Custom 4" Lever Powerlifting Belt - Design Your Own Belt
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You can read all the information below, but if you'd like some quick answers please read the following FAQs:
What is included in the price?
The price includes a custom design embroidered on the back of a prong belt. You can add extra options such as a custom design on the inside, design on the belt loop and also edge kote painting. If you want us to design your artwork we can do this at an extra fee. If you already have a logo or you just want text, this is included in the price of the belt.
I don't have a design can I still order?
You will need to have a design in mind prior to ordering. We can design your belt for you but this is a supplementary charge. Unfortunately we can no longer spend hours designing belts free of charge.
The following options do not incur any design costs:
- Text on the back of the belt (like a name or phrase)
- Text with a supplied logo (either to the side or below). If you want some text with images / logos either side and you provide these images there will be no design charges
- Artwork that is supplied completed by the customer (i.e. ready to be converted for the embroidery machine)
The following options do incur design costs:
- An image drawn on paper that needs to be redrawn on a computer
- An image that you'd like us to alter or change
- An idea for a design where no imagery is provided
I can't create my exact design with the product builder!
No problem. The product builder is to give you an idea or if you either want plain text or have a design already you'd like to upload. For more complicated designs please select the options you'd like (whether that's just the outside or whether you also want inside and/or belt loop) and put any info on the boxes you think will help. After you order your belt we email you anyway and we produce a mockup for you before making anything. At this stage you can make as many amendments as possible.
Can you send me a mock-up of my design idea?
Without purchasing we don't do any design work. Designing a belt is labour intensive and is not a service we offer for free to prospective customers. If you order and for some reason you're not happy with anything we come up with you can get a refund, but we've made hundreds of belts and that has never happened.
How long does it take?
Belts typically take 6 weeks from ordering. Please allow up to 2 weeks after ordering to get a first draft of your design. We get a lot of belt orders and they can be time consuming to design (plus we have to actually make them!), so don't be alarmed if you don't get any design drafts straight away. We try to be quicker than this and if you need a belt for a special date we will try our best to accommodate you (within reason), but we don't refund for any belts that take longer than anticipated.
What colours can I choose from?
Please look at the swatches below for colours we can do.
Can you do "this" design?
We get a million emails asking if we can do a certain design. 99% of the time if it's text or a logo then yes we can do it no problem. Please have a look at the example belts we've done; we've never really had any issues. We can't do really small text (i.e. smaller than 3mm) and every image is converted to solid colours so bare that in mind (i.e. a tree with a million shades of greens will be simplified to one or two shades of green).
What is Edge Kote?
Edge Kote is a Black dye used to colour the edge of leather. On our weightlifting belts it doesn't offer any extra protection, but it can be good on an all black belt to create a stealthy look, or as contrast on a white or grey belt (especially when used with Black stitching).
What size do I order?
You'll need to measure yourself around your belly button, as per instructions below. If you're not sure which size to order after measuring put the measurement in the order notes and we can ensure the belt fits.
What if I change my mind after ordering?
A lot of work goes into creating a design from the spec given when ordering, with many designs taking several hours. As such an order CANNOT BE CANCELLED after it has been placed. If you have questions prior to ordering please contact us and we can answer them.
What happens after I order?
After you order we will send you an automated email asking a bunch of questions. We will ask you what you'd like on your belt, what font you'd like (please see below for choices or let us know if you have your own). If you have imagery for the design or just inspiration please send this to us. When we have that we can put your design together. Please ensure you reply to this email ASAP so it doesn't delay anything. If you don't receive this email within 24 hours please email us.
ModiFit Powerlifting Belt - Sizing Information
Sizing varies slightly for Single Prong and Lever belts. The info below shows the size range on each of the belts. Each belt has 9 holes spaced over 9.5". The measurements give the size ranges for the middle 7 holes, leaving one hole above and below the range. If you are unsure of sizing please give us a call and we'll be happy to help.
Please measure around your waist / belly button WHERE THE BELT WILL SIT. Do not rely on your jeans size / waist size as this WILL be different
TIPS: Pull the tape measure tight, DO NOT suck your stomach in.
