Lever Powerlifting Belt

(22 customer reviews)


This Pioneer Lever Powerlifting Belt features:

  • Vegetable tanned, full grain sole leather
  • Traditional or PAL lever
  • Handmade in the U.S.A.
  • Lifetime functional warranty
  • Treated, untreated, or black leather
  • 6.5mm, 10mm, or 13mm thickness

Recommended Uses:

  • Powerlifting
  • General strength training
  • Strongman

Product Notes:

  • 6.5mm belts will not have stitching unless specified
  • 10mm and 13mm belts must have stitching. We will default to white thread if no color is selected specification


This belt has the classic all leather look and feel but can be dressed up with a custom laser engraved exterior and/or custom engraved lever. It is cut to your desired thickness and width. Keep in mind this belt is all leather and will be stiffer than a 10mm or 13mm belt with exterior suede.

Option Details

  • 6.5mm: This belt is single thick meaning it is constructed of a single piece of sole leather offering a very pliable yet supportive belt. This belt can be geared to new lifters looking for comfort or seasoned lifters that are advanced in their bracing technique. Belt stitching is only available upon request as it is purely cosmetic.
  • 10mm: This is a double thick belt meaning it is constructed of two (5mm) pieces of sole leather cemented, pressed, and sewn together. Keep in mind this belt is all leather and will be stiffer than a 10mm belt with exterior suede. These belts must have stitching and will default to white unless specified otherwise.
  • 13mm: You won’t find a stiffer belt than a 13mm all leather belt. It is constructed the same as the 10mm (two thicker 6.5mm pieces of sole leather) so it offers maximum thickness while still being legal for competition. This belt will require more break in time to become comfortable and molded to your torso, but will be worth it if you are looking for maximum stiffness. These belts must have stitching and will default to white unless specified otherwise.
  • Black Leather: The black leather option will be more pliable (due to the oil struck dye process) in comparison to the treated or untreated models. The finish is smooth and sleek looking but does not fall short on quality or durability.
  • 3″ Width: 3″ belts are geared for those with shorter torsos. They will cover less surface area and can be more comfortable than a 4″ belt, especially for those who are…vertically challenged. If the 4″ belt hinders your depth in the squat or starting position in the deadlift, then the 3″ belt should be perfect for you!
  • 4″ Width: 4″ belts (or 10cm) is the “standard” or “norm” when it comes to power belts…It is a great starting point for most lifters of average or taller than average height. It covers the most surface area giving you the most support.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 8 × 12 in

22 reviews for Lever Powerlifting Belt

  1. NG

    BEST customer service I have ever received. Belt is of highest quality. Thanks!

  2. Brad

    This belt is amazing quality. Thank you very much. I will be referring everyone that comments on it to look here.

  3. John W

    Great quality and value. This will last a lifetime. Very happy customer. I wish I’d bought it a long time ago. Works great.

  4. Pablo Garciasalas (verified owner)

    Hands down the best belt I’ve owed. 13mm feels comfortable and broke in quite quickly. Excellent craftsmanship and very unique. Matt, Kimberly and everyone at GLM are the best. Will continue to support this company as long as I am able.

  5. Will (verified owner)

    Very durable feel but not overly stiff. Will take some breaking in, but much more comfortable than I expected being a 13mm belt with no suede. Also got it in 2 weeks. Worth every penny

  6. Shane

    Beautiful belt. It’s easy to put on and comfortable to wear while still being perfectly sturdy.

    (Embroidery and laser image came out well, too.)

  7. claytonschase (verified owner)

    Incredible belt. I’ve been using it for the past 6 months and it has only gotten better with time. High quality materials and hand crafted! This will be my lifting companion for life.

  8. Amanda P

    Best quality for powerlifting belt. I personally like the quickness and ease of wearing a lever belt. So much more confidence on the platform and so much more motivation to hit new PRs.

  9. Ryan Hare (verified owner)

    This is a very nice belt. It is well-made, comfortable, and for me the thickness is exactly what I was looking for.

  10. Sumit Singh (verified owner)

    Alan Thrall brought me here. I bought this 13mm and a 10mm stock belt when the sales were happening. Based on Alan’s praises I was expecting some pretty damn good belts but I wasn’t expecting what I received. The quality is phenomenal. The attention to detail, the perfect stitching, the bevelled edges. I couldn’t be happier with them. I only wish I could post a photo to show people what I’m talking about. What you see on the site is exactly what you get, but holding one of these thick suckers let’s you truly appreciate just how good the quality is. Thank You so much for taking the time to make such beautiful belts.

