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7 of the Best Gymnastic Rings Reviewed [2020]

7 of the Best Gymnastic Rings Reviewed [2020]

Getting out of a bad breakup and wanting to look super fit and toned to lowkey convince your ex you’re not falling apart? Or just want to be ripped solely to appease yourself because self-love is a priority for you?

Well, you’re in the right place. The Gymnastic Ring will allow you to up your fitness game. Even though it may be overlooked by many fitness enthusiasts, as the common conception, it is for only super-fit gymnasts. This can be no further from the truth.  They do work wonders in the home gym. They are highly effective at keeping you fit and building muscular size and definition.

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5 of the Best Gymnastic Rings Reviewed
Yup! We’re talking about Gymnastic Rings. Now, I know, the idea of hanging in the air from two rings, each suspended by a strap seems rather primitive. But trust me, gymnastic rings are a tool every fitness fanatic needs to have in their workout arsenal as they will allow you to improve both your strength and flexibility.

In your athletic pursuit, these bad boys can work wonders and allow you to be a healthier, more potent version of yourself. Incorporating gymnastic rings into your workout can allow you to build core strength, , stability, and coordination that comes from intense concentration during different ring exercises due to their unstable nature.

Gymnastic rings are perhaps the most portable, versatile, and convenient fitness equipment you can own as they can be hung and used pretty much anywhere. Ring training allows you to carry out a variety of simple and complex movements; whether it be dips, pull-ups, push-ups, muscle-ups, all with the same piece of equipment, and with every towel drenched of sweat, the more fat you burn.

Furthermore, due to its feature of instability, gymnastic rings force you to engage multiple muscles, especially deep muscles  which remain unaffected by most exercises and equipment, at a time in trying to stabilize your body. They also tend to be easier on your joints than some other training equipment such as dip stations or pull-up bars by allowing your body to be able to move naturally.

Plus, most gymnastic rings are pretty affordable as not to break your bank and give way to just an overall creative fun workout experience compared to most athletic equipment.

Equipment
Summary

Price
Range

Rating

PACEARTH Wood Gymnastic Rings

PacEarth Wood Gymnastic Rings

One of the very best in the market, with the vinyl protecting the floor, handle with great grip.

Around
$50

Best Buy

Titan Fitness Wood Gymnastic Rings

Titan Fitness Wood Gymnastic Rings

Very good looking Kettlebell.  The draw back, is it got a little slippery when the hands hot a bit sweaty.

If you had a towel, it could be a good pruchase

Around
$35

Good

Nordic Lifting Gymnastic Rings and Straps

Nordic Lifting Gymnastic Rings and Straps

The feature of this Kettleball, is the soft outside as it didn’t hurt as much when it brushed you when doing the Kettlbell swing

Around
$65

Good Buy

Black Mountain Gymnastic Rings

Black Mountain Products Exercise Gymnastics Rings

This is a good altenative for some kettlbell exercises.  It was not good to so the Kettlebell Swing which is the most important exercise.

Around
$34

Not Really Kettlebell

HAHASOLE Wood Gymnastic Rings,Gym Rings grip

Hahasole Wood Gymnastic Rings

The Handles of this Kettlebell was one of the most impressive.  It felt good in hands as well when it was being swung.  It was one of the favourites by the Gym instructors.

Around
$50

Very
Good

YAKITA Wooden Olympic Gymnastics Rings Leather

Yakita Wooden Olympic Gymnastics Rings

The Handles of this Kettlebell was one of the most impressive.  It felt good in hands as well when it was being swung.  It was one of the favourites by the Gym instructors.

Around
$60

Very
Good

Double Circle Wood Gymnastic Rings

Double Circle Wood Gymnastic Rings

The Handles of this Kettlebell was one of the most impressive.  It felt good in hands as well when it was being swung.  It was one of the favourites by the Gym instructors.

Around
$40

Very
Good

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PacEarth Wood Gymnastic Rings

Rating: Excellent

Material: Birchen Wood

Weight Capacity: 450 kg -992 lbs

Diameter: 1.1 ” 28mm

Inside Ring Size: 7.04″

Strap: 15′ x 1.5″ – 3.5 cm”

Price: Around $50

PACEARTH Wood Gymnastic Rings

Pro’s

  • Extra hand straps for comfort
  • blue hand tapes – sweat absorption, comfort and anti-dust.
  • Extra strong straps
  • Easy set up
  • Nice finish of wooden rings
  • Heavy duty rings

Con’s

  • Tapes needs replacement after some time
  • Not waterproof
Pecearth Wood Gymnastic rings Buckle
PacEarth is one of the best-known gymnastic rings in the world of gymnastics. For a good reason. This workout gear serves as a testament for their excellent quality. It offers a carrying capacity of 1500lbs, which is higher than that offered by most models. There is no concern that it can carry your weight. It is made from very high-quality birch wood.

