Pioneer Adjustable Lever (PAL)

(12 customer reviews)


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

Patent pending.


  • Satin Nickel
  • Matte Black

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  • 1/2″ tightness settings
  • Interchangeable w/ 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 deads 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 (excluding SBD) 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 any 13mm lever belt. 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.

12 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.

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