Reebok All-Terrain Super 3.0 Shoe Review

Reebok All-Terrain Super 3.0
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Reebok has released their latest model in the most popular line of shoes made specific for OCR, the Reebok All-Terrain Super 3.0. The newest version of the shoe has several major changes that look to improve upon past versions. They have added reinforcement around the areas the shoes commonly rip while also completely changing the uppers material. Another thing worth noting, that I will cover in more detail, is the new lacing system that is unlike any I have seen before.

There is a love/hate relationship within the community based on the people who preach unparalleled drainage, excellent grip and OCR specific features, that stand opposite those who saw it’s a 1-3 race shoe before you’re contacting Reebok customer care for an exchange/refund/discount. The ripping could be explained by the narrow fit of the shoe, past materials used and grueling conditions they’re put through with each race. To view all the comparisons between the 3.0’s and past models read up here. If you have owned past versions, or looked at the comparisons to previous versions, you can tell Reebok is trying to get it right without going to far from the initial vision. To make a lightweight, durable, water draining shoe for obstacle course racing.

 

Reebok All-Terrain Super 3.0 Features

Dura-Grip Seal  – On any other shoe I wouldn’t be listing a rubber seal grip as a feature but this is the first and last concern 9/10 people will inquire about. The “Dura-Grip” rubber is reinforcing the toe box where the previous models were widely known for tearing. It looks like Reebok heard the call for correction(or got tired of replacing shoes for this issue).

Rope Pro – The Reebok All-Terrain line has always been praised for their OCR specific features. The “Rope Pro” is an exterior tread that originates on the bottom midsole of the shoe and continues its journey up the side of the shoe all the way to the laces. This sticky tread is found on the interior outsole of both shoes placed to optimize grip for rope climbs whether you lock both feet onto the rope with the base of your midsole or utilize the efficient hook method with your shoe. This tread is also efficient in wall traverse midsole grip and for several other obstacles.

Drainage Holes – Reebok produced the first shoe in the sport to use factory drainage ports. Many remember how these were met with rave reviews, followed by repetitive complaints on debris collection from the ports. This feature has been unchanged from inception through multiple releases of the Reebok All-Terrain line. If you loved the drainage on previous models and felt some debris was a small price to pay, you’ll be happy.

Reebok All-Terrain Super 3.0 Usage

I was on the side of those that experienced durability issues in the past with this line of shoe and was a skeptic on the Super 3.0 fixing this issue. For that reason I wanted to make sure to run these through the ringer, literally. Getting my hands on these at the back end of race season posed a challenge to find races and truly mimic the wear and (hopefully no) tear that race shoes go through. I found a perfect test at the FIT Challenge located in Rhode Island.

Those familiar with this race, know the technical terrain, natural elements and pressure applied to your shoes from the steep downhill paths used. Two laps (6.8 miles) of hills, rocks, trail, steep uphill and downhill treks. A concern I had was the painful ability to feel every rock, root and uneven terrain under your feet. The grip was as good as expected in comparison to previous models. One aspect I felt the all terrain line were effective in producing was a solid grip on the tread.

A new feature in the Reebok All-Terrain Super 3.0 is the lacing system. The laces do not go through the shoe, rather through a stand alone piece of rubber that is separate from the tongue of the shoe. Personally this was a major drawback for me as the Reebok All-Terrain is already a low cut shoe lacking in ankle stability, this new lacing system does not allow for a lace lock tie method which would normally secure the shoe more firmly to your ankle. On steep downhills you have excess mobility in your ankle providing a less secure, less confident level of support.

Outside that event all usage of the shoe for a thorough test was on flat trail runs totaling around 150 miles. While I didn’t experience any tears similar to previous models I did have cause for concern detailed in the durability section of this review.

Reebok All-Terrain Super 3.0 Durability

As previously stated they performed without any tears or visible separation in the outsole tread or toe cap. My concern was with the “Dura-Grip” seal that covers the toe box to reinforce the toe box. The seal only extended to the toe cap of the shoe and not the outside of the shoe where the tears have occurred in the past. As you can see from the picture they used a very thin material to cover a mesh webbing in the problem section of previous models. The material over the mesh began to pull away from the mesh. I fear that with regular use of the shoe in OCR settings the mesh and lining material will soften when wet and be a cause for concern.

