Best Suspension Trainers 2018

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 2018 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 2018

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.

We have updated our top 10 list with some new additions that are really worth checking out.

Best Suspension Trainers 2018

Best Alternative to TRX Suspension Trainer

TRX has become a household name when it comes to suspension trainers, but not everyone has the budget to buy these top end trainers. 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.

At the moment, our current best TRX alternative are the Resistance Straps Trainer by QonQuill. Other good choices are Lifeline, Ultimate Body Press, Rip:60 and GoFit.

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

1) QonQuill Resistance Straps Trainer

QonQuill Resistance Trainer Bundle ReviewWe have moved the QonQuill Resistance Straps Trainer bundle up to number 1 from number 4. Since writing our top 10 list, we have been blown away by the feedback received by these suspension straps. QonQuill Sport & Fitness have put together an impressive bundle…. and I do mean bundle. This is the only set that comes with 5 different anchoring options as well as a wall mount included.

For a limited time QonQuill sports & fitness are including 3 exercise bands that can be used for other exercises. Not a deal breaker. The straps are made of excellent quality nylon webbing that can support up to 400 lbs.

QonQuill stands by their quality and offer a lifetime warranty.

Includes:

  • Resistance straps
  • Extension strap
  • Door anchor
  • Wall mount with screws
  • Exercise booklet and get started guide
  • Resistance loop bands
  • Travel bag

Colors available: Black with orange

Customer rating: 5/5

Cons: Lacks video workouts. No training app. Exercises are the regular suspension exercises nothing unique.

2) TRX GO Suspension Training Kit

TRX Go Best Suspension TrainerOur number 2 suspension trainer 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. 

3) Lifeline Jungle Gym XT

Lifeline Jungle Gym XT ReviewOur number 3 pick goes to the Lifeline Jungle Gym XT with its split design. These suspension trainers have gotten rave reviews on Amazon because they allow the user to adjust the width thus placing extra emphasis on strength.

The Lifeline Jungle Gym is versatile and easy to adjust as you workout. With built-in door anchors and an extension you can workout with the use of a door or any anchor point. The handles and foot cradles are durable and made from thermoplastic elastomer that has good grip and comfortable on the hands.

The foot cradles are unique as unlike many of the others listed here, they are not made from the same material as the straps. As they always hold the shape, it is very quick and easy to get your feet in and out while changing your exercises.

Construction is well done and great for home, gym and travel.

Includes:

  • 2 x 8 feet suspension straps
  • 2 x Integrated easy wipe handles
  • 2 x Integrated easy-in foot cradles
  • 2 x Non scuff door anchors
  • 2 x Strap adjusters
  • Duro link anchor

Colors available: Black with red trimmings

Customer rating: 4.5/5

Cons: Does not pack as compact as most suspension trainers.

4) TRX Basic Suspension Trainer Kit

TRX Basic Suspension Trainer ReviewAt number 4 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: 4.5/5

Cons: Price

5) Ultimate Body Press Bodyweight Trainer

Ultimate Body Press Bodyweight Suspension Trainer ReviewIf you are looking for a cheaper alternative to the more costly branded TRX, then the Ultimate Body Press suspension trainer is your ticket. Under $50, this trainer gives you everything you need in a top quality straps. The handles are comfortable and with good grip. These can be used on a door and pretty much anywhere that you can find a strong anchor point.

The ‘S’ hooks are neat and gives you easy anchoring and adjusting options.

Includes:

  • Extra wide 6 foot straps with index markings for quick adjustments
  • Lay flat handles
  • No rub cam buckles
  • Suspension extension strap
  • Drawstring travel bag
  • Workout poster

Colors available: Blue

Customer ratings: 4/5

Cons: Workout poster is a little light on workouts. All basic and beginner with no intermediate or advanced exercises. No videos or apps.

6) TRX Pro 3 Suspension Training Kit

TRX Pro 3 Suspension Trainer ReviewWe have another TRX suspension training straps in our top 10 which is also the most expensive. Even though these are priced high, they cannot be overlooked. If you have the budget and like the TRX brand, the Pro 3 comes with all the bells and whistles. These straps are the professionals choice of suspension trainer and used in many fitness facilities.

The quality of the product is second to none, offering the commercial grade components and durability. The handles are also the best offered by any of the suspension trainers in our top 10 list. This kit comes with 8 training videos with a good range of workouts that you can use with your clients.

