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Inzer Lever Belt Introduction
The Inzer Lever Belt is a simple yet effective solution for folks who hate unbuckling belts between sets. This weight lifting belt uses a simple lever to lock and tighten securely. Measuring 10mm thick, you will be surprised at how heavy the belt is. Inzer says it is around 4 lbs and that’s a lot for a weight lifting belt.
Naturally, if you just started using lifting belts, the Inzer Forever belt might be too expensive for you. It costs nearly $100, and for me, that is a major turn off. Thankfully, for this review, I did not spend a single penny as I borrowed it for a couple of days from a friend of mine. However, spending big bucks on a weight-lifting belt may not be the wisest move unless you are serious about weightlifting.
The good news is that the Inzer lever belt is made from a single thick leather block with top-notch suede finishing for a non-slip surface, so your money should get you a good few years of service before the leather begins wearing down. But because this is still leather, it will eventually become worn from repeated use and moisture. I just cannot comment on when this will happen. What I can vouch for is that the belt will not come apart in layers, as seen in cheaper leather gym belts.
Inzer Lever Belt Size Guide
- Extra Small – 22 to 25 inches.
- Small – 26 to 29 inches.
- Medium – 30 to 33 inches.
- Large – 34 to 38 inches.
- Extra Large – 39 to 42 inches.
- XXL – 43 to 46 inches.
As usual, the above measurements correspond to actual waist size measured along the midriff (smack in the center of your hip muscles and rib muscles). Unlike buckle leather belts, lever belts cannot accommodate for more than few inches hence pay attention to the size. If you are on the cusp of either size group, get one size higher.
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- 10mm thick, genuine leather belt with suede finish, lever included
- Four rows of lock-stitched, corrosive-resistant, hi-density nylon
- Guaranteed FOREVER, Made in USA
Inzer Lever Belt Review
I really can’t speak much on the packaging of the paperwork of the Inzer forever belt since my review piece was borrowed from a friend. However, from what she told me, the buckle or rather lever component comes separate in a sort of bubble wrap, while the leather belt has no packaging. You have to assemble it the first time.
I took the belt apart and tried reassembling it. Seems pretty straightforward and takes less than five minutes. A few helpful YouTube videos are detailing the process, in the event, you cannot assemble the belt. You will, however, need a flat head screwdriver for the assembly (or a butter knife in my case).
My first experience with the Inzer lever belt was nothing short of amazing. Again, I cannot comment on the brand new feel of the belt. According to the owner, this belt hasn’t changed its profile since day one, which means it is sturdy and rigid from the moment you use it. For folks who appreciate the softer nature of nylon belts, the weight and feel of the Inzer forever belt might be a bit unorthodox, but for most, it should be comfortable enough.
The moment you clamp the belt down, you start feeling your body tense up. Lifting with this belt feels so much easier and safer. I actually felt like I had some more left in me after completing my usual sets. But to be objective, I must point out the negatives too.
First, the belt weighs around 4 lbs, which is a heavier than almost all other belts I have reviewed or used till date. Though this isn’t much when you wear it, carrying it in your gym bag can be a pain especially if you pack a lot of things like I do.
The belt is rigid and unyielding like I said before. This will not change over time so to soften up the belt you have to roll it like a burrito. I am not sure for how long but my guess is at least an hour! This is necessary if you concentrate a lot more on deadlifts.
Inzer Lever Belt Pros
- The lever design offers ample back and abdomen support.
- Easy to clasp on and release instantly.
- 10mm thickness ensures longevity.
- Best quality construction I have witnessed among all leather belts.
- Ample size options
Inzer Lever Belt Cons
- Most expensive leather belt in my list.
- Its heavy nature can be a problem for some, especially carrying it in a gym bag.
Inzer Lever Belt Conclusion
I feel the Inzer Advance Designs Forever Leather Belt is worth every penny and more. Yes, it is rigid and unyielding. Yes, it costs nearly hundred dollars. And, yes it isn’t the most attractive looking belt. However, this belt is designed to last a lifetime and comes with a lifetime warranty too. It will not crack or tear like conventional leather belts though it can cause you minor discomfort if you are sensitive to leather belt edges.