Exercise bands are one of the most brilliant exercise inventions ever made, offering the same or additional resistance and weighing less when compared to traditional dumbbells. They are easy to travel with and a handful of resistance bands can potentially replace an entire dumbbell set. Exercise bands can even recreate cable movements to open up your exercise options, something dumbbells can’t offer.
The best resistance bands on this list were selected from criteria including the industry reputation of their manufacturer, long-lasting durability, and their variable range of resistance weight.
Bodylastics S.H.S Resistance Bands are some of the highest quality, complete bands available and you’ll have a hard time hearing a complaint about this company’s product. If I had to replace a cable system, this kit from Bodylastics would be my first choice. Read Full Review
Any band aficionado will tell you that Bodylastics provides some of the most durable and elastic bands around. The S.H.S. Resistance Bands kit is the best because it offers a wide assortment of resistance levels and a generous anchor and handle assortment. Offers resistance up to 30 pounds (Actually a lot for an exercise band), these bands will not unexpectedly snap and the handles provide a comfortable grip which won’t slip or dig into your hands. The easy clip bands make it simple to switch bands, handles, and anchors quickly for a seamless workout routine.
Exercise bands may be simple in their function, but Black Mountain makes simplicity fun. This resistance band set is ideal for beginning to intermediate band users, offering a fair amount of resistance and come with a carrying bag and beginners exercise guide. Read Full Review
Black Mountain offers a high quality, inexpensive resistance band set being some of the most durable bands on the market and backed by a lifetime guarantee. The only really downside to these bands is the handles are fixed, so there is not a lot of room for customization and can only be used for a certain range of movements. Black Mountain however does provides a carrying bag for your bands along with a helpful exercise guide for beginning users.
Prosource offers an excellent entry level set in these bands with their 48-inch premium latex resistance bands. The fixed handles provide a comfortable and secure grip making these bands a little less intimidating for use in a workout. They may not come with as many accessories as resistance band sets, but still offer enough options for a total body workout. Read Full Review
If you are looking for a classic, hassle free band you can’t get much better than Prosource. Their premium 48-inch latex bands are thick, durable and offer resistance up to 20 pounds. These bands have fixed handles offering a decent grip while remaining comfortable throughout your workout. Even though the handles on these bands are fixed, Prosource still provides a way to anchor them for added exercise options. These premium latex bands bands offer the perfect blend of quality materials, workout flexibility and basic affordability.
Lifeline stands out when it comes to resistance bands by offering a variety of product options and exercise systems. Their products offer consistent quality, workout customization and reasonably priced to meet your workout budgets. Read Full Review
Lifeline is an industry favorite known for the quality of their resistance bands. Their unique handle system makes it easy to attach bands and puts less stress on the ends unlike traditional clip systems. Lifeline allows you to pick and choose the resistance levels and accessories you need, keeping the price affordable and allowing you a more customized workout. These bands offer astonishing resistances up to 100 pounds and offer multiple types of handles accommodating to all workout routines.
If regular bands keep breaking on you, the Sport Cord is your best chance. Sport Cord is specially designed to protect both the band and the user thanks to a special nylon jacket. The value of the Sport Cord is enhanced by its compatibility with the best assortment of exercise accessories available. Read Full Review
The Sport Cord is for the most rough and tumble of resistance band users. This product uses a latex resistance band covered in a nylon jacket which protects the latex from damage by light, air, or other external sources. The easy clip bands are simple to attach and remove from any one of Sport Cords many band attachments. While Sport Cord does not offer exact weights, they do offer 4 different color-coded models ranging from extra light to extra heavy resistance.