    Thanks again from Australia
    Sumit Singh

  11. take9max (verified owner)

    The moment I opened the box, there was no decorative suede or stylish colors, it was rugged and simple and I couldn’t help but exclaim, wow! Super cool!
    I asked them to change the size and emboss the logo based on the stock belt I had previously purchased.
    I finally got this belt which is the best fitting and full of PIONEER character.

    Thank you from far away Japan.

  12. Adam A (verified owner)

    This belt is very durable and does not feel stiff. It will take a while to break-in, but once it is, it will do you wonders. After using this belt, I have not felt any back pain after I deadlift or squat. The lever is easy to use and quick, but if you share a belt with your friends, do not get this belt since you can’t change the size of it inside the gym.

  13. Luis Eduardo Ayala Valencia (verified owner)

    I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on the belt but no words to describe wothr every single penny. I Love it

  14. Ronald Glenn (verified owner)

    Pioneer got my order wrong!! So why am I giving the belt a 5 star review? Two reasons: first, customer service was exceptional! I received my first belt a day early. Unfortunately I received a 4 inch belt when my order was for a 3 inch belt. I contacted customer service at the first of the week and explained the error. Within 10 minutes of the conversation I had a FedEx label in my email to return the belt. Within SEVEN DAYS of the phone call, I had the correct belt in my possession! This is how customer service is supposed to be. Pioneer was exceptional in this regard. Second, the build quality of both the lever and the belt is fantastic. This is a belt that will last as long as I do. I feel locked in and secure in this belt during heavy squat and deadlift sessions. I love the quick release function of the lever as opposed to a classic prong type belt. Couldn’t be more happy with this purchase. Thank you Pioneer!

  15. Les Hollister (verified owner)

    This thing is a absolute tank. After a few months of almost daily wear with PRs in deadlift squat and yoke its earned my trust. It took a while to find where it was comfortable on me. Worth the money. Amazing customer service.

  16. Matt (verified owner)

    Amazing fit, form, feel!!! Construction is top notch and hardware is quality (not casted like other mass produced lever belts, ie gym reaper). Leather is high grade as expected, worth every penny.

    I have had many belts and this one takes the cake. The pal v2 lever with adjustable latch points is exactly what you need. I was originally deterred by the inability to change anchor points like the SBD belt, but the minor advisements the lever afford allow for better fine tuning (in my opinion one does not need to change holes from the lever as you do not vary that much week to week, and if you do the screws are easy enough to change and provide a better closed lever fit when secured)

    Customization is great and options abound, highly recommend!!!!

  17. philpr551 (verified owner)

    This belts quality is very noticeable. Compared to a general belt, this produces way more intra dominal pressure. Furthermore I recommend sizing one down from your measured size, because I ordered a large thinking it would barely fit, and I am near the smallest hole.

  18. mykolas saloninas

    I got an untreated lever belt and it looks gorgeous. It took only 4 days to get it to my door. I am confident that this belt will not break on me and if I do get another one it won’t be because it broke but to get a new design or never style lever.

  19. Wilson Thammavongsa

    I ordered a custom 4″ 10 mm lever belt 2022 during black Friday. It came pretty fast. I was extremely pleased with the stitching for my name. Super comfortable and adjustable and great quality. Pioneer definitely does not cheap out on material and has a crazy fast delivery process. 10/10 would recommend. The customization is easy and a cool feature!

  20. Carter Kearby

    This is my second one your belts are absolutely fantastic

  21. Rader (verified owner)

    This belt is built to last. Heirloom quality.

    Even though I’m 6′ 2″, I found 4″ belts to be a little wide for me. Glad I went with v2 lever at 10mm @ 3″. Very sturdy. Latch is super easy to use. I like that the latch swing is big so I can clamp down tight for sets, but when open, can leave belt on and breathe comfortably.

  22. Hayden Tibbs

    I’m three years deep with my custom lever belt. Shows no signs of breakdown other than a bit of cosmetic wear and tear. Great belt, and I’ve tried them all this has been my favorite on the market.

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