Released in 2016, the Lever Belt by SBD quickly became a popular choice for powerlifters based upon the reputation of SBD to release some of the world’s finest lifting products. It also continued the reputation of SBD making some of the most expensive lifting products available.
The SBD Lever Belt is most often compared to the Inzer Forever Lever Belt, another phenomenal piece of lifting equipment that stands apart from the pack at a lower price point.
So is the SBD Lever Belt worth it? Or should you save (quite a few) dollars and go with the Inzer Forever Lever Belt?
Both are high quality belts that will drastically improve your ability to keep a tight, braced core during heavy lifts. While the SBD lever belt may be the highest quality belt available, it is likely not “twice as good for twice the price” as the Inzer lever belt -- they’re really both fantastic.
If you want the best of the best, with the SBD Lever Belt.
If you want a superb belt at half the cost, go with the Inzer Forever Lever.
SBD Lever Belt: Pros and Cons
- One-of-a-kind hybrid lever/prong locking mechanism provides an airtight fit
- Incredibly well-designed and built to last forever
- Only comes in 13mm, no 10mm option exists at this time
- At $228, it is the most expensive belt on the market
- Like other stiff lever belts, the lever lock mechanism can take several sessions to break in and function properly
The SBD Lever Belt is available from Anderson Powerlifting.
Inzer Lever Belt: Pros and Cons
- Easily achieve a very tight fit with lever
- Can be loosened quickly
- Belt stays in place, does not slide against body
- Available in 10mm and 13mm thickness
- Guaranteed for life
- Can be a bit difficult to get completely off after popping the lever, which is easy
- Due to its stiffness, it can take several sessions before the belt begins to break in and conform to the body of the user
- This also applies to the lever lock mechanism