Rogue Echo 10mm Lifting Belt – An Awesome Belt!

Details:

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!

Overview:

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 a 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!

Rogue Belt

Durability:

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.

Performance:

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.

Rogue Belt

Appearance:

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!

Rogue Belt

Closing Opinion:

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:

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Rogue Belt

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,

Kohl Johnson

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I am a 16-year-old fitness fanatic! I have learned nothing but quality training and nutrition information from the utmost well-respected individuals in the field. Now, my only focus is to share this knowledge with you for your benefit, in the most honest way possible. We are all in this together! LET'S GO!

12 Responses

  1. Thank you for providing an in-depth description of why these belts are made the way that they are. I can easily see that the ones that I have seen previously were not of the quality that this Rogue model apparently is. With that in mind, I did have a question regarding the materials and usage of these belts.

    Are they specifically for workouts only, or would this be beneficial for someone who does heavy lifting on the job. For example construction workers, baggage handlers and the like. I ask as again, the material this is made from looks like it would be a good gift idea for a friend of mine who does HVAC and sometimes wears a similar belt for back support.

    What do you think?

    • No problem! Yes, this belt does have great quality! I really don’t know much about the possible uses of this belt outside of lifting weights. I would think you could get a belt more specifically designed for those sort of things, I also feel like the bulkiness would get in the way.

  2. Hi Kohl,

    Great article on this lifting belt!  Sounds like a winner for any weight lifters looking for a quality belt that will serve them well.  It can be difficult to walk that line between not spending too much but making sure to buy a belt that is well made and able to survive many workout sessions.  The Rogue Echo seems like it fits the best of both worlds in that regard.  

    Cheers!

    • Hi Connor, thanks! Yes, there is definitely a fine line. That is one of the things I love about the Rogue brand, all their products are quality; however, they still have products that are cheaper in price. These products may not have all the bells and whistles, but are still great!

  3. Hi Kohl, hey this was a good in depth description of a lifting weight belt, this item seemed to me as a solid good buy. the information was presented in order and it easy to understand. I think that having a good knowledge in what you are buying is very important, I appreciate that you took time to put this information together bro, I hope to see more gym tips in the future, thanks.

  4. Hello Khol,
    The truth is that the Rogue echo 10mm lifting belt seems very good to me. You can logically feel a little adjusted in the first days of use, then it will be more comfortable.

    I also like its black and white appearance. I have my son who is doing weightlifting that I would like to give him a gift. I will check with him before making the purchase. 

    Thank you very much!

    • Hi Claudio, sounds like you are a fan of the product, as am I! 

      If you do purchase it, let me know how your son likes it!

      Thanks for reading!

      ~ Kj

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    • Hey, thank you so much! My newsletter is a fantastic way to know exactly when I publish a new article!

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      ~ Kj

  6. Hi, really impressed that at only sixteen years old you already seem to have a good head on your shoulders and a strong entrepreneurial spirit already, that’s great! I’m thinking about getting this belt but maybe not quite yet. I only just started lifting and I am not doing heavy weights (any time soon lol) yet. Would you recommend this for any type of lifting or should I not bother until I get to heavier lifts? Thanks and keep up your good work.

    • Hey, thanks for the kind words!

      When just starting out, it is best to get the technique down first without any added variables like a lifting belt. It is also a good idea to build strength from only yourself to lay a strong foundation. 

      It’s not necessarily about how much you can lift, it is more about ingraining proper technique and building a foundation of strength. Typically, after about a year, is when lifting belts make more sense for those who have been consistently training with proper form and have built a foundation of strength.

      When one does begin using a lifting belt, I would not suggest using it for every set. I typically only wear mine for sets that are above 80-85% of my one-rep max.

      Hope that helps!

      ~ Kj

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