Best Arm & Ankle Weighted Sleeves 2019 – Buyer’s Guide

Do you know what is the most popular piece of weighted clothing currently?

It’s weighted arm sleeves. You can also wear these on your ankle too. Yes, these are multipurpose 😄

Before diving into the best-weighted sleeves, let’s see why do should you buy one in the first place. For starters these help in increasing your arm strength.


There are multiple reasons why should buy a weighted sleeve for yourself -

1 . You can use them to increase arm strength

2. You can also use them to increase arm speed for sports like Baseball, Boxing, and Cricket

3. Using these you can increase Your Weight Lifting Resistance

4. These also helps in preventing injuries (to shoulders and elbows)

So clearly there are quite a lot of benefits of wearing weighted arm sleeves. 

Now, let's see few of the best weighted sleeves you can buy for yourself - 

NameAdjustabilityMaximum WeightPrice
Zensufu Wrist or Ankle Weights
Yes5 pounds Check Price
Reehut Durable Ankle/Wrist WeightsYes5 pounds Check Price
Nordic Lifting Wrist Wraps  Yes0 pounds Check Price
Da Vinci Adjustable Ankle WeightsYes5 pounds Check Price
SPRI Arm WeightsYes1.5 pounds Check Price
VIVE Ankle WeightsYes2.5 pounds Check Price
Empower Ankle Weights Yes8 pounds (4 pounds each) Check Price


1. Zensufu Wrist or Ankle Weights  

Zensufu Wrist Weights (sold as a pair) can be a great addition to your workout. You can get these in 4 different weights - 1 pound, 2 pound, 3 pound and 5 pound. The weights are perfect for exercise, fitness, walking, jogging, gymnastics, aerobics.

You only get a specific color (if you care) depending on the weight you are buying. For example the 1 pound Zensufu Wrist weights comes only in purple colour.

The material of the weights seemed quite soft and durable. I don’t see anyone buying these often, at least not for a year or two. Don’t worry about the fitting of these weights as these are adjustable weighted sleeves.

Note: With adjustable, I only mean you can adjust the fitting using the strap. Unfortunately you can't adjust the weights. Many weighted sleeves allow that but not this one. 

Many people use weighted sleeves for physical therapy. You can check these pair of weighted sleeves on Amazon here

Final Verdict 

Also, did I forget to tell you, it comes with a carrying bag too. Yes, it's nothing very fancy but it's a great addition. All in all it’s great for beginners. 

2. Reehut Durable Ankle/Wrist Weights

These pair of ankle weights sell like hotcakes (Best seller among all the weighted sleeves on Amazon).

These come with 6 different weight options - 1 pounds, 2 pounds, 3 pounds, 4 pounds, 6 pounds, 8 pounds & 10 pounds (in pair). You can choose these weighted sleeves in over 6 colours (if it’s a thing for you).

The material used is  mercerised cotton which is quite durable. This will also help in easily absorbing sweat. These also come with a strap for the best fit. You can easily put on and take off these weighted sleeves.

You can use these Reehut Weighted sleeves to strengthen your legs, burn calories and fat, tone your lower-body muscles.

But same as Zensufu Weighted sleeves you cannot adjust weights.

Final Verdict 

Overall these are a great pair of ankle weights. You also get a 1 year warranty which is quite hard to find on other ankle weights.

As I advised you earlier, do consult your trainer before buying these. Also, try to incorporate these weights gradually in your workouts.

These are best sellers for a reason.

3. Nordic Lifting Wrist Wraps 

Nordic is a great brand in the fitness space and it’s wrist wraps disappoint either.It has over 1200+ reviews on Amazon which is highest for any ankle sleeves.

But these doesn’t contain any weights. With the bundle online you get one pair of wrist straps and a pair of lifting strap. You can use these Weightlifting, Cross Training, Workout, Gym, Powerlifting, Bodybuilding.

The overall grip is great too.  It’s made up of heavy duty cotton which makes the wraps quite durable. The straps has neoprene padding which helps in comfort.

