Traveling by air about a month or so from now, only bringing one carry-on bag and was hoping to put my weight belt and dip belt in the bag. Are these okay to bring onto the plane? I've googled around but haven't found anything on point enough.
Weight belt would be fine, they'll probably make you take it out of the bag to see what it is. That happened to me when I brought my lever belt through security. Not sure about the dipping belt. I'd say probably, in that they'd most likely just want to see it after the xray, since they won't be able to tell what it is.
They'll most likely just ask to take it out (they'll tear your bag apart and take it out.. have it somewhere easily accessible).
The only thing I've ever had a problem with was this fancy ash tray I bought my sister once - apparently it had some metal in it that may or may not be used in the creation of makeshift bombs (damn you Chinese manufacturers!). They took me and my stuff to this special area and rubbed this weird chemical all over it and ran it through some machine... only to give it back and tell me I was good to go. lol
I have flown all over this fucking planet. I have had no issue with Powerlifting gear. "belt,suits,wraps,straps etc). Now chains I'm not to sure about". And if your going to compete I would never trust the bagage guys with my gear. Just some FYI.