Custom Dyed Lever Belts

(17 customer reviews)


If you are looking for an old school- no frills belt that will last you a lifetime, this is the one for you! The Lever Belt version of the Custom Dyed Belts are 3″ or 4″ all the way around and your choice of thickness.


These custom dyed lever belts by Pioneer are hand dyed using a professional dye in house. They are treated with a conditioner, polish, and sealant to maximize sheen and longevity. They are built using the same 100% Vegetable Tanned Sole Leather that we use on all of our belts. These are what we call the “Sophisticated Belt” on our social media outlets and are an awesome contrast to the embroidered custom belts that we offer. If you are looking for an old school- no frills belt that will last you a lifetime, this is the one for you! The Lever Belt version of the Custom Dyed Belts are 3″ or 4″ all the way around and your choice of thickness.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 8 × 12 in

17 reviews for Custom Dyed Lever Belts

  1. Bradley Heinss (verified owner)

    I’ve had my 10mm dyed lever belt for a few weeks now, and I couldn’t be happier with it. Excellent craftsmanship and high quality all the way around. Pioneer belts are the only belts I will be using or recommending from now on. Will probably be ordering a 13mm lever at some point in the near future. You guys have earned a customer for life.

  2. Jonathan (verified owner)

    This custom belt is exactly as I imagined. I have had this belt for a few months now and it works great. I really like the lever for releasing tension between lifts. No issues with lever holes deforming. 10cm is too wide for barbell dead lifts so I’m planning on getting a 3 inch soon. For all other lifts it works great.


    I’ve had my treated GLC belt for over one year, and couldn’t be happier with it. I ordered a custom width (3.25″) because my 4″ inzer always hit my ribs/hips at the bottom. So far the treated GLC belt has held up great, and only looks better with age. I ordered a second belt and there was a problem with my order–it was different from what I asked for, in size and finish. Fortunately, after a few emails, they refunded me my payment in-full, and just told me to keep the second belt. Honestly no complaints with their customer service or quality, great company, and great custom options if you’re looking for something specific. And now that they’ve streamlined their online ordering, it’s a no brainer. IMO these belts are in another league from anything else currently offered by other companies, and their treated leather will age with you, as you develop your lifting/bodybuilding skillset. Just measure your waist, and pull the trigger!

  4. Brandon (verified owner)

    My “daily driver” belt. It is absolutely beautiful and durable as hell. Quick turnaround(much quicker than the stated production time even during the Christmas season), and Matt kept me in the loop the whole way. Customer service is amazing as always. If I had to change one thing, I’d have gone 10mm instead of 13mm. I was overzealous and 13mm is probably just a hair too much belt for me, but it still broke in quick and is comfortable yet incredibly supportive.

  5. Miral

    I ordered a custom dyed 4′ 10mm belt a few weeks back. Greg worked with me to ensure all the measurements, color and stitching was right. The belt arrived and looked beautiful but had a couple of scratches that looked a bit too obvious. I contacted Greg and he was quick to respond and take care of the matter. They made me a new belt and shipped it within 3 days of my inquiry. Now that’s amazing customer service! as far as the product goes, it’s quality you can see. It works great for me and I love the ease of having a lever vs buckle. I’d highly recommend it.
    I’m a customer for life!

  6. hutton85is (verified owner)

    First I want to say their customer service is great. I needed to contact Pioneer a couple of times and both times they answered well within the hour. I got a 13mm and 4inch wide belt, untreated, dyed on the outside with fade, black edges and stitches. I asked for no suede and laser engraving on the outside, and a black lever. I’ve had the belt for two weeks now and it looks great and feels great. I’ve done all three powerlifting movements and some strongman axle and loglift and no discomfort, I just love it. I thought it would be a lot stiffer but is actually ok, and will probably only get better as I break it in. I love the use of the lever, it’s so much easier to get the belt tight. I’ve tried many other brands from friends and gyms and this pioneer belt is the shit.

  7. Aram Gutierrez (verified owner)

    I have nothing but positive things to say about my belt ! Neither about the company ! Due to my error my belt would have a problem I caught on to it before it was made, emailed Matt! And he made sure my belt came out the way I wanted !

