Pioneer Adjustable Lever (PAL)

(20 customer reviews)

Features:

  • 1/2″ tightness settings
  • Interchangeable w/ MOST Non-Pioneer Lever Belts
  • Alleviates the use of a Screw Driver
  • USPA Approved

The wait is finally over! The patent pending Pioneer Adjustable Lever (PAL) is available NOW! The PAL is a modern play on the existing lever and was designed with the “every half inch matters” mindset. This revolutionary product gives the user the ability to finely tune the tightness (1/2″ settings) to get a perfect fit… ON A LEVER BELT! It also, allows for up to 2″ of adjustments before having to change the tightness of the belts. So if you wear your belt tight for squats and a bit looser for deadlifts and/or bench, this belt will be perfect! If all that doesn’t sound good enough, you can also just purchase a lever and attach it to an existing lever belt. It will retrofit most major brands (if you are unsure if it will fit your existing belt, please reach out) as it uses the same hole dimensions as other lever belts already on the market.

The PAL works best with a STIFF 10mm and/or most 13mm lever belts. I know for sure the PAL will NOT work with SBD or StrengthShop belts along with any 6.5mm, 8.5mm, 0r 10mm double suede belts from us. If you have an older Pioneer belt or a different brand of belt, please reach out to us for retrofitting instructions before use.

The lever has already been approved by the United States Powerlifting Association HQ, and you should have zero problems in Strongman events. Y’all, this project has been in the works for over two years and I am extremely excited for it to come out and help solve some of the problems the existing belts have had.

Patent pending.

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Description

Features:

  • 1/2″ tightness settings
  • Interchangeable w/ MOST Non-Pioneer Lever Belts
  • Alleviates the use of a Screw Driver
  • USPA Approved

The wait is finally over! The patent pending Pioneer Adjustable Lever (PAL) is available NOW! The PAL is a modern play on the existing lever and was designed with the “every half inch matters” mindset. This revolutionary product gives the user the ability to finely tune the tightness (1/2″ settings) to get a perfect fit… ON A LEVER BELT! It also, allows for up to 2″ of adjustments before having to change the tightness of the belts. So if you wear your belt tight for squats and a bit looser for deadlifts and/or bench, this belt will be perfect! If all that doesn’t sound good enough, you can also just purchase a lever and attach it to an existing lever belt. It will retrofit most major brands (if you are unsure if it will fit your existing belt, please reach out) as it uses the same hole dimensions as other lever belts already on the market.

The PAL works best with a STIFF 10mm and/or most 13mm lever belts. I know for sure the PAL will NOT work with SBD or StrengthShop belts along with any 6.5mm, 8.5mm, 0r 10mm double suede belts from us. If you have an older Pioneer belt or a different brand of belt, please reach out to us for retrofitting instructions before use.

The lever has already been approved by the United States Powerlifting Association HQ, and you should have zero problems in Strongman events. Y’all, this project has been in the works for over two years and I am extremely excited for it to come out and help solve some of the problems the existing belts have had.

Patent pending.

20 reviews for Pioneer Adjustable Lever (PAL)

  1. Allen (verified owner)

    Just used it for my first squat session since it came out. Brilliant. Totally and completely brilliant. Out in the garage at 30 degrees, I could put it on over my hoodie for a few sets, tighten it a bit for work sets, and once I got really warm wear it just as tight with the hoodie off. Plus it makes taking the belt off even easier- often when you finish your last set in a standard lever belt you pop the lever, then have to work the lever out of the holes. This makes your lever easier to put on and take off than a prong. I cannot recommend this enough.

  2. Jimmy Donaldson (verified owner)

    Pioneer doesn’t miss. Was counting down the days since July and was not disappointed! Absolutely amazing product and would recommend to anyone. It also makes taking the belt off easier rather than having to fight to get the teeth out of the holes of a new belt. 10/10 product and 100/10 service.

  3. @youngpowerlift (verified owner)

    Perfect for multi-ply powerlifters! The different settings allow the multi-ply lifter to use the same belt to fit over the squat suit (tight), deadlift suit (looser), and support to keep the bench shirt tucked (loosest setting). Easily the best piece of equipment I own and is made extremely well, will be passing it down to my kids and grandkids!

