About Mr. Belt
Mr. Belt is a waist trainer designed and engineered for men that’s claimed to use a dual compression waistband technology that firmly tightens around your waist and back, which can tuck your belly, compress your waist, support your back, hides love handles, and instantly give you a v-shaped look.
On top of this, Mr. Belt’s dual high compression is claimed to accelerate weight loss, while its soft and flexible design is comfortable enough to wear all day, regardless of what you’re doing.
So, what’s the real deal with Mr. Belt? Will it really help you look slim and fit in seconds, or will it just make you look silly and waste your money? Consider the following:
The Recent Popularity of Waist Training Belts
Almost every “As Seen on TV” company has recently started marketing their own version of a waist-training belt, which appears to have increased in popularity since being promoted by Kim Kardashian several months ago.
And while most of these are targeted at women, men’s-specific waist training belts have recently started emerging as well, such as Mr. Belt and V-Shape Trainer Belt. As such, you have several options from which to choose.
But what exactly do waist-training belts accomplish?
Can Waist Training Belts Help You Lose Weight?
The short answer is: no.
However, you could reasonably be confused about this aspect, since in several places on the Mr. Belt website it claims to help you “get rock hard abs of steel” and to “accelerate weight loss.” On the other hand, the product’s commercial features a disclaimer that reads, “This is not a weight loss product.”
The truth is that waist training belts like Mr. Belt may help you temporarily look slimmer while they’re being worn, but they definitely won’t help you lose any kind of meaningful weight, or trim your belly to make your abs suddenly appear.
For an in-depth look at the reality behind many of the manufacturer’s claims about waist training belts, be sure to read our in-depth article titled Are Waist Trainers an Effective Shortcut to an Hourglass Figure?
Can Waist Training Belts Cause Side Effects?
The short answer is: yes.
This is because too-tight waist trainers constrict the abdominal area, possibly leading to:
- Difficulty breathing, and even rib damage. Problems breathing can also reduce the effectiveness of your workout, and might even decrease your metabolism.
- Acid reflux (heart burn), since the stomach can be pushed up beyond the diaphragm.
- Bowel restriction and constipation.
- Bruised internal organs and damaged skin.
- Decreased core strength, especially with continued use, since your back and abdominal muscles will gradually weaken.
Customer Reviews for Mr. Belt
Mr. Belt was a very new product at the time of our research (URL registered May 2015) and didn’t have any online customer reviews available.
We did learn that Mr. Belt is manufactured by Intersell Ventures, and up-and-coming “As Seen on TV” company who distributes several different popular ASOTV products, including Copper Fit Socks, HD Vision Visor, Snackeez, and more.
Among nearly 140 HighYa reader reviews for these products, they had an average rating of 2 stars, with common complaints citing failure to work as advertised, poor quality, and difficult customer service experiences. While you may not experience the same with Mr. Belt, it’s something to keep in mind nonetheless.
Mr. Belt Pricing & Refund Policy
Available in 2 different sizes (small/medium and large/extra large), Mr. Belt comes in sets of two (one black and one beige) and is priced at $29.98 plus free S&H.
Mr. Belt comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. In order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at (844) 239-0489.
Can Mr. Belt Give You the V-Shape You’ve Always Wanted?
Like any other compression belt, Mr. Belt will almost certainly make you look somewhat trimmer after putting it on. However, keep in mind that most of the models featured on the Mr. Belt website and in the commercial were already fit, so it’s very likely that the compression belt won’t give you the same results, especially if you’re very out of shape.
On top of this, although Mr. Belt might make your belly sweat a little bit (the manufacturer doesn’t mention how breathable the fabric is), it definitely won’t help you lose weight.
Finally, because these compression belts are so popular, you might be able to find a local option at a comparable price, which could help you save money on S&H charges and make the return process easier if you’re dissatisfied.
Because of these concerns, we might recommend exploring local options before placing your Mr. Belt order.