This belt is very comfortable. I remember using the leather belts in high school and remember them being a little rigid and uncomfortable. This one seems to be sturdy where it needs to be but soft and flexable around the edges where it would dig into your stomach if it were rigid.
The velcro seems to be durable and has not shown any signs of wear after a few months of regular use. Once on, the velcro is strong enough that it does not loosen or give under intense pressure. This gives your torso the support that it needs. WeThere is a large portion of the belt covered in velcro to allow for a varying range of sizes. I sweat a lot and the material does not soak it up like leather can which is nice.
It's a very simple product but it's well made and thought out. There's nothing I would change about it if I had a magic wand. I would buy this again if it were stolen and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a weighlifting belt.
Harbinger's 5-Inch Foam Core Belt is for serious weightlifters needing back support. The Harbinger Foam Core weightlifting belt features an extra wide 5-inch closed cell foam belt with a 3-inch support strap overlay for maximum lower back and abdominal protection during heavy lifting. The flexible but lightweight foam core surrounded by abrasion-resistant nylon supports the back while maintaining muscle warmth. The heavy gauge steel roller buckle makes tensioning easy, and the plush tricot lining is comfortable against the skin. Like all Harbinger products, the 5-Inch Foam Core Weightlifting Belt comes with a 90-day manufacturer's warranty. Harbinger 5-Inch Foam Core Weightlifting Belts are available in four sizes, each designed to fit a range of waist measurements. It is important to measure correctly when selecting a weightlifting belt; do not use pant size. Measure around the waist between the hips and the ribs, starting and stopping at the belly button. Small fits 24-29 inches, Medium fits 29-33 inches, Large fits 33-37 inches, and Extra-large fits 37-42 inches. Belts are designed to be worn tightly around the natural waist for support and stabilization.