The essential jump rope gear

Beyond the tool itself, pick up the right shoes, apparel, and accessories.

Used for decades by fitness pros, jump ropes are a convenient way to get in some heart rate-revving conditioning work. Lately, they’ve garnered a larger fanbase and are getting more of a spotlight in gyms around the country. Case in point: Equinox’s new The Cut: Jump Ropeclass. Here, seven items to help you keep up your momentum in the group fitness studio or during your own high-intensity cardio session.

tangram smart rope pure

This high-tech jump rope syncs to an app on your phone to collect jumps, calories burned, and workout times.
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apl techloom pro

A denser midsole provides just enough cushion and the brand's midsole tech is designed to capitalize on your energy generation rather than absorbing it. A soft woven upper keeps feet feeling locked in.
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heroine sport olympic paneled stretch tank

Tighter-fitting gear like this streamlined tank ensures your rope won’t get caught on your wardrobe.
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g-loves wonder woman alter ego gloves

Grip can become an issue during long, sweat-drenched jump rope sessions; these gloves are made from lightweight neoprene to keep hands dry.
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crossrope premium jump rope set

With two different handle weights and seven cable options, you can get your rope set up for any kind of workout—from sprint with a light cable to strength with a heavier one. (The black agility and two-pound weighted rope are used in Equinox’s THE CUT: Jump Rope class.)
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invisibobble power

Those with long hair will quickly learn that a ponytail simply doesn’t work when a jump rope is involved. These no-mark hair ties made especially for working out make sweeping hair up into a quick bun a cinch.
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falke ergonomic stretch knit tights

Guys who usually wear baggy shorts to work out might find layering compression tights underneath to be a good choice for speed roping; they help protect your shins from the virtually inevitable wayward cable.
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