8.5mm Thick – Stock Power Lifting Belt

(29 customer reviews)
8.5mm Thick - Stock Power Lifting Belt

AVAILABLE NOW! Typically ships within 1-3 business days

Stocking belts has been a goal of mine since I started here at Pioneer and that goal is FINALLY a reality!

These Pioneer Stock belts will only be available on our website. We are starting out with the 8.5mm Pioneer Cut version first because of the demand for this particular product is higher than any of the other SKU’s we manufacture! 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 dark brown suede on the inside, brown stitching, silver buckle, no 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.

8.5mm vs 10mm vs 13mm

I know this will be a concern to some of you, so let’s tackle the truth on how these are all made:

  • 8.5mm belts are made using one piece of leather (approx 6.5mm thick) and ONE piece of suede (approx 2mm thick). These stock belts will be nearly identical to a 10mm double suede belt!
  • 10mm belts are made using one piece of leather (approx 6.5mm thick) and TWO pieces of suede (approx 2mm thick each). Suede offers little to no
    rigidity/support but does add to the thickness.
  • 13mm double suede belts are made using two pieces of leather (approx 4.5mm thick each) and two pieces of suede (approx 2mm thick each).
  • 13mm belts with no suede are made using two pieces of leather (approx 6.5mm each).


  • Patent Pending Pioneer Cut adjustable hole design
  • 8.5mm thick
  • This belt is 4″ wide
  • Lifetime Guarantee
  • Nickel plated one piece rivets
  • Nickle plated solid roller buckle
  • Dark brown inside suede
  • Dark brown stitching
  • Pioneer embossed logo

To purchase this belt, select a size and quantity and then Add to Cart.


$79.99 $63.99

HOW TO MEASURE FOR YOUR WEIGHT BELTS: It's very important to order the correct size for your weight belt. We cannot accept returns due to incorrect sizing. Additionally, we are unable to accept returns on custom belts. Please read for more information on our return policies.

All embroidered/laser burned weight lifting belts ship within 2-4 weeks and non-embroidered weight belts ship within 1-3 weeks. No returns will be accepted without prior written authorization from General Leathercraft.
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29 reviews for 8.5mm Thick – Stock Power Lifting Belt

  1. Chad (verified owner)

    Amazing quality for a damn good price. If you need a first belt start here and get a belt you’ll never need to replace until you want something custom.

  2. Frank daddy

    These belts are beautiful down to the last stitching. Fast shipping and amazing price for stock belts. You won’t find anything better.

  3. Alex (verified owner)

    Great belt. The Pioneer cut helps you get the ideal tightness and makes it easy to get in and out of. It’s 8.5mm but the same amount of leather as a 10mm and the feel is the same as a 10mm. The edges are cambered a bit so it has no bite. I had no bruising even the first time using it on squats. Customer service is fantastic too, I ordered on a Thursday afternoon and it came on Monday. Can’t really say enough about this belt.

  4. trin0042 (verified owner)

    This is my second belt. A lot of support and I love the Pioneer cut. I can adjust the belt to the right size for different lifts. Awesome – would buy again.

  5. Mike Stevens (verified owner)

    I’ve had this belt about 2 weeks, great support yet pliable with no break in period. Already hitting PR sets on deads. The quality is remarkable and I can’t wait to keep hitting prs with this belt!

  6. Kylee Vandenberg (verified owner)

    I love this belt!! The pioneer cut makes finding your fit a breeze! Everything about it is comfortable and the quality is fantastic! I have two other belts, and they can’t even compare to this belt. Definitely get this belt!

  7. Clayton (verified owner)

    I’ve kept putting off buying one do to the shipping costs to the UK. But as soon as these stock belts were available I preordered as they are affordable and the quality is exceptional. It’s the first belt I’ve brought as I didn’t want to buy a cheap one and then later down the line buy another one. This thing will last a lifetime. It’s that good that when I’m flush I shall buy a personalised one. Also I ordered a couple of tshirts and they were great quality and a great fit too.