Includes:

  • TRX Pro 3 Suspension Training Straps
  • Ergonimic textured rubber handles
  • 3 anchoring options
  • Door anchor
  • Extender
  • 8 video workouts
  • 8 week workout guide
  • 5 digital workouts
  • Travel bag

Available colors: Yellow

Customer ratings: 4.5/5

Cons: The price

7) NOSSK Twin Pro Bodyweight Trainer

NOSSK Twin Pro Bodyweight Trainer ReviewAnother new comer and made in the USA from premium military grade webbing. These are excellent suspension training straps under $50 that are perfect for home and outdoor use. Take them with you anywhere you go so that you can get a full body workout.

The NOSSK Twin Pro in our opinion is a lot better than the GoFit Gravity straps and the CoreX suspension trainer that takes their place on our list.

Includes:

  • 2 x single NOSSK Suspension Straps
  • 2 x handles
  • 2 x carabines
  • 2 x anchors
  • Carry bag

Colors available: Black, Gray, Yellow, Pink, Red, Neon Green, Purple, Blue, Olive Drab

Customer ratings: 5/5

Cons: No extras, just what you need.

8) Rip: 60 Home Gym Suspension Trainer

rip:60 Home Gym Suspension Trainer ReviewThe rip: 60 Home Gym Suspension Trainer is endorsed by fitness star Jillian Michaels and UFC Champion Georges St. Pierre who have produced a workout program that will get you ripped in 60 days. Not my favourite suspension trainer which is why I have them at number 8.

The workouts are very good and will get you sweating and into shape big time.

Includes:

  • rip:60 straps
  • 8 Workout DVDs
  • rip:60 for Runners DVD
  • rip:60 Nylon Carrying Bag
  • Jillian Michaels Fat Shredding DVD
  • Georges St. Pierre Lean Muscle DVD
  • rip:60 Power Yoga Workout DVD
  • 60 Day Nutrition Guide
  • 90 day warranty

Colors available: red

Customer ratings: 4.5/5

Cons: No foot cradles.

9) NOSSK Home Suspension Bodyweight Fitness Trainer

NOSSK Home Suspension Bodyweight Trainer ReviewAt number 9, we have another NOSSK suspension trainer that is the cheapest set of straps that we found online. Do not be fooled by the price as these straps are manufactured from military grade materials from the USA. These straps are extremely light and compact.

No frills, just what you need to get started. These straps make a for a good second pair that you can take with you when you go travelling. Hook them up to the door and you are ready to go. The NOSSK Home trainer comes in a great variety of colors.

Includes:

  • NOSSK Home suspension straps
  • Built in door anchor
  • Carry bag

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

Customer rating: 5/5

Cons: Can only use on doors.

10) GoFit Gravity Straps

GoFit Gravity Straps ReviewRounding out our top 10 best suspension trainers of 2018 is the GoFit Gravity Straps. These straps are priced under $50 which makes them very affordable and a good choice for those on a budget and would like to workout at home.

Includes:

  • 2 GoFit Gravity Straps with Door Anchors
  • 2 Handles
  • 2 Ankle Cradles
  • Mesh Travel Bag
  • Training Manual

Colors available: Black

Customer ratings: 3.8/5

Cons: Can only be used on doors.

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.

8 Comments on "Best Suspension Trainers 2018"

  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.

  2. Because TRX has legally attacked (and destroyed) WOSS and others I will never again support their products. The TRX is not too dissimilar than the wheel and this is an example of patents that should never have been given in the first place.

  3. Roxana Blunt | May 20, 2018 at 2:08 pm | Reply

    Just wanted to let you know that I purchased the Qonquill suspension trainer package and super happy with it. It comes with an anchor that could be bought separately with a cheaper set of straps but regardless, these straps are well construct. Thanks for the recommendation. Very happy with this purchase

  4. Mark Davies | May 21, 2018 at 1:50 pm | Reply

    What are your thoughts on the QonQuill trainers? Are they any good?

    • Hi Mark, I am very impressed with the QonQuill package as it gives you everything you need to get setup and started. I have also received quite a bit of positive feedback regarding the straps and how good they are. For the price, I highly recommend this package. I will be updating my top 10 list soon and moving it up a spot or 2.

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