Pioneer Cut™ – 10mm Thick – Power Lifting Belt

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 13 customer ratings
(13 customer reviews)

$94.95$99.95

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Introducing the “Pioneer Cut“. It is a Patent Pending design that Steve Strohm designed and partnered exclusively with Pioneer to bring to market. We have taken the existing traditional prong buckle and made it better and more customizable in terms of sizing. Offsetting two lines of holes, this design allows for you to tighten the belt in 1/2″ increments instead of the normal 1” that most companies currently offer. Due to the smaller increments, the belt can be worn at the correct tightness keeping the lifter more safe, and allowing the belt to be unbuckled much easier.

The 10mm Thick Power Lifting Belt (Double Sided Suede) Features:

  • Nickel plated rivets and buckle
  • High quality garment suede
  • 100% genuine sole leather
  • Made in the U.S.A.
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Customize your weightlifting belt

This belt comes with several options, select continue to customize your belt.

Select the outside suede color for your belt: *

Add custom messages to the outside of your weight belt:

Create messages to be embroidered on the outside and the loop of your weight belt. DO NOT use emojis or image font. This is a text only field, non-text characters will not render.

Outside Message Font:

Select a font for your custom message(s). ** CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR EMBROIDERY FONT EXAMPLES
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Outside Message Color:

Enter the thread color for your custom embroidered message(s).

Outline color of Varsity font for outside message:

If you select the Varsity font you can also customize the outline color.

Font for message on the loop or above the lever

Select a font for your custom message(s). ** CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR EMBROIDERY FONT EXAMPLES
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Font color for message on the loop or above the lever

Enter the thread color for your custom embroidered message(s).

Add a picture to the outside of your weight belt:

Upload your picture and we will add it to your custom weight lifting belt.

Select the inside suede color for your belt:

If no inside suede color is selected, we will use the same color as the outside suede selection.

Add custom messages to the inside of your weight belt:

DO NOT use emojis or image fonts. This is a text only field, non-text characters will not render.

Inside Message Font:

Select a font for your custom message(s). ** CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR EMBROIDERY FONT EXAMPLES
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Inside Message Color:

Enter the thread color for your custom embroidered message(s).

Outline color of Varsity font for inside message:

If you select the Varsity font you can also customize the outline color.

Add a picture to the inside of your weight belt:

Upload your picture and we will add it to your custom weight lifting belt.

Select a stitch color:

Buckle Color

Add black edging to your weight belt:

Acknowledgement *

By accepting this acknowledgment you understand that all embroidered/laser burned weight lifting belts ship within 6-8 weeks and non-embroidered weight belts ship within 4-6 weeks. No returns will be accepted without prior written authorization from General Leathercraft.

Belt Notes

Customizations will not be added unless selected as options. Please use this box to submit any additional questions or notes about your belt.

Description

Have you ever had the problem where you can’t get your prong belt the right tightness? How about the problem of getting the belt off after a big lift?

Introducing the “Pioneer Cut™“. It is a Patent Pending design that Steve Strohm designed and partnered exclusively with Pioneer to bring to market. We have taken the existing traditional prong buckle and made it better and more customizable in terms of sizing. Offsetting two lines of holes, this design allows for you to tighten the belt in 1/2″ increments instead of the normal 1” that most companies currently offer. Due to the smaller increments, the belt can be worn at the correct tightness keeping the lifter more safe, and allowing the belt to be unbuckled much easier.

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.

If you have any questions about customizations, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-445-5262

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 6 x 8 x 12 in

13 reviews for Pioneer Cut™ – 10mm Thick – Power Lifting Belt

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vince (verified owner)

    On my 60th birthday, and after 40 years of weight-training, I decided it was time to retire my 35 year old leather power-lifting belt and splurge on a new one.

    While I used to compete locally in bodybuilding and power-lifting in my younger days, these days I train just to stay in shape. While I do not push as hard as a I did when younger, I can still manage a 405# bench and 600# squat when needed – so I still need and use a training belt.