Final Verdict 

I think the product a great package for gym enthusiast. The lifting straps can help cross training exercises and powerlifting (specially deadlift), pull-ups, chin-ups, rows, shrugs etc. 

When I got these wrist wraps delivered I was amazed with the packaging of the product. Kudos to Nordic.

You also get a 1 year warranty with these wrist wraps. Overall a great buy if you require such a wrist wrap. These are great for someone who does a lot of power lifting. 

If you are a beginner, I'd recommend you to skip these wrist wraps. 

4. Da Vinci Adjustable Ankle or Wrist Weights

Are you looking for an inexpensive weighted sleeves ?

Then the Da Vinci Adjustable Wrist Weights is one you should check.Apart from colourful colours you get these sleeves at weights ranging from 1 lbs to 5lbs. Try to buy depending on your requirement as you can't adjust weights in the Da Vinci Ankle Weights.

Also, if you don’t know which one to pick for yourself then make sure to check with your gym trainer.The Soft cloth interior of the Da Vinci sleeves helps to absorbs moisture. It feels so good on the skin.

The adjustable velcro bands helps in fitting regardless your ankle shape or size. 

Final Verdict

The weighted sleeves is a great option for someone looking for a cheap weighted sleeve. The overall quality is at par with the rest of the sleeves. 

I totally recommend these pair of sleeves. You can check these sleeves on Amazon by clicking here.

5. SPRI Arm Weights  

Looking for just arm weights?

Then you'll love SPRI Arm Weights.

Though the rating on Amazon is not so great, I still think it's great pair of arm weights for beginners

You can adjust them from 1 lbs to 1.5 lbs. The thing I liked about these pairs is how slim it is. You can even wear these under clothes too (ya these are that slim). 

These are made of Nylon which makes these very light weight and breathable. Overall the design is very unique when you compare it to the rest of the competition. Also, in these you adjust weights (from 1 lbs to 1.5 lbs).

Final Verdict

If you are a beginner and looking for a slim arm sleeve then I would definitely recommend SPRI Ankle Weight. 

SPRI as company is good too, I don't see yourself getting disappointed in any way.

Check them out at Amazon

6. VIVE Ankle Weights

VIVE Ankle Weights is another great ankle weights you can pick up for yourself.

There are two variants available-

1.  2.5 pounds

2.  5 pounds

These ankle weight has five different pockets (each stores removable sand packets). The weighted sleeves have straps that adjust to accommodate wrists and ankles up to 13.5” in circumference.  So even if you are beginner you can start with less weighted and increase gradually. Hence you won't need to buy any other ankle weight of a different weight.  

These are one of the few weighted sleeves that are waterproof. The material used to build this Vive Ankle Weights are Soft Neoprene.

Final Verdict

Vive Ankle Weights might not be the best, but you should definitely check it out.

The price is very reasonable. 

7. Empower Ankle Weights

These Ankle Weights are little different from the rest as it’s only design for women. Empower is also very decent brand when it comes to fitness equipments for women. They also manufacture kettlebells, weighted vests & walking weights .

These comes in 3 variants -

1. 3lb Wrist Weight Set (1.5lb each)
2. 5lb Wrist Weight Set (2.5lb each)
3. 8lb Wrist Weight Set (4.0lb each)

You can easily use these to tone your arms & shoulders while walking, jogging or doing workout at the gym. This is because you end up burning more calories.

In our testing these were very comfortable. These are made of high quality & soft neoprene. The velcro closures on these provide a very secure and snug fit.

Final Verdict

If you are a woman & you are looking for an ankle weights then you can’t go wrong with the Empower Ankle Weights. These are affordable and quite durable too. 


Hope you like our review of the different weighted sleeves. I think weighted sleeves can be a great addition to any workout. You might be cycling or running weighted sleeves works in each cases. 

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What are you favourite weighted sleeve ? Comment below. I'd love to know.

Susan Williams

I’ve been a personal trainer since 2008, and in that time, I’ve educated and supported millions of women and men just like you to improve your health and fitness! Follow my blog to know more about my tips and exercises.

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