I know a lot of guys enjoy the leather weight belts but I find this belt to be more comfortable. Even though this belt closes with velcro, the velcro is very strong! Like you can even stick your stomach out and it doesn’t come undone. The back support is sturdy and comfortable. Comes in lots of colors which is great for the female gym goer. Affordable and I would recommend to any female looking to have matching girly gym gear, yet sturdy to hold up.