An easy way to boost almost any workout, even just a brisk walk around the block after dinner, is by wearing wrist weights. These weighted wraps, which strap securely around your wrist and are often large enough to fit ankles as well, effortlessly amp up the resistance on whatever action you’re doing. Plus, they leave your hands free, meaning if you’re advanced enough or want an additional challenge you can train using dumbbells while wearing them. And if you’re a frequent traveler they’re easy to take with you on the go. Ahead, we rounded up a few of the best options on the market that should be comfortable and easy to adjust.
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1. Da Vinci Adjustable Wrist Weights
These have a soft cloth interior that’s moisture-absorbing to keep your wrists and ankles dry. They come in different colors and range from 1 pound to 5 pounds.
Pros: Adjustable velcro brands are designed to fit most sizes.
Cons: Some may prefer they fit a little smaller.
Featuring an adjustable buckle design, these waterproof silicone bands come with stainless steel weighted pegs that you can add or remove to change the level of resistance.
Pros: They come in black, neon yellow, bright pink, white and purple.
Cons: This style may leave marks.
3. Sportneer Adjustable Weights
Each of these weighs up to five pounds and features five removable sand pockets that can be adjusted up to five pounds by adding or removing them.
Pros: They’re made of soft, breathable neoprene. Easy to adjust velcro straps provide a better fit for ankles and wrists of all sizes.
Cons: Some may find the sand pocket weights tricky to remove and put back in.