The Amazon Basics TPE resistance band set is a great no-frills option for those looking for light resistance workouts or injury rehabilitation…
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Amazon Basics TPE Resistance Band Set
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£8.84 / amazon.co.uk (not available in the US)
Band quality: 3/5
Resistance range: 3/5
- Affordable and portable
- Drawstring carry case included
- Slightly sticky out of the box – may require talc
- Too light for serious muscle building
If you’re after a no-frills stretching aid that can also serve up light resistance workouts, help with injury rehabilitation and increase blood flow to an area, the low-cost Amazon Basics TPE resistance band set gives you three long, versatile bands for under £10.
These aren’t looped, so will rely on you to grip them in order to create tension, but that actually makes them a bit more versatile for certain two-handed exercises like lat raises, which wouldn’t be possible with a looped band.
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All three bands are stored in a black, plastic cinch bag with a drawstring to keep them inside, and the whole system is thin and light, making it very portable. Each band also ships in its own plastic bag, which prevents them getting stuck to one another. We’d probably keep hold of these unless you treat the bands to make them a bit less sticky.
Measuring 1.5m when fully stretched out, there’s a fair bit of material on all three of the Amazon bands. This means the set isn’t as suited to whipping out on a plane as the Body Power Mini Bands – it can get a bit spaghetti junction – but the bands are an ideal option for a suitcase.
The set comes in three colours and strengths: pink (heavy), green (medium) and orange (light). Amazon doesn’t offer corresponding weight ratings for each band, but generally speaking, they’re all on the lighter side when compared to the other bands on test.
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We’ve already hinted at the fact our least favourite aspect of the Amazon Basics bands is that they feel a touch sticky, and leave your hands feeling the same after using them. We probably wouldn’t bunch them together in a bag – we get the impression that after prolonged use they could stick together. If you are picking up a set, use talcum powder to help keep them supple and unstuck.