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PACEARTH is a sort of “hybrid” brand that sells both outdoor recreation equipment and outdoor exercise equipment. For calisthenics training, I strongly recommend looking into their wooden gymnastic rings. There are a ton of options for gymnastic rings out there, and some are definitely better than others, but if you want a pair of rings that will help you reach your max bodyweight potential for, possibly, as long as you live, it’s hard to find a better pair than PACEARTH’s. Check out my PACEARTH gymnastic rings review to learn more on why I recommend this brand!
What to Look for When Buying Gymnastic Rings
Before I get to the review, I want to point out the most important key feature to look for when you’re looking for a new pair of rings. These include being made of wood (not plastic), durable strap materials, long straps, and strap markers. Less important features that still may sway you into buying or not include ease of assembly and the size of the rings themselves. As you will see, PACEARTH checks a lot of these boxes
Specs of the PACEARTH Gymnastic Rings:
- Weight Limit: 1500 lbs.
- Ring Type: Wood
- Ring Thickness: 1.3 inches
- Ring Diameter: 7 inches
- Strap Type: Polyester
- Strap Width: 1.5 inches
- Strap Length: 14.5 inches
- Length Markers: These ensure that each ring is hanging at the same length for your workouts
- Serrated Buckles: To keep the straps from slipping
- Hand Tape: To wrap around the rings if you want
The PACEARTH Gymnastic Rings are among the most ideal rings that are easily available on Amazon. You can’t go wrong with the birch wood and may not even need the tape because you’ll already have a firm grip. If you go from plastic or metal rings to wooden rings, you immediately feel the difference in your grips. In nine cases out of ten, wooden grips are the best option for your gymnastic rings. But, this is just one of the reasons I recommend this pair.
Pros of the PACEARTH Gymnastic Rings:
- Wood grips are awesome. They are durable and will last a long time. In addition, the more absorbent wood grips ensure that your hands are less likely to slip during your sweaty workouts! Plastic rings just don’t work this well.
- Wider strap is safer. Safety is always a concern with gymnastic rings, and PACEARTH makes it a point to let you know that their straps are slightly wider than other brands’. This extra width allows a more secure weight-bearing limit.
- Straps have length markers. My first mistake when I bought gymnastic rings was that I bought a (cheap) pair that didn’t have markers for lengths. These are SO helpful in the PACEARTH brand because you don’t have to play guessing games with each strap. Just match the length markers together and you’re good to go.
- Serrated metal buckles are secure. The buckles literally bite into the straps, HARD. Even more assurance that you are safe while hanging and doing all sorts of crazy moves on these rings.
- Big rings are better. The diameter and thickness of rings is often an afterthought, but it is important to consider with your hand size. In particular, these rings are great for people with hands of all sizes. As I have longer fingers and bigger hands, smaller rings make my fingers cram together and palms start to hurt. However, younger kids would probably need smaller sized rings.
- A great deal. Usually priced below $50, the PACEARTH rings are an amazing deal. They are so durable that they should last years. A great investment!
- Unlimited variety of workouts. This could be said about any pair of gymnastic rings, so it’s kind of an “all-around” pro for rings in general. Pullups, dips, flies, leg lifts, and more advanced skills like levers and muscle-ups are all possible for greater ranges of motion than other calisthenics equipment like bars. Get creative!
Cons of the PACEARTH Gymnastic Rings:
- Old-school design. The locking buckles on these rings are strong, but for some people the extra couple steps you need to take to get them set up may be inconvenient compared to newer styled brands.
- Unused strap gets in the way. Any length of unused strap that isn’t supporting your weight may get annoying and distracting. There is a velcro patch that is meant to keep it all out of your way, but I don’t find that they work 100% of the time.
- Grip tape is… meh. It’s nice that they include the grip tape, but you’re probably better off just ignoring it because for some reason it doesn’t stay on the rings very well. They also tend to slip around, and just don’t absorb sweat as well as they should. The wood alone is fine. You can do what I did and wrap the grip tape around your tennis racket, free weights, pull up bars, and other equipment. 🙂
As I continue my search for the ultimate pair of gymnastic rings, I will keep you all updated on what I find. I hope this PACEARTH Gymnastic Rings review was helpful to you. I obviously think they are well worth their comparably low price, and believe that they should last a very long time – they may even outlive you. They are durable, comfortable, and safe, and the length markers really are helpful. You can use the grip tape for other stuff in your workout area, because they’re not great on these rings, and you may have to tie the straps up separately to keep the unused portions out of your way since the velcro isn’t that reliable. Still, for such a great price, these are an excellent investment for anyone looking to take their first steps into bringing rings into their calisthenics training.
My Score: 4.5 out of 5
Do you have your own pair of PACEARTH gymnastic rings, or a different pair? What are your thoughts on wood rings versus other materials, like plastic? Please let me know in the comments below. And for other equipment reviews, click here! And remember to stretch!