Pioneer Black V2 13mm Stock Lever Belt.
Customization will NOT be offered on stock belts and special sizing and
thicknesses are NOT optional either. These belts will be made exactly as shown in the image with Black dyed leather (full grain vegetable
tanned sole bends) on the outside and inside, black stitching, black V2, black edging, and our Pioneer logo embossed. No exceptions.
They are priced at a point that is less expensive than any comparable belt on the market, but just because they are cheaper, doesn’t mean you should expect lower quality. They are backed by our lifetime guarantee and they will be made with the exact same materials and processes we use with the belts you have come to know.
- 13mm thick
- This belt is 4″ (10cm) wide
- Lifetime Guarantee
- The black dyed leather is more pliable than the original black stock lever belt.
- Black stitching
- Pioneer embossed logo
kendallt909 (verified owner) –
Seriously nice belt. I previously swore off 13mm 4″ wide lever belts because I had a different brand that stayed extremely stiff and would jab my ribs every time I used it to squat. But this Pioneer belt is made with much better leather that conforms better to the body, with out giving up and of the tightness you need to properly brace. I’m glad I made the purchase
Ramiro Quevedo (verified owner) –
My belt came in on Monday and I absolutely love it! Great back support and it helps me so much more than my old belt for my dead lifts. I highly recommend it. I don’t usually do lever but I really like it.
The best belt I’ve owned. Looks great and quality is second to none at a reasonable price. Perfect balance of stiffness and comfort.
Jonathan Childress (verified owner) –
Unbelievable quality. Going to get a custom pioneer fit to go in the bag also!
justin smythe (verified owner) –
After much research I settled on this being my first belt. I couldn’t be more pleased with the stability I can generate with this belt. I had emailed Pioneer BEFORE purchase and they answered several questions prior to purchase. Great customer service, will be customizing a belt for my better half.
Toan Do (verified owner) –
Competitive powerlifter and pro bodybuilder here. I’ve been using Pioneer 10mm belts for years now and this one is on the same grade level.. which is EXCELLENT. Having access to this type of quality and not having to wait is literally priceless.
For the belt, it is black on black, beautiful stitching, pressed logo and leather stain. Lever is as expected, which is durable and will likely last just as long as my my 4+ year old belt that has survived daily abuse. The slightly tapered tongue really helps with the typical belt ‘pinch’; which is a great design improvement. Double thick leather creates the obvious, which is maximal support and is a nice upgrade as I walk deeper and deeper into powerlifting.
I’m chasing world records in May 2020 (165# raw classic, submaster division) and needless to say, this belt is going to help get me there.
Steve Schroeder –
I bought a stock belt a year ago and it is amazing. I lost 40lbs and the belt was too big. I messaged The company and they told me I could send it in and they’d add more holes. Turnaround time from me shipping it to them and it arriving back at my house? 10 days! They have a customer for life.
williamkalajian (verified owner) –
Super nice belt. Lever works beautifully and the stitching and leather is high quality. I can tell this thing will last a while!
rchavez_peachtree (verified owner) –
I have not received the stock belt yet–had a small issue with getting shipped. I messaged them regarding this delay. Matt called me 20 mins later and handled this promptly. I am giving 5 stars at this point for that customer service experience. I am 100% confident the belt is going to fit my expectations. Thanks Matt. Robert Chavez, Belleville Illinois 11/4/20
rchavez_peachtree (verified owner) –
Received belt today–more than impressed. Together with the customer service, these guys are dope. Thanks to Matt and the ladies who I spoke with who helped me along the way.
Justin Calderon (verified owner) –
I ordered one some months ago and didn’t want to make a review until I broke it in.stuff at first like all leather but once broken in ,it’s pretty flexible.got it real quick maybe less than five days if I remember correctly for sure not later than I want to say six days.anyway real pleased with the purchase and just pulled the trigger on a PAL lever baby!!!!
danielvaldman24 (verified owner) –
I’ve had this belt for about 3 weeks now and I can’t say enough good things about it. Great quality leather! Great quality buckle! It fits very very well! It stays tight like a lever belt should and as it starts to break in, it stays firm yet comfortable and payable. Again, not enough good things to say about this belt, if you ever are considering a lever belt but don’t want to pay for an expensive sbd belt, this is the best option out there!
Joseph Coronado (verified owner) –
The quality of this belt is unbelievable. The craftsmanship and attention to detail are amazing on their own. The performance is next level. I received this belt on the 17th of January 2021 which puts me at 8 days of owning it. I feel extremely secure yet comfortable even inside of a 13mm. I can say this even though the belt is far from being considered “broken in”. I’m a beginner to powerlifting but not to lifting heavy weight and it has been the best decision I’ve made to go with Pioneer. I thank everyone at Pioneer and want to ensure they have earned a customer for life. Thank you guys!
Jason Lozano (verified owner) –
By far the best belt I’ve ever encountered in person. It came in one week and became “comfortable” to wear in about 5 days. It was worth every penny and will be recommending to everyone I know. The only downside is now I want to try all of your products!!!
