Best Ankle Weights Review 2017

Updated on March 18th,2017

If you’re looking for a way to ramp up the intensity of your workouts, ankle weights are a smart option. These convenient, weighted, velcro fastened bands can be used for virtually any exercise. Without doing any more work, you’ll be able to burn more calories, increase your resistance, get stronger and improve your cardiovascular fitness. In this article we showcase the 9 best ankle weights on the 2017 market.

The Top 9 at a Glance

The best ankle weights on the 2017 market are All Pro, which feature adjustable weights, comfortable padding and comes in bright fluorescent colors. The second best ankle weights for walking are Nordic Lifting Ankle Weights, providing you with a hook and loop enclosure, and are well padded and adjustable.

Rounding out the top 3 weighted ankle straps are Thera-band Comfort Fit cuffs, which feature a soft terry cloth inner, provide a snug, custom fit and come in color coded resistances.

To allow you to easily compare the best ankle weights on the market, we rated each of the Top 9 on the basis of price and durability. We’ve then given each one an overall rating out of 5. In the next section, we give an in depth review of each product.

The Top 9 Up Close

All Pro

All Pro

All Pro ankle weights are a premium quality set that weigh 5 pounds each. They come in a bright fluorescent blue color. These weights feature a cushioned flap which has been ergonomically designed to protect your ankles, while also permitting full range of movement. The weights in this set are adjustable in half pound increments, meaning that you can load it at any resistance from a half pound to five pounds.

The All Pro features ankle padding and heel padding, making this an incredibly comfortable set. They are easy to run in and simple to take on and off.

PROS

  • Adjustable weights
  • Comfortable padding
  • Bright fluorescent color

Nordic Lifting Ankle Weights

Nordic Lifting Ankle Weights

The Nordic Lifting ankle weight is a very soft and comfortable ankle weight that is extremely durable. It features reinforced stitching, along with neoprene padding. This weight can be used on both the ankles and the wrists thanks to a large, strong Velcro pad. A reflective trim has also been fitted on the edges of these weights to make you more visible at night.

A unique ergonomic design makes this a very comfortable fitting ankle accessory. It won’t slip down or bunch up around the ankle.

You purchase comes with a handy carry case and an informative instruction manual. A 12-month warranty comes with this item.

PROS

  • Reinforced stitching
  • Reflective trim
  • Ergonomic design

CONS

  • Strap not long enough

Thera-band

Thera-band

Thera-band comfort fit cuffs are custom fit with a sleep neoprene outer surface. Each cuff weights two and a half pounds. These cuffs feature a fully adjustable strap to allow you to get a custom fit. The soft, terry cloth inner lining feels very comfortable against the skin. It also does a great job of absorbing moisture and preventing sweat slippage. These cuffs are non-abrasive.

Thera-band comfort cuffs have a reflective trim to keep you visible and safe when you’re out at night. They are easy to put on and take off. You have the option of three color coded resistances, ranging from two pounds to five pounds.

PROS

  • Custom Fit
  • Soft terry cloth inner
  • Color coded resistances

CONS

  • Not adjustable

Valeo

Valeo

Valeo adjustable ankle weights come in a stylish jet black and provide you with a comfortably fitting, fully adjustable way to add extra resistance to your cardio or weights workout. The soft padding provides a high level of comfort, preventing any abrasions or skin irritation. An adjustable metal “D” ring allows you to fasten the cuff to your own specific requirements.

There are 5 pockets in each Valeo cuff, allowing you to pack it with 1 pound sand bags in each pocket for a max of 5 pounds on each leg. This a very solid, secure set of leg cuffs.

PROS

  • Comfortably fitting
  • Adjustable resistance
  • Adjustable “D” ring

CONS

  • Sand may leak

Stronger Adjustable

Stronger Adjustable

Stronger Adjustable Ankle weights are specifically designed to allow women to add some extra resistance to their workout. It features an extra level of padding and is ergonomically molded to allow you to focus on glute and hamstring work. They are fastened by way of sure stay velcro grip, so you’ll never have to contend with slipping cuffs. These cuffs are able to be used on both your ankles and your wrists.

Stronger Adjustable cuffs come with a 100% lifetime replacement or refund guarantee. That underscores the confidence you can have that these ankle weights will do the job you need over the long term.

PROS

  • Extra level of padding
  • Sure Stay Velcro grip
  • 100^% guarantee

CONS

  • Straps are a little short

Yes4All Comfort

Yes4All Comfort

Yes4All Comfort cuffs are designed for comfort and durability. They provide you with a natural, form fitting hug that will make you forget that you’re even wearing them. The neoprene exterior is extremely durable, and is reinforced with neoprene stitching. A stylish and strong outer trim ensures that these cuffs will last for years. Generous velcro padding and a solid D ring provide a very secure, custom fit.

Yes4All Comfort weights are color coded for different resistances, ranging from 2 pounds total (1 pound on each leg) to 5 pounds total. Each set is adjustable, allowing you to lessen the resistance by removing sand pockets.

PROS

  • Durable neoprene exterior
  • Velcro and D ring fastener
  • Adjustable

CONS

  • Sand may leak

DaVinci Adjustable

DaVinci Adjustable

DaVinci Adjustable cuffs are made of soft cloth material which provides a comfortable fit without the skin irritation that comes with many other models. They do a great job of absorbing moisture and wicking away sweat. When you fasten the weights, the soft material stretches to provide you with a very snug, tight fit. This ensures that they stay in place while you are exercising. They come in a variety of colors and resistance levels.

Da Vinci weights are versatile enough that they can be used as wrist weights and are ideal for adding resistance to your gym sessions. They are equally suitable for taking your cardio sessions outdoors.

PROS

  • Soft cloth material
  • Absorbs moisture
  • Snug, tight fit

CONS

  • Fabric not durable

CAP Barbell

CAP Barbell

CAP Barbell 20 pound adjustable velcro weights provide you with a heavy duty way to add extra resistance to your training. They feature external pockets, so you can add and remove weights easily. Adjustable velcro and double “D” hooks work together to ensure that you get a secure, custom fit. They are comfortable on the skin, meaning that you won’t have to contend with abrasions or other discomfort.

CAP Barbell weights have a built in moisture wicking system, so you won’t have any problems with seat slippage. One size fits all. At 10 pounds per leg, these are among the heaviest resistance ankle weights on the market.

PROS

  • 20 pounds resistance
  • Moisture wicking
  • One size fits all

CONS

  • A little bulky

Zensufu

Zensufu

Zensufu leg cuffs are specifically built to allow female trainers to maximize their training. They are rugged and durable and come in a form fitting style that fits easily. These weights are very comfortable, providing you with a natural, easy feel against the skin. The fabric is very durable so you can be confident that they will last for a long time. An adjustable strap ensures that you get a tight, custom fit.

Zensufu cuffs are available in 1, 2, 3 and 5 pound options. The weights cannot be adjusted.

PROS

  • Very comfortable
  • Adjustable strap
  • Durable fabric

CONS

  • Weights not adjustable

Conclusion

The premium weighted ankle bands on the 2017 market are All Pro, delivering adjustable resistance, snug, comfy padding and fluorescent colors. We also loved the Nordic Lifting Ankle Weights which give you a hook and loop enclosure, are well padded and completely adjustable. Our bronze medal winner is Comfort Fit Cuffs, providing a very comfortable soft terry cloth interior and are available in color coded resistances.