The Pioneer 10mm Thick Double Suede Powerlifting Belt is 100% made in the USA. We use the finest sole leather bends and garment suede to create one of the best belts on the market. This is the last belt you will ever need and is covered by our LIFETIME GUARANTEE. This belt is fully customizable right down to the stitch color. Embroider your name or favorite saying on the back to make you belt truly one of a kind. This belt features a sturdy nickel plated roller buckle or black buckle and heavy duty rivets. This belt is considerably more pliable than the 13mm counterpart if comfort is part of your needs.
The 10mm Thick Power Lifting Belt (Double Sided Suede) Features:
- Nickel plated rivets and buckle
- High quality garment suede
- Vegetable tanned, full grain sole leather
- Made in the U.S.A.
All 3″ belts must have, and will ship with, a tapered tongue and a single prong buckle.
VERY high quality. Core sole leather is 6.5mm thick, and smells delicious! Suede layers have a rich color and feels luxurious. Stitching is well done. Best of all, the price can’t be beat! Thanks for a wonderful product!
Mackabella Fitness –
I just ordered a custom belt from General Leathercraft and I love it. They did an amazing job. Thanks guys
Scott (verified owner) –
I do not think you will find a higher quality belt out there. The construction is top notch and the belt just feels right the first time you put it on. The only thing better than the belt itself is the unbelievable service Matt provides. As much effort and care that goes in to making the belts, goes in to making sure his customers are happy and satisfied. A job well done on all levels.
Cathy T (verified owner) –
I received my belt the week after ordering it. It is a thing of beauty and obviously well crafted. I showed it off at the gym today and tried it for the first time. Comfortable but sturdy I can see myself loving and using this belt for all my lifting days. Thank you Matt for answering my questions quickly and politely. Great customer service, everything made in the USA and a lifetime warranty. Buy your powerlifting belts here and know you’re getting a top notch product!
Nick S (verified owner) –
Been lifting in this belt for about 4 months now and I love it more each day. Great product and awesome quality! Would recommend to anyone looking for something that doesn’t need to be replaced for a long, long time. Plus my PR’s went up instantly after putting this bad boy on.
Adrian F (verified owner) –
Just got my belt into today! It’s beautiful! Haven’t tried it out under the bar, but I’ve tried it on. This quality can really compete with the big guys! Customer service was great too. After I made my order, I changed my mind about the colors I wanted and I sent an email promptly to see if it could be changed (sorry guys.) They responded in less than five minutes saying it wouldn’t be a problem. I assumed there would be some delay, but it actually came in 2 days earlier than expected. It took less than two weeks to come in after I ordered it! Sure beats the 6-12 week waiting times of the bigger companies that offer custom colors.
Sean B. (verified owner) –
I was debating ordering from some of the more popular belt manufacturers but I am glad I went with GLM. I order my custom belt on Monday and relieved it 5 days later. I am absolutely astounded how fast the process was. I have used an Inzer belt in the past and in my opinion, this belt is of superior quality and the belt feels broken in upon opening the box.
A note on sizing, I fell in the middle of a small and medium and I contacted Matt about it my concerns. He basically took two inches off a medium belt for me for the perfect fit.
I can’t say enough good things, I will be a customer for life.
Doug (verified owner) –
Currently own 2 custom Pioneer Powerlifting Belts.
Belts are made of extremely high quality materials. I expect the belts to last at least my lifetime of continuous use. Other than normal wear and tear from daily use, my first belt is as good as new. Be warned, if your belt is not broken in or you are not used to +10mm powerlifting belts, you may possibly break a rib. The belt will break you before you break it, guaranteed.
Customer service is impeccable. All your questions are answered immediately and details are confirmed. If your belt is even the slightest of not how you designed/requested it, it will be redone, no questions asked.
My most recent belt looks so incredible that I do not even want to wear it. I rather put it on a shelf and display it like a piece of art. Seriously.
I am a lifelong fan and customer.
Eston C (verified owner) –
Belt is extremely high quality. The writing is also stitched in real nicely. Seems like it’s built to be durable. Definitely worth every penny, even the super expensive shipping to Canada.
Dan (verified owner) –
Quality: top of the line could not find better.
Appearance: perfect, couldn’t make a more physically appearing belt.