  4. Louis Espinoza (verified owner)

    Just improved the lever design and added more adjustability with the pal making it more versatile!!

  5. Joel (verified owner)

    Once I saw it on Instagram in early 2020 I ordered it though July pre-campaign. I live in Canary Islands, Spain and the shipment has been extremely fast. No duties and shipping related problems. The lever is extremely well designed, lighter than my previous competitor’s lever. The screw adjustments and the setup was pretty fast, it took a few minutes. As stated, it adapts extremely well to other brands’ belts.
    Related to training is incredible to change the tightness with a few lever movements. The adjustment between different positions is extremely fast. With normal levers I usually spend a lot of time locking them, specially during competition season (more belly), and I feel I’m not going to need the screwdriver anytime soon. Tried it during my heaviest lifts (deads, squats, yoke carrys, atlas stones…) well balanced, extremely well crafted, awesome locking. It won’t move. Totally a game changer. I wrote Pioneer asking to sell PALS and belts separately, because I feel now I need one of their custom creations acompanying my belt. Time will tell… You won’t be dissapointed. Piooneer stands in front of their products and they have truly closed the gap between lever and prong belts with a so simple design. Engineering at its best.

  6. Alexandr (verified owner)

    Had to try out my PAL last night after I received it. The only thing I wanted more from my pioneer belt was to be able to use my soft belt underneath without a screwdriver and this lever allows me to do that.

    This lever held up on heavy front squats and a 1000lb yoke walk on the first night and I absolutely can’t be happier with it. Look forward to pushing the limits on this and seeing if it holds up.

  7. Matthew (verified owner)

    I have an inzer 10mm Forever Lever Belt, but have always been annoyed with the limited customization of the tightness without the need for a screwdriver. This product 100% fixes the issue. It was a bit of a struggle to get the “wave” side installed in the belt, but was able to do without damaging the belt or having to change the original holes in any way. Now it’s just figuring out the perfect set up for adjustable tightness. Overall, works perfectly and if anything feels more secure with metal on metal, rather than the original metal hooks in leather holes. I would recommend 100%. The only “issue” is that with how the holes on my Inzer belt were drilled, the belt overhangs a bit meaning I can’t use the tightest slots on the wave end. It’s not the end of the world, and even knowing it now would still purchase again multiple times over.

  8. mdonahue (verified owner)

    Very High Quality. The Lever is heavy and sturdy. Tightens the belt very nicely.

  9. m

    I love this lever. I can have my tightest setting real tight for elongating exercises like overhead press, medium looseness for squat and deadlift, and at the loosest setting to slip a chain in for weighted dips and pull-ups. Same belt, just move the pins to different slots. Super easy to put on and take off. Love it.

  10. rchavez_peachtree (verified owner)

    Ok, I ordered the 13mm belt with standard lever—no problem with it at all–in fact, loved it. Someone at the gym mentioned the adjustable lever, and I checked it out. Ordered it. All I can say is WOW—-its hard to make something that’s already great, even better, but this lever did just that–Thanks Pioneer. You guys are awesome.

  11. Joe (verified owner)

    If you have a lever belt and aren’t using the PAL, you’re doing it wrong.

  12. EM (verified owner)

    I just received mine and used it for the first time the other day and it is nothing short of fantastic. Having the half inch increments over a 2 inch area means that unless you gain or lose really substantial weight you’re virtually never going to have to use a screwdriver again. I was able to attach it to my three-year-old 10 mm belt in probably 5 to 7 minutes. I didn’t have to make any alterations to the belt and it went on with absolutely no problem.

    You not only get the half inch increments but you also get some benefits you don’t get with the traditional lever. I find it easier to open and close the belt since you’re not having to put the teeth of the lever into the belt itself which even after 2 years was sometimes a pain in the butt to get out. Here you simply put the prongs in the wave and that takes a half a second to put in or take out.

