Best Wrist Wraps for Gymnasts Review 2016

As a gymnast you know that your wrists are your weak link. They form the connection between the bar and your body, coming under tremendous pressure every time you mount the bar. In order to complete your routine, and prevent wrist injury, you need to give them the proper protection. That means using specialized gymnastic straps. In this article, we’ll go in depth on the best wrist wraps for gymnasts on the current market.

A Quick Overview of the Top Wrist Wraps for Gymnasts

Our favorite wrist wraps for gymnasts are the Emerge wrist straps. These wrist protectors give gymnasts a very secure yet comfortable fit at a fantastic price point. They are extremely durable being made from high quality nylon and thick velcro. We were also extremely impressed with the Rogue V2 gymnastic wrap, made from genuine American leather and top quality manufacture.

Our third favorite gymnastic wrap is the Harbinger by HumanX. These straps are made from durahide leather and feature a unique quick release wrap around, fingerless design.

We’ve given each of our ten favorite gymnastic wraps a rating out of five on 3 factors; price, durability and an overall quality score. This will help you to compare the best of the best. In the following section, we provide a detailed review of each product.​

The Top 10 In-Depth

Emerge Wrist Wraps

Emerge Wrist Wraps

The Emerge wrist wrap is a fantastic all round grip that is great for gymnasts. It features a contoured ridge design that provides more comfort and a greater level of grip security than any other strap we came across. At 21 inches in length, Emerge straps are three inches longer than most others. This means that you are able to wrap at least two and a half times, giving the securest hold possible.

Emerge gymnastic wraps are made out of very high quality nylon material and feature thick, resilient Velcro. Unlike many imitators the Velcro will not peel. Double cross stitching ensures that these straps will do the job over and over. These gymnastic wrist protectors also have a moisture wicking ability.

PROS

  • High quality nylon construction
  • Moisture wicking capability
  • Contoured ridge design
  • Three inches longer than most wraps

CONS

  • Gets a little heated under the wrap

Rogue V2 Gymnastics Grip

Rogue V2 Gymnastics Grip

The Rogue V2 Gymnastic Grip features textured American leather on both sides for an extremely soft, comfortable gripping experience. This hard wearing leather will also eliminate any slippage problems so you can train with absolute confidence. The hook and loop strap system is simple to put on and will secure itself tightly to give you the confidence you need when performing.

These grips come in a stylish gray and are embossed with the Rogue logo. As with all Rogue products, the V2 straps are made in the USA under Rogue’s stringent manufacturing conditions, so you can be assured of top quality. They are available in small, medium and large sizes and come with Rogue’s money back guarantee.

PROS

  • Textured American leather
  • Hook and loop strap system
  • High quality construction in the USA

CONS

  • Strap material is a little abrasive

Harbinger Pull-Up Grips

Harbinger Pull-Up Grips

Harbinger Pull Up Grips by HumanX provide you with a level of customization which you don’t get from most competitors. You are able to trim the finger length with a pair of scissors to get the perfect fit. The Durahide leather grip is dual purpose; it can either be folded flat on the palm or folded back over the wrist strap to give your hands more freedom of movement.

The Harbinger features a quick release wrap around, fingerless design. The leather grip is very soft and comfortable and each grip can be used with either the left or right hand. The wrist wrap is very secure, providing the support you need when grabbing the bar for an extended time period.

PROS

  • Durahide leather
  • Can trim finger length
  • Quick release wrap around, fingerless design

CONS

  • Blue dye may get on hands

Tiger Paws Gymnastics Wrist Supports

Tiger Paws Gymnastics Wrist Supports

Tiger Paws Gymnastic wrist supports by Z-Athletic are made from leather and provide you with a superior level of grip to enable you to hold on for longer. They come with a pair of replaceable foam pad supports to increase your level of hand support. You also get a couple of plastic stays that allows you to adjust the support to meet your individual needs.

These Tiger Paw grips come in small and medium sizes. They are durable, with quality stitching throughout and provide you with the ability to flex your hand while supporting it. This easy on-off support is a very convenient alternative to wrapping your hand. These are a great choice for child gymnasts.

PROS

  • Replaceable foam pad supports
  • Very durable
  • Good level of flexibility

CONS

  • Hot and sweaty around the wrists

Natural Grip - Crossfit Games Edition

Natural Grip

The Natural Grip CrossFit Games Edition are made from an extremely thin but amazingly durable zinc oxide 100% cotton tape. It is able to be customized to your wrist based on the size of your ring finger. This provides you with an ultra soft, streamlined grip that is both comfortable and functional. These grips also provide a very good level of ventilation, allowing for breathability and moisture wicking.

