Grips Guide

SHAPES

2-hole

Grips for CrossFit originally come from gymnastics, where gymnasts would use 2-hole leather grips to protect their hands. These are straight shape covering the most important part of the hand below the middle and ring fingers while still leaving some bare skin for contact with the bar/rings. This option is great for anyone who likes to feel the bar/rings or gets tears in the middle part of their
palm. 

3-hole

The most popular shape among fitness athletes as it offers full palm coverage, while still having enough space for thumb dexterity. These grips will protect the entire area of the palm and they are great for a beginner as well as advanced athlete with a lot of bar/ring volume work.

Fingerless

New to the scene, fingerless grips have been made specifically for fast transitions. These grips will offer full wrap around bar/rings grip while there is no hassle when moving onto a barbell or dumbbell. 

MATERIALS

 BumbleBee & Venom 

Our most popular and most durable grips are made from synthetic microfibre blend of materials which is very strong, but also very soft for your hands. These grips perform the best on uncoated bars and rings, however, they are still a perfect all-round choice for anyone. 

MaxGrip Gecko

As the name suggests, these grips are made from rubber polymer coated carbon layer which sticks to almost any surface without compromise. This material is soft enough for the hand but as sticky as it can get for the bar/rings. These perform great on any types of bars, especially the powder coated bars. 

Seal

Our latest addition to our grips family, SEAL X Grips have been designed to serve one purpose and one purpose only - competition. Whether you are competing in an arena or in your gym, those seconds count and so do lost reps. SEAL grips have the highest friction coefficient of all our grips making them perfect for the task. The unbeatable grip lets you squeeze those extra reps in before the clock runs out! 
*For high volume training and general everyday exercise we still recommend our BumbleBee or Gecko options due to their high durability and resilience 

Beginners Recommendation

If you are new to CrossFit and looking to buy your first pair of grips we recommend choosing between any 2-hole or 3-hole option. 2-hole grips are quite minimal and offer enough protection in the core areas of your palm. For extra coverage and protection go for 3-hole. If grip is what you struggle with more than protection we recommend opting for Gecko models. For people looking for protection and softness we recommend going with BumbleBee models. 

 

Fingerless vs Standard

Fingerless models are becoming increasingly popular. If you already own a pair with finger holes and find yourself rather choosing to flip the grips over the bar, fingerless is the option to go for. Series 1 is a classic straight shape and the most popular option. If you, however, use thumb under bar grip we recommend opting for Series 2 as it gives more thumb freedom. 
Venom and Gecko Fingerless models are the same shapes and are quite minimal, however, the unique shape provides ergonomic fit and don't get in the way as much. These are 1.8mm thick compared to BumbleBee Fingerless models (2.0mm).