With our lives getting increasingly full of different tasks and chores, there is less and less time to think about our dose and help them stay in shape. There are, however, a few tricks that we can use in our day-to-day routines that will help us keep the body fats in check and our figure slim. Waist trimmer belts are exactly that. They have been around for quite some time now but just recently people started paying attention to the various benefits they provide. This is why I decided to round up some of my favorite models in this guide and help you make the right choice.
Below, you will find some of the best waist trimmer belts for this year along with their main features and differences. Then, we will dive deeper into what makes these products the top current picks on the market and see which are the features that you should be paying attention to when buying a new waist trimmer belt…
Sports Research Sweet Sweat Premium Waist Trimmer
The Sports Research Sweet Sweat is one of the best-selling deals out there currently if you’re looking for a premium trimmer belt at a bargain price. There are a few very good reasons that people love this product. The most important one is the materials used here. The whole belt is made out of quite a thick neoprene that is also latex-free, further catering to people with latex allergies.
The inner surface of the belt is actually designed to repel moisture and channel it away from the belt, adding to its breathability. That, combined with the thermal properties of the thick neoprene will give your body warm and relatively dry workout experience. That inner coating also doesn’t slip and actually grips better once you start sweating, further proving it is a great belt for exercising and not only doing chores around the house with it. On the outside, the belt is contoured which allows it to stretch in all directions. This makes it quite flexible when you’re bending or training and it also makes the material last longer.
The strapping system here is a wide velcro one that grips well and doesn’t let go even if you move a lot. The wide strap is also stitched with the same durable overlock stitching that wraps all the contours of the belt. There are 5 available sizes ranging from SM (35 inches) all the way up to 2XL (60 inches). One more thing that is notable here is that on top of your belt you also get a breathable carry bag and a sample of the Sweet Sweat gel which is used to maximize your sweating when wearing the belt.
As a whole, there is hardly anything that I can criticize this belt for apart from being slightly more expensive than some of its competitors. All that extra money, though, goes towards its durability and flexibility which most other belts don’t have, and also gives you a few extra accessories.
- Very durable
- Flexible contoured design
- Non-slip interior surface
- Repels moisture
- Wide and durable velcro strap
- Overlock stitching
- Comes with a free carrying bag
- A bit more expensive than other belts of this type
TNT Pro Series Waist Trimmer
The TNT Pro Series Waist Trimmer Belt is another good value for your money with a rigid construction and heavy-duty use in mind. It is also much cheaper than the Sports Research belt but it does have its own set of disadvantages that prevent it from ranking first on my life. Before we get to them, let’s discuss some of its main features and advantages over other belts.
The main thing that stands out here is the durable build quality. While some other trimmer belts are designed for all-day use, this belt is clearly geared more towards men who exercise and want to reap the benefits of higher core temperatures. The outside of the belt is made out of neoprene which is equally durable and flexible in order to help your workouts. It also does a great job of controlling the moisture below the belt and keeps the area dry. This also prevents bad scents from occurring as well as bacteria buildups. The inside of the belt is lined with an anti-slip non-latex rubber material that will stay at its place even when you start sweating and moving. All that is wrapped with a velcro strap that is actually one of the widest straps on this list and offers a secure and tight fit.
Speaking of fit, let’s get to one of the major downsides of this belt – it doesn’t come in a lot of size options. You can get it in Small, Medium, and Large with the smallest variation being good enough for waists up to 32 inches and the largest (L) fitting waists up to 46 inches. This is extremely limiting, especially considering there are belts out there easily covering waists of around 60-65 inches. Still, overall the belt offers a great value for the money you’re spending on it and it does come with a money-back guarantee. It also comes in two different colors – Black/Yellow and Black/Pink catering to both its audiences.
