We have designed our grips to be the slimmest, highest quality leather grips on the market. Made from a special combination of oils and kangaroo leather, known internationally as K-Leather. K-Leather is the most popular choice of global sporting brands looking for high performance technical leather with superior qualities.
Kangaroo leather boasts the following performance properties:
- High strength
- Light weight
What is so special about kangaroo leather?
K-Leather is the strongest leather fibre structure readily available. Recent studies have suggested links between the kangaroo fibre matrix and that of mions (birds) and reptiles. This ultimately has been further linked to a prehistoric fibre structure – one that evolved from animals needing to survive in the harshest environments against many predators – almost a fibre structure that time forgot!
How is it sourced?
We are proud to source all of our kangaroo hides responsibly and ethically from an open range environment, following the national code of practice for the humane treatment of kangaroos. Moreover, its long-lasting nature contributes to a more positive environmental impact as it minimizes the need for frequent grip replacements.
It is Machine Washable?
Kangaroo leather is so strong that it is even machine washable.
Using a warm machine wash, without detergent and allowing them to dry completely (in the shade) you will find them looking as good as new!
You can maintain their strength by giving them a wipe down with a warm cloth every other day.
No Manipulation or Fibre Tearing
We use genuine kangaroo leather hide to cut and make our grips! We don't tear or manipulate the leather as most cow hides do, which, over time, weakens the leather.
How it all started...
In 2016 we embarked on a journey to create the best hand grips in the world. Roogrips are made for those who have a deep appreciation of quality, design and details.
We chose kangaroo leather for its unique properties of strength and durability. Kangaroo leather is ten times stronger than bovine, so this allows us to use slimmer leather than traditional grips that provides athletes with a much more tactile experience.
Every single aspect of our grips has been carefully considered and has been through many iterations. We reviewed hundreds of leather samples with various treatments and embossments before landing on the leather that you find on RooGrips today, which is treated with a special combination of oils to give it a luxurious and comfortable feel.
We have also been through many iterations of the strap, the buckle and the stitching, with a primary focus on providing athletes with the most comfortable, functional and durable grips. The design of the grips has also evolved too, from two fingers to three fingers and most recently fingerless, to meet the varying needs of athletes all over the world.
Just like the sport of functional fitness, our journey has just begun…
Who is it best suited for?
RooGrips are perfect...
- for those who want to use grips for added support in high volume training, to ensure your hands are protected so you can workout to your maximum.
- for anyone who does not like the feel of wearing grips & want lightweight comfy grips without the bulkiness.
- for those who like to have a tactile feel of the bar, especially for those gymnastic movements.
- for anyone fed up with their other grips ripping and want STRONG, DURABLE grips that last.
Find out which style is best suited to you and your needs here: BLOG