The adhesives used on Natural Grips is latex free so you will have no allergy problems. They have undergone and updated design which eliminates any problems with bunching up that were noticeable on the previous version. This grip is very stylish and is emblazoned with 2016 Reebok CrossFit games branding.

PROS

  • Zinc oxide 100% cotton
  • Soft, comfortable grip
  • Latex free adhesive

CONS

  • Doesn’t absorb sweat

Suede Tiger Paws

Suede Tiger Paws

Suede Tiger Paws by Snowflake Designs are made from a very soft suede leather which is very comfortable to wear, almost feeling like a second skin. They come with a pair of rigid plastic stays to allow you to customize each grip to your specific requirements. They are available in a range of cool colors and come in a range of sizes, based on weight, with a maximum of 210 pounds.

These suede gymnastic supports are an excellent choice for children as well as adults. They feature quality stitching to ensure a long life and give you a firm wrist support that also provides the flexibility you need to perform. They come with a money back guarantee.

PROS

  • Soft suede leather
  • Quality stitching
  • Firm yet flexible

CONS

  • Hot and sweaty

Kasp Exercise Gloves with Wrist Support Wraps

Kasp Exercise Gloves with Wrist Support Wraps

Kasp exercise gloves with wrist wraps are an integrated strap that combines gloves with velcro wrist wraps. This gives you both maximum grip and rigid wrist support. It is made from a lightweight material that is very easy to put on and provides you with the flexibility you need to perform at your best. A thick, padded thumb grip adds to the secure fit of these straps.

The wrist straps are designed to adapt to the demands of your gymnastic training. They offer you the flexibility to go hard on the bar and then be more wrist flexible on the mat. This is something you don’t get with the overly rigid wraps put out by many competitors.

PROS

  • Lightweight material
  • Thick, padded thumb grip
  • Rigid yet flexible

CONS

  • Tend to slip

CopperJoint Copper Wrist Support

CopperJoint Copper Wrist Support

The Copper Joint wrist supports are very durable and extremely comfortable to wear. It provides a level of compression that you need to keep your wrists safe. At the same time, Copper Joint have used advanced cooling technology to keep the wrists from over-heating. Moisture wicking technology also keeps sweat from building up under the straps. The quality fabric used on these straps also have an anti-microbial and anti-itching quality that sets it apart.

The four way compression sleeve is designed to promote a full range of motion. This allows you to move directly from prolonged gripping work to more flexible moves. They are also 100% latex free, preventing any allergy problems.

PROS

  • Good level of compression
  • Advanced cooling technology
  • Moisture wicking system
  • Four way compression sleeve

CONS

  • Some users report a skin rash

3 Hole Leather Hand Grips by Aeolos

3 Hole Leather Hand Grips by Aeolos

The 3 Hole Leather Grip by Aeolos features premium leather and nylon to provide a very durable, yet comfortable fitting wrist protection. By using the best quality leather, Aeolos are able to give you a softer fit while also enhancing the grip and tightness of the fit. The double leather structure is put together with triple stitching to make it super tough.

These Aeolos grips have a velcro closure that allows you to get a very secure and reliably tight enclosure around your wrists. The latest version of these straps feature a new palm design with extra level to give you even more comfort. The wrist wrap is larger than normal to give you the maximum support when you’re gripping the bar.

PROS

  • Premium leather and nylon construction
  • Extra leather padding on palm
  • Very tight wrist enclosure

CONS

  • Strong odor

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Evolution Wrist Wraps

Evolution Wrist Wraps

Evolution wrist wraps are constructed from highest grade neoprene and velcro materials to provide a strong grip without the need for an overly long wrap. The overall feel of these traps is thick, durable and stable. They also provide a measure of elasticity, giving you the flexibility you need to perform both neutral and pronated wrist position moves.

The velcro used is larger than you’ll find on many competing brands, making it easier for you to adjust the straps mid workout. These wraps feature a very durable yet soft thumb loop to make sure that they stay securely in position while you’re working out. If you don’t need to use the thumb loop, it can easily be tucked away under the velcro.​

PROS

  • High grade neoprene and velcro construction
  • Large velcro design
  • Durable, soft thumb loop

CONS

  • Hot and sweaty

Conclusion

The best gymnastic wrist wrap that we found was the Emerge strap, which combine the key features of strength, durability, flexibility and comfort into a very user friendly design that looks great. It also comes in at a fantastic price point. We were also impressed with the Rogue V2 Gymnastic wrap, made from the best quality American leather under Rogue’s exacting standards. The result is a durable, comfortable and rigid strap that does the business.

Our third favorite gymnastic straps is the Harbinger Pull Up Grip manufactured by HumanX. We loved the quick release fingerless grip of these leather wraps and the strong support that they gave to the wrists.