Effectiveness: very very good, feel stronger with my pioneer belt on vs any other.
Only reason I gave it a 4 out of 5 is because my custom message on the back doesn’t line up on my back, it’s on the side of my belt.
Fred Wallace (verified owner) –
I got one of these custom made at 3″ wide, came out perfect, a real thing of beauty.
Oscar Del Rio (verified owner) –
Frank Phillips –
My belt arrived sooner than anticipated and is beautiful in Red suede. I’ve had quite a few belts over the years, but this one is the nicest. This great looking and quality made belt will last for many years. Very happy I chose a Pioneer belt!
Pablo Garciasalas (verified owner) –
Best thing about this company is everything! From quality to customer service. Ive used my belt for a month now and couldn’t be more satisfied. If you are looking for a solid purchase you’d be doing yourself a favor by purchasing from this awesome company (family owned and American made) thanks GLM. Life long customer and advocate, Pablo.
Spencer Z (verified owner) –
Hands down the best belt i’ve ever had! I’m one of those guys that has to do research on something for months, then second guess myself for another month to finally make a decision. Let’s just say, i’m glad i chose Pioneer Fit! Customer service was outstanding and quality is top notch! I ordered a powerlifting belt with custom designs on it. The very next day they got a hold of me to confirm the order and to advise me on what would work/look better on the belt also to help with sizing. That’s customer service! Cannot say enough things about this belt, honestly if you’re looking for something strong and durable in the gym and that will last a long time, you’re at the right place. I’d had mine for about 4 months now and loving it! My brother will be ordering one in the next couple weeks and he can wait! I’ll be getting number 2 for me soon! Big thanks to the Pioneer Team!
Jason P. (verified owner) –
I did a lot of research and looking around before I decided on my Pioneer single prong belt…and I’m glad I did! It’s great that they have a lot of options and colors to customize how you want it. My order came really fast! The appearance of my belt was awesome when I unboxed it. The sizing was also perfect. I had extra holes for adjustment. It fit perfectly right away with no feeling that I needed to break it in. This is the perfect belt I was looking for squatting everyday. I’m confident this belt will last a long time. It’s great to buy and support a family owned, made in USA company! Keep up the good work!
Jakob West (verified owner) –
This belt is amazing quality. It definitely fit into my price range and came in the color I was looking for. It took about 1.5 weeks for it to get here and I was immediately impressed.
Zack (verified owner) –
I got my belt about a month ago now. 10mm double suede gray, maroon embroidery, size small, single prong. Wanted to wait until it was broken it and I got a good sense of the belt. Overall, it’s pretty damn awesome. Has it made my lifts go up? I have no idea, my programming doesn’t have me max but every 3 months. Has the belt made me feel more stable, secure, and safe? Yes, 10/10 it has helped. Very sturdy, very well made, and very pliable. The belt looks incredible. Gray with maroon was the way to go. Purple with gray will be the next.
There’s only one minor thing I have against it. I measured for and ordered a small while I was 172lbs. It was perfect there, 5 holes from the tightest during lift. I’ve started my bulk now, and bloated some, and I’m now 3 holes from the largest. Worried I may get a little too big before I can order another belt.
Russel Nguyen (verified owner) –
Will be reviewing this to an Inzer 10mm and a Titan Longhorn. 1st, out of the box it requires no break in time whatsoever. You can wear the belt instantly without any struggle. It is a tad bit stiffer than the Longhorn, but not nearly as stiff as the Inzer.
What I noticed with Inzer is that their 10mm is closer to 11.5 almost 12mm thick even. This just means that Inzer like to upscale their 10mm just a bit. However, if you’re going to buy the 13mm from Inzer, it’s not really worth the extra 1-1.5mm of thickness for $10 more since it is essentially almost the same thickness. Why Inzer does this I don’t know.
The Longhorn is pretty on point with it being 10mm. Again, same thing being that it is very supple out of the box and can be worn instantly. The Longhorn may be too supple for some people, so the 2nd time I bought one it had to be double prong. I felt the single prong wasn’t doing enough for the suppleness of it. I think you guys use stiffer leather than the Longhorn which would be my best guess.
Shipping times would vary between belts. 1st time through Inzer, 4 weeks. 2nd time through them it was 7 weeks. The custom Longhorn that I ordered took 3 months. I got my Pioneer belt in 10 days.
