I've had a Strength Shop 4" wide double prong belt for >10 years and bought the Weightlifting belt a few months ago. The weightlifting belt solved my main problem with the 4" belt (pinching in bottom position of the squat) but I'd been interested in a lever buckle and often wondered whether I was always better suited to a 3" wide belt, so bought this too. Did I need a third belt? No, probably not. Do I regret buying it? No, absolutely not! It's so well made, love the dark red suede finish with the polished red edges. The lever buckle is very secure & has the practical benefit that you can loosen it between sets without the whole belt coming off, then quickly/easily re-close it when ready to go again. The disadvantage is that you need a screwdriver to adjust it, so it wouldn't be suited to keeping in a gym for lots of people to use (unless all your lifters are the same size). However the bolts themselves are quite substantial with nice deep/wide threads so little risk of stripping/cross-threading from repeated adjustment. In use, I prefer this for benching, the weightlifter belt for overhead pressing but cannot decide between them for squatting, which surprised me. The weightlifting belt feels more reassuring when you put it on due to the wide back, but once under the weight, there's no less support. This belt, despite being half an inch wider at the front is no more obtrusive in the bottom position, I guess because there's no buckle sticking out at the sides. Both allow me full range of motion and help me to properly "brace". If you have a relatively short torso, seriously consider this. I'm very happy with it.