Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What's the Benefit of a Nylon Belt over a Leather Belt?

A: Both leather and nylon belts have their specific advantages and disadvantages. A leather belt is going to give you a very stiff support with a lot of "tactile" or touch feedback. Leather belts may also be required in some powerlifting competitions and associations as the rules. A nylon belt is going to be much more versatile, easier to store, offer the same intra-abdominal pressure benefits, enhance your bottom-position mobility during a lift (ex. clean), will be more comfortable along the base of your ribs, and offer more tightening options than traditional leather belts since there are no preset notches.


Q: How do I use the Self-Locking Buckle?

A: Please watch the second VIDEO HERE.


Q: Why are Your Products Made in Pakistan?

A: We are proud to say that we have a US Veteran team that lives in Pakistan currently and oversees all manufacturing and product quality. Due to having an excellent team in Pakistan, we are able to maintain extremely high quality standards and still achieve excellent prices to our customers. Furthermore, our business directly supports 15 families in Pakistan, providing above living wage standards for these families and having a very large impact for them. While we would love to manufacture in the US some day, we do not currently have the scale needed for US manufacturing to be able to meet the prices our customers desire.


Q: Why are My IsoGrips Slippery?

A: The main culprit of the IsoGrips not sticking well to a steel bar or wooden rings is going to be chalk 99.99% of the time. It's important that the Isoprene Polymer material (The rubber-like material that grabs the bar), is clean. If your IsoGrips have chalk all over them, a small amount of soap and water can clean them off like new and get the full stick back. Or perhaps you're in the middle of a WOD, simply using your own sweat or placing a little bit of water on the rubber surface and wiping them clean will also do the trick!


Q: I have the Wrong Size, What do I do?

A: Please contact our AWESOME customer support team at: support@element26.co


Q: What is Covered by the Lifetime Warranty?

A: Our lifetime warranty covers manufacture defects on our Self-Locking Weightlifting Belts, Figure-8 Straps, IsoWrap Wrist Wraps, BarBelts, Wrist Sweat Bands, and Knee Sleeves. The IsoGrips have a 3-month warranty as gymnastics grips are subject to an incredible amount of pressure, especially with how much grip our IsoGrips provide. The athletic tape is a consumable product and is not covered by a warranty. Normal wear of velcro is not covered as this is a natural function of velcro. Please note, our self-locking weightlifting belts do not need velcro to function securely, it's imperative to always use the self-locking buckle during all lifts to avoid the buckle loosening during a heavy lift/attempt. No need to risk injury.