One thing I’d like to point out is the loop. Thank god someone used a thinner loop so that the buckle could go in easier. Inzer and Titan both stay with the thick ass loops so it’s incredibly hard to go in and out. Couple that with the fact that the loop is really close to the prong, so you’d have to bend the belt even further back.
One gripe I’d say is that the prong is a bit loose. Not sure if that’s a good thing or bad thing, but Inzer and Titan both have prongs that are quite firm and don’t wiggle as much. I’m kinda all over the place with this review, but I’m thinking things as I go along. It is USAPL approved at local meets. Probably not for Nationally ranked meets and not yet IPF approved.
Diane K (verified owner) –
Love my belt! It is very well made and the colors of the suede are deep and rich looking. Customer service is awesome. I wanted my belt to represent team school colors, The staff took pictures of the suede so I could choose before ordering. I also was able to have my belt custom sized because my waist size is between sizes.The belt arrived in 2 weeks and I received tracking info on the shipment. I ordered the black buckle- so glad I did. It looks very sharp with the black finished edging on the belt. Best of all, I’ve already had 2 pr’s with this beauty.
David G (verified owner) –
30 days from ordering to my hands with custom colors and embroidery. Quality and finish is phenomenal. Even more impressive was the price. Bench belt will be ordered directly.
David A. Gossage (verified owner) –
Received my second double suede belt a month, or so, ago. Why anyone would get a different belt is beyond me. Top notch materials and the damn best customer service you could ever want.
The compliments on how this belt looks are non stop. People are blown away at how inexpensive it was with full customization.
Stop reading and get one!
Rob (verified owner) –
I received my belt in 3 weeks which is faster than expected considering I had custom work done on it and it only took one workout for me to know it was worth every penny. I love it and it’s so much better than my previous belt. I have recommended it to everyone in my gym who is looking for a belt. Also, it looks awesome. Cannot hype these belts up enough.
Joshua (verified owner) –
This is my 2nd belt from Pioneer (first was 6.5mm powerlifting belt). This time I ordered a 10mm 4″ Double Suede Power Lifting belt with custom options including embroidery and black edging and received it extremely fast! From order to delivery was 16 days! Incredible quality as always. My lifting partners were very impressed with it! Great price. Customer service was top notch. I had a few questions and all were answered immediately via email! Don’t hesitate if you are thinking about ordering one.
Rachel (verified owner) –
We ordered a custom belt and it’s such solid construction, definitely quality materials. About a year after heavy daily usage one of the stitches started to come off, no biggie to the function of the belt but customer service was more than happy fix the issue for us and even pay for return shipping. Thank you Pioneer!
Mike Lucotch (verified owner) –
My son and I ordered father and son custom made 10mm Power Lifting Belts, and they arrived over the weekend. My belt is a 4″ belt, and my son’s is a 3″ belt. Matt and Kimberly could not have been nicer through the ordering process. For example, Kimberly suggested getting extra holes in the 3″ belt, so we can both use it for pulling or as a bench belt. My son wanted his school colors, which is my alma mater, so they match. These belts are outstanding! Pioneer belts can be customized with a wide range of options including embroidery with pictures and logos. We didn’t opt for any embroidery, but the options are endless. Pioneer allows you to order as much or as little customization as you’d like. Plus, all belts are guaranteed for life. The belts were shipped in 3 weeks and the package arrived 2 days later. I know they had two machines down for a period of time, so we are pleased with the turnaround. Also, the customer service is excellent. If you’re in the market for a new belt, don’t hesitate. Watch the videos on this site and contact Matt or Kimberly before you order with any questions. You won’t be sorry!
cpirkle45 (verified owner) –
By FAR the best customer service I have ever received. I made multiple changes after ordering (sorry about that :/), and they were both beyond pleasant and accommodating. I absolutely love the belt and customizations. As a regular gym goer and powerlifting competitor, it will be perfect for it all!
Robert (verified owner) –
I am extraordinarily happy with this purchase. To start, the lead time was exactly 4 weeks, which is what was expected given that I didn’t ask for any customizations. To be sure, a month does feel like a long time to wait, but it is the standard time frame for belt companies.