    I also wondered if the belt would stay on you when you have it unclasped like a traditional lever belt does, and it does in fact stay in place. When you open it, the prongs might come out of the wave but in less than one second you just push it back in with your hand and then you can leave the belt around your waist with the lever opened and it stays in place just like a traditional lever belt does.

    Being able to customize your belt to the exercise you’re doing or making it progressively tighter as you build up your warm-up sets to your work sets is nothing short of fantastic. I couldn’t recommend it enough.

    It looks great, it went on with no problem, it functions perfectly and it looks like it will last a lifetime. Just a fantastic product. Couldn’t recommend it any more heavily.

  13. Richard mangrum (verified owner)

    Dear sweet lord, upon opening first thing I noticed is it is built like a f#*king tank! Weighs probably double my old lever and the satin and quality of finish is amazing. It works awesome and I love that I can have one belt for lifts now!

  14. Eric Thomas (verified owner)

    The concept is great. Having a way to easily adjust fractions of an inch without completely disassembling the lever is awesome.

    Now that I got that out of the way, here is my chief complaint. Comparing the base of the lever-side to other standard levers, it lacks the “tongue” of metal which opposes rotation as you close the lever. As a result, it causes the belt dig into my abdomen instead of contouring with it. If there is a Version 2 of this buckle that addresses this issue, it would be perfect.

  15. Dillon M (verified owner)

    Super impressed by this thing! Very very high-quality! I literally never leave reviews on anything. This thing was so awesome I felt like it was a dick move not to. Put it on my probably 15 year old elitefts belt no problem.

  16. chris moro (verified owner)

    I used this lever on an Inzer belt and I don’t love it on this belt. I can not use the tightest setting as the belt gets in the way of the lever closing on the tightest setting. The belt overhang that goes underneath the belt also catches on the backing plate of the lever where it’s screwed in,making it difficult to close. It’s also just a bit more difficult to close in general being a bigger guy trying to look down and make sure the 2 prongs are in the right place and not uneven or popping out. Love the idea and I will still use it cause at least I get 3 settings instead of one. Never used an sbd but I’d believe it’s a little more convenient and hassle free than this

  17. Jessi

    I am so happy with my belt so far. I had been getting by with a cheap belt that was given to me for the last couple years, I am so glad I finally made this purchase, the quality and functionality are above and beyond what I was used to. The 3″ is perfect for a shorter female torso.

  18. Spencer (verified owner)

    Really love the idea around the product and love the functionality of it. Not to mention it is quite easy to install.

    However one of the pins on the lever keeps falling about halfway out which prevents me from closing the lever. It’s easy to push the pin back in but frustrating needing to do this multiple times a workout. It’s unfortunate that a bolt or rivet wasn’t used.

    • Matt Hadden (verified owner)

      Hey Spencer,

      Just shot you an email. The pin used should be knurled to keep it from happening so I need to send you a different lever. Hit me back and I will take care of you.

      Thanks,
      Matt

  19. Jake Knowlton (verified owner)

    Just got the level in the belt and I was slightly disappointed. When you go to latch the belt, it lacks the extra 2-3 inches of metal on the buckle over the outside of the belt, causing the pivot point of the lever to bend the belt, causing it to dig right into your stomach and not getting a secure latch of the buckle unless you manally straighten out that part of your belt that gets pushed in by the lever. This is concerning for me since the level sometimes doesnt provide a completly secure latch, might come undone during a lift.
    I also noticed that my buckle won’t let me go to the tightest setting on the buckle as said in the instructional video. This is also very strange since and I don’t know why its not letting me do that.

    This lever was put on a 10mm pioneer level belt.

    Love Pioneer and their products, but was disapointed by this one.

    • Matt Hadden (verified owner)

      Jake, reach out via email and we will get the PAL back and your money back to you. We made a video and several posts explaining both of the issues you have encountered here. We also state on the product page that the PAL is not compatible with 10mm suede belts from us. I look forward to rectifying this for you.

  20. Monseis Fuentez (verified owner)

    Just got mine pal lever works great so far. Put it on a RDX 10mm and works justed fine with it, the belt is about 4 years old too.

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