The rubber lacing strip that secures the laces stayed secure to the shoe but was an area I kept an eye on, being a new design I haven’t seen in Reeboks or any other brand for that matter. There has been no issues with the new lacing systems durability.

Reebok All-Terrain Super 3.0 Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Drainage Ports
  • “Rope Pro” obstacle targeted tread
  • Reinforced toe cap
  • “Rock Guard” located in the midsole

Cons

  • Diameter of drainage ports
  • Stand alone lacing system
  • Minimal ankle support
  • Lack of reinforced materials in previous troubled spots

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Reebok All Terrain Super 3.0Reebok All Terrain Super ORVJ Sport Irock 2Merrell All Out Peak
Weight220g219g240g295g
Heel Drop5mm5mm6mm6mm
Grip3/16"3/16"3/16"1/4"
Metal StudsNoNoNoNo
Price$124.99$90.00$99.00$69.00
ORM ReviewYesYesYes Yes
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Reebok All-Terrain Super 3.0 Conclusion

I went into this review with an open mind giving this model a clean slate from past issues in the Reebok All-Terrain line. I came out of this review optimistic that Reebok is listening to feedback and concerns from previous styles while maintaining the features that everyone loved, be it drainage or tread. I’m very curious to see how receptive others are on the new lacing system as this was a negative change for me. I’ll still be concerned with the material used on the outer toe box where previous models had durability issues. My final thought is that I’m cautiously optimistic that there will be less complaints of tears in the newest Reebok All-Terrain Super 3.0.

 

 

For more photos see our preview of the Reebok All-Terrain Super 3.0

 


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Underwear For Men (UFM) Review

Disclaimer: If you are offended by terms used to describe the male anatomical features, do not read this post.

UFMs (underwear for men) are the best sports underwear I have ever worn.  From a teen on the tennis court and mountain bike trails to a triathlete and now to solely a runner, they have enabled the most comfortable times I remember being while sweating profusely.  Most importantly, they are comfortable now in the present as a runner. It’s because running is what I do now, and I sweat and chafe more now than I ever have.   They are very comfortable, and they withstand long miles without the chafing and discomfort of other more popular name brands such as Adidas, Under Armour, and Reebok.  I would recommend purchasing and wearing these underwear for any sport or activity that involves sweating.

UFM Features

Comfort  – I ran 5, 10, and 20 miles in UFMs.  The five mile run at Stone Mountain on the Cherokee Trail that loops around the mountain was swift and easy.  I sweated plenty even in the cool temps of December.  The underwear felt snug and comfortable.  They held my man parts tight and in place with no rubbing together of my legs or acorns.  I will further discuss their comfort and use in the next section.

Support and Adjustability – The underwear has a draw string that supports and pulls your junk tight and in the right place no matter what your size (disclaimer:  this is a little bit of an assumption here because I am only the size that I am).  I can only imagine however that they fit most average, i.e. normal sizes.  At first, I thought the draw string would perhaps get in the way, rub the wrong way, or just plain irritate the lower man area (aka perineum, taint, chode, or in other words the area between the sack and poop shoot that is prone to catching on fire if you know what I mean).

Lightweight and breathable – The fabric is amazing.  It is a mix of 90 % polyester and 10 % elastane.  This combination makes them very lightweight.  I can barely tell I am wearing them other than the support of the adjustable draw string.  Furthermore, during the run and even after, the fabric wicks away sweat, and they seem to stay dry throughout.  It seems impossible, but they have stayed dry for up to 20 miles.  However, I have only used them during the unseasonably warm Georgia winter months.  I do not have any data on running in the spring, summer, or fall, where ball melting temperatures often occur.  I can only hope they work extremely well.

UFM Usage

Most of my time during this period of my life is in front of a 425 degree Waffle House grill.  It can get very hot and sweaty during busy times, especially during the summer.  My first experiences with UFMs were on the Waffle House grill.  I was pleasantly surprised about how comfortable I was on the grill.  I didn’t have to worry about going to the bathroom multiple times to scratch and/or wipe the sweat from my bum.  TMI.  However, that’s the truth when you are sweating and/or have a case of swamp ass.

