"I was hunting around on elitefts.com looking for new stuff and I saw the Proloc Collars. They were cheap enough and looked to be good quality, so I called Matt (the sales guy) and said to ship a few to me. They arrived quickly, as stuff from elitefts™ always does, and I was pretty surprised when we got them. I fully intended to believe that they would not work, just like everything else. I started testing them out with specialty bars. They held the weights on well. I then decided to try them out on some Farmer's Walks. Anyone who does Farmer's Walks knows very well that you need to constantly tighten the collars. You also need to be terrified that they will fail, causing 300 pounds to fall off of the bar in mid-stride. Well, let me tell you, they did not fail. They held like a vise. I was blown away. For the first time ever, we had a set of collars that didn't fall off. We then tried them on logs. Same thing here, they held. Gone are the days of using clamps form Home Depot or worrying about weights falling off the bars. The Proloc Collars saved the day. We will get more Proloc Collars at TPS and continue to abuse them daily with no fear of failure. I highly recommend them to you."
C.J. Murphy MFS, C-ISSN
I tried your collars. Fantastic bite on the bar. Best clamps I have ever used. So much easier to use then those spring clamps.
I found your collars on the web. I was a little leery at first to try them, probably afraid of how they would work. After reading some of the comments on your web page I decided to give it a shot. I ordered a set through one of your suppliers. I have to tell you I was pleasantly surprised. They are so easy to use. I have my set for almost a year now and felt I needed to share my experience of your collars. This collars will not quit. I had bought a pair of the black and recently purchased a pair of blue for my husband for his workouts. ( he loves my black collars for working out so do his friends so I figured get him a set of his own). These things are fantastic...no matter what the weight they hold the weight on the bar no issues at all..... All gyms should have these, if not anyone who goes to the gym certainly should. Thank you for such a great product..
"I have been thrilled with these collars the second the staff added them to both Blatt and Strom. I don't do competitive weightlifting or anything like that, but I do love power lifting, and it doesn't take an expert to see that Prolocs work. It doesn't matter if you are doing a 135lb dead lift or a 300+ pound power clean these things won't move! All that readjusting the weights back onto the bar and having to readjust the collar just doesn't happen with these. You put your weight on and tighten the collars and that's it. Throw the weights around if you don't believe me; because these things don't budge!"
Seth Shelby, Army Veteran, Senior Physical Education Major at Univ. of South Carolina
"It's simple. You don't want to have to play with the weights each time you drop weights around while doing dead lifts or power cleans then use these collars. Seth and I use the Prolocs every time we are in the gym whether it be benching, dead lifting, squatting, and we have never not once had to readjust anything. Needless to say we are fans."
Adam, US Army Reserves, Senior Physical Education Major at the Univ. of South Carolina
There is absolutely no substitute, equivalent, or replacement for my gyms Proloc Collars. These are a must for anyone who lifts, and especially important pieces of equipment in a gym. I would not be without mine. Thanks, Marty! Proloc Collars rock
SPARTAN TBT GYM January 22nd, 2016 7:11 pm
It's been 1 year since I found my Proloc Collars and I can't say enough about them. Last week I forgot them and had to use the clamp collars at the gym it was awful. Won't do that again. Even those cheap collars that are easy on don't stay put. Proloc Collars stay on tight and the hook Collars allow you to add chains or bands for overloads or offloading. And lastly the customer service has been the best I've had in a very long time. From the ordering process and beyond. I highly recommend them for home gym use and all clubs need them.
Lynn Richards November 28th, 2015 8:49 am
If you are looking for collars that really work. You got to ditch the lockjaws or spring collars. I bring my own Proloc collars everywhere I go to any public gyms because while the collars in the gyms might be sufficient it might not be good enough. I'm not being a gym snob but when you are Deadlifting or Squatting in excess of 700lbs, you need collars that will hold strong and know that they just work! And if you are looking for a pair, hit up the guys at Proloc Collars! They are having a HUGE discount. You won't go wrong on this one! If it's good enough to be used by the various international strongman competitions and used by many strength athletes, It's good enough for me! That's why I have mine customized and I'm looking forward to them!
Ahmad Taufig Muhammad November 27th, 2015 10:51 am
WOW! Sent a question/feedback into Proloc and I received a call from the owner within an hour! You can trust their product to do the job as well as their customer service to take care of you! Thanks Proloc! (ours are going strong 2 years later)
Russell Mock January 8th, 2015 10:04 am
I was doubtful at first since i was used to gorilla straps which i had a fairly good experience with. I watched a couple you tube videos about these and decided to try them out which I am happy i did. these things can tighten so that they don't come loose when doing multiple clean & Jerks in a row. My concern was that they would come loose like the other plastic clamps but if you tighten these good, then you don't have a problem. i have had a great experience with them and would highly recommend them to anyone looking.
James December 22nd, 2013 10:01 am
These collars are the best. Some of the reasons why "they just work" are the collars are user friendly, sturdy, strong, and reliable. Since using Proloc Collars, I spend more time training now and less time fumbling with spring collars. I use them with great confidence. Kudos to the company for making such an awesome product. Thanks!
Mike Manzo October 5th, 2013 12:13 am
Proloc collars are the best I have ever used at my gym hands down. Other collars fall of bars being dropped and even worse break with little wear and tear. I was so happy with my proloc collars we just ordered custom colored collars for my gym!
Matt Mills ASC Pro Strongman October 1st, 2013 3:41 pm
I have been in the gym business for nearly 30 years and I don't know why no one came up with something like this sooner. Proloc Collars are great. They hold strong all the time. They take a beating and the members love them. I was so sick of spending endless money on spring collars that become useless after a month and other expensive collars that don't hold. I will only buy Proloc from now on.
John Heagle June 3rd, 2013 8:42 pm
I own Brutal Iron Gym located in Rock Hill SC. Throughout my training history I have trained in several states and probably over a hundred gyms... so I've seen pretty much every piece of equipment there is. The Proloc collars are far and above the best fitting, most durable and easily usable collars I have ever seen. The members at my gym love them and visitors to the gym always remark about how easy they are to use. The conversation almost always ends with "Man, I wish I would have thought of that!" The Proloc Collars are definitely the only collars I recommend and they'll be the only ones I'll ever buy.
Robert Polenik December 7th, 2012 12:03 pm
Awesome, strong, lightweight and these things hold on like a pit bull...they just work couldn't be more truer...great product
Chad Hammons October 17th, 2012 7:52 pm
These collars are awesome. I always used to have to readjust weight on my heavy leg days especially when doing deadlifts, but these do not budge! They are easy to slip on and off for quick weight changes, and the bright blue color scheme stands out in the Strom. What has traditionally been the most easily broken piece of equipment in every gym I work out in has finally become a quality product. Thanks guys!
Seth Shelby September 23rd, 2012 7:32 pm
These collars are used at the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center, located at the University of South Carolina. They are awesome! The collars are not only durable, but very easy to use. I've seen girls use them for light weights, and our football players (Go Gamecocks!) use them for their intense two-a-days. The blue collars add just the right amount of color to our facility. They are well worth the buy!
Olivia September 13th, 2012 2:18 pm