Review: The Gasp Branch Warren wrist wraps are shorter than other wraps, at just 18 inches, which some lifters appreciate. The elastic is super stiff and strong, so 18 inches is plenty to keep your wrists stable, plus the sewn thumb loop keeps them comfortably in place.
The Velcro closure makes them easy and fast to get on and off, too.
Strong stiff elastic.
18” length, perfect for wrists.
Velcro close and adjustment.
Sewn, reinforced thumb loop.
Thumb loop stretches with use.
Best wrist wraps for lifting weights, with strong elastic and a short, no fuss length.
VERSATILE & INNOVATIVE: Our UNIQUE design with DUAL thumb loops gives FOUR ways of putting the straps on. You can use the loop over the thumb, or feed the hook fastening one of TWO ways through the loop to form a band. Finally, you can use the traditional thumb loop. All thumb loop stitching is specially reinforced.
AN EYE FOR DETAIL: As well as the dual thumb loops, our fastening is strong to keep the wraps firmly in place during your set. We also use 2 blocks of fastener, for maximum stretch while maintaining a strong grip. To help undo the wraps at the end of your set, we’ve devised a unique pull tab to make taking off your wraps quick and easy.
INJURY PREVENTION: The increased stiffness of our wraps helps prevents over-extension of the wrist during heavy training, and movements which put extra strain on the wrist, such as shoulder and bench presses. They can also be used with exercises such as the squat where extra support is beneficial.
DESIGNED FOR supporting you in hitting new PRs in disciplines such as Powerlifting, Bodybuilding, Strongman/Strongwoman, and general Weightlifting. Also suitable for some Olympic lifts.
SIZING: We offer three sizes of wrap - 18", 24", and a 34" to help you get the fit/support that suits you best.
Professionally Designed workout wrist wraps by a winner of World and European weightlifting Championships Oleksiy TOROKHTIY.
Greater Support and Stability: These lifting wrist wraps allow to perform all sorts of movements like snatch, clean, kettle bell exercises, shrug, deadlift, push press, push jerk, split jerk, overhead squat. Boost your performance and use the wrist bands for greater wrist stability anytime during Weightlifting, Powerlifting, and Strongman training.
Ultra-strong & Adjustable: WBCM Weight lifting wrist wraps for men & women are easy to put on and off due to elastic strap and anchor system. Simply slide your thumbs through the thumb loops and wrap around your wrists. Lift more with our lifting bands and feel no more wrist pain.
Forget About Wrist Pain: Purchase our Premium wrist wraps to protect your wrists and prevent injury during strangth training. We designed and tested wraps with a professional understanding of what you need for a comfortable and successful achievement of your athletic goals.
Satisfaction guaranteed! We at WBCM stand behind our products and provide our customers with the best quality and service. Risk-free purchase.
Review: These cotton cloth Velcro free wrist wraps by Warm Body Cold Mind are designed by a weightlifting champ who knows his stuff.
This is an elastic wrap with a sewn thumb loop and a strap style anchor system to close. It does not use Velcro to close, so you never have to worry about the Velcro wearing out of becoming un-sticky.
The cotton blend is more breathable and does not promote odor like synthetics either.
Overall a very nice pair of wraps
Cotton material inhibits odor, absorbs sweat and breathes well.
Elastic band anchor close, NO Velcro.
Thin wraps, not awkward or bulky.
30 inch length, 3 inch width.
Thumb loop is tight, recommended to use during wrap and remove loop from thumb before lifting.
High-quality cotton wrist wraps that use NO Velcro to tighten.
These wrist wraps by Warm Body Cold Mind are excellent. Warm Body Cold Mind also makes a great pair of lifting straps. Lifting straps are another tool you can use to prevent injury and lift more weight. I have a list of the best wrist straps for weight lifting here if you want to give straps a try.
GET STRONGER, FASTER - Our pro-quality wrist wraps for men & women deliver superior support, durability and style so you can eliminate pain in your wrists, and get WAY more from your workouts by training harder, for longer.
BUILT TO WITHSTAND UP TO 3 YEARS OF DAILY USE - Forget cheap weight lifting straps that are poorly made and need replacing within 3 months! MANIMAL wrist straps are made from the highest quality materials and have been specially designed to last for up to 3 years of daily use.
LOVED BY OUR CUSTOMERS & PRO ATHLETES - Join thousands of customers and many champions of Weightlifting, Crossfit, Powerlifting, Bodybuilding & Strongman who trust in the superior quality, support and durability of MANIMAL wrist guards.
PUSH YOURSELF HARDER WITH ENHANCED PERFORMANCE - Our versatile gym wrist wraps are designed to help you lift more weight, train pain free and rep out more in every session. Simply tighten your strap for more support, or loosen for more mobility!
MADE BY EXPERT TRAINERS - Designed by strength & conditioning coaches in the USA, our pro wrist wrap has given athletes the best solution for wrist support on the market. MANIMAL is also a socially conscious company. Each pair supports a different charity.
Review: These Manimal wrist wraps will last you for several years of serious use. They use the highest quality Velcro, while other brands go cheap and wrist wraps fail, this Velcro will not lose its grip.
The wraps are about 3 inches thick, but on the short side, so they are not too bulky. They are very stiff, despite not being very long, and offer some of the stiffest most stable support you can get.