- Very tall design
- Wide grippy velcro strap
- Moisture-wicking neoprene on the outside
- Latex-free rubber on the inside
- Stays on its place even when you’re working out
- Excellent value for your money
- Durable stitching
- Doesn’t come in a wide variety of size options
- Doesn’t come with a carry bag
- The inside rubber layer can rip after a while
Venuzor Waist Trainer Belt
The Venuzor waist trainer belt has a unique approach to these types of belts by having a double functionality. On the one hand, it is thick and comfortable enough to give you all the regular waist trimmer belt benefits. On the other hand, it has a back-support system that acts as a smaller second belt. This back support is really useful for women who are experience back issues, especially ones after pregnancy. In other words, you are getting two belts for the price of one here, even if that price is slightly higher than what you’re used to seeing for trimmer belts.
The main trimmer belt is made out of neoprene as most other belts out there and is quite wide, even though some customers aren’t very happy with how little of the belly this belt covers. The second (smaller) belt that wraps around the first one is made out of polyester and is decently flexible, although not as flexible as the neoprene one. They are both breathable but having more material on you means that you will sweat more and heat up faster which is both good and bad depending on what type of effect you’re after. Both systems have a hook-and-loop system that is grippy but not as good as the velcro systems on other belts.
In terms of sizing, there are quite a few options here but they aren’t very good for larger-sized people. For instance, their 2XL option, which is the highest, by the way, is only good enough for a waist of up to around 44 inches. They do have a small option that goes quite down, though. Their S size is suitable for waists of around 25-28 inches. Still, if you aren’t quite sure about the size that would fit you, it is better to take the bigger size which will fit almost equally good thanks to the dual-strap system.
- Comes in 5 sizes and 14 colors
- Excellent for all-day use
- Very flexible and durable
- 100% latex-free
- Providex good back support
- A bit expensive
- Some sizes can be too short to cover a good amount of area
Active Gear Waist Trimmer Belt
The ActiveGear Waist Trimmer is an example of a well-rounded belt with just a few downsides. The materials on it are somewhat durable and have excellent anti-slip and thermal properties, making it ideal for all-day wearing. The belt is made out of latex-free neoprene and has reinforced stitching around its edges. It is also suitable for both men and women.
Regarding the sizes here, there are quite a lot of things we need to go through. First and foremost, there are only two of them which is considered a big downside for a lot of people. Still, there is more to it. The Medium-sized belt has an 8-inch width and is 42 inches long, fitting people with a waist of up to 48 inches. The Large-sized belt has an extra inch in width (9″) and is 46 inches long, making it suitable for people with a waist of up to 52 inches. While there is an obvious lack of more sizes, the Medium actually fits all waist circumferences from 25 to 48 inches but if you have a small waist size you will need to wrap the belt around more than normal, which can result in a bulky profile. The large belt is actually even more useful, especially for people with larger waist circumferences.
One thing that I love about this belt is that it has an additional velcro strip before its main one which really compensates for the smaller size of the main velcro strap and makes adjusting the belt quite easy. As a whole, this belt is definitely worth the money if you fall into that sweet spot in terms of its sizing. Everything here is well put together and the price is just right for this type of performance.
- Very well-priced
- Easy to adjust
- Anti-slip design
- Moisture-wicking fabric
- Additional smaller velcro strips
- Only two sizes
- People with smaller waists will have to wrap the belt more
- Smaller main velcro strap than some other brands
Mermaid’s Mystery Waist Trimmer Belt
The Mermaid’s Mystery waist trimmer belt is a multi-functional belt that features premium construction and an interesting design. It is great for women that want to trim down their belly after giving birth or for people that are having back issues and want a belt that will further support their lower back.
The belt itself is made out of soft neoprene that is great at making you sweat fast. Still, be careful, as the company isn’t claiming that this is a latex-free so if you have allergies it would be safer to opt for a different model. Having neoprene also makes this belt hand-washable only, since machine washing or machine drying can worsen its flexibility and stretchability. The belt closes via a double-velcro system that is very easy to adjust and has a similar two-layer structure to the Venuzor waist trainer belt. It is also quite thick (4.0mm) so it really does help your body’s core sweat up faster, especially if you’re working out or being active. Apart from the top strappable layer, there are 4 additional acrylic bones running through the belt that provide even greater back support without being uncomfortable to your skin. They run vertically at both sides of your spine.