  8. Connor (verified owner)

    After doing a ton of research between various manufacturers, I really enjoyed how transparent Pioneer was about their process and numerous Youtube videos and online testimonials that you can find about their work. It let me know that this stock belt truly is the best value on the market now if you’re looking to invest in a high-quality lifting belt. There isn’t another company that offers this belt at the price point that you’re getting it for and I’m very satisfied with how it looks and feels when I’m training.

  9. Rolando Perez (verified owner)

    Super great quality belt and such a great price. The suede on the inside was a pleasant surprise as well. Amazing construction and attention to detail as well. My coach just complimented me on it the other day and i was proud to say it was Pioneer. And that Pioneer cut is such a huge help!

  10. alanmyuill (verified owner)

    I purchased this to replace a 40+ year old belt my father used and passed on to me. While it doesn’t have the sentimental value it’s a vastly superior belt. Beautiful, functional, and built to last. Thank you Pioneer!

  11. saul.reyes267 (verified owner)

    Pioneer is absolutely the best, right out the box the aroma of that fine leather and quality feel to it I knew I had purchased the best belt I could ever own, and all thanks to a Kimberly she helped aide me into this fine belt and now I’ll always purchase and refer anyone and everyone to Pioneer. If it isn’t Pioneer, you’re doing wrong. Don’t hesitate on this belt, you’ll fall in love with immediately.

  12. geo333 (verified owner)

    Great service! Ordered a stock belt in a small size while noting my waist size. Once I received the belt I had a note stating that they changed my size to a medium given my waist measurement. I am so glad they did! Fits great!

    Amazing belt quality and it smells great too! Definitely great value for the price, I will recommend Pioneer to everyone.

  13. Chris (verified owner)

    This is a REAL belt. What I bough from Amazon 2 years ago was junk. This belt is rigid and built with true craftmanaship. The pioneer cut is a real game changer.

  14. Zack (verified owner)

    Do you enjoy a good lift every now and again? Do you like smashing PRs? Do you love good ol’ U-S of A craftsmanship? Then damn do I know the product for you! You’re gonna want to go ahead and smash that buy button on this stock power lifting belt. When you put this belt on, a few things are gonna happen. 1st your almost immediately going to gain 10% on your max (not scientifically proven*). 2nd your going to get a rush of true patriotisim, that comes straight from the pioneer cut. Many think it only has the advantage of getting the perfect fit, but it also allows the pioneers who settled this great country to lift through you! And last but not least, 3rdly you are going to go up on the attractive scale about 2 points due to the pure quality and overall beauty of this true american work of art! I had to do some searching and it turns out that George Washington used one of these belts while doing his vigorous workout routine only hours before being named thw first president and he credits his success to its use. So if you love America and love to lift heavy weights, look no further. The gain train takes off from here and you need to buy a ticket!

  15. Mike (verified owner)

    I ordered this because it became too hard for me to breath with my Inzer lever belt during deadlifts and this pioneer cut has been great. I’m able to easily tighten it to the perfect hole with my hands and I was impressed with how comfortably it fit the very first use. Great quality, great price.

  16. Joe (verified owner)

    I used to wear a cheap belt from Walmart for awhile till I came across Pioneer on Instagram. This belt is by far the best I’ve ever used. Belt works great plus I get compliments on it every time I use it. Received my belt in three days and hit a PR deadlift on my first use. The Pioneer spacing allows for different adjustments for different types of workouts so I get a perfect fit every time. Great product, fast shipping and looks bad ass. Will be ordering a custom one in the near future.

  17. Emanuel (verified owner)

    Very fast 2-day delivery, beautifully crafted belt (I’m semi OCD so attention to detail really means something to me), the leather to dark brown suede combo is so sexy, and the smell of the leather is kind of intoxicating. One last thing, I’ve been weightlifting for 18yrs, always have done beltless training with the exception of a few years ago I bought a 13mm Inzer lever belt, the stiffness and thickness kind of soured my perception of whether a belt was even necessary, long story short I sold it, did some research, settled on getting a Pioneer cut belt, wanted something less restricting since I squat very low, this belt is broken in from day 1, hugs the body perfectly, offers perfect support and I’m quite happy with it. I never write reviews on products but felt compelled to share my thoughts as a fellow lifter because I understand the importance of what the right equipment can mean for your training goals. Peace.