The straps of these rings are also numbered, which allows for more convenience when you’re trying to level them up and come equipped with secure serrated edge buckles.

PACEARTH gymnastic rings also come along with blue hand tapes, which allow for sweat absorption, comfort and are anti-dust. The magic tape is another feature included which will enable you to secure the straps when you’re not using them, allowing for probability and convenience.

The letdown, however, with these is that they aren’t available in 1.11″ which isn’t great if you’re someone that doesn’t have big hands. Furthermore, some reviewers highlighted that the hand tapes lose grip and aren’t as sticky.

Titan Fitness Wood Gymnastic Rings

Rating: Excellent

Material: Wood

Weight Capacity: 600 lbs

Wood Diameter: 1.25 ”

Inside Ring Size: 8.0″

Strap:  15′ x 1.5″

Price: Around $35

Titan Fitness Wood Gymnastic Rings

Pro’s

  • Heavy Duty Solid Wood
  • Long straps
  • Easy to set up

Con’s

  • Not Weatherproof
Titan Fitness Wood Gymnastic Rings are made from extra-wide, sturdy, solid wood that also provides a very reliable cam buckling system allowing you to perform ring dips, pull-ups, muscle-ups, ring rows, and more.

The Titan Fitness Wood Gymnastic Rings has a capacity of up to 600 lbs, so rest assured as you won’t have to worry about collapsing to the ground mid-workout. However, it is essential to note that brands are offering higher weight capacity.

The Titan Fitness Wood Gymnastic Rings are comparatively more affordable. The high-quality timber provides the perfect gripping surface and offers 15 feet long straps to adjust the rings to your personal preference.

They’re mostly meant for indoors, and so a few reviews complain the rings are likely to degrade within 3 months if they’re kept outside completely

Nordic Lifting Gymnastic Rings and Straps

Rating: Excellent

Material: Plastic

Weight Capacity: 1240 lbs

Diameter: 1.1 ”

Inside Ring Size: 6.9″

Strap:  20′ x 1.5″

Price: Around $66

Nordic Lifting Gymnastic Rings and Straps

Pro’s

  • Adjustable Heavy Duty buckles
  • Safe Straps
  • Textured finish on rings
  • Waterproof
  • Lifetime Warranty

Con’s

  • Can smell after a while
  • Can get a bit slippery from sweat
  • Potential blisters
In undertaking Nordic Lifting Gymnastic Rings review showed that the overall rings were made to a very high standard. We found the quality of all the material was second to none. Nordic have supreme confidence in their product with a lifetime return policy.

Even though it is weatherproof, the straps will over many years degrade due to harmful sunshine and rain. Nordia claims tha the strapping is 50% wider than most other strapping, but we did not find this to be the case.

The ring itself is made of virtually unbreakable plastic. The rings have a textured finish that makes it easy to grip. It comes in the standard 1.1” diameter that is suitable for most people. I personally like the larger 1.25” size.

The plastic may get a little slippery with sweat. If that is a concern, wearing gloves may be an option.

At the price point they are at, they are very good value.

Black Mountain Gymnastics Rings

Rating: Excellent

Material: BMP – Resin Plastic

Weight Capacity: 1200 lbs

Diameter: 1.25 ”

Inside Ring Size: 6.9″

Strap:  15′ x 1.0″

Price: Around $34

Black Mountain Gymnastic Rings

Pro’s

  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Carrybag
  • Nice texture finish on rings
  • Waterproof

Con’s

  • Rings feel not as good
  • Can get slippery
  • Absorbs sweat

 

IThe Black Mountain Gymnastics Rings are obviously aimed for the calisthenic or cross trainer fitness person. The rings are lightweight and easily carried everywhere. The textured finish on the rings makes them less slippery when they get a little wet. Though I do still prefer wood.

The Black Mountain Gymnastics Rings review showed they definitely withstand at least 1200lbs as they state. Though this was the case for most of the rings tested.

I was not overly enthused with the buckle, even though we had no trouble. It is always a concern as we place so much stress when exercising and failure is not an option.

