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
WOSS Attack
(Editors Choice)
Quick start Exercises Rubber Door, Anchor Strap Check Price
Gymstuff G-Strap Pro No Rubber Door, Extension Link Check Price
TRX Force Tactical
(Professionals Choice)
Printable, Videos Rubber Door, Suspension, Xtender Check Price
Emerge EX2 Pro No Rubber Door, Suspension Check Price
WOSS 3000 Equalizer Quick Start Exercises Foam Door, Anchor Strap Check Price
Boss Fitness No Foam Door, Extension Anchor Check Price
WOSS Titan Quick Start Exercises Rubber Door, Military, Cambuckle, Double Loop Check Price
Kylin Sport Pro Trainer Straps No Foam Door Anchor, Extender Straps Check Price
TRX Basic Suspension Kit Printable, Videos Dense Foam 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. WOSS Attack Trainer

WOSS is a US brand that is built using 1st grade military webbing. These suspension trainers are strong and durable and unlike many other kits such as the TRX, it does not come with any flashy objects. Its more like your no-nonsense suspension trainer. What you do get is great quality with excellent working pieces.

The price of these straps make it our second choice as well as the preferred choice of straps. The WOSS Attack is the PRO of the WOSS family and is suitable for personal and gym use.

Each handle is made with 3/8″ black cord, 1-3/8″ Rubber Sleeve Handle and with a 1-1/2″ wide soft foot loop for easy and comfortable support.

Includes:

  • WOSS Attack Trainer
  • Full body quick start exercises with 18 exercises
  • Rubber handles
  • Carry bag
  • Door anchor
  • Suspension anchor strap
  • WOSS D-Ring

Available colors: Black, Gunmetal gray, Brown, Purple, Pink, Yellow, Hot Orange, Neon Green, Olive Drab

Customer rating: 5/5

Cons: No bells and whistle. Just what you need.

View the WOSS Attack Trainer on Amazon

3. GYMSTUFF G-Strap Pro Home Gym Fitness Trainer

If you are thinking about the $200 plus TRX straps, you may want to consider the Gymstuff G-Strap Pro suspension fitness training. We found these to be very comparable to the TRX brand and at the fraction of the price, makes it our third choice.

The quality is excellent and US made as well. Gymstuff has been supplying schools and community centers with equipment for many years so their quality is up to standard. One of the unique features about the Gymstuff G-Strap is the locking carabiners which includes a wrench.

Includes:

  • High Quality G-Strap PRO
  • Door wheel for home door anchoring
  • Extension link for higher usage or wrapping objects at the gym or park
  • Drawstring portable carry bag easy to take anywhere
  • Simple setup guide

Colors available: Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink, Red

Customer rating: 4.5/5

Cons: Does not come with any workout sheets or videos. No fancy extras.

View the GYMSTUFF G-Strap Pro Trainer on Amazon

4. 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

5. Emerge EX2 Pro Suspension Trainer

The Emerge EX2 workout straps have been a good seller recently and with its well constructed webbing and affordable price shows why its a popular choice.

Unlike the TRX Go and WOSS trainers, the EX2 offers a thicker strap at 1.5 inches. It also comes with a lifetime guarantee. This heavy duty strap makes it a good choice for gyms at a lower cost than the TRX pro.

The price definitely makes this suspension trainer very attractive and rivals the TRX pro suspension straps so this is a good option if you want to save on the more expensive brand.

Includes:

  • Emerge EX2 Suspension Trainer
  • Door anchor
  • Suspension anchor extender
  • Free content
  • Mesh carry bag
  • Getting started guide

Colors available: Green, Yellow

Customer rating: 5/5

Cons: No video workouts included.

View the Emerge EX2 Pro Trainer on Amazon

6. WOSS 3000 Equalizer Trainer

I reviewed the WOSS 3000 Equalizer and did a comparison with the TRX Home Kit and the WOSS 3000 gets a lot of love as it an excellent choice for those that may be on a budget.

All WOSS products are made in the USA with high quality grade military webbing. The 3000 Equalizer is great as a second set of straps that you can take with you where ever you go. The door anchor and suspension anchor is convenient for setting up at home or out site a local park.

WOSS offer a variety of colors to their range which sets them apart from other brands.

Includes:

  • WOSS 3000 Equalizer Trainer
  • Door anchor
  • Suspension anchor
  • Mesh carry bag
  • Full body quick start guide with 18 exercises

Colors available: Blue, Red, Black, Olive Drab, Pink, Purple

Customer rating: 4.7/5

Cons: Lack of video workouts and membership

View the WOSS 3000 Trainer on Amazon

7. Boss Fitness Suspension Trainer

I consider the Boss Fitness trainer as a medium duty suspension straps. Best for personal use and not really intended for gyms and professionals. The carabiners are made from zinc alloy and strongest of the lot. A good suspension trainer overall available in a nice variety of colors and affordable price puts these straps at number 7.

It would not be my first choice but it you are familiar with Boss Fitness products, you know what you are getting in terms of quality.

Includes:

  • Boss Fitness Suspension Trainer
  • Mesh carry bag
  • Premium Door Anchor
  • Extension Attachment Anchor
  • Extra Strength Carabiners

Colors available: Yellow, Blue, Green, Red, Pink

Customer rating: 4.4/5

Cons: No workout materials and fancy extras.

View the Boss Fitness Trainer on Amazon

8. WOSS Titan Trainer

The big brother to the popular 3000 Equalizer, the WOSS Titan is a stronger more robust model with limitless adjustments. This is the only suspension trainer that offers 4 anchoring options. Most customers prefer the WOSS to TRX because of the price and also that there not much differences between the two.

This Trainer comes with two adjustable cambuckles on a 1.5 inch webbing to easily adjust the height of the workout. The handles come with soft foot loops for easy and comfortable support.

It attaches to any vertical or horizontal fixtures such as a tree trunk, tree branch, beam, or even a door.

Includes:

  • WOSS Titan Trainer
  • 2 Adjustable cambuckles
  • 8 ft. Anywhere-Anchor Cambuckle Strap with built in Door Anchor
  • Military Strap with Built-in Door Anchor
  • One Double-Loop Anchor Strap perfect for bars and beams.
  • Door-Anchor perfect for indoor door.
  • Mesh carry bag
  • Full body quick start guide with 18 exercises

Colors available: Neon Green, Black, Gunmetal Gray, Brown, Olive Drab, Hot Orange, Pink

Customer rating: 4.9/5

Cons: No workout videos or any other fancy stuff.

View the WOSS Titan Trainer on Amazon

9. Kylin Sport Pro Trainer Straps

The Kylin Sport Pro suspension trainer is our surprise entry in our top 10 list at number 9. We were looking at other well know brands like the CoreX and Jungle Gym but these straps are just simply better. You get what you are need which is high quality product that is strong and durable and straight forward.

Used as an alternative to the TRX Pro by fitness, these are turning up more and more in gyms. Easy to setup, these straps give you an effective total body workout and a third of a price of the TRX.

Kylin offers a variety of colors with different tension weight options. There is black that supports 1650 lbs and 330 lbs. Olive supports 1000lbs, Orange supports 550 lbs and Yellow supports 770 lbs of tension. So there options for you to choose from.

Includes:

  • Two Suspension straps
  • Extender Strap
  • Door anchor
  • Travel Carry Case

Colors available: Black, Olive, Orange, Yellow

Customer rating: 4.5/5

Cons: No workouts or setup guide. Can be found on YouTube.

View the Kylin Sport Pro Trainer on Amazon

10. TRX Basic Suspension Trainer Kit

We round out our top 10 best suspension trainers list with 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

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.

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