8 Best Skipping Ropes for 2023

Last Updated on November 21, 2022 by admin

Simple, effective workouts with jump ropes or skipping ropes have been a blessing. It is affordable equipment that we either can shove in our gym bag or use to work up a sweat in the comfort of our living room.

Gone are the days when skipping was the preserve of boxers or a pastime for children. Skipping is a simple full-body workout, which can strengthen your legs, tone muscles, boost stamina and improve coordination.

With more people than ever buying equipment to use at home, the market is booming. But there are some things to consider when buying a rope for the first time.

The first is material. Leather ropes used to be superior due to their durability, but coated wires now seem to be a top choice for many skippers, especially if you’re all about speed.

You should also think about length. It sounds obvious, but if you’re tall, you’re going to need something a bit longer. Look out for adjustable ropes to give you options. Once you’ve made your choice, you’ll need to get the perfect fit by standing on the middle of the rope with one foot and then pulling the handles straight up so that the rope is tight. The top of the handles should be somewhere between your armpit and nipple.

To make life easier, we’ve tested ropes from across the market, from those that simply do what they say on the tin to smart skipping ropes, which guide you through sessions and tell you the number of calories burned. We’ve rounded up the best below – so whether you’re trying to get fit or just want to fit in with the kids, we guarantee you’ll find the perfect product.

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1. Beast Gear beast rope pro

We’ve been testing Beast Gear’s ropes for a couple of years now and we’ve been impressed time and time again by their quality. This time around, we turned to the brand’s next-generation beast rope pro – and found it still performs head and shoulders above the rest.

The rope is fast, durable, and pretty nice to look at. It includes a double bearing system, which enables a smooth rotation, and a locking mechanism to prevent the cable from slipping, even during the fastest workouts. The steel-coated cable is ultra-strong and can withstand users putting it through its paces in HIIT sessions, interval training, and longer aerobic workouts.

Epitomie Fitness Sonic Boom M2 High Speed Jump Rope - Patent Pending Self-Locking, Screw-Free Design – Weighted, 360 Degree Spin, Silicone Grip with 2 Speed Rope Cables for Home Workout, & More
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  • KILL IT QUALITY – Premium grade, 360-degree ball bearings? Check! Silicone, anti-slip grips? Done! Awesome extras? You...
  • DON’T SCREW IT UP – Sick of loose screws that fall out just as you’re getting your groove? It’s time to meet the...

 

2. Dope Rope 2.0 cardio fitness jump rope

For a brand that combines jump rope expertise with retro pop culture, look no further. Dope Ropes ticks all the boxes, offering premium ropes that perform time and time again. We tested the Dope Rope 2.0 – a cardio fitness jump rope that is one of the brand’s best sellers. And it’s easy to see why. This rope was nicely weighted, turning faster and smoother than some of the beaded options on the market. The PVC cord isn’t too thick at 5mm and has a string center, making it tangle-free and increasing its durability which is ideal if you tend to work out outside. The handles are comfortable and don’t slip, and while the brand is so confident that they won’t break it offers a lifetime guarantee. We dug the vaporwave aesthetic but if you’re not a fan of pink there are three other big and bold colors to choose from.

Deluxe High Speed Jump Rope - Skipping Rope for Fitness - Jump Ropes Adjustable Cables (2), Crossfit Jump Rope Workout for Women Or Men Gift - Double Unders Speed Rope - Boxing Jumping Rope for Adults
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Deluxe High Speed Jump Rope - Skipping Rope for Fitness - Jump Ropes Adjustable Cables (2), Crossfit Jump Rope Workout for Women Or Men Gift - Double Unders Speed Rope - Boxing Jumping Rope for Adults
  • IT'S ANNOYING TO USE ROPES SECURED BY BOLTS AND SCREWS because the bolts are always coming loose and fly off to who...
  • THE PACKAGE COMES WITH 2 ROPES. The SELF-LOCKING CONNECTION is one of a kind. Just push the cable in to adjust the...
  • The SLIM HANDLES have an overall excellent feel in your hands. The soft-touch SILICONE GRIP and the smooth turning...

 

3. Beachbody bod rope

“Use the bod rope ONLY with a firm grip and control. Never swing or throw the bod rope,” so reads the accompanying pamphlet for the cordless indoor jump rope from fitness experts Beachbody. We’ve got to admit we had fleeting visions of accidentally smashing the new TV – but, in reality, the rope was super easy to use and revolutionized our workouts. It turns out that not having a rope helped us concentrate on our speed and form, leading to big improvements in our skipping stamina even over a couple of weeks. It also removed any concerns we had about falling over or tripping, so we were able to test our limits time and time again. The handles are super comfortable, especially in comparison to some of the other minimalist products on the market.

Benvo Weighted Ropeless Jump Rope Crossfit Speed Rope Skipping Rope for Double Unders, Exercise, WOD, Boxing, MMA Beachbody Training Fitness- Updated Version
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Benvo Weighted Ropeless Jump Rope Crossfit Speed Rope Skipping Rope for Double Unders, Exercise, WOD, Boxing, MMA Beachbody Training Fitness- Updated Version
  • TANGLE FREE- Cordless skipping rope, worry free about hitting your legs or tripping over the ropes. Keep you away from...
  • SUITABLE FOR ANYONE- Jump rope Suitable for all ages and all level jumpers. It is never too short or too long for...
  • WEIGHTED HANDLES- Each handle contains a removable 3 oz. weight, total weight of 0.68 lbs, heavy enough to make your...