  18. Hayden Keep (verified owner)

    Extremely happy with my new belt. Was very impressed with shipping. Ordered Saturday afternoon and received it the following Saturday morning in Melbourne, Australia. Definitely recommend this product

  19. har082890 (verified owner)

    Absolutely love this belt!. Craftsmanship is top notch, leather is beautiful and the fit is superb. This is the finest belt I have personally owned. Ordered on a Saturday, processed Monday and at my door that Thursday. Couldn’t be happier.

  20. dave.minnich (verified owner)

    I can’t possibly say enough positive things about this belt! I’m absolutely blown away. The quality is top notch, and the belt felt 100% broken in right out of the box. I got the belt in the mail, unboxed it, took it to the gym that night, and set a deadlift PR. The Pioneer cut has changed the belt game forever. Goodbye lever belts. Goodbye traditional 1” hole spacing prong belts. I’ll never use anything but a Pioneer cut belt ever again. It’s completely mind-blowing that a belt of this quality is available for this price. It doesn’t make any sense, but I’m not complaining! Thank you General Leathercraft!!!!

  21. Terry W (verified owner)

    The stock power lifting belt is an outstanding product. For most lifters this belt is more than adequate. I love the half inch holes for a better fit. When I received my belt and used it the first time, I didn’t want to take it off. Comfortable, reliable, and well made. I believe Pioneer makes the best lifting belts on the market today. I have been using it now for about three months. You can’t go wrong with this product. I highly recommend these belts.

  22. Dave Farrell

    Top quality belt at a very fair price! Service was great and shipping was pretty fast, even tough the belt is fully customized and I’m located in Canada. With the exclusive “Pioneer cut”, I wouldn’t see any reason to buy a belt somewhere else!

  23. sergey solorzano (verified owner)

    have had my belt for a few months now and just barely putting it to work and damn! that Pioneer Cut is no joke. Matt Jokes saying, “Never miss a hole” but really when you are cutting and your weight is fluctuating all over the place you will be glad to have those offset holes to get the right amount of tension on the belt!

  24. Justin (verified owner)

    Great belt. I looked at cheaper ones elsewhere, but I am glad I spent a little more money to purchase this one. The quality is outstanding, and it does exactly what it is suppose to. Spend the extra money to get a belt that will last.

  25. Wade Rotolo (verified owner)

    This belt is awesome! Love that it is American made! I am impressed by both the quality of material and the craftsmanship. I use it on my heaviest sets when I train and it is very comfortable. It helps me get those few extra reps at the end of a set. The leather was already supple when I first received it so it didn’t really need time to break in. Overall, great belt!

  26. William Flanigan (verified owner)

    Excellent belt, comfortable out of the box. Obviously made with quality in mind and will be worn for many PR’s as I’m sure this belt will last me many many years.

  27. Ryan Knoll (verified owner)

    I was having issues with my Inzer single prong 13mm slipping up my back during deadlifts.

    Thought I’d try out pioneer based on all the reviews. This stock belt has been perfect for me and completely fixed the previous issue.

    I like the pioneer cut so much I’ll be replacing my Inzer lever squat belt with a 13mm pioneer cut.

    Very impressed with pioneer’s quality, price and customer service.

  28. Scott Araujo (verified owner)

    This belt is beautifully made and the materials are top notch. It broke in and became comfortable very quickly. I really like the Pioneer Cut adjustability. It lets me set the belt to exactly where I need it for different lifts and when my weight changes.

  29. Wayne Lam (verified owner)

    Whoa! I am blown away by this belt because of how comfortable it is. It doesn’t bite my fat and makes my squats feel super comfortable. The 1/2 inch spacing made it super easy to put on, get it super tight, and get right out!

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