Lever Belt Sizing Information
- Small: 24" - 31" (belt length 90cm)
- Medium: 28" - 35" (belt length 100cm)
- Large: 32" - 39" (belt length 110cm)
- XL: 36" - 43" (belt length 120cm)
- 2XL: 40" - 47" (belt length 130cm)
- 3XL: 44" - 51" (belt length 140cm)
- 4XL: 48" - 55" (belt length 150cm)
- 5XL: 52" - 59" (belt length 160cm)
Custom Belt Information
The ordering and design process should be straight forward - you do not need to create your design prior to ordering; if you simply want text or text with a logo you just need to email that information over to us (you'll receive an email after you order asking for files). To place your order you'll need to select the relevant options and input any details you have. You are not held to this should you change your mind; they're just for our info. After you place your order we will email you to ask for further information about your belt. At this point you can email over any imagery that you'd like on your belt. Please note, as the belts are embroidered images will need to be relatively simple. Think of logos on football or rugby shirts. We can do 10 different colours at once and have several hundred colours to choose from, but we can't embroiderer a picture with 85 different shades of green for example. We will then produce mockups for you (usually 5-10) so that you can see what sort of things you like. From these you can then make further changes until you're happy. Once you're happy and give the OK you can no longer amend your design.
At this point we get the design file converted to the file required for embroidery. This is a necessity to tell the embroidery machine how wide to make the stitches, which direction they go, how close together etc.
After this the leather is embroidered by a specialist embroiderer (approximately 2 miles from our workshop). Once the leather has been embroidered we cut and glue all the layers together, stitch the belt and punch the holes. All of this is done in-house. We are the ONLY UK manufacturer of weightlifting belts and the only UK manufacturer of customisable weightlifting belts. Belts take 5-6 weeks to make.
Previously our custom belts were made in Pakistan. Whilst they were very good quality there were occasional issues coupled with the fact we would have to order in batches, which meant you’d be waiting around 8 weeks for a custom belt. We are now producing all our custom belts in-house. We work in conjunction with a leather craftsman who has been making leather goods such as saddles, menus, key fobs, straps for almost 4 decades. This expertise has allowed us to be the only company in the UK making customised weightlifting belts. We use 100% English vegetable tanned leather for the middle of our belts and a choice of the finest English & Italian upholstery leather for the outsides.
Our powerlifting belts come in 10mm thickness (we can get away with 11-12mm with our sewing machine) and in Single Prong, Double Prong & Lever belt options. You can also go for 3″ and 4″ widths. Where we really come into our own is customisation. We work with a local embroidery company who have been embroidering leather for us for over a year and can create very high quality designs. As every part of the belt is either made or performed locally it allows us to now turn around belts very quickly. For a non-embroidered belt you will be waiting 3-4 weeks. With a customised design embroidered on you will be waiting 4-5 weeks. These are worst case scenarios; we are often much quicker than this.
If you don’t know what you want on your belt, that isn’t a problem. We have a huge catalogue of fonts and can knock up imagery for you too. All design work is done after purchase, but if you’re not happy with a design or change your mind you can cancel your order prior to finalisation for a refund. Once a design is finalised you cannot change your mind or ask for a refund (we have to pay for designs to be converted and for the designs to be embroidered).
Bringing all of the design and assembly in-house has allowed us to be meticulous in producing belts that will last you a lifetime and something that we would be happy to receive ourselves. We WILL NOT send you a custom belt we wouldn’t be happy to receive ourselves (in terms of quality – knock yourself out if you want a pink unicorn embroidered on a belt!).
PLEASE NOTE - WE CANNOT PUT COPYRIGHTED / TRADEMARKED IMAGES ON YOUR CUSTOM BELT WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN CONFIRMATION OF THE COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK HOLDER.
LEATHER COLOUR CHOICES
There are 12 leather colours to choose from. From the picture below:
Top: Black, Aniline Black, Red, Blue
Middle: Violet, Grey, Green, Brown
Bottom: White, Bomber Jacket, Clay, Light Grey
The same colours are available on the inside of the belt. We can also use the suede side (back side of these leathers), but the finish is better with the leather side facing up, so we always recommend using this side. All leathers are upholstery leathers so are very tough and long-lasting.
STITCH COLOUR CHOICES
Please note - these are the colours for the stitching that goes around the edge of the belt. These aren't the colours available for the design (of which there's around 200+).