As mentioned earlier, UFMs passed with an A+ on my first test of an easy 5 miler.  On the next run, I ran the first half of this year’s winter runtheatl.  I ran a little more than the first section, which totaled to about 10 miles.  The first 8 miles were great.  I felt awesome. However, at about mile 9, I was starting to feel a little burning and chaffing on my butt crack.  Not the taint region, but the actual crack itself.  I was a little disappointed with this while wearing the UFMs, however, I then realized I didn’t put on any body glide.  Well, no one is perfect, and even if I was wearing just a jock strap, I would still get chaffage from my cheeks rubbing together.  TMI.  I hope you read the disclaimer.   Well, as most of you know, body glide works miracles, and no matter what kind of underwear you are sporting, one must use body glide or some other balm. Nonetheless, as of now, I would still choose UFMs over any other brand of underwear out there.   I will try some other brands in the future, however, as of now I do believe I should always have a pair of UFMs on hand and close by.

UFM Durability

I really am not certain what the durability of the UFMs will be.  It would probably take a year and lots of miles to determine.   I have mostly used cotton briefs and boxer briefs as everyday underwear, and they have worn out fast.  I have used bike shorts that were similar material to UFMs for triathlons.  They seemed to wear out in the location of where the saddle sits.  I wouldn’t bet on it, but I am thinking that the UFMs will probably end up lasting a year or so and will probably wear out around the crack area from minor friction.  I hope they last longer.

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UFM Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Comfort
  • Support
  • Breathability

Cons

  • They don’t have long pant versions.
  • Price.  The cost  of the underwear is a lot more expensive than other name brand underwear
  • They only have Underwear For Men.  Where’s the female version?

 

Reebok, Adidas, and Under Armour sports underwear

Similar Products

Products I compared were sports underwear made by Adidas, Reebok, and Under Armour. Adidas and Reebok underwear fit very nicely, however, the fabric that is situated in the lower man part region has too much unnecessary fabric that causes rubbing, chaffage, and discomfort.  The pair of Under Armour underwear I tested has an even greater amount of unnecessary amount of fabric and the cut of the fabric is unsatisfactory.  I would spend the extra $10 to $15 to get a more superior product.  Especially when dealing with such a delicate and sensitive area, aka the family jewels.

UFM Conclusion

UFMs (Underwear For Men) are close in verbage to UFOs, and I don’t think that that is a just a coincidence.  They are out of this world! They are the best underwear I have ever worn.  They are comfortable, adjustable, supportive, and breathable.  I can only imagine that they would withstand the test of time and mileage on the road or on trails.  I only tested them for up to 20 miles.  I plan to try them on a 50k this year and maybe a 50 mile closer to the end of the end or in 2018. Only time will tell.  For now, they are perfect, and I would recommend them to any runner or person who sweats profusely and is a fellow frequent sufferer of chaffing and/or swamp ass.  As for a recommendation for the UFM company, I would love to see a longer pant/tight version, and possibly even a wetsuit for surfing and/or cold weather obstacle racing.   These underwear make me happy.  So keep moving forward, happy running, and happy living!

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Inov-8 F-Lite 235 v2 Review

Inov-8 F-Lite 235 v2
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The Inov-8 F-Lite 235 V2 is a weight lifting and general cross fit shoe.  It fits tight through the heel for extra support and the mesh middle leaves room for your foot to move. It is a shoe used for lifting, jumps, burpees, running and rope climbing. The versatility of this shoe lends itself to train for obstacles like the rope climb, or simply increase your jump speed. This shoe makes it possible to do a variety of exercises while providing support for the heel and extra protection for the toes. Certainly, burpees are no fun, but the form comes easier wearing this shoe.

Inov-8 F-Lite 235 v2 Features

Sturdy, durable heel  – Great for dead lifting and squatting, also helps with box jumps and step-ups on bench. Great balance for lifting all weights in general, good ability to lock in your heel

Mesh cradle – Very comfortable and looser in the middle of the foot without compromising the stability of the heel to lift with power.inov-8-f-lite-235-v2

Thick front bumper – Great when doing burpees or toe touches on the box. It protects feet and makes your jumps stronger because your toes are secure and fully guarded.

