3″ belts have made a big splash over the past few years, catering to those of us who are short in stature or just don”t like the belt bruises that a 4″ belt may cause. The 3″ Pioneer Cut allows for the .5″ spacing that you have come to know, and is extremely comfortable while staying supportive.
The Stock Pioneer 3″ Belt Features:
- Nickel plated rivets and buckle
- Vegetable tanned, full grain sole leather
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Guaranteed for Life
- Patented Pioneer Cut design*
*U.S. Patent number 11,224,531
Lewis Barnett (verified owner) –
I love my 6.5mm 3” Pioneer Cut belt. It’s comfortable and I’ve set a couple of PR’s with it. Can’t wait to expand my collection of Pioneer Belts!
Robb Macdonald (verified owner) –
I hadn’t used a belt in 30 years. I researched a bit online and found Pioneer from Alan Thralls Youtube channel. I figured since I don’t use belts, I’d start with a 6.5mm and a 3″ since I’m 5’8″. I was worried it would be stiff and uncomfortable. I am pleased to report it seemed to break in after just a few workouts and it is comfortable to wear. I really like the Pioneer Cut innovation. Perfect fit every time.
Ryan Hilleshiem (verified owner) –
Very high quality belt. Absolutely love the pioneer cut, it’s a game changer. Also, impressively fast shipping. I definitely recommend Pioneer!
Robb Macdonald (verified owner) –
2-1/2 months later. I’m glad I bought the 3″ @ 6.5mm it works great. I love using it. You can feel the quality in your hands.
Saiful Bahri (verified owner) –
As a 5’4 guy, this 3″ belt is perfect for me. It fits nicely between the ribs and hips and doesn’t disrupt my dl or squats. The smaller increments are amazing too. Recommended!
Taylor Hirschey (verified owner) –
I am a 5’7” woman with a large frame. Originally, I was going to get a custom belt, but I decided to get a stock so I could use it more quickly. I am glad I did. The belt arrived in a matter of days, and it is perfect! The 3-inch belt is plenty wide- 4-inches would have been too wide. Also, the 6.5mm is plenty thick and offers a lot of rigidity. The pioneer buckle system works great. And this is a VERY attractive belt. The “pioneer” stamp looks great. I use this belt on squat movements in my basic bodybuilding routine. The belt helps me focus on using valsalva breathing, pushing my entire core outward against the belt to provide my spine stability. This is really key for me as I have serious disc issues from my time in the Army. I will absolutely recommend this exact belt to others! It is very high quality, it looks incredible, and it works.
stingrey72 (verified owner) –
Absolutely love this belt. Had my first one (XL) 5’11” 246lbs for nearly a year before weight loss forced me to get a new one (L) 221lbs. During my time the half inch increments have been invaluable as my waist has trimmed up. They have held out impressively very well as any good American leathercraft product should. I really enjoy how comfortable the 3” feels on any floor work like deadlifts and the Olympic lifts. I also enjoy it for bracing on the bench. For squats it was great and more than enough bracing at lighter weights. As my work sets have pushed passed 300lbs it is still adequate but I sometimes wonder if a thicker 4” would provide more stability for bracing. It might be just mental but honestly as my work sets push ever closer to 400lbs the mental component becomes more crucial and having my Pioneer safety belt is mandatory gear for training.
Great quality products from a great family owned business. American made from American leather. Couldn’t ask for more. Highly recommended.