From all the reviews online, they were very few complaints about the over-all unit. The carry bag is useful to keep everything together. It is rated at 4.6 from 165 people in Amazon

As with most other rings on the market, they come with a lifetime warranty. They must be very confident.

This unit is value for money.

Hahasole Wood Gymnastic Rings

Rating: Excellent

Material: Birch Wood

Weight Capacity: 1102 lbs 500 kg

Diameter: 1.26 ”

Inside Ring Size: 6.7″

Strap:  14.7′ x 1.5″

Price: Around $50

HAHASOLE Wood Gymnastic Rings,Gym Rings grip

Pro’s

  • Larger ring helps reduce blister
  • Safe Straps
  • Well finished
  • Good adjustable Cam Buckle

Con’s

  • Not waterproof
  • Strapping needs repacing after some time
Hahasole Wood Gymnastic Rings review of these rings showed they one of the best wooden rings on the market. The rings are made for a hardwood Birch. Birchwood structure is soft, smooth, resistant to decay and is durable.

The ring diameter is 1.25” which makes it a little easier to grip. The strapping on the ring is a good idea to help stop any blistering or calluses for those show don’t use them often. Gloves are another option

I particularly like the cam buckle. The strength of the robust straps is not questionable and will last for many years. The straps could be marked for easier set-up.
I felt very safe using the unit.

This product is relatedly new to the market and has little reviews online.

HAHASOLE Wood Gymnastic Rings,Gym Rings part 2

Yakita Wooden Olympic Gymnastics Rings

Rating: Excellent

Material: Wood

Weight Capacity: 1600 lbs

Diameter: 1.25″ 32mm

Ring Size: 9.25″

Inside Ring Size: 6.75″

Strap:  15′ x 1.5″

Price: Around $50

YAKITA Wooden Olympic Gymnastics Rings

Pro’s

  • Nice comfortable feel
  • Heavy duty straps
  • Designed to prvent splinters
  • Heavy Duty Trainers and Military-Grade straps

Con’s

  • Not Waterproof
This was one of the favourite rings that were reviewed. The Yakita Wooden Olympic Gymnastic Rings review showed many positive features. The two main aspects that rated very high is dual-buckle with the military-grade strap and the leather sleeve. Much preferred the sleeve rather than the wind on strapping like some other models.

The strapping suggest the limit is 800 lbsm though we believe it could take much more. It would be nice if it had some marking on the straps to make it a little easier to set up to the right lengths.

The over feel of the rings felt good. I felt very safe using the rings, especially with the dual buckle system.

Double Circle Wood Gymnastic Rings

Rating: Excellent

Material: Wood

Weight Capacity: 800 lbs

Diameter: 1.25″ 32mm

Ring Size: 9.25″

Inside Ring Size: 6.75″

Strap:  15′ x 1.5″

Price: Around $40

Double Circle Wood Gymnastic Rings 2

Pro’s

  • Well designed and built
  • Easily set up with strap markings
  • Comfortable ring

Con’s

  • Not waterproofed
  • Buckle system
The Double Circle Gymnastic Rings are positively one of the best on the market. From the quality of the ring to the straps to the four heavy-duty carabiners.

The rings are made from wood, and the teams favourite material, that has a texture that provides a non-slip grip resulting in a reduction of blistering by absorbing the sweat during workouts.

Even though the carabiners are a little tricky to set up, there is less chance of them slipping or giving way. The straps are heavily marked to ensure the straps are set up the even lengths without ant dangling straps.

They even provide online ebook and videos that make it useful to learn about ring exercises.

Double Circle certainly believed in their product as they will give you a full refund on the product should you want one.

The team from Mind, Body, Soul & Heart rates Double Circle Gymnastic Rings review as the best choice when taken into consideration price and quality.

Double Circle Wood Gymnastic Rings

Final Say

The bottom line is that gymnastic rings are not something you can expect to be proficient in overnight. They require practice and determination in abundance, but it’s all well worth the experience.

It is not for someone who is starting to get fit, you will need to have reasonable fitness and strength level before commence using the rings. If you’re interested in building ridiculous core strength, muscle, and skill, look at adding a gymnastic ring to your home gym kit. Then watch out and see how your cardio fitness and strength will develop and watch the magic happen!

We have reviewed several gymnastic rings so you can understand the differences between different models.

In selecting a gymnastic ring, safety is the number one aspect you need to consider. With so much stress, you are placing on the straps and rings, and there must be no compromise in quality. DO NOT comprise on quality for the sake of a few dollars

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