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!
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 late 2015, we were using the standard leather grips that were available on the market. Being a female, with quite small hands already, most of the time I noticed I was losing my grip or slipping because the chunky leather took most of the space I had for any form of grip (barbell work or gymnastics). Top that off, I realised not many grips were versatile. What worked well on gymnastics movements, hurt or pulled at my fingers and wrists during barbell work.
So together with my partner and a fellow gym member, we sat down together and discussed the lack of good quality, thin leather grips on the market and how we can fix this.
In comes Kangaroo leather- very popular in the shoe industry and also within the golf industry, kangaroo leather is the only leather readily available that is so slim and also strong enough to withstand constant pulling and tension!
So as of January 2016, we designed and built the very first Mocha RooGrip.
People fell in love with it! Our fellow gym friends all wanted a pair, loved the soft texture, the slim leather and the protection is still offered whilst not compromising grip strength.
Who is it best suited for?
RooGrips are perfect for those who are just using leather grips for added support in high volume training, or have smaller hands or just prefer working with a thinner leather to still have tactile feel of the bar.
Find out which style is best suited to you and your needs here: BLOG