Longest lasting wrist wraps.
Ultra-stiff, maximum support without being too bulky.
Superior quality Velcro lasts for years.
The sewn thumb loop is not heavy duty, but it is should be tucked under before you lift.
These top-quality wrist wraps strike the perfect balance between elasticity, stability and comfort.
Review: Titan Signature Series Gold wrist straps are designed specifically for the serious lifter. They are the stiffest wraps you can get. They are available in several lengths, and the longer they are, the stiffer they will be.
Made for really heavy weights and advanced lifters.
Made in the USA.
Available in several lengths, longer wraps are stiffer.
Thumb loops are sewn on the same side for both wraps, making it a challenge to get one on.
Much stiffer than any of the other guys, pro grade heavy lift wrist wraps.
How to Choose Wrist Wraps for Lifting, Weightlifting and Powerlifting
You may be asking yourself: How do I choose wrist wraps?
There are several styles and designs out there and you need to know what options you like best before you buy a pair.
To give you a good start, let’s talk about the different wrist wrap characteristics you can choose from.
Decide what you want in a wrist wrap when it comes to these factors:
Length – Shorter or Longer? What Size Wrist Wraps Should I Buy?
If you opt for thinner wraps, a longer length can add stability.
However, if the wraps you choose are quite thick, longer length would make them bulky.
Generally, the longer the wrap the more supportive it is, but the less it allows you to move, or in other words, longer wraps can decrease your range of motion.
If you are not lifting too heavy, shorter wraps are ideal, but on heavier lifts, like one rep max, longer wraps are your best bet.
These wraps allow more movement and are good for lifting lighter weights.
You get what you pay for, and that applies to wrist wraps.
Look at the Velcro on a really inexpensive pair of wrist wraps like the Nordic Lifting Wrist Wraps and compare that to a pair of high-quality wrist wraps that use top-notch material and craftsmanship, like the MANIMAL Wrist Wraps.
The difference in material quality and craftsmanship is evident. But the price difference is also noticeable.
Closure Type – Velcro or Strap
There are two types of wrist wrap closures represented in the above list of the best wrist wraps for lifting. Each style has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Velcro is simple, easy to use and quick.
If you are familiar with Velcro you know that over time it can lose its stickiness from wear or crap getting stuck in the teeth.
Wrist wraps are a great tool for lifting, but they should not be used all the time.
You first need to learn good form and technique before you use wrist wraps, so that the wraps are not compensating for bad form or bad technique. Wrists should be locked and straight as you lift.
Many lifters use wraps after their working sets, or only use wraps for heavier sets and max weight sets.
Wraps are also great if you develop a wrist injury and want to lift through it.
Plus, if you compete where wrist wraps are allowed, you should use them too because they do give a slight weight advantage since they take on a small amount of the load, and you want all the advantages your competitors have.
Are Wrist Wraps Worth it?
In most cases, wrist wraps for lifting, if used for the right circumstances, are worth having and using if done judiciously.
Wrist wraps can stabilize and support the wrist during heavy lifts and competitions, and prevent pain or injury to the wrist.
If you don’t lift heavy or never have wrist pain, or find you can easily lift heavy without wrist wraps, then, in that case, they may not be worth it for you.
But most lifters find wrist wraps useful for preventing pain and injury, and allows them to lift higher weight.
What are the Benefits of Wrist Wraps?
Wrist wraps can prevent wrist pain while lifting.
Keeps your wrists straight when lifting.
Wrist wraps can stabilize your wrist if it is already injured, allowing it to heal.
Wrist wraps can allow you to lift a little heavier since they take on a small amount of the load during a lift.
Wrist wraps make you more aware of your wrist position and encourage better form.
Increases your grip strength.
Speaking of grip strength, if you find your hands get slippery on the bar, a pair of weight lifting gloves may help. Here is a list I put together of the best weight lifting gloves. Check it out.
Do Wrist Wraps Make You Weaker?
Wrist wraps will not make you weaker, but using wrist wraps for every lift will not allow you to strengthen your wrist, your grip and stabilizer muscles like you would lifting wrap-less.
Try going without wrist wraps when you feel no pain or discomfort, such as lower weight lifts, or at the start of your workout before you get tired.
This gives you a chance to work on strengthening your wrists and improving your wrist stability naturally.
Ideally, you want the wrap so tight, you cannot bend your wrist. Wrist wraps are supposed to stabilize the wrist and keep it straight, after all.
If you are new to using wrist wraps, this may be uncomfortable since you are not used to this sensation and it feels like your circulation is being cut off.
If you want, wrap your wrists less tight and work your way up to tighter and tighter wraps as you go. Eventually, you will get used to it, and even prefer tighter wraps as you gain experience.
Do Wrist Wraps Help Lift More Weight?
Wrist wraps do help you lift a little more weight.
First, wrist wraps take on a small amount of the load of the weight, so there is that.
Second, if you have less pain, it stands to reason you can lift more.
So yes, wrist wraps do indeed help you lift more weight. I am not sure how much more weight you can lift, but I have heard from others it is about 5 lbs more, give or take. Not astronomical, but it’s something.
That’s a Wrap…
Now that you have seen the best wrist wraps for lifting for 2023 that I could find, go out and pick up a pair. Your wrists and your PR will thank you!