Best Hand Gripper

There are many reasons to use hand grippers because a strong grip not only prevents injury, but it can actually help you lift more; plus a firm handshake can get your places in life. Even though many people choose to forgo grip strengthening there are still a fair amount of grip strengtheners on the market and not every single one of them can be relied on.

These best hand grippers were chosen because of their ergonomic and comfortable design which lets you focus on the squeeze and not the position of your hand, the quality of the parts which makes the gripper durable and long lasting, and most importantly the level and type of resistance offered.

Gripmaster Hand Exerciser Heavy Tension

There’s a good reason this is one of the most popular hand strengtheners because it offers the best overall function. Unlike other strengtheners that look at your hand as a whole, this one works each individual digit to aid in overall strength. This device is constructed with three separate materials which make it much more comfortable to use than traditional cold metal other hand strengtheners are made out of. Read Full Review

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    Gripmaster has turned grip strengthening into a science with their highly advance hand strengthener. Unlike other grip strengtheners which take a whole hand approach, Grip Master gives you the option to work each digit individually which adds a whole other aspect to what is generally a pretty simple device. It uses a mixture of plastic for the molding and finger pieces, aluminum and steel for the spring loaded piston resistance and a rubber bottom for comfort.

    This device is definitely the most comfortable hand strengthener on the market because of its size and shape but the new rubber palm pad enhances its comfort tenfold so you really only need to focus on the squeezing motion. Grip Master offers their product in seven different resistance levels from beginner to pro extra heavy with all being color coded for easy selection.

    Gripmaster Hand Exerciser Heavy Tension

    Ironmind Captains of Crush Hand Grippers

    The Captains of Crush hand strengthener by Iron Mind looks simple until you try to squeeze it. The combined aluminum and steel construction make this device durable and long lasting no matter how often you use it. While most hand grippers are beginning to shy away from the traditional look and feel of the grip strengthener, Iron Mind knows some things never go out of style. Read Full Review

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    The Captains of Crush gripper is considered the gold standard of grip strengtheners by their own admission. This may look like a simple device but there are many intricacies to take into account like the knurling on the handles which help to maintain a solid grip even with sweaty hands. The knurling can be a little rough on the palms but it is nothing that a few calluses won't take care of.

    The combination of knurling and the size of the handles work your grip without putting too much stress on the wrist or joints. The handles are made from high grade aluminum for strength and weight while the spring is made from durable alloy steel for longevity. The Captains of Crush hand strengtheners is offered in 11 different circular spring resistance levels to perfectly match your needs.

    Ironmind Captains of Crush Hand Grippers

    IVANKO Super Hand Grip Gripper Strength

    The Super Gripper By Ivanko is simple in design, but brilliant in delivery with a vice like design which is easy on the wrist but hard on the forearm. It offers more resistance options than you probably every need and durable material which will last a lifetime. This gripper is a little bigger but that is a bonus as there is more room for bigger hands and thicker fingers. Read Full Review

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      This device may look like a vice but it is actually one of the best grip strengtheners on the market today. Made of die cast metal and heavy duty coil springs, it’s nearly indestructible and very few parts means less to break. The thin design makes it easy to grip and won’t cut into your palm as you squeeze. It’s pretty big too and with the trigger style gripper, there’s plenty of room for your fingers no matter the size of your hand. The Ivanko gripper comes with two springs for beginner resistance but additional stronger springs can be added to give this device up to 40 different levels of resistance.

      IVANKO Super Hand Grip Gripper Strength

      Robert Baraban Black Adjustable Hand Gripper 50/500lbs Resistance

      This hand strengthener is a one of the kind device built especially for those who need an iron grip. Its smart design allows you to choose from a plethora of resistance levels starting at beginner all the way to there's no way all while using only two springs. Solid steel materials mean it is built to last and light knurling on the handles make it about as comfortable as a hand held steel device could be. Read Full Review

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        This hand strengthener is definitely made for the pros with heavy duty parts and major resistance. The entire device is made out of high quality steel which means that it will last long after you have reached the maximum resistance level. As far as resistance goes, it’s going to take you a long time to reach the maximum resistance because it offers resistance between 50 and 500 pounds.

        The resistance relies on the position of two springs on the device which is perfect because you do not need to buy replacement springs every time you need to advance a level. The handles are nicely sized and the knurling around the handles offers a nice grip without tearing up your hands with repeated use.

        Robert Baraban Black Adjustable Hand Gripper 50/500lbs Resistance

        Grip Pro Trainer Resistance for Forearm Hand and Finger Strength

        The Grip Pro Trainer may look like a dog toy, but it is actually one of the best grip trainers out there because of its shape and material. It is soft to the touch and fits comfortably in most hands which makes strengthening your grip a comfortable and more enjoyable experience. The material used to manufacture this grip strengthener combined with its shape also make this particular device nearly indestructible. Read Full Review

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          The Grip pro trainer is unlike most of the top grip trainers out there because of its shape and materials. Most top grip trainers are made mostly of metal while others that are constructed from softer material, (like the Grip Pro Trainer), are usually written off as nothing more than a stress ball. Well, this is no stress ball.

          The round, mostly rubber, hand strengthener offers a lot of resistance with color coded 30, 40, and 50 pound models. Its soft material and doughnut shape make it easier on the palm and wrists so you can focus purely on grip strength and no moving parts combined with the durable material means that this product will last indefinitely.

          Grip Pro Trainer Resistance for Forearm Hand and Finger Strength
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          • Anonymous Anonymous

          Hi there, would like to ask how the Rb adjustable gripper didnt make the list. If you like David Hone's vulcan gripper, you will love Robert Baraban's better version. higher craftsmanship and much better looking. Also i've used them both and thin Rb's is better to train with.

          Posted on 2/21/2010 7:19 am | Reply