I ordered the belt in grey, and the color matches the pictures perfectly. A close inspection left me very impressed with the stitching. The only minor flaw seems to be a small incision (1/4″ long) near the widest hole setting. Perhaps it was nicked by a very fine blade? Regardless, it’s not at all noticeable unless one is looking for it.
The instructions provided in terms of measurement were very helpful. I measured my waist at 39″, which put me right in the middle of the Large sizing. I mention this because once I did put on the belt, I noticed that when tightened to the desired hole (the 4th tightest for me), there was a significant amount of the tongue left to go through the hoop. I had some light deadlift work on Friday after heavy squats, but I went ahead and used the belt to start the break-in process. After one set, I found I had to rotate the belt on my waist so as to keep the tongue from catching on my arm. I’m not sure if this would be addressed by adjusting sizing specifications or tweaking the design (maybe eliminating the small taper at the end); however, it is why I went with 4 stars instead of 5.
First time wearing it at the gym, I was asked where I got it. The quality of the product just sells itself. I’ll definitely be a repeat customer if I decide to order a custom belt or one with a lever design.
Mike Morrison –
The Pioneer team created a custom belt for me in 2014 and to this day it still has that brand new PR smell. I have carried that belt through thick and thin and have accomplished many great things. Folk songs have been written about the majestic power of the belt. In some countries, my belt is the face of their currency. Constantly world leaders have asked that my belt be there to support their people. I truly believe my belt is the hero that Gotham needs. My belt is the only belt that has crossed over from bodybuilding to powerlifting, but also DC to Marvel, Sith to Jedi, In&Out to Whataburger. I absolutely love my belt. God Bless you PIONEER and God Bless the USA!
Lauren Syslo (verified owner) –
I ordered this belt a few months ago and I’m absolutely in love with it. The quality is amazing and the colors look just like the picture. The customer service from this company is excellent (which is hard to find these days). Although this belt will last me a lifetime I will definitely be ordering from this company again!
Ivan Perez (verified owner) –
Over a year of using it and the quality of the belt has kept it looking like new. Very sturdy and craps all over commercial belts.
Kasi (verified owner) –
I just got my belt today and the quality is amazing!!! The color is exactly what I wanted (pink). I couldn’t be happier with this purchase and would recommend this belt and company to anyone.
Katie (verified owner) –
LOVE this belt!! Received it a few weeks ago, used it for a Strongman comp and using regularly for heavy squats and deadlifts. Color (grey) is perfect and the belt itself is extremely well-made. Fantastic quality and service, would definitely recommend!
Curt (verified owner) –
Highest quality belt I have seen. Very soft right out of the box and required no break in time. Suede and buckle feel to be very high quality. The upgrades I chose to add, (black edging, black stitching, & black buckle) look very good and were well worth the extra money spent. The pride and craftsmanship put into these belts is apparent. I would highly recommend a Pioneer belt to anybody looking for a new belt.
jeremytrubilla (verified owner) –
So I can sum up everything you need to know about this belt in two words… “Buy it”
If you want more detail, continue to read…
First off you should know this is a first class company with beyond excellent customer service and oh yeah they give back to the sport in so many ways. For that reason alone they have my business and recommendation for life… now on to the belt.
This belt is perfect in every aspect, custom to what I wanted, personalized, and built like a tank. It does take a little breaking in if you are planning on using it for deadlift, but overall was not unbearable. This belt is more than enough for the casual gym goer and still more than enough for a serious powerlifter… perhaps at the elite level (I.e. 800-1000 pound squats and deads) you might want to bump up to the 13mm, but I am not sure how you would get more support than this belt gives(perhaps lining it with concrete?).
I have owned the belt now for just about 6 months and really couldn’t be any happier. I think my wife gets a little pissed when I bring it to bed with me, but hey she doesn’t help me hit PR’s on my deadlift.
so to end I will take some poetic license with their slogan “Don’t buy a belt, buy your belt” .
james.j.c.mahoney.19 (verified owner) –
Wow. I got a custom belt in Royal Blue with the tapered tongue and black lining, basically looks like the first photo. I am amazed at the quality of this thing. I’ve bought horrible ones from amazon for 35$, and this one is a bit more expensive, but well worth it.
When I first took it out of the box I was excited, and then when I wore it, it was like nothing I’ve ever used before. My back felt protected and completely locked in. I’ve used numerous other belts before none which felt like this one, and it already feels like it’s molding to my body. I have lost a little weight since I bought it and have like two notches left which is a little worrisome! But that is my own fault.