The sizes here are S, M, and L with the smallest being suitable for a natural waistline of 25-32 inches, the middle one for 33-40 inch waistlines, and the L size being good for waistlines of 41-51 inches. While there aren’t many sizes, these are easily going to cover most people out there. Lastly, while the price is a bit higher, you need to take into consideration that there are a few features here than other belts don’t normally have even at this price range.
- Unique design
- 4 acrylic bones to support your spine
- Very good back support
- Dual-strap system
- Easily adjustable
- Soft and comfortable
- Not clear if it is a latex-free belt
- Not a large variety of sizes
ShaperX Women Waist Trainer
Last on my list is the ShaperX women waist trainer. It features a familiar double-strap design that is has a double functionality – it keeps your back well-supported and provides the normal thermal effect of a waist trimmer belt. Just like the Mermaid’s Mystery belt, this one has 4 reinforced acrylic bones that run along your spine and are ideal for people with back issues or back pain. Unlike that other belt, though, this one costs more. Whether that is justified I am not quite sure.
There are 5 sizes here ranging from S to 2XL along with 10 different color options. The smallest size is 35 inches long and is good for natural waistlines of around 24-28 inches. The top of the range 2XL size is 50 inches long and it can fit on natural waistlines of around 39-43 inches. This is one major disadvantage here since women and men with waistlines of more than 44 inches will struggle to put this one and will be most likely uncomfortable with how tight it will be.
The main disadvantage of this belt is that it is one of the most expensive ones on this list, without bringing anything significant or that much different than the rest. its build quality is okay, the comfort is good, and the straps are very good but nothing stands out for it to be that expensive, so I am going to have to count it as a disadvantage. Also, make sure that you check which model you are selecting because different color options also come with or without lumbar support and are, therefore, taller or shorter than each other. The height of all the belts ranges from around 8 inches up to 10 inches for the 2XL models with lumbar support.
- Good for back pain
- Has an hourglass effect
- Flexible neoprene design
- Double-adjustment velcro straps
- Good for post-pregnancy recovery
- No option for waistlines above 44 inches
- Long-term durability is questionable
Waist Trimmer Belts Buyer’s Guide
While fairly simple, after spending a few minutes looking for a new trimmer belt, you’d notice that there are countless of models on the market all seemingly similar to the previous one. That’s what this guide section is for and I hope that I manage to help you differentiate better between the various models and their pros and cons.
While there aren’t many different types of belts out there, there certainly are quite a lot of features that are shared between all models. These different characteristics can often confuse you which is why I’ve decided to make a full list of them further explaining each one in-depth. This will be extremely useful if you’re cross-shopping between two or three models and want to put them side by side with their most important aspects. Let’s jump into that now!
- Materials & Durability
- Fastening system
Materials & Durability
In terms of the materials, waist trimmer belts often share the same type of materials across their construction. For the outside layers, most belts use latex-free neoprene which has all the necessary properties for such a belt. It is breathable, stretchable, and handles the test of time well. Neoprene is also cheap, which is why some belts use it for its interior as well. That is where it struggles to keep up, though. While neoprene is good enough for the interior in most cases, rubberized interiors are superior in their moisture-repelling and anti-slip properties. Rubber is also more durable and handles constant skin contact better. If you are allergic to latex, look for latex-free rubber as well.
There are three sizes that are important when it comes to waist trimmer belts – width, length, and waist circumference that they cover. For the width of the belt, look for anything above 8 inches as that will cover most of your belly. 10+ inch belts are extremely good at heating up your body’s core since they will cover a large surface area and will make you sweat more. The length of the belt and how big of a waist it covers is relative since most belts stretch a lot. Still, look for belts that are around 10-15 inches longer than your actual waist circumference.
