Pioneer Cut – Custom Dyed Power Belts by Pioneer

(3 customer reviews)
Custom Dyed Pioneer Cut Lifting Belt

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.

These custom dyed power belts by Pioneer are hand dyed using a professional dye in house. They are treated with a conditioner, polish, and sealant to maximize sheen and longevity. They are built using the same 100% Vegetable Tanned Sole Leather that we use on all of our belts. These are what I call the “Sophisticated Belt” on our social media outlets and are an awesome contrast to the embroidered custom belts that we offer. If you are looking for an old school- no frills belt that will last you a lifetime, this is the one for you! The Power Belt version of the Custom Dyed Belts are 3″ or 4” all the way around and your choice of thickness.

Let's make this belt yours!

Each of our belts are handmade in the USA and come with many options to make them as unique as you are! Please review each option carefully and make sure to answer all of the questions!


Start by selecting a size and some basic options and the form will guide you through the available customizations for your belt.



Due to the different styles and belt options General Leathercraft reserves the right to alter any customizations to make sure the belt is functional. This includes our custom flag belts and all of our other belts. Additionally, thread used for stitching and custom embroidery are different and the colors may not match exactly. If you have questions about this policy please contact us before you purchase your belt.

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.
Order questions please contact us.

HOW TO MEASURE FOR YOUR WEIGHT BELTS: It's very important to order the correct size for your weight belt. We cannot accept returns due to incorrect sizing. Additionally, we are unable to accept returns on custom belts. Please read for more information on our return policies.

3 reviews for Pioneer Cut – Custom Dyed Power Belts by Pioneer

  1. carlos pietri (verified owner)

    The belt I received is very nice overall. I love the cut of the belt as it gives more fit options. I am going up and down in weight from bulking and cutting and the staggered hole placement is very convenient. The leather of the belt looks and feels nice. I would recommend this belt to my friends.
    I wish I would of asked about the felt colors before I ordered the lime green. I thought the felt would look more vibrant than it does. It is very muted. I paid extra for the black buckle and some of the buckle came unpainted and silver in color. The black also seems to scratch off easily.

  2. Christian Ernst (verified owner)

    I could not happier with this belt. I’ve had it for over 7 months and live it. The fit takes some getting used to as I have only used the crappy belts at the Y from Dicks. But this belt is amazing. Sturdy AF, stylish (purple dye with the black edging), and durable. No signs of any wear and tear and I’m in it got at least 45 min to an hour 3 times a week. Pay the extra. Get the belt you like. The 1/2 inch holes help especially if you’re cutting and bulking regularly.

  3. Rob (verified owner)

    Well I thought the pioneer cut was somewhat of a gimmick but ordered it anyway, it is not, and I have found it to be functional. I ordered the 13mm light brown version with black trim. And I like it a lot. There are belts and then there are one of a kind belts with suede lining, laser engraved name and images, and hand dyed leather built using only premier parts. If the cost is not the limiting factor I am positive this company can produce the last weight belt you will ever want and to include any and all of your branding / badging ideas. I am highly satisfied with my one of a kind belt and you will be too.

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