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Overview and review of the Rogue 13mm Powerlifting belt [Article, free download]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Mar 23, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Rogue 13 mm Powerlifting belt

The Rogue 13 mm powerlifting belt is an IPF approved version of the Ohio belt from Rogue. It provides extra thickness and stability and comes in at $123.55. If you want to learn more about other options from Rogue you can read my Article "Which rogue belt to buy". 
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Most popular rogue belt in 2020

This is a ranking of the most popular Rogue lifting belts on based on views and click throughs for purchase to Rogue Fitness for 2020. If you want to dig deeper on how the data was collected you can read what were the most popular Rogue products in 2020. 

Most popular Rogue belt in 2020

This is an overview of the most popular Rogue belts on as of 2020. Ranked by popularity form top to bottom:
  1. 5" Nylon belt
The rogue lever belt is the right choice for any powerlifter. The lever makes it easy to get in and out of the belt quickly between lifts. For Olympic lifters it might not be the best choice is the lever can get in the way of the pull for the snatch and the clean and jerk. You can read the full review of the Rogue lever belt by following this link.
The 5” Nylon belt is a cheap option and I am personally surprised that it is that popular. It will give you more freedom to move than a leather belt, buy suspicion for the higher popularity of the belt is its low price compared to leather. If you are looking for a cheap belt for lifting the Rogue echo belt is a better option in my opinion. You can find the full review of the 5” Nylon belt via this link.
The Rogue Oly belt is a version of the Rogue Ohio belt that has been made smaller in the front to allow for easier lifting for the snatch and clean and jerk. If you want to wear a belt while doing Olympic lifts this is the right belt for you. You can read the full review of the Rogue Oly belt by following this link.
The Rogue premium belt is a luxury version of the Rogue Ohio belt which uses higher quality leather. It also has been made less slippy. If you want the best all-purpose leather belt rogue has on offer the Rogue Premium belt is right for you. You can read the full review of the Rogue Premium belt by following this link.
The Rogue powerlifting belt is a 13mm version of the Rogue Ohio belt with double stitching. It is thicker and specially built for very heavy squats and deadlifts. I personally prefer the lever belt as it easier to get in and out of But if you like a buckled belt more, this is a good choice. You can read the full review of the Rogue 13mm powerlifting belt by following this link.

Overview of the powerlifting belt

The Rogue 13mm Powerlifting belt was the first Rogue belt especially aimed at powerlifters. The belt is IPF approved and can be used in competition. The leather has been vegetable tanned and the belt is handcrafted in the USA. It is finished with double stitching and the color is black. Suede on the inside of this belt prevents it from slipping during heavy attempts. The belt closes with a normal buckle with a single prong. The belt is 13mm thick and 4'' in width. It weighs 3.35lb. 

Pros of the powerlifting belt

This is the belt for serious lifters who do not want to use a screwdriver to tighten their belt. Everything about this belt is one step up from the Rogue Ohio belt to tailor to the needs of powerlifters. The design is simple and robust. Everyone in your gym or family can use it without having to adjust it. This is a great piece of leather for anyone who is serious about powerlifting.

Cons of the powerlifting belt

13mm thickness is not always ideal for dynamic lifts like the snatch and clean and jerk. This belt provides stiffness which is good for powerlifting but might be a hindrance for Olympic lifting. In addition, it might also not be the best option for very small or compact lifters. Broad and thick belts have a tendency to dig into the rips of the lifter and leave marks and cause discomfort during the lift.

Alternatives to the powerlifting belt

A good alternative to the 13mm powerlifting from Rogue can be the lever belt. It comes in at $20 more but provides a speedier option to get it on and off in a tight way. If you are more of an all-around lifter or crossfitter you probably want to look at the Rogue Ohio or Rogue Ohio Premium belt instead. 

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