    I started researching what is new in the world of weight training belts and came across many reviews, comparisons, and opinions. I was particularly impressed by what I thought what a relatively fair and unbiased comparison review of many of the popular belts on the market by Matt on YouTube. Since this was intended to be my “last” belt I wanted to be happy with my purchase. My previous belt was a hard 13 mm thick 4″ wide single prong that served me well but was really not all that comfortable, even after years of use. I always seemed to be between holes but didn’t want a lever belt. ( I also used a double prong in my younger days and really didn’t see any advantage so that was also out as an option)

    After several weeks of researching I happened to see the new “Pioneer” cut belts offered by General Leather Craft. I was a bit nervous since these seemed to be new and there were no reviews on their website nor anywhere on the net. Taking somewhat of a chance, I decided to order a 10 mm 4″ suede model. My previous belt had a center hole measurement of approximately 36″. While this is usually a “large” size in other manufacturers lines, it is a “medium” in the Pioneer Line.

    I ordered the belt on line (in my typical boring black color with red stitch and silver/nickel plated buckle) in a size medium. I immediately received an email confirmation and a day or two later I actually received a call from Greg at General Leather Craft confirming my choices and size. I was impressed by this personalized follow-up on their part.

    A few weeks later I received shipping and tracking information followed up by the belt itself a couple days later – just in time for leg training that evening. I was very surprised how pliable and comfortable this belt was right out of the box. I can honestly say that after a few workouts in is better broken in and more comfortable than my old 35 year old model (which I suspect has a middle layer of the “rhombus” (sp) stiff leather that Matt notes being used by many manufacturers). I took out my micrometer and measured the thickness of the belt at various places. It ranged in measured from 9.8 – 10.0 mm – very consistent!

    Due to the belt’s comfort, I actually forget to take it off at times and find myself wearing it during much of my work-out sessions. The double hole “Pioneer” cut design makes all the difference in the world. The 1/2″ hole spacing easily accommodates variations due to water retention, clothing choice, and how tight I want the belt for specific lifts. Before I ordered I was somewhat dubious about the long term durability of the buckle design, but it appears to be very solid.

    if you are undecided about this new design or never considered a single prong belt before, I would strongly encourage you to consider this new option. I cannot find a single “con” re. the belt design nor it’s construction. The great service provided my Matt and his team is just icing on the cake.

    I was wrong about one thing. I thought this was the last belt I would ever purchase but I now have a 13 mm 4″ 100% sole leather model on order While the 10 mm suede belt is probably the best overall belt for my (or anyone’s) general use, I was so impressed by how much this belt helped my squatting that I splurged on this “heavy duty” model. I will review this model once I receive and have some use “under my belt”!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brandon Campbell Diamond

    I’m someone who has always favored lever belts over prongs. For me, it was always a pain to try to get a tight fit in a prong belt. I’d resort to using the rack to brace against to get it as tight as possible. It always seemed that perfect hole was just out of reach. After having spent some time with the Pioneer Cut holes, I have to admit it evens the playing field. You get the same great quality we’ve all come to expect from Pioneer, with the ability to get a precision fit much easier. Nice work!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ryley White (verified owner)

    This isn’t just buying a belt, this is making an investment in your training for the long run. Not only is this belt gorgeous to look at, but she performs well too, standing up to the heaviest of lifts. The support offered is like none other. With the holes being closer together, finding the perfect tightness before a lift has never been easier. It’s a pleasure to wear such an awesome innovation in the sport of powerlifting. This is THE powerlifting belt to buy, it’s a decision my girlfriend and I are thankful we made, and one we are confident that we will never regret.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rhaiany (verified owner)

    Could not be happier with this belt! Perfect for anyone who struggles with their weight fluctuating on a day to day basis. I ordered mine in fuschia, and customized the belt loop – and I am absolutely in love with it! What I was most impressed with however, was the quality of the customer service – I received my belt in less than 2 weeks (waited almost 3 months!!! for my inzer lever belt that was not customized like my pioneer fit one). I follow pioneer fit on instagram and one of the owners is constantly doing live videos showing their belts and how everything is moving along, very hands on and really shows that he cares about their customers and the products they put out!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joseph Deppe