Grip on the side of the shoe – There is a grip for rope climbing on the side of the shoes.

Inov-8 F-Lite 235 v2 Usage

I have done an extensive amount of weight lifting, cross fit and pylometric exercises at the gym with these shoes. They are great for dead lifting and squats; I have also done jumping squats, box jumps, toe touches on box, and burpees. I really like the support they give and have not yet found a shoe that functions as well in different capacities.

In the past I would always have to change out of my lifting shoes to run afterwards. It’s been  awesome to just wear a shoe that does both. I am able to lift, do up hill running, and sprinting on the treadmill for up to 40 minutes with real support and comfortability. It falls into what you would want out of a true crossfit / cross training type shoe.

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The middle support is very secure and snug which helps keep my foot steady and healthy while sprinting. The way the middle of the shoe is designed with  mesh material helps your feet breath and feel unrestricted. Its the perfect balance between tightness and flatness to lift strong and heavy while there is support for the whole foot to run and jump.

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Inov-8 F-Lite 235 v2 Durability

These shoes are very well made and the main attributes are durable heels and toes. I think this shoe will be with me at the gym for a long time. It’s even comfortable enough to wear everyday so that should prove as a further test of it’s durability. I will update this if there is any issues in the longer term with the Inov-8 F-Lite 235 v2.

Inov-8 F-Lite 235 v2 Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Ability to lift and run with the same shoe
  • Comfortable mesh through middle
  • Toe protection for jumps
  • Plenty of space for the foot while in motion

Cons

  • Laces are too short
  • Not easy to adjust texture of laces
  • Laces have come loose sprinting

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Reebok womens crossfit lifter 
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Inov-8 F-Lite 235 v2 Conclusion

This shoe is adorable, I love the colors and the simple design. It is feminine for a weight lifting shoe which is hard to find. This shoe is absolutely great for lifting weights and doing cross fit. I definitely recommend this shoe if you lift and/or do crossfit. I have been wearing Converse for a long time and this is the first weight lifting shoe that gives me that support to push through the floor with support. It is convenient and practical to be able to run as well as do other exercises to train. I LOVED lifting in  my Converse, and I never thought I’d change my shoe because of the specific form I have with lifting heavy. I’m pleasantly surprised by the performance and security this shoe provides with intense work outs. I highly recommend the Inov-8 F-Lite 235 v2  to anyone who loves to lift and also does regular cardio. These are ideal shoes to train at the gym in the colder weather for an OCR. It “multi-tasks” very well and I’m very happy with the Inov-8 F-Lite 235 v2.


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Merrell All Out Peak Review

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The Merrell All Out Peak are the 2nd pair of shoes in the “All Out” line, that we have reviewed. Previously, ORM reviewed the Merrell All Out Crush, which was the first true “OCR shoe” by Merrell. The All Out Peak are a more traditional trail shoe and do not have holes for water drainage, etc.

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Merrell All Out Peak Features

High heel  – At 32mm, the heel is actually higher than the Hoka Challenger ATR 2 (29mm). This makes for a super comfy run.

Great Grip Without Aggressive Looking Lugs – The Merrell All Out Peak’s lugs are 6 mm (just under 1/4 inch) tread. While this “Vibram Megagrip” compares in depth to popular trail/OCR shoes, they don’t have the appearance of being “super aggressive”, and allow these to be everyday shoes.

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Merrell All Out Peak Usage

I began running on some of my favorite trails near my house such as The unfinished Atlanta BeltLine and Sweetwater State Park. The Beltline is a flat trail with mostly loose dirt, gravel, and some mud. Sweetwater is far more technical traditional trail where you must watch your step as you run over pine needle and hidden roots. I found these shoes handled all this terrain with no issue. In addition, the shoes are so comfy, I began wearing them around as my everyday shoe. I realize I am shortening the running life of these by doing so, but so far it is really worth it.

Merrell All Out Peak Durability

I have not had an issue with Merrell durability in the past, no signs so far that it will be an issue down the line.

Merrell All Out Peak Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Super comfortable.
  • Great for technical terrain.

