- Value: 16/20
- Functionality: 19/20
- Quality/Ease of Use: 20/20
- Aesthetics: 20/20
- Comfort: 18/20
- TOTAL: 93/100
Ever since Bala Bangles debuted on Shark Tank back in February 2020, they’ve been flying off the shelves. Nope, I'm not exaggerating; the chic wrist and ankle weights were initially backordered for months, and retailers are still having trouble keeping them in stock now, more than a year later. And lucky us, there are now three brand new color options to add to our living room workout routines—orange, tie-dye and rainbow.
What makes the workout accessory so popular, you ask? Well for starters, they’re way more stylish than your standard wrist and ankle weights. So stylish, in fact, that the first thing I did when I got mine was admire how cool they looked wrapped around my ankles.
Speaking of which, Bala Bangles don’t have annoying ties or hook-and-loop closures, making them super easy to put on and take off. I can secure the velcro closure in about two seconds (even one-handed), which makes me more likely to actually use them during a workout. And when they’re on, my Bala Bangles feel like a comfortable chunky bracelet or anklet. They never get loose or slide up and down mid-workout like my old wrist weights did.
If you couldn’t tell, I’m a total Bala Bangles convert. And they’re great for any type of workout. Obsessed with your weekend Pilates classes? Add these to the mix to feel the burn even faster. Can’t wait to head out the door at the end of each day for a jog? Try the one-pound version for some added resistance. Honestly, you can even wear them around the house while you vacuum, if you want.
Word to the wise though? These are definitely going to sell out fast, so I recommend stocking up ASAP. There are two size options, the two-pound set ($65) and the one-pound set ($55), or the Bala Bangle Kit ($120, available only in black) which comes a ten-pound ring and two three-pound bars to really take your workout the next level. Whatever you decide, just don’t wait too long, or you’ll likely have to wait until a restock later this year to get your hands on a pair.
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