    First actual quality belt I’ve ever purchased and love it can adjust to any of my lifts and there customer service is hands down the best I’ve seen in a long time

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason (verified owner)

    The quality of the belt and the customer service is exceptional. After a quick call about sizing, it was recommended I ask for the belt to be shifted by an inch. I got mine in Navy and it is a beauty. The way this belt works is awesome because of the various times of day I have to train. The smaller increments make it much easier to feel comfortable at any time of day. Best of all, I got the belt in two weeks. I’ll be placing an order for the missus soon!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Miguel

    Best belt i ever had, beautuifully crafted, awesome. Comfortable, clearly a quality product.
    Despite all the bothers and questions i asked, the sales service person, Greg, is a very understanding profesional that adapts to your needs, i ll buy again and certainly recommend

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Will (verified owner)

    I write this a s review for my wife, whom I bought the belt for. To start out, she hates PL belts but has used her 10mm Inzer for a few years out of necessity of lifting. She always complained about it either being too tight or loose, so the added adjustability of the pioneer cut seemed like it would fix that. It has. When I told her she was getting a new belt, she was dreading the break-in period. Once I unboxed it and she saw how beautiful the belt was and how pliable it was off the start, she was converted and I was out of the dog house. Amazing belt.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Grant Nagle (verified owner)

    Belt arrived today. 10mm pioneer cut. Fits perfect and plenty of room to grow into… or out of. Initial impression pulling it out of the box: best belt I’ve ever had in my hands. I cannot imagine getting a 13mm because this 10mm is so thick and sturdy. Buckle and prong feel strong. I don’t see how anything could possible break on it.

    Only gripe was the 2 or 3 week wait for a stock item but I knew what I was getting into when I ordered it.
    5 stars all day.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    jwilksnm (verified owner)

    I just got my belt in the mail today, tried it out, and am happy to say that it is squat day tomorrow; perfect timing!

    Craftsmanship matters to me. I think that things should be designed thoughtfully, executed precisely, function optimally, and look beautiful. This belt exceeds those standards.

    When I ordered my belt I got an email from Greg with a question about my order. He offered a couple of solutions to the issue and made the changes we agreed on. I sure appreciated his attention to detail and his expertise.

    This has been a truly great experience and I can not recommend General Leather Craft more highly.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ron

    Love it, been using my 10 mm belt for a few months and it’s been amazballs. Was sent here from the Massenomics guys and super happy with the decision. It is my first belt so I don’t have the most experience or knowledge about any belts. Saying that it is super nice being able to throw it on and get the prong in close to right and just lift.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steve (verified owner)

    Received my belt on tuesday used today for heavy lift day 2 weeks out from a competition, and hit 105% of my previous PR for 3 reps. and 120% 1RM. This belt is hands down the best i’ve worn, yes the wait is long to get it, but don’t let that stop you. If you want a belt for life this is it.. i love it so much I’m going to order another one with custom logo on it.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wild Bill (verified owner)

    I purchased this belt after watching a review by Alan Thrall on his YouTube channel. I am always skeptical of reviews on YouTube in general but it seemed genuine so I decided pick one up. I have been really pushing heavier and heavier weights so it was time to get a belt.

    The belt is very nicely made. The fit and finish of the buckle, holes, suede finish all clean.

    As far as performance it broke in quick. It didn’t require rolling and unrolling to soften it up. Within a week or so of use it was flexible enough to make taking on and off easy with no loss of rigidity across the belt. I do like the hole spacing. It allows me to get it to the right fit. The suede is tacky and helps keep the belt in place. I compared this to a friend’s Inzer and this wins hands down. All in all top performance.

    I was fortunate to get in during a sale and shipped to me with the extra cost for a XXL belt still under $100 but even at regular prices still worth it. They say 4-6 weeks for basic belts. I had mine in about a week and a half.

    This is a belt that seems like it will last for many years to come. It has become as essential to my gym kit as my lifting shoes, chalk, and knee sleeves.

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