Cons

  • Not an OCR shoe.
  • Poor drainage.

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Weight295g227g320g240g
Heel Drop6mm6mm13mm6mm
Grip1/4"3/16"3/16"3/16"
Metal StudsNoNoNoNo
Price$69.00$100$125.00$99.00
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Merrell All Out Peak Conclusion

Merrell has figured out how to transfer the comfort of their working shoes  over to a trail shoe, without losing stability or traction. These are the some of the most comfortable shoes I have worn to date, and they tackle the trails with tenacity. If you are the type of runner who enjoys a good Hoka, the Merrell All Out Peak is right for you.

 


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Hylete Insignia Racer Top Review

Hylete Insignia Racer Top
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I came across the Hylete Insignia Racer Top when I was browsing the website for products to review. This was the first shirt I picked out. I wish I could say there was some gimmicking or fancy feature that drew me to the shirt, but it was the simplicity of the shirt that first caught my eye. The cut was attractive, and the material appeared to be a light and wicking. Sometimes less is more, and this top proves that point to be valid.

 

Hylete Insignia Racer Top Product Features   

It’s already an oven in Atlanta, and this shirt has consistently wicked away my sweat no matter what workout I’ve done. The material is light weight and breathable. The style is practical and simple, but also flattering. Not only does the narrow t-shape cut in the back allow full range of motion in the arms, it also shows off your shoulder and back muscles. I’ve had no issues with under arm chaffing while running distance or having the iatrogenic back boob effect secondary to the shirt cutting into my lats/ traps.

Hylete -Insignia- Racer- Top- and -Serenium -Zip -ShortsThe other notable style feature is the V shape front. The V shape prevents the shirt from rolling up at the bottom. The rolling effect is a big pet peeve of mine and 100% avoidable with the Hylete Insignia Racer Top. On formal measurement, the front length is about 2 inches longer than the sides. I was surprised that the difference was that large, but its not really visibly noticeable. There is also a mesh dart on the left side. This dart helps keep the slimming shape by avoiding the “Is she pregnant or just bloated?” look.

The cut of the shirt allows for a full range of motion in the arms and didn’t cause arm chaffing when running. Not only is the cut functional, its also flattering. The narrow t- shape in the back shows off your shoulders and back muscles.  You might as well look good while working out right?

Finally, the shirt is tagless. Tags are annoying. End of story. The shirt comes in sizes x-small to x-large, and it is also available  in four colors- mint, coral, black, and gray. I picked the coral because it works well with my skin tone. It makes me look sorta tan. We all know that tan fat= muscle. Duh.

 

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Hylete Insignia Racer Top Product Usage

The Hylete website has the models wearing this top while doing  inverted rows on rings, stretching to go for a run, and standing around looking all intense and hot. The close up pics show that the material is meant to be wicking and light weight. When I picked out this shirt, I envisioned myself using the shirt for HIIT classes, running, riding my bike trainer inside, or doing yoga. ( and of course standing around looking all intense and hot). I’ve used this shirt at least three times a week for the last month. Some of the high use is a reflection of me avoiding putting away laundry. Seriously, I  will keep wearing the same things straight from the dryer over and over and over again.  Mostly, the high utility is because this shirt seems to be the appropriate choice for most activities I’m doing. The only thing I didn’t wear this shirt for was soccer (only because we have jerseys) and riding my bike outside. There are no pockets for my gels and keys. Disclaimer, I have ridden this shirt while riding my bike on my wahoo kickr and in computrainer classes. I don’t needs pockets for gels or keys to train inside.  So, I basically used this shirt for everything.

Sizing

The shirt is meant to be a little flowing in the abdomen. I ordered a small to avoid it being tight in the belly. I was initially nervous that it may be a little large , but I’m happy with my small. My chest is a 31.5 and my waist is 25 -26 depending on the amount of Mexican food I ate the night before, so I tend to be in between x-smalls and smalls in tops. I wanted this shirt to be loose in the belly, and fitted enough in the shoulders to avoid excess material in the armpits that leads to chaffing on long runs. Their size chart does not even make sense if you look at chest width. I would just look at the women’s sizes to the far right to determine your size. I normally wear a 2, and its listed as the xsmall and small. Also, I didn’t want the shirt rolling up on me at the bottom, so I thought the extra ½ inch in length in the small would be helpful. On the small, from the lowest portion of the neck line to the lowest portion of the shirt is actually only 17 inches. So, basically, use your brain instead of their sizing guide.

