Stoic Powerlifting Belt

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A proper belt to a serious lifter is like cleats to football player.

In the past you only had two options: overpriced or junk. If you’re really unlucky, you bought one with both of those attributes.

Here’s a breath of fresh air. I’ve figured out how to supply you the premium stuff without the typical gimmicky overhype-and-overprice.

It really doesn’t get much better than this. Old school built-to-last forever quality with nothing to hide…

That’s why this belts tan leather layers are never hidden or disguised under edge coating or inner suede.

What you see is what you get: Super thick, premium, full grain leather without unnecessary fat suede, plastic, or other cheap “filler” materials.


First, let’s have a very quick lesson in Belts 101

Many people don’t know these things…

A proper belt provides trunk support for the lifter for years of heavy training.

It shouldn’t be too stiff or too soft, and it has to last.

You already know this.

What you might not know is, the support and feel of a belt comes entirely down to the quality and materials used in manufacturing. Typically, the leather.

The thing nobody talks about is this; high quality leather like what’s used in our belts is extremely expensive to produce. If only there was another way…

Well there is! It involves using significantly cheaper leather… and hiding it under edge coating and suede because visibly it’s a clearly different material.

But “Isn’t all leather the same?!” you ask…

The answer, of course, is no. There are several different types of leather, all with different properties and qualities.

From what I’ve seen, only a tiny fraction of all belts are made of high quality leather. It’s expensive stuff.

How can you tell?

The best way I’ve found is to simply look at the edge of the leather where the color should be tan through to the middle.

Some hide these edges by painting them, which is why our edges are unfinished and unpainted so you’ll see they’re tan throughout!

Other features:

Our belt fits the gold standard of 10cm width all the way around, front and back. No taper, just as god intended.

A simple, quick, single prong closure with a beefy seamless, 2mm thick roller buckle.

Just a single, thin, piece of suede outer covering. Thus maximizing the thickness of the supportive core leather.

Note: belts are pre-broken in but for some lifters a typical break-in period may be required before the belt is comfortable.

Is this belt competition legal?

Our belts are made to maximum competition specs. If your federation does not require equipment approval then yes they should be legal.

For federations that require equipment approval, we are currently approved in USPA, IPL, AAU, and USAPL local/state meets.

Currently pending IPF approval.

Always check with your federations rulebook just to be sure our belts fit within their rules!

How do I measure properly for this belt?

The size belt you select will be based on your belly measurement, not you waist or pant size. So keep this in mind!

You’ll want to grab yourself a soft measuring tape and measure around your belly, or where you’ll be wearing the belt. Brace your abdomen as if you are lifting.

Tighten the measuring tape so it is sung, but not too tight.

Then pick the belt size that your measurement fits in.

TIP — Typically your measurement will be larger than your pant size. Also remember the belt is 4” wide around your waist and between 10-13mm thick. You can consider this for a perfect fit.

Should this be broken in?

I would recommend against breaking in the belt unless you absolutely have to. This can over soften the leather beyond your preference.

Otherwise just wear the belt routinely and it will break in overtime molding to your body. This will help maintain the rigidity of the belt.

How should I care this thing?
Does this reduce ab workload?
What if my belt doesn’t fit?

If you’re running into trouble with your belt not fitting properly, don’t worry! Just contact us and we’ll help with a size exchange.

Reviews (5)

  • belt is very well made and will definitely last a while. the thickness of this belt means that it will take a while to break in by rolling it up in alternate directions for about a week. the buckle is very strong and the seams on the belt itself are well constructed

  • I wanted to wait a little bit before posting this review so I could really put this belt to the test. First of all, I think this is a GREAT belt that you can buy and use from day 1. A lot of power belts has a break in period that can take awhile and you’ll hear a lot of people having issues with it digging into their hips in the bottom of a squat or deadlift. This is NOT the case with this belt. From day one you’ll be ready to go. I have already competed in one strongman contest with this belt and I hit a raw squat PR at 545×3 with it. Routinely deadlift upwards of 700lbs with it and it has by far passed the test holding up, no manufacturing errors. I really like the single prong how much easier it is to get on and off. Also, with strongman training, I don’t like to have a lever belt because I don’t like having my belt as tight for every event. The only drawback to this belt is you like really really stiff belts (think of an inzer power belt) as these two belts wouldn’t be the same. Overall I am very happy with this belt and it works very well and look forward to using it for years to come!

  • liked this belt more than I thought I would. It’s already broken in so I can cinch it tight. It’s also nice and thick for support.

  • I’m very happy with the quality of this belt! The sizing was on the mark, and it feels about as comfortable as a powerlifting belt can!

  • I originally purchased this belt mainly because I had a coupon code for it, because I already own a Inzer lever belt I didn’t really need it. But upon receiving it and trying it out for a few weeks I have to say that this is a great belt! It is very strong and supportive but also not super stiff like the Inzer belt which digs into my hip bones when deadlifting. I have started using it for a majority of my lifts (except for PR days because I like how easy the lever is to get really tight). So to put it simply, this belt is much cheaper and is just as good, if not better if you don’t care about the buckle vs lever aspect.


Don’t just take our word for it!
Kenny Y
@yangkennyk simply has the best lifting gear available on the market. I've worn sleeves that are double the price and they don't even come close to these.

Dakota Z

The guys over at seriously never disappoint. The quality of every product is impeccable. If you haven’t gotten equipment from the yet, you’re slacking hardcore.

Kenny Y
@yangkennyk simply has the best lifting gear available on the market. I've worn sleeves that are double the price and they don't even come close to these.


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