If your on the fence, I highly recommend this belt. It looks awesome and feels better.
I ordered the non-embroidered belt on November 11, received an email saying that it had been delivered to Fedex on November 28 and finally got the belt on December 4. Everything within the time limits.
I’m not an expert but I think it is a product of excellent quality and it seems to have a great durability.
The customer service has been very good. Since I sent a first mail asking some doubts (without having made the order) until they answered me, only a few hours passed. And afterwards they kindly made me some suggestions. Furthermore, being an international client, they warned me about duties and taxes and informed me of the two options I had: Fedex and USPS.
I’m from Spain and, if anyone is interested, with Fedex I had to pay about 35€. In terms of customs tax (19.51€), administrative expenses (13.50€) and another small charge (2.84€). Of duties I didn’t have to pay anything.
As I said before I am not an expert, but I would recommend this belt 100%.
Miguel Aguilar (verified owner) –
Well I purchased this beautiful custom powerlifting belt for my wife who is just getting into powerlifting because she has recently discovered that she’s alot stronger than she thought that she was. I figured that this would be a great XMas gift so I ordered one. All I have to say is wow very impressed with how it came out !!! The attention to detail and quality is just supirior to anything out there that I’ve purchased in the past for myself !!! I will post pictures of the belt on instagram so the world could see that these guys are no joke and will make you a real high end quality belt thats truly custom made for you !!! I highly recommend these belts thanks alot guys !!!
Jamal Pollok –
I purchased this belt early this month, and it looks and feels amazing. Wanted to wait a few weeks to break it in before I review, but I can’t wait! This is my first personal powerlifting belt, after using no belt or used gym bodybuilding belts for months, and I’m glad I made this choice. It’s very solid, the craftsmanship is high quality, you can tell this is built to last. Good belt!
Michael Preskar (verified owner) –
The 10mm double suede belt is awesome. I’m coming from using a 15 plus year old economy gold’s gym Oly style belt. I’ve really started to focus more on powerlifting and came upon Pioneer when researching. The craftsmanship is top notch and the belt was comfortable right out of the box. Material is supple and the edges are worked so there are no sharp edges digging in when squatting. I will be purchasing an Oly style belt next. Thanks for taking pride in your product!
I like to give reviews after I have used a product for a good while. My wife bought me this belt about 18 months ago after my inzer was stolen. First impressions right off the bat was this is no flimsy belt. It was very well constructed, detailed and solid. Black finish has held very well. Performance was excellent and just gets better. Even with my inzer “broken in” it did not feel as solid and comfortable at the same time as this belt. If only I could give this belt more stars.
drg0708 (verified owner) –
I’m not sure you understand. This is the company you want to support. This is the belt you want. There simply is no comparison. Do it….now.
Iron Office –
I’ve bought over 20 belts and at least another 20 accessories from Pioneer. Including the 10mm double suede, cure leather outside, pioneer cut, lever, buckle, knee and wrist wraps, straps, gun/work belts, and some other stuff. Everything has been perfect so far. The one time there was a flaw, it was fixed right away without even raising an eyebrow. Love Matt and his team, and I recommend them to everyone in the fitness industry.
Katelift (verified owner) –
This is my second Pioneer belt, and I am absolutely IN LOVE. Both of my belts are 4″ wide, 10mm, suede powerlifting belts with a 2-prong buckle and a tapered tongue. They are approved for powerlifting competition, and they are honestly the best belt out there.
I ordered my new belt as a birthday gift to myself, but I feel it’s important to say that my first belt did not NEED to be replaced. I’ve had my original belt for 8 years now, and it’s held up in color, quality, sturdiness, and functionality.
The craftsmanship of these belts is unparalleled, and the fact that I got the exact same quality 8 years apart says a lot. This is the kind of package you open and get EXACTLY what you pictured but with the quality expectations truly exceeded. Well worth the price!
Jon B (verified owner) –
I’ve had my double suede belt for nearly 7 years now and it’s still holding up extremely well. It’s been through heavy squats, deadlifts and other functional exercises from myself and others who are stronger than I am. Just purchased another one as a gift for a friend. Highly recommend!