ModiFit Elite Rustic Brown Weightlifting Belt - Hand Made in UK
- Sizes Small to XL (to fit wait 23" to 43")
- Hand made in UK
- 4" back, tapers to 2.5" on side (olympic weightlifting style)
- 8mm thick
- Rustic Tan Brown French Top Grain Vegetable Tanned Leather outer
- Chocolate Brown Italian Suede inner
- Straw Yellow Stitching
- Embossed back logo for understated look
- Chunky double prong roller buckle
- One chunky belt loop
- LIFETIME WARRANTY
Why Is This The Best Belt You'll Own?
Just look at it! But no seriously; that's a big claim - here's why we back it up. Each belt is made in our workshop in Wales from French and Italian leathers. These are some of the finest leathers for belt making but in terms of quality and support but also appearance (look good lift good!). The outside of the belt is made from a rustic tan brown top grain vegetable tanned leather that measures 3.5 to 4.0mm thick. The top grain is the strongest part of the hide as the fibres are most densely packed. The further down into the cow you go the more loosely packed the fibres are and thus less supportive. The middle layer of the belt is made from 3.0mm thick vegetable tanned split leather (which is the layer below the top grain) that offers good support and is also more supple than the top grain. Both layers come from a French tannery.
The bottom layer is a chocolate brown upholstery suede from an Italian tannery. Upholstery leather comes from the bottom layer of the split as it is the softest section. The suede is incredibly soft and has the iconic leather smell. You can't beat Italian leather!
With the 3 layers together the belt measures around 8mm thick. A typical belt will measure in the region of 5-6mm thick.
Why Is It More Expensive Than Other Belts?
Most belts made outside of the UK are made in Pakistan or China. In these factories they will use split leather for the entire middle of the belt (which as we've learnt isn't as good quality as the top grain), they also use a process called chrome tanning. Chrome tanning uses chromium salts to turn the raw hide into leather. It uses harsh chemicals to do this which takes 3-4 days as opposed to 3-6 months with vegetable tanned leather. The end product is not as good quality as a vegetable tanned leather. This is compounded by the fact that the tanneries in the middle and far east simply do not have the skills of the tanneries in Europe and the Americas. A lot of cheap belts made with chrome tanned leathers will break within a year or two; mostly starting at the holes which will split and tear. You can tell if a belt is chrome tanned by looking in the holes - you will see a grey papery type substance.
Contrast this with our hand made belts which use the finest materials that are built to last. Yes the price is a lot higher but the belt will last a lifetime. That's why we guarantee it forever. Anything breaks we fix or replace it. Simple.
What Is Vegetable Tanning?
Vegetable leather is tanned using the traditional bark method, which takes several months to soften due to the thickness of the leather. As it uses natural / earthy ingredients there are no harmful pollutants going into the environment. This process creates a very durable leather that lasts a lifetime. These belts are guaranteed for life. As it is made from natural products you will need to be sensible with how you store it - don't leave it at the bottom of your gym bag under your wet gym clothes and that manky old towel that's been in there for weeks.
Is Leather Ethical?
All leather from cows is a byproduct of the meat industry. Whilst beef is being eaten there is no reason not to use leather. No cow is reared for it's skin. All the leather we use comes from Italian, French and Portuguese tanneries which source their raw hides from responsible farmers.
WEIGHTLIFTING BELT + WRIST STRAPS + LEATHER OLYMPIC LIFTING STRAPS OFFER
MODIFIT WEIGHT LIFTING BELTS - SIZING INFORMATION
Each belt has 10 holes spaced over 10". The info below shows which belt will be the best fit depending on your waist measurement (as detailed below). To confirm - do not rely on your trouser size as this is often different to your belly button measurement.
In our measurements below we have assumed that you wouldn't want to be on the first or last hole; hence why the measurement spans 8". If you buy a belt and eventually you want extra holes in the belt, this isn't a problem as we have all the tools to do this for you. If your belt doesn't fit when it arrives you can of course change it or get a refund.
PLEASE MEASURE YOUR WAIST AT YOUR BELLY BUTTON. THIS IS WHERE THE BELT IS GOING TO SIT AND THIS MEASUREMENT IS LIKELY TO BE DIFFERENT TO YOUR JEANS / TROUSER SIZE
- Small: 24" - 32"
- Medium: 27" - 35"
- Large: 31" - 39"
- XL: 35" - 43"
We've rated product performance for different training styles to make sure you're choosing the best equipment for your needs!
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).