5 Best Wrist Wraps for Weight Lifting in 2017 – Beginners, Women, Crossfit

By Kyle Milligan / January 23, 2017

All the fitness wrist wraps on the market for weight lifting claim to be “one size fits all.” However, some wraps are suited for certain tasks and lifters better than others. Make sure you get the wrist wraps that are best for your needs.

Best Fitness Wrist Wraps for Lifting – All Around and Beginners – Harbinger HumanX Wrist Wraps

Humanx Line Wrist Wraps Fitness Gym Accessory

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Some of the products that I love the most make me feel like like I’m beating a dead horse. They seem to end up in every single post I write. The Harbinger HumanX Wrist Wraps are one of those products. They are:

  • Cheap (only about $10ish dollars)
  • Reliable (I’ve been using the same set for years).
  • They work! (That’s what you hope for out of any product you spend your hard earned money on, isn’t it? I thought you would agree.)

Harbinger Wrist Wraps are small, comfortable, flexible, and easily adjusted to add or decrease wrist support without cutting off circulation. They are not overkill in any sense, which I like because I try to not use too many supports when I lift (I’d rather my muscles and joints strengthen up). Harbinger makes small wrist wraps that just get the job done without being “too much.” For these reasons, the Harbinger HumanX Wrist Wraps are one of my favorite gym accessories.

Sidenote – it looks like they have pink lines available on amazon now, giving you another way to show your love for breast cancer survivors this February at the gym.

Most Comfortable – Grizzly Fitness Power Training Wrist Wrap

Grizzly Fitness Power Training Wrist Wrap

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My roommate showed me these guys about 3 years ago. Grizzly makes some great fitness products and these are some tough wrist wraps.

These are some of the easier wrist wraps to work with because of their straps running through…buckles? I’m not sure what to call them. However, instead of wrapping elastic around your wrist several times, you simply run it through the loops and pull it tight. This is convenient because sometimes when you try to loosen stretchy elastic it can kind of come undone unless you are pulling it tight, which defeats the purpose of adjusting.

Additionally, your wrist will always sit comfortably in the neoprene padded wrist support increases comfort. To me, I think this make the wraps hold “smell.” I can personally vouch that it is not a big deal to toss these in the washer and dryer as frequently as you’d like. They can take the beating no problem.

  • Rugged
  • Easy to adjust
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Neoprene area may actually be a burden for people with small wrists

Best Wrist Wraps for Powerlifting – Nordic Lifting Wrist Wraps

Nordic Lifting Heavy Duty Power Wrist Wraps

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Nordic Lifting isn’t messing around. They have created beasts of elastic wrist wraps with their weight lifting wraps. In a way, I think Nordic makes the most niche wrist wraps, as they are heavily targeting weight lifters who are power lifting, or have giant wrists, and need a TON of wrist support and stability.

The Nordic lifting Wrist Wraps have 24 inches of tough elastic (compared to the 18″ of Harbinger Wrist Wraps). The thumb loop is reinforced. It says one size fits all, but who are they kidding. Honestly these wraps would swallow small women’s wrists. And arms. My girlfriend uses the 18 inch HumanX Wrist Wraps (at my recommendation, of course) and even those look a little large on her.

I really think women should steer clear of any wrists wraps that are above 18 inches in length. It’s just excessive and I don’t think there is much added wrist support benefit to be gained from wrapping around your wrist 11 times.

  • Extremely heavy duty
  • Designed for power lifters
  • Tons of stability and wrist support
  • Really long (24″) and will swallow small wrists

Every Day Wrist Support – Schiek Wrist Wraps

Schiek Wrist Support Wraps

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The Schiek Ultimate Wrist Support Wraps have been around for a long time. A rugged and sturdy alternative to the Grizzlys, the Schiek Wrist Wraps use steel buckles and velcro to secure your wraps.

Schiek Wrist Wraps will not stretch out and these feature an extra wide 2″ strap to give additional wrist support. The neoprene padding is 1/4″ thick for additional comfort.

Schiek markets these as “wrist supports,” lending that they want you to feel like you can be use them for weight training or general use like moving furniture, or regular wrist pain aids.

Schiek’s Wrist Supports are:

  • Classics
  • Durable
  • Buckle Style
  • Comfortable Neoprene

Best Wrist Wraps for Crossfit (and Women) – Rogue Fitness Wrist Wraps 

Rogue Fitness Wrist Wraps for Crossfit

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For those Crossfitters out there who are cleaning and jerking big weight, you’re going to need some wrist support that will be able to take a beating. Rogue Fitness Crossfit Wrist Wraps offers the best wrist wraps for Crossfit with awesome variety to choose from.

Rogues wrist wraps are 3″ wide for added wrist support. That’s a pretty large area of coverage, bracing your wrist against a decent part of your forearms. For different wrist widths, Rogue Fitness has multiple lengths available. Rogue wrist wraps on Amazon are 12″, 18″, and 24″.

Crossfit is one of the niche workout communities where women are encouraged to lift heavy. Rogue wrist wraps on Amazon are the best women’s wrist wraps because they provide a sturdy wrap with different lengths that gives women options that fit their body type and wrist size better.

  • Built with crossfit athletes in mind
  • Variety of lengths to choose from
  • Wide variety of colors to choose from

Conclusion

All wrist wraps claim “one size fits all” but that just isn’t always the case. Still, if you find one that doesn’t fit you perfectly, it would only cost you between $10-20 to try out a second set. They are real life savers when you get into heavy weights for your push exercises.

There are a ton of wrist wraps for weight lifting in the market these days, and I haven’t tried or seen them all. Let me know in the comments below if you use a different wrist wrap that needs mentioning!

About the author

Kyle Milligan

I'm Kyle Milligan. I really enjoy writing. I wrote a couple novels (The Hang-Ups and Hangovers series) and now I blog frequently on a bunch of different websites. I also enjoy lifting heavy things and and writing about it.

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