  8. Kevin Friskel

    First of two reviews, customer service: I placed my order yesterday, after looking at every picture ever posted by Pioneer or by lifters that use their belts (at least 3 times). After I cut and pasted different colors and designs together on PDFs. After driving my wife crazy for a month. Never felt so much stress on a purchase, but after over 100 hours of contemplation, I submitted my request. I wrote the owners a novel about why I chose the options I did with references to prior postings that I had drawn inspiration from (USE THE NOTES!). I was amazed to get a call from the owners the next morning to discuss some of the options and I can’t state how much this put me to ease (most of you out there probably have amazing imaginations when choosing designs, but I do struggle). Heartfelt thank you to the Pioneer team for their amazing support!
    Will be following up with a review of the product as well, but honestly, support has always ranked higher in my books. A+ all, and thank you!.

  9. cody (verified owner)

    Finally pulled the trigger on getting a new belt and I couldn’t be happier. The craftsmanship on this belt is amazing. It exceeded my expectations by far and looks amazing. Belt was done and in my possession in half the estimated delivery time If I ever need another belt I know you guys will have my business.

  10. Nick

    So my review will be speaking more to the customer service than the belt itself (I have used a pioneer cut 13mm belt for 4 years and it’s been absolutely excellent)

    However I have lost some weight and wanted to get a new belt that fit better. I placed an order for a custom dye belt. Ten days later I checked my order and realized I had selected the wrong size (wanted a 10mm and selected 13mm) and called there customer service line. No machine to talk through, straight to a very pleasant person. And because the belt was still in the process it was able to be adjusted.

    Easily one of the simplest interactions I had ever had with a customer service. General leather craft has my business not just because of their quality product but because of their outstanding customer service. Will continue to choose them when it comes to quality lifting equipment.

  11. Trey Dallas (verified owner)

    I’ve had my belt for about 4 years now. It’s held up incredibly well despite all the sweat and abuse I’ve put it through. I was so satisfied that I ordered another one for my little brother’s birthday present last year. If you need a belt that you know will last, this is the one

  12. Kevin Williams

    I have a 13mm 4″ V2Pal. I use it for daily training and for competitions! I won’t use anything else. I love mine so much, I am ordering one for daughter for her first powerlifting competition. I don’t want to trust her safety to any other brand!

  13. Marco Hernandez (verified owner)

    I just received and started to use my 13mm lever belt. I’m very pleased with it especially when going heavy on squats. The belt already feels broken in and doesn’t hurt my ribs or abdomen like other 13mm belts I’ve tried have. Pioneer is a 10/10 company, the customer service is excellent they were very responsive and helpful. I also received the custom belt faster than I expected which was awesome especially around the holidays. Overall thanks to everyone for having such quality products and such great customer service!

  14. Ethan D (verified owner)

    Better than I expected. I ordered a 13mm 4″ belt. Beautifully crafted and sturdy belt that looks like it will last for years. The laser engraving looks amazing especially on the black dye. I would recommend the 10mm to anyone that doesn’t want a long break-in period as the 13mm feels like it will take a few weeks.

  15. Val (verified owner)

    I’ve wanted to try a lever belt for awhile, and once I signed up for a meet in late Jan 2024, I decided to order a new belt in late October. Pam in Customer Service was great! She listened to all my questions regarding size and assured me I would get the belt in plenty of time to get it broken in. Bottom line, I got my belt–4″ 10MM dark brown fade to black with black stitching and black lever–in about 3 weeks and it looks fantastic! I’m a fan for life.

  16. Cam Williams (verified owner)

    This belt has been the best addition to my gym bag, it’s unbelievable comfortable and I fell locked in and safe as houses when using this belt under heavy loads, I’ll never go anywhere else for a lifting belt every again, Pioneer #1

  17. David Pulido (verified owner)

    Where do I start? I have been doing general lifting for about a year and recently past couple of months I just started powerlifting. I am a 5’6” unit at 200lbs. I didn’t know much about gym equipment so I would see everyone have an sbd belt so I went ahead and got an sbd belt and for the whole year I have been lifting with pain on my ribs and hips from squatting and deadlifting with the sbd belt (4” 13MM). Until a friend of mine finally convinced me to try out his pioneer belt which is the “ Pioneer cut 3”10mm” with the oldschool buckle. Once we got that belt nice and tight around my torso …….. man it was a night and day difference! That same day I ordered myself a custom 3”10mm with the PAL v2 and as custom as I got it only took 5 weeks to get here and that was through the holidays! They were great on keeping me updated and also would send me pictures of the custom stuff that I asked for to make sure I liked the product and could proceed. When I opened the box to my belt I literally cried from how beautiful the belt was. All my gym bros and gym sis’s went crazy and all gave the belt a try for themselves. They are all trying to ditch they’re sbd belt and get a pioneer now. If I can give this product a 20 star I would! Long live Pioneer.
    I ordered a size small which fits perfect. I am a stocky dude and it’s the perfect size.

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