There are a few different types of gymnastics grips that are used in CrossFit. Let us take you through the types that we carry and the pros and cons.
Leather Palms The first type is the true gymnastics grips with leather palms. These were the first type of grips to be used by CrossFitters. Here is a great example of what they look like, Gymnastics Grips by OneFitWonder. Pros: relatively inexpensive, and completely durable. Cons: will stretch over time, eventually wear out, some people find them uncomfortable.
Cloth palmed grips
Gloves and glove-type grips
Tape Derived Grips (tape palms) The second type of gymnastic grips are the tape derived grips (tape palms). You can either create these yourself (which will last one workout and then be throw away) or go with a product like The Natural Grip- Gymnastic Grips by Natural Grip. Pros- usually great fit and comfort. Can be inexpensive Cons- not very durable, can be sticky
We love the gymnastics grips with leather palms on any WOD with a ton of pullups or T2B- they rarely fail and our the best bang for your buck. Always remember that will a little callus care, you'll have fewer ripping problems.
Which grips do you prefer?
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