Most companies will have sizes from S to 2XL or even 3XL that cover waist circumferences of around 27 inches to about 60 inches. If you aren’t sure about the sizing, you can either check the manufacturer’s chart, call them to ask, or simply get the bigger size. There are no downsides of getting a large size other than the fact that you will have to wrap it more around your waist, ultimately adding more bulk, which isn’t ideal if slim profile is a goal.
A belt will only be as good as its comfort allows it to be. An uncomfortable, wide, or moist belt will always feel unpleasant and will be counter-productive. The main aspect of comfort comes when you actually want to workout with your belt. For a belt to perform well in these situations, it needs to stretch in all directions and be flexible enough to not restrict your waist movements. For better workout performance and less intrusion, you can get a shorter belt and put it slightly higher than your waist. That way, it won’t get in the way of your body bending or waist-rotating motions. Breathability also adds to the overall comfort since a breathable belt will be more likely to stay dry throughout the day even if it makes you sweat more.
The most basic system that you see on almost all cheap belts is the hook-and-loop one. Velcro straps are the same thing but are made by a brand that is known for their quality, so if you want a grippy strapping system, look for velcro ones. There are other strapping systems as well but they are often ineffective or simply not comfortable enough. The Velcro strap gives you the advantages of being quick and easy to use as well as durable in the long-run. The only issue with it is that it can easily rip through or deteriorate cheaper neoprene fabrics over time.
With the price, look for belts that are around 15-25 dollars. Usually, anything more expensive than 30 dollars has a hard time proving its worth or is worth your money by giving you a few extra accessories like heating gels or carry bags or both. Models that are cheaper than 15 dollars, however, rarely are well-built and their interior material layer often rips after a certain amount of time.
Benefits of Using Waist Trimmer Belts
While there is a certain degree of controversy surrounding these belts, there certainly are quite a few benefits that they can give anyone who decides to wear them on a frequent basis. Some of those are:
- These belts provide support for your waist and are very comfortable on colder winter days
- With their thermal effect, they stimulate our bodies to burn more fats by raising our core temperature
- They help us sweat more, ultimately releasing more toxins from the skin and helping our kidneys
- These belts are an excellent addition to the post-partum therapy of women thanks to their tight nature
- Apart from all their thermal and exercising effects, they also shape your figure better and allow you to wear slimmer clothes on top of them
If you want to learn more about the sauna effect that such belts have on our bodies, make sure you check my full article on that topic! Now, let’s answer a few related questions that people often have regarding this topic…
Frequently Asked Questions
Do waist trimmer belts really work?
For a waist trimmer belt to work, you need a few more adjustments to make. By itself, waist trimmer belts provide little to no difference in how your body will handle belly fat and fat as a whole. However, combined with an active lifestyle, healthy eating, and exercising, these belts offer great improvements when it comes to body fat and fat around your core muscles.
Does a waist trimmer belt help you lose belly fat faster?
By raising your body’s core temperature, these trimmer belts help your body burn fat faster as a whole. Whether it is fat from your belly, hands, or upper legs, the body will start metabolizing these fat tissues faster. So, in other words, waist trimmer belts help you lose fat from the belly by indirectly improving your body’s capability to burn fat sort of like a sauna would.
Can you wear a waist trimmer all day?
Waist trimmer belts have no side effects of being worn all day and being removed for the night. While it may be uncomfortable at first, your body will gradually get used to the feeling of having the belt all day. Some companies recommend their products getting worn for around 8 hours for the most optimal results.
How many hours a day should be wearing a waist trimmer belt?
To add on top of the previous answer, you can choose any hour from 1 to 14 and wear your trimmer belt for as long as you want within your day. Wearing it during the night isn’t recommended. While most people only wear their belt when working out or doing some muscle-intense tasks, others prefer wearing their trimmer belts when they’re doing basic tasks such as house chores. Some belts that are slimmer in their design can even be worn beneath your clothes during your workday.
Choosing between some of the best waist trimmer belts is relatively easy as long as you know what you’re looking for. Some of the most important features that you should consider are the size and materials of the belt. A properly sized and durable belt will last you much longer and will be a much better investment, especially if you want to wear it throughout your day.