 

Front Length Chest Width Women’s Sizes
X-Small 19½ 27½ 0-2
Small 20 29½ 2-4
Medium 20½ 31½ 4-6
Large 21 33½ 8-10
X-Large 21½ 35½ 10-12
measurements are in inches
Front Length – Measured from strap point
Chest Width – Measured 1″ below arm hole

              

Hylete Insignia Racer Top Durability

The material 85% Polyester  and 15% Spandex. I’ve been using this shirt pretty consistently for the last month. I’ve already noticed two areas of pilling/ fraying on the front. I even have a front load washer and dryer, so I can’t really blame it on the washing technique. You can barely see them, and I honestly wouldn’t have even noticed if I wasn’t going over everything meticulously for the review.

 

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Hylete Insignia Racer Top Pros and Cons

     PROS

  • Simple, Flattering Design
  • Breathable and lightweight material
  • Cut that allows free range of motion in the arms
  • No back boob problems or chaffing
  • Tagless
  • Universal Design applicable to most activities
  • Hylete offers direct pricing without a middle man
  • The more you buy the more you save

  CONS

  • Already pilling after a month
  • No pockets
  • Use of brain required for sizing

 

Hylete Insignia Racer Top Conclusion

I love the Hylete Insignia Racer Top. I like it enough to get the other colors to add to my collection of athletic wear. The material is breathable. The cut is flattering and accommodating for all athletic endeavors. It looks good with shorts, long pants, or ¾ pants On the other hand, if it continues to pill up, Im gonna be super annoyed. I’ll update the review if it continues to happen.

 

 


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RockTape RockWrist Wrist Wraps Review

RockWrist Wrist Wraps
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For a while I had been thinking about buying wrist wraps for weightlifting, but after spending money on lifters and knee sleeves, amongst other (expensive) things, I just couldn’t bring myself to buy anything else. Naturally, when I was given this product to test and review, I was more than excited. Now it has become a staple in my gym bag! RockTape’s RockWrist Wrist Wraps provide excellent support when lifting and working out & have proven to be quite durable.

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RockTape RockWrist Wrist Wraps Features

Elastic Band  – Keeps the wrap in place. Has a good amount of elasticity without being loose.

Velcro Closure – Works for a wide range of wrist sizes & allows you to tighten/loosen as necessary.

Motivational Phrases – Keeps you going throughout your entire workout!

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RockTape RockWrist Wrist Wraps Usage

Just about every time I snatch or clean & jerk, I grab my wrist wraps. When it comes to putting weight overhead, I prefer the added support they provide. If I’m doing a workout with lifting as well as other movements, I may keep them a little bit looser to allow more flexion in my wrist, but overall have never had an issue keeping them on while doing pull-ups, push-ups, etc.

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RockTape RockWrist Wrist Wraps Durability

I have doused them in oodles of chalk, sweat in them, and ripped them off very quickly, but despite the past two months of repeated abuse, they haven’t come apart in the slightest. As of right now, I see no reason to be concerned about the durability of this product.

RockTape RockWrist Wrist Wraps Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Provide excellent support
  • Very durable

Cons

  • Elastic band may become irritable during sustained usage
  • Expensive in comparison to Rogue and Harbinger

Similar Products

WOD Wear WristWraps and Harbinger are two of the most common wrist wraps I see in CrossFit gyms, but RockTape is definitely a competitor when it comes to quality. Unfortunately, RockTape RockWrist Wrist Wraps are $25, which is $8 more than WOD wear.

RockTape RockWrist Wraps Conclusion

Overall, I would definitely recommend the RockTape RockWrist Wraps. I use the wrist wraps just about every time I lift and have no complaints about durability, which is often one of my main concerns since I am pretty rough on my gear. RockTape has always been and continues to be one of my favorite brands when it comes to products that provide superior support and stabilization.


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Mike Natale

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