Product – Rogue Echo 10mm Lifting Belt
Where to Buy – Rogue Fitness
Price – $52.50 (USD)
Thickness & Width – (10mm, 4″)
Belt Type – Single Prong Buckle Belt
Overall Rating – 9/10
Have you been training for some time now and are looking into a lifting belt to benefit your safety and performance? I assume you have come across this particular Rogue belt, which is why I will be telling you everything you need to know about it!
In this article, I will be reviewing my personal lifting belt. It is one that I have had for around 6 months now, and personally love! Like all my reviews, I will be including a durability rating, performance rating, appearance rating and my overall opinion on the product!
Enjoy, and let’s get into the info!
This lifting belt is made from genuine leather, it is 10mm thick and 4 inches wide, and uses a single prong buckle to lock it in. It also features 10 evenly spaced holes so you can adjust it to your body as needed. Lastly, it comes in aÂ large selection of 5 sizes ranging from small to double extra-large.
As you can see, this belt is well-made, versatile and clean looking. The Rogue Echo Line is a more “budget” option for Rogue products. However, with my Echo belt, it is still of great quality. Let’s see why I think this in the durability section below!
As with any product, durability is the most important thing. There is no sense in spending your money on a product that isn’t going to last. That is one of the best things about the Rogue brand, they are very well-known for their quality products and awesome customer service.
As we know, this belt is made from genuine leather, a quality, tough and durable material. The buckle closure on the end of the belt is very secure with six sturdy fasteners and the buckle itself is supported by the rigid leather of the belt.
The leather loop for the leftover belt after tightening would be an assumed weak spot. Although it needs room to move and flex, I can feel it is very secure from the stitching. There is double stitching running throughout the whole belt on both sides making it so you have a very sturdy construction that will last.
The 10 holes for adjustment are all evenly spaced and still holding up great. This despite it not being a complete and solid material because of the holes. The Rogue lettering is very securely sewn into the belt, making for a quality placement of the logo.
Let’s take these characteristics and see how I have noticed the belt hold up/function in my personal experience.
Does it Last?
Starting with the leather, the belt was quite stiff when I first received it. However, I have noticed it start to loosen up and have the ability for a more “contouring fit”. There is still more loosening that needs to happen, however.
I haven’t noticed the buckle become loose or flimsy, it is still functioning exactly how it should. I have noticed some chipping with the paint on the belt buckle, which is likely a sign of normal wear and tear.
The leather loop has held its own with no signs of breakdown or reduced functionality. I have not noticed any fraying/separation of the belt with the stitched material. The logo is the same as when I got the belt, it still pops and is secure.
The holes for adjustment have held up very nicely, despite them being an original area of concern in regards to keeping their form. Considering the prong is constantly being put through the hole and pushing on the edging, I figured I may experience breakdown with the holes. However, they are still holding up perfectly and I have not noticed any signs of breakdown/damage that impede the function/appearance of the holes or the belt as a whole.
As you can probably tell, this belt is made with top-notch quality. From the quality material to the great construction, it is still holding up and performing very well. With that in mind, I give this belt a 9.5 out of 10 on durability.
Now onto the main reason why you would purchase this product, its performance. In order to assess the performance of this belt, we first need to know its purpose.
With a lifting belt, we are looking for a sturdy product that provides ample support to our midsection and lower back. This increases intra-abdominal pressure which allows us to perform better on an exercise through increased stability, reducing the risk of injury. The belt should do this with versatility and comfort.
This belt does its job very well. With its quality material and stiffness, as well as the wholes for adjustment, you can breathe and brace against a sturdy platform, and adjust it to fit how you like.
Seeing as this belt is quite stiff, especially during the beginning stages of use, it can be tough to get the right fit and comfort. In regards to its versatility, we know it can be adjusted.
However, because it is 10 and not 13mm thick, and 4 inches wide, it can be placed more preferentially to where the lifter wants. The belt and the material itself is quite comfortable. However, because it is stiff, it can make it tough to get the fit/feel you want.
*update* this belt has become much more comfortable after loosening with use, while still maintaining its support.
All in all, this belt does its job very well. It is rigid enough to provide a stable surface to brace against and is a good size to be put where you prefer. I give this belt a 9/10 on performance.
Although not the most important thing to consider when purchasing a product, it does matter. If you’re going to spend your money, why not purchase a product that you like the looks of?!
Seeing as this is a belt, these aren’t typically the products you see a lot of creativity and design with. Because this product is only black with the white Rogue lettering, it isn’t the most creative or outstanding design, but it does look sleek and the lettering pops!
It would be nice to see a few more colouring options. However, the belt still looks very sleek!
All in all, this belt doesn’t have any appearance drawbacks. I am giving it an 8.5 out of 10 on appearance. I would’ve liked to have seen some more creativity or coloured lettering options. But like I said, for an echo belt, it is solid!
You now have some insight into what the Rogue Echo 10mm Lifting Belt is all about. You know it is made with great quality and performs very well! As for the appearance, there is definitely room for improvement, but it is solid for the Echo Line! I would give this belt an overall rating of 9/10.
This product would make for a perfect gift for a family or friend, especially with the upcoming holiday season!
Well, how do you know if it fits yours/their needs? I would class this as an awesome belt for someone not looking to drop $100+ while still having one that is great quality performs well. If you are interested in this belt, you can get it from Rogue at the link below:
I thank you for taking the time to read this article! As always, if you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to leave them below and I will be sure to reply!
Until Next Time,
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