The Amazon Basics Speed Jump Rope may be a simple plastic design, but it’s also lightweight, affordable and acts as a decent no-thrills option…

Amazon Basics Premium Plastic Speed Jump Rope


£6.84 /


  • Great performance for the price
  • Smooth and fast rotation


  • Handle design is simplistic
  • Thin rope can be painful

Grip: 3.5/5
Rotation: 4/5
Durability: 3.5/5
OVERALL: 3.5/5

Another great skipping rope for double-unders, this bargain Amazon Basics rope is just 2cm in diameter and made of a lightweight plastic for super speed. But be warned: the ultra-thin rope is brutal when it whips the skin, so it’s more suitable for confident skippers.

It’s simple to adjust: just unscrew the tiny metal rope adjuster near the handle and move it to the desired length, before tightly screwing the adjuster back on.

Metal ball bearings in the handles ensure a seamless rotation, and its overall performance makes it feel geared towards faster jump rope sessions.

The handles are probably the most basic we’ve tried, but they’re longer than most, and light, which is ideal when trying to build up speed.

Available in blue or red, this is a handy, affordable rope that’s easy to stash away in your gym bag.

Best skipping ropes for CrossFit and cardio – Amazon Basics Premium Plastic Speed Jump Rope

This Amazon Basics model is simple but effective

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