Rep Fitness Dip Belt
User Review( votes)
The Rep Dip Belt is a comfortable option with a solid build that features strong but soft belt material, solid D-shaped carabiners, and a nice lengthy chain attachment that will fit most people.
- Very Sturdy.
- Comfortable Material that doesn’t pinch.
- A nice length of chain is included.
- D-Shaped Carabiners feel strong.
- The belt might not be wide enough for everyone.
- The chain just barely fits my 5’10” frame.
- Could use more padding according to some users.
The Rep Fitness Dip Belt is a solid piece of gym equipment that can elevate your pull-ups, add a nice step routine with a functional trainer, and provide a ton of other benefits. I paid just under $60 for the dip belt, including shipping. For that price and the typical Rep Fitness quality I’ve come to expect from the company, I have been very satisfied with my purchase.
I’m 5’10” and the 39″ belt allows me to easily place a weight between my legs and perform pull-ups without any issue. I leave the belt’s chain at its maximum length and it works perfectly for my needs.
You can see in the picture above that the belt lays very nicely across my back during pull-ups. I admittedly need to drop another 20 pounds after bulking up a little during the start of winter. Still, the belt doesn’t pitch and the size fits nicely around my waist.
The belt’s weight is 3.75″ and Rep Fitness says it’s “one-size-fits-all” but I would say it’s more like one-size-fits-most, which is accurate of any such claim. Still, it’s going to work for most people, especially with an easy to adjust chain.
The belt is made from a very solid feeling heavy-duty vinyl and a close-up look at the belt reveals some very strong stitching. I’ve always been impressed with Rep Fitness stitching as I recently highlighted in my Rep Drop Pad review.
As you can see below, the stitching is uniform across the entire belt and a standard double cross stitch pattern is utilized at stress points. I love that the Rep Fitness Dip Belt features a double stitch two times, moving down the belt to provide for additional stability.
The belt, despite being on the skinnier side compared to some others, is very solid. You can fold the belt and you’ll notice immediately that it wants to push back a little bit, this is the sign of a solid build when it comes to the materials being used.
Looking at the two 2 D-Shaped Carabiners you might feel a little bit underwhelmed. Honestly, it’s hard to be wowed by such a simple but important part of the belt. The spring clips are tiny but they feel well built in the hand. The loops are secured nicely to the belts material and they are large enough to give me confidence they will hold a good amount of weight when used with the included steel chain.
So far I’ve used my 10, 15, 25, 35, and 45-pound weights with the belt and they’ve all carried well without any issues involving the loops. Here’s a close-up look at the Rep Fitness Dip Belt loop system.
The Rep Dip Belt isn’t going to be the type of high-demand product you’ll find with thousands of reviews online. With that being said, a Rep customer noted in the company’s review section that they bought the belt for their gym and it’s still holding up. When a piece of gym equipment can withstand a high traffic situation it’s usually a very good sign.
Given the punishment, I put my gym equipment through, I’m fairly certain you won’t have any issues with this product’s chain or strap.
A weight belt is a great addition to any garage gym arsenal, especially if you like to incorporate body weight workouts into your routines. I love performing pull-ups, dips, and various other exercises with this belt and I bet you’ll love it too.
If you’re still on the fence, give one a try, for under $60 with shipping they are well worth the cost.
You can see current pricing and a handful of user reviews for the Rep Fitness Dip Belt here.