What to Consider When Choosing Grips

Across many industries, the use of high-quality grips is necessary for both the functionality and comfort required when using tools, fitness equipment, gardening tools and many other items.  When you stop and consider, so many of the items and products we hold in our hands and use on a daily basis are fitted with grips, making them more convenient to use.

Grips serve a number of functions, namely providing comfort and making an item easier to grasp during use. The right grip can reduce blistering during repetitive use of an item or tool and makes the continued use of the product much easier. When choosing which type of grip to use for your product, there are a number of things to consider in order to ensure you select the right type. Here, we’ll let you know what you need to bear in mind to make sure you choose a grip that will enhance not only the function but also the design of your product.


One thing to consider when choosing a grip for a product is the material of which the grip is made. Depending on the type of product, the proper material will differ. The function and use of the item will dictate which material will make the most suitable grip. For example, grips for fitness equipment tend to be made of foam, as do many gardening tools like rakes and brooms.

Vinyl grips are also very popular and particularly useful for use on many types of products, including heavy-duty tools, sports equipment and many more. Vinyl grips are extremely long-wearing and resistant to cracking and weathering, meaning they are ideal for items that are being used outside.

When you’re choosing grips for your products, it’s important to consider which material is going to be most appropriate for the item itself.


The design, appearance and function of an item will also dictate which type of grip is most suitable. It’s important to use a grip that will not only fit physically onto the item, but it should also fit the aesthetics of the item. For instance, a modern and sleek piece of fitness equipment shouldn’t be fitted with a bulky and awkward grip.

Instead, it would make more sense to choose something a little more streamline that integrates well into the overall design of the item. This can not only make the product more practical to use but can also enhance the customer experience.


Finally, when choosing a grip, you also need to take into consideration the actual function of the item, and whether or not a grip will improve or hinder this function. Any grip should be the appropriate size and feature benefits that will help customers using the item. For example, grips can be slip resistant, extra durable or provide extra comfort.

Our range of grips come in a variety of materials, sizes and designs to support any function. Shop our full range of grips today, and make sure to get in touch with us if you have any questions – we’d be glad to help!


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