have at least a 9″ adjust-ability range. Email me for the First Responder Code.

  5. Ordered my double suede belt last Friday. Cannot wait to strap up!

  6. Are these belts IPF Cert? I know this video is kind of old.

    1. No Sir they are not IPF approved. IPF is not accepting new items until 2018. We are hoping to get on the list then if we can. It is extremely expensive but we are going to try.


  7. Thank you for the video. I am not sure if I have seen any other company do this. Really swaying my choice to go with your product.

  8. Do you ship to the United Kingdom?

    1. Yes we do! The website is set up for UK shipping.

  9. Do you ship to the Northern Marianas Islands?

    1. We can! Just email me the order instead of placing it online.

  10. What’s the standard Eta?

    1. 4-6 weeks is typical right now.

  11. Can you remove the background from an image? If an image is provided with a white background can this be removed before embroidered?

    1. We always remove the backgrounds on images unless the customer requests not to!

  12. Just ordered my first belt (Pioneer 13mm 4″ PL Belt). I was wondering which products I need to take care of the belt and how they should be used as I noticed you have a tab dedicated to belt care products.

    1. If it is treated and/or dyed, I would suggest using the Bick 4 once or twice a year. For a suede belt, the Gard-More acts like a Scotch Guard protecting your belt and the Suede cleaner is self explanatory and works great.

  13. I currently have a lever belt. Its a little on the big size. I would like to purchase a lever belt putting the lever back in the middle of the holes. What measurements should i give you?

    1. Measure your current belt from end to end and go off of that. I.E. if your current belt is 40″ long and you think cutting it down 4″ would suit you well, just make a request in the “order notes” section at checkout to make the belt 36″ from end to end.

      1. I forgot to mention The belt I currently have is a schiek. Would that make a difference? Or would I still measure and minus the 4″s?


  15. Is it possible to choose a different font for laser burning?

    1. Yes Sir! Just upload the text in the font you want as an image!

  16. Hi I have a comp in exactly 4 weeks for a Giants Live qualifier, what would be the chances of getting a belt in that timeframe to the UK?

    1. If you get a belt with no embroidery, it shouldn’t be an issue. We are getting those in and out very quickly right now.

  17. Can I change my shipping address. I will be going on leave and am not sure if I will receive it before I go home.

  18. I know you have mentioned your belts are not IPF approved. Does it apply to USAPL as well?

    1. USAPL isn’t strict on local and state meets but our belts are not usable on national and world stages. It is always best to email or contact the meet director before getting to check-ins!

  19. Curious if the eta right now for non embroidered is still 4-5 weeks. Just ordered mine and i cant wait lol

    1. I would gauge them at 3-4 weeks right now.

  20. Just wondering how many weeks it takes from placing the order to recieving it in Australia? Just ordered a belt and silverbeast wraps, keen to use them!

    1. 4 ish weeks for the belt (if embroidered)

  21. Hey Matt
    would I get an update as to when my lever belt is to be shipped out? I’m at sydney australia and excited to get it. 8)

  22. Hi! First meet Dec 9th. Looking to receive my belt and have a couple of weeks to break it in so I plan on ordering completely plain. Could i send it back to you to have embroidered after first meet or must it be done BEFORE?

    1. Unfortunately once the belts are made, I cannot do much to them. Embroidery is actually done before the belt’s assembly. Sorry 🙁

  23. Curious- do the lever buckles fit most other lever belts? My lever broke on my current belt and my budget doesn’t allow me to buy a whole new belt at the moment, but would love to buy a black lever buckle. I have a lifting large lever belt

    1. Yes ours should fit those just fine!

  24. Hi, I was wondering if your custom levers (not belts) are IPF approved. Also how long would shipping typically take to the UK?


    1. I don’t know how they would be able to tell ours apart from everyone else. I think you will be fine on this. If you order just a lever, you are looking at about 10 business days for a transit time.

  25. What’s the weight of a 10mm Thick – 4″ Power Lifting Belt size 27-36″?

  26. Do you have an undyed version of 10mm Thick – 4″ Power Lifting Belt? Is buckskin the one?

  27. I read your info on the starting strength forums, but can no longer find it. You explained how 13mm belts are 2 6.5mm belts, and that a 10mm belt is really a 6.5mm belt with suede.

    Just wondering if you could do a quick recap? It was honest, and helpful.

    I’m wondering how thick your deadlifting belts are? They look 6.5mm.


    1. You have the basics down there already! If you just think of TOTAL THICKNESS and then add the thickness of the other material (suede) then you will really start to get a feel for what we do.

      13mm double suede belt is two pieces of leather (4.5mm each for a total of 9mm) + two pieces of suede (2mm ea for a total of 4mm) = 13mm
      13mm Non Suede belt is two pieces of leather at 6.5mm each
      10mm belt is a single 6.5mm piece of leather + two (2) layers of suede at 2mm each = 10.5mm +/-
      Deadlift Belts, Training Belts, and basic Power belts are all a single piece of leather measuring right around 6.5mm thick

      Hope this is what you were after!

  28. Hey Matt!

    What’s the ETA like if belt was ordered beginning of November?

    1. Best guess it right around 6 weeks

  29. Do you guys ship to P.O. Boxes? If not what is method of shipping i.e. Ups or fed ex i live in California.

    1. Yes we do! We ship USPS Priority Mail 2-3 day

  30. Are you going to be offering a Christmas discount ?

    1. Our Christmas sale ended October 29th unfortunately. Next one will be over the 4th of July 2018

  31. I measured size 40-41 relaxed around my naval and 38-39 snug. I ordered a large lever belt. Is that a good size?

    1. Yes that should be fine unless you are planning on losing a bunch of weight in the future.

  32. I have a question about my belt I ordered it in November and I got my belt in January but I lost weight is there anyway I could get my belt resize before February 17.

    1. We can punch more holes no problem. Or if it is a lever belt, we can cut one end and shorten it that way.

  33. Hi Matt,

    Do you have a sense on the ETA for a non-customized 4″ 10mm belt right now?


  34. What file extensions/types can be provided for the uploads? I have my vector graphics saved as svg

    1. svg should be fine. We can work with nearly anything.

  35. Is it possible to get a companies logo that doesn’t belong to me or am not sponsored by them? Just a big fan of there products and there logo really

    1. If you can get permission to use it, we can do it.

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