Left to right: Black, Red, Rust, Olive Green, Pink, White, Blue. Not shown: Yellow, Emerald Green, Grey
Below you can see some examples of the fonts we use. We have many more and can download others (as long as they are free - if they are paid for fonts you will need to purchase the license). Some important things to remember:
- We can increase/decrease the spacing between letters if you'd like them closer or further apart
- Some fonts only come in uppercase (capitals)
- We can add colour around the font creating a different coloured border to the font
- We cannot change the shape of letters in the font
- The design area is 30cm x 8cm, so if you want images either sides of a word/name it's better to choose a narrow font
- We can stretch the font to make it wider or taller
- If you want letters embroidered small (such as the web address on the BICKLE belt in the picture) it is worth using a 'blocky' font, or a font without an outer border (like Varsity).
Capture It Clean
The space for the custom belt design is 30cm x 8cm. This is the ratio of width to height:
EXCHANGES, RETURNS & REFUNDS
We want you to be completely satisfied with your order. It is important to us that you are delighted with your purchase but if for any reason you are not, and feel the need to send the item back, we offer a 365 DAY returns policy, starting from the date of order. All we ask is that you return your goods, no questions asked, in their original state. If you are not happy or you need to change something, the easiest thing to do is to email us so that we both have a record of it. We are happy to exchange any item for you at no extra charge for UK customers (you will need to cover postage of item sent back to us). Overseas customers will need to pay for postage of the replacement item. If an item is damaged or the wrong item was sent we will usually cover return postage, but please notify us prior to sending.
Custom Belts are made to order to your specification and as such are not eligible for a refund should you no longer want it. We try our best to get a belt to you by a given time, but we make no guarantee a belt will be delivered on time. Once your design has been agreed you are no longer able to cancel your order or return it for a refund. If there is an issue in terms of quality we will fix it; if we have made your belt to the wrong specification we will either replace it or alter it; depending on which is most suitable.
For a refund you will need to return your order to us within 365 days of making your order (yes, that's 1 whole year). We aim to process your refund the same week it arrives back with us. We are a small company so we value your repeat business, so we don't want to mess you around - if you've not heard anything from us a few days after returning, just drop us an email or call and we'll check the status for you. Items being returned for a refund will need to be returned in new condition and with the original packaging.
If you would like to view our full Terms and Conditions please follow this link.
Our address for exchanges and refunds is:
Unit 7 Pyle Enterprise Centre
Village Farm Road
Village Farm Ind Est
DO NOT RETURN ITEMS PACKAGED LIKE THIS:
Your item is going through the postal network, not into space. Please be mindful of the fact that a human - not a space robot - will have to open the package and the item you're returning will be going back on sale for someone else to buy. We would very grateful if you could include the original packaging if possible.
Items are returned at your own cost. We would recommend UK customers sending 2nd class. Please note returning an order is at your cost so it is up to you to decide which service you opt for. If the item fails to arrive with us again that is for you to take up with Royal Mail. We are not responsible for lost returns. Please ensure that you return items with a note inside with your name and order number, as we won't be able to ascertain who the order is from without this.
Please only return to this address. Our orders are dispatched by another company; returning directly to them will incur a cost of £2.50 + VAT. They dispatch thousands of orders every day from hundreds of companies so charge this fee for the labour involved in finding which company the return is for then contacting that company. To avoid this charge please send back to us directly. If you send back to the company that does our orders the charge will be debited from any refund due.
If you qualified for free or reduced rate shipping and you part return your order your order will be recalculated to see if you still qualify for free shipping. If when returning an item your order is below the free / reduced rate shipping threshold, this will be deducted from your refund. Similarly, if you used a discount code that is dependent on a certain order value, your order will be recalculated without the returned item and the difference refunded. If you ordered a bundle of products these cannot be individually returned for a refund, but we can exchange sizes.
If you ordered a weightlifting belt at £29.99 and knee sleeves at £29.99 your order would come to £59.98. If you choose free shipping (Royal Mail 48 Tracked) and you returned the belt for a refund your order would be recalculated as: Knee Sleeves (£29.99) + Shipping (£3.95), as the knee sleeves are below the free shipping threshold. Your new order would be £33.94, so a refund of £59.98 - £33.94 would be issued (£26.04).