 

4. Meglio skipping rope pro, gold

Sometimes it’s good to go back to basics. If you’re a fan of the simpler things in life, then this is the rope for you. The gold aluminum handles are slim and comfortable, while the stainless steel ball bearings enable a smooth rotation. The 9ft cable rope is adjustable, so once you’ve set the rope up the first time then you’re good to go (just remember to keep the black end caps so you can pop them back on after cutting the rope). This jump rope is slightly less durable than some of the other products on the market, so we’d recommend that you stick to using it indoors or on a yoga mat as suggested by the brand.

Fit Vikings Jump Ropes for Fitness with 2 Adjustable Jumping Rope Cables - Skipping Rope Jump Rope for Men and Women - Speed Rope for Boxing, Workout - Indoor and Outdoor Exercise
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Fit Vikings Jump Ropes for Fitness with 2 Adjustable Jumping Rope Cables - Skipping Rope Jump Rope for Men and Women - Speed Rope for Boxing, Workout - Indoor and Outdoor Exercise
  • GET IN THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE - With an awesome jump rope workout! This jumping rope is an excellent tool for any...
  • PREMIUM FINISH, NO SWEAT - Our skipping rope comes with premium lightweight aluminium 5.5 inch handles - for a high...
  • EASY TO CARRY - The speed rope comes with it's own carry bag and spare hardware so that you can take your speed jump...

 

5. Sundried skipping rope

We use a few products from Sundried and are always impressed with the brand. This skipping rope is no different. If you’re a seasoned gym-goer who is looking to up the sweat in your sessions, then this rope offers a quality spin. The lightweight, super slim cable slices through the air and is helped along by precision ball bearings in the handles, enabling a seamless spin.

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  • HEAVY-DUTY - Custom molded foam grips come with super-speed ball bearings that ensures smooth, effortless and even...
  • ADJUSTABLE LENGTH - Enjoy the option to adjust the rope easily to your desired length. It takes less than 5 minutes. The...
  • Perfect for cardio, speed conditioning, fitness, working out, boxing, MMA, cross-fit

 

6. Crossrope get lean set

Crossrope is an American brand with an American attitude. Order one of its sets and you’ll get a leaflet, welcoming you to the “Crossrope family”. “It is you, the everyday hero, that inspires us to challenge the fitness status quo,” the leaflet adds. So, with all this talk, are the ropes really that good?

In short: yes. We tested the get lean set, which included 1/4lb and 1/2lb ropes. The “fast clip” system meant we could quickly change the handles between the light and heavy ropes, leading to a more versatile workout, while the pro-grade ball bearings made every swing seamless. The ropes’ braided steel interior meant these were among the most durable of the products we tried, barely showing any signs of use even after a tough couple of months in the gym.

Crossrope Get Lean - Large - Weighted Jump Rope
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Crossrope Get Lean - Large - Weighted Jump Rope
  • First weighted jump rope system built to help you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals
  • Highly-rated workout app gives you access to fast and effective workouts wherever you go (iOS + Android)
  • Fast-clip connection system lets you switch between light and heavy ropes for a more fun and versatile workout...

 

7. Pro-Box wire speed rope

Aimed at boxers, this rope is great if you’re looking for a faster session. Its light construction, steel interior, and plastic coating mean it turns fast and is super durable, so you can put it through its paces without fear of damaging it. The bigger handles – which are grippy even in the sweatiest of workouts – and the addition of bearing swivels only increase the swiftness of this rope, making it extremely easy to rotate.

10 Feet Adjustable Speed Jump Rope with Carrying Pouch,Skipping Rope for Men, Women, and Kids, Tangle-Free with Ball Bearing, Memory Foam Handles,Great for Workout Exercise Fitness
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10 Feet Adjustable Speed Jump Rope with Carrying Pouch,Skipping Rope for Men, Women, and Kids, Tangle-Free with Ball Bearing, Memory Foam Handles,Great for Workout Exercise Fitness
  • 1.Include 2 pack jump rope and 2pcs carrying bags,length of jump rope is 118inch/3 meters,length is adjustable
  • 2.Unique design:tangle-resistant cord,when you jump, the jump rope will not tie together with itself
  • 3.Material :foam + PVC handles,steel wire rope

 

8. Wolverson Fitness fitness skipping rope

We were extremely excited about testing Wolverson’s products, not least because the brand promises its skipping rope is “tangle-proof” – and we certainly weren’t disappointed. The 10ft coated rope, with a stainless steel interior, sounds the same as many of the other models on the market, but there are some subtle differences that make it stand out. The rope is thin (3.5mm) and very light (200g), making it amongst the best for speed and control.

High Speed Jump Rope, Fukusama Extra Fast Premium Jumping Rope for Fitness, Metal Grip Metal Bearing Adjustable Length Speed Skipping Rope for Crossfit, Gym & Home Fitness Workouts & More (Blue)
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High Speed Jump Rope, Fukusama Extra Fast Premium Jumping Rope for Fitness, Metal Grip Metal Bearing Adjustable Length Speed Skipping Rope for Crossfit, Gym & Home Fitness Workouts & More (Blue)
  • 👊 ALL METAL FOR DURABLE – This high speed jump rope is made of premium grade metallic materials. The grip is made...
  • 👊 ENHANCE YOUR SPEED – This speed skipping rope is equipped a thin wire rope with PVC coating. It is designed to...
  • 👊 JUMP ON THE GO – This speed jump rope is very compact and easy to carry. A carrying pouch is included in the...

 

The verdict: Skipping ropes for fitness

We continue to love Beast Gear’s products, which are both high quality and reasonably priced. The jump ropes from Dope Ropes and Sundried gave the brand a good run for its money, offering high-quality products that looked and performed really well. For those looking to spend a little extra, you can’t go wrong with one of Crossrope’s sets.

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