Best Suspension Trainers 2017

Have you been looking for a suspension trainer but not sure which straps to get? We can help you with your decision as we reveal our top 10 best suspension trainers for 2017 with reviews and a buyer’s guide to follow.

Suspension training has become very popular over the past 3 years with more and more suspension workout groups appearing at local gyms. This is the number one form of training that fully activates your core and strengthens your body at the same time. With so many different straps on the market since TRX introduced this navy and military style anywhere training, we break down our top 10.

best suspension trainers 2017

What does TRX mean?

TRX stands for Total Body Resistance Exercises and TRX has become a brand created by Randy Hettrick and many other fitness companies have caught on to the TRX craze and developed their own version of the the suspension trainer. There are plenty out but only a few are good in how they are constructed, how easy they are to adjust and what is included.

It also comes down to personal preference in whether you prefer the well known brand name or if you are a bargain hunter looking for an excellent suspension training straps that is good value for money. Our top 10 suspension trainers covers all you need to know. Read our suspension trainer buyer’s guide below before you make a purchase.

Best Suspension Trainers 2017

Straps Name Workouts Handles Anchors Price
TRX GO
(Editors Choice)
Printable Dense Foam Door, Suspension Check Price
TRX Force Tactical
(Professionals Choice)
Printable, Videos Rubber Door, Suspension, Xtender Check Price
TRX Basic Suspension Kit Printable, Videos Dense Foam Door, Suspension Check Price
Lifeline Jungle Gym XT Chart, Videos Rubber Door, Suspension Check Price
Ultimate Body Press Exercise Guide Lay Flat Door, Suspension Check Price
Rip 60: Home Gym Multiple DVDs Rubber Suspension Check Price
GoFit Gravity Straps Training Manual Rubber Door Check Price
ComCor Suspended Gym Video Link Rubber Suspension Check Price
CoreX Suspended Trainer N/A Spin Handle Door, Suspended Straps Check Price
Pacearth Fitness Straps N/A Rubber Door, Suspension Check Price

Lets get to it and go through the top 10 suspension trainers list.

1. TRX GO Suspension Training Kit

The first suspension trainer that we are going to look at today, is the TRX GO. For those that do not know, TRX is the leading brand when it comes to suspension training thanks to founding member Randy Hetrick.

The TRX can be considered the high model of bodyweight straps but the TRX GO it self is much lower in price than all the other suspension training straps from TRX. This is why we have chosen this particular straps as our first choice. Coming in a lot cheaper than the Basic Kit, Force Tactical and Pro, the go maintains the high standards offered by this world known brand.

Although it does not come with all the bells and whistles as the above mentioned straps, it is excellent if you want a high quality kit for a good price. The straps itself are 1 inch in width where others from this brand is 2 inches thick. None the less the GO is perfect for personal use or if you need a smaller kit that is more portable to fit in your bag to take with you where ever you go.

Includes:

  • TRX GO Suspension Trainer
  • TRX Get Started Poster with 2 x 20-minute printed workouts
  • TRX Door Anchor
  • TRX Suspension Anchor
  • TRX Mesh Carry Bag

Available colors: Gray, Black

Customer rating: 4.5/5

Cons: Lacking video workouts and App. 

View the TRX Go Trainer on Amazon

2. TRX Force Tactical Suspension Kit

The TRX Force or Tactical is a great product and well worth the money, if you use it. I was pleasantly surprised to see how much more you really get for the higher cost.

Even though it looks heavy duty it is one of the lightest and strongest suspension straps on the market. The handles are a newer style which are much easier to hold when you well into your workout and have sweaty hands. It comes with DVDs as well as workout wall posters. It includes the extension strap for mounting to higher points. The guidebook is very high quality and durable. The compact size makes it very easy to transport.

Although this is the most expensive straps in our top 10 list, it is an excellent upgrade if you are looking for at the TRX brand. This can be used for personal and professionals at the gym. The color is cool and very military looking. I prefer it to the more flashier yellow.

Includes:

  • TRX Tactical Straps
  • TRX Suspension Anchor
  • TRX Door Anchor
  • TRX Xtender
  • TRX FORCE Super App: Includes the 12-week Tactical conditioning program.
  • TRX Tactical Mesh Bag

Colors available: Military brown

Customer rating: 4.5/5

Cons: The high price and flimsy mesh bag. Feels like the bag will not hold much

View the TRX Tactical Trainer on Amazon

3. TRX Basic Suspension Trainer Kit

At number 3 on our list is the famous and well known TRX Basic Suspension Trainer Kit. TRX is a fantastic brand that offers excellent products and their customer support is very good. They provide online members area where by you can download workouts and access their App to download on your mobile device.

Do you need all these extra workouts and options? Not really. You can find content throughout our website as well as YouTube. Most people like the bundles and finding everything in one place so if you are willing to pay the price, then you have an excellent product with great programs.

Includes:

  • TRX Suspension Training Strap
  • TRX Suspension Anchor
  • TRX Door Anchor
  • Best-in-Class 35 page full-color TRX Workout Guide
  • 65-Minute Basic Training DVD
  • Two Bonus Workouts
  • TRX Endurance Circuit
  • TRX Metabolic Blast

Colors available: Yellow

Customer rating: 4.7/5

Cons: Price

View the TRX Basic Suspension Trainer on Amazon

Best of the Rest

TRX has become a household name when it comes to suspension trainers and I have noticed that popular brands like WOSS, Emerge, Gymstuff, Boss and Kylin do not have their own suspension straps for sale anymore. This is a pity as these brands produced very good products that rivaled TRX with competitive pricing.

Having said that, we have researched and reviewed the best suspension trainers that are available and compiled a list below for you to have a look at as a cheaper alternative to TRX.


Suspension Trainers Buyer’s Guide

Most of the suspension trainers mentioned above in our top 10 list are very similar in characteristics such as look and feel. Some come with workouts as a bundle and others don’t. They all offer door anchors and suspension extender straps which is a must so that you can use your door or a wall or ceiling mount. One of the key features of the suspension straps are the handles.

Rubber vs Foam – Which is best for you?

I personally prefer foam covered handles as I find them more comfortable but they do tend to get wet when you are sweating and well into your workout. This does affect your grip and may hinder your performance some what. Not a major ordeal, but something to consider.

Rubber handles offer much better grip and do not get affected when wet.

Anchor options: The more options there are the better as this gives you a wide variety of places that you can workout

Adjustable Buckles: When you are working out, you will be adjusting the height of the straps as you go through your routine. You will want easy and quick adjustments so that you are not wasting time.

Foot Cradles: These are loops under handles where by you can place your feet when doing exercises that requires this.

Straps: The straps are a key component of every suspension trainer. Strong military grade webbing are best as they are stronger and more durable. The thicker the strap, the better they are for gym use if you are a personal and fitness trainer.

2 Comments on "Best Suspension Trainers 2017"

  1. Seems like woss was pushed out of business by TRX. Their trainers are no longer available.
    As far as I can tell this was over a patent that woss in my eyes did not infringe. More of a tactical move by TRX to get rid of the competition. So sad since woss in my opinion did not just ask for a fairer price but also delivered the better product.

    • Hi Max, seems to be the case. Competition is good for everyone to maintain the quality and produce a superior product. I am a big fan of the WOSS Attack suspension trainer. I will be updating this page shortly once we find suitable replacements.

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