Being a thicker guy, finding a comfortable belt has always been a struggle. A couple years ago I turned to a countiured Velcro belt that had a dual threading lock system. This belt worked fine, but when I’d do heavy lifts, strapping the belt tight, it would be a chore having to undo the Velcro strap through the looping system. I was skeptical getting a leather belt again due to pinching issue I’ve experienced in the past with leather belts, but the TUFF WRAPS lever belt is thick enough to avoid that issue without being too bulky. The belt is sturdy and you can tell it’s well made. I opted for the reinforced lever buckle as well which was worth it, the standard TUFF WRAPS buckle did seem to be poorer quality, but wasn’t all that bad. This belt has definitely helped me up my powerlifting game giving me a more sturdy belt that isn’t a chore to use. I’d definitely recommend it.