THE ESSENTIAL JUMP ROPE GEAR
Beyond the tool itself, pick up the right shoes, apparel, and accessories.
Used for decades by fitness pros, jump ropes are a convenient way to get in some heart rate-revving conditioning work. Lately, they’ve garnered a larger fanbase and are getting more of a spotlight in gyms around the country. Case in point: Equinox’s new The Cut: Jump Rope class. Here, seven items to help you keep up your momentum in the group fitness studio or during your own high-intensity cardio session.
Tangram Smart Rope Pure
This high-tech jump rope syncs to an app on your phone to collect jumps, calories burned, and workout times.
APL TechLoom Pro
A denser midsole provides just enough cushion and the brand's midsole tech is designed to capitalize on your energy generation rather than absorbing it. A soft woven upper keeps feet feeling locked in.
Heroine Sport Olympic Paneled Stretch Tank
Tighter-fitting gear like this streamlined tank ensures your rope won’t get caught on your wardrobe.
G-Loves Wonder Woman Alter Ego Gloves
Grip can become an issue during long, sweat-drenched jump rope sessions; these gloves are made from lightweight neoprene to keep hands dry.
Crossrope Premium Jump Rope Set
With two different handle weights and seven cable options, you can get your rope set up for any kind of workout—from sprint with a light cable to strength with a heavier one. (The black agility and two-pound weighted rope are used in Equinox’s THE CUT: Jump Rope class.)
Those with long hair will quickly learn that a ponytail simply doesn’t work when a jump rope is involved. These no-mark hair ties made especially for working out make sweeping hair up into a quick bun a cinch.
Falke Ergonomic Stretch Knit Tights
Guys who usually wear baggy shorts to work out might find layering compression tights underneath to be a good choice for speed roping; they help protect your shins from the virtually inevitable wayward cable.