Jacob W –
I got this belt as a gift and I’m pretty new to lifting with a belt so this was my first one. Quality is top notch and definitely helps me feel more stable under heavy squats and deadlifts. It doesn’t pinch, snag or slid around anywhere on my body (as long as it’s properly adjusted). All though I don’t think it’s necessary to rely on belts to lift heavy all the time I’d 100% recommend this to someone who is new to weight lifting belts.
Manuel Do (verified owner) –
I asked customer service which size I should get based on my measurements (I was between 2 sizes) and they quickly responded and even gave me their input! This belt is THOCC. Amazing. I watched plenty of reviews before making a purchase because I wanted to get the right belt and this blew me out of the water. The quality is outstanding.
B. Lee (verified owner) –
American made, need I say more? Looks great, gives me superior support on my squats and deadlifts. I have back issues which are always in my head when I’m squatting. I found my solution in this belt. Customer service even gave me a heads up on their upcoming July 4th sale to save some money instead of just letting me spend more than necessary. Probably the best customer service I’ve dealt with in any industry. Loyal customer now because of it.
Bryan A (verified owner) –
I have a custom 10mm belt from you guys in the pioneer cut. I thought that was my favorite belt, for the quality and the sizing and the fact I got my name on it, but this belt, omg. Stock belt or not, this new PAL system is gonna come in handy in the long run being able to adjust for my weight adjustments and bloated lifts(lol). Nothing beats this blacked out look too! Lifetime customer in another satisfied patron
sttssll (verified owner) –
I think it’s a really good product.
But the PAL is scratched because it’s black.
But it really helps with abdominal pressure.
Anyway, this is best!
Jorge H. (verified owner) –
This is my first lever belt. Words don’t do any justice to describe the quality and material of this belt. By far, THIS IS THE BEST BELT IN THE WORLD!!!!…The one made in Europe is nice too but Pioneer is made in the US. It is worth to spend the money on a belt that will last you for the rest of your life. The customer service is exceptional as well!!!…Thank you Pioneer, God bless America!!!…Let’s go Brandon!!!!
Stetson mcclellan (verified owner) –
Between the high quality leather, metal, and build, to the half inch adjustable lever this belt is a SERIOUS step up from my last one, you can tell just by lifting it up it was carefully made and perfect for a powerlifter. And for $100 less than the SBD belt, it’s a steal, well worth the investment if you’re a heavy lifter.
mgvonoel (verified owner) –
One word: QUALITY !!
This is a serious belt for serious lifters. The PAL is a step change between different lifts – I was amazed how great this principle works. 12 out of 10 ;-)
First , Best quality belt i ever used , great metirials. and perfect team , easy to communicate via gmail fast respods!!
i rate 4 stars because pf the shipping.
when i got the tracking number by a chance i saw they mistake the country and almost sent it to another side of the world. so luckly i notice that and saved my package but overall great product and sevice!
Jeremy (verified owner) –
Love my new Pioneer belt!! Had a slight issue with the first belt I received but Pioneer went above and beyond to make me a happy customer and that I am! Tremendous service and product. Customer for life.
Emiliano Ali (verified owner) –
Bought it as my first weightlifting belt and it’s the best decision I have made as far as equipment goes. I bought it while living in Japan and everything arrived safely.
The belt breaks in pretty fast and it provides a lot of support while doing heavy squats and deadlifts. Fully recommend this product to anyone looking for a good lever belt.
Max (verified owner) –
You get what you pay for, AMAZING BELT. Nice and rigid without being too hard to wear in, only took me a couple sessions. The PAL is so nice to use too!
Max p –
Received in less than a week from ordering. Out of the box it practically feels broken in. I cant wait to use it.
mvpbartlett12 (verified owner) –
So glad I went with this belt. I love the lever specially! I ordered a small at the time and since after I gained weight from pregnancy I can kinda still fit the belt just can’t close the clip which still works that way too. Which surprised me because I would of needed a new belt where this one is so adjustable! Would recommend 100% worth the price too. I powerlift, and Been wearing this belt for over a year now and it’s still in new like condition.
Ben Rogers (verified owner) –
I’m very happy with this belt. The leather and construction are high quality, as expected, and the belt broke in quickly. The best feature is the PAL system that allows for small, quick tightness adjustments without a screwdriver.
My first belt was 36yrs ago, double prong untreated leather Target store special that never broke in and bruised ribs. Roll forward to today May 7th 2023 with a 13mm Pioneer 4″ , no suede, PAL V2 stock belt and out of the shipping box with a couple of break in, hand roll ups, and it feels very nice to wear. I can only imagine it will get better with time. A final note I turned down an SBD belt order as suede traps sweat, odor, and bacteria and apparently the red color suede bleeds and i do sweat. I dont need a competition approved belt and feel I made a solid choice with my Pioneer purchase.
brycefelts2001 (verified owner) –
Amazing belt if you want to squat/Deadlift a heavy load. Had it for almost a week now and everything feels good. Breaking it in does not feel like an issue. My only slight issue is the lever finish, if you plan on keeping it on through out the sets be mindful of scraping it on the rack or barbell. Scratched mine today but it’s no biggie. Better than SBD and Inzer