Rogue Fitness sells quite a few varieties of resistance bands.
Its monster bands are 41” flat latex bands that provide 15lbs to 200lbs of resistance. They are sold as single units, as pairs, and as a whole set. They do not have handles but you can buy them separately Rogue or tie them to an anchoring point for use.
The Shorty Monster bands are exactly the same as the Monster bands except that they are just 12” long. The short length makes them extremely useful for leg workouts and benchwork, and rehab exercises.
Rogue Fitness also sells loop bands in 9” and 12” diameter and the standard tube bands that come with handles and don’t require anchoring. Rogue also sells some really interesting resistance training products and accessories that can help you do the most challenging workouts without compromising your comfort.
But, as expected, Rogue Fitness bands are significantly expensive. Some of the best resistance bands that we have reviewed could cost you around $25 for the whole set plus handles whereas Rogue Fitness tube bands cost $22 to $32 for just one piece. Similarly, any of the best loop bands that we reviewed could cost you about $12 to $18 for the whole set but if you want to buy Rogue loop resistance bands, you may have to pay $40.
We agree that Rogue Fitness bands are of insanely great quality but should you be really going for them when you have plenty of cheaper options?
That’s what this article intends to answer. Here, we will provide you with a detailed review of Rogue Fitness bands, so you can understand who they are meant for.
Quick Review Summary
If you are a beginner or a casual trainer, the max resistance you would probably need is 25-40lbs. But, if you have been into resistance training for some time or if you are already an active person, the standard resistance bands available online may not be enough for you. You may have to double them up, which means you will have to compromise with your comfort.
Rogue Fitness bands are going to be a good option for you. They provide up to 200lbs of resistance, which is enough even for athletes. If you want to grow stronger without lifting free weights daily, they are definitely going to be one of the best investments for your home gym. Other than resistance training, you can use them for assisting you during certain exercises that you are yet to master such as pull ups. Plus, you can use them to bust your fitness plateau.
Rogue fitness bands are made of 100% natural latex, so they are much more skin-friendly than the cheaper varieties. Plus, the build quality is pretty good to last for years of use.
- Provides a lot of resistance that you can’t expect from cheaper products
- Uses high-quality skin-friendly latex
- Has really high durability
- Suitable for advanced trainers
- Expensive for beginners and casual trainers
We are giving this a rating of 4.5 out of 5.0.
Now on to our full review.
Rogue fitness bands are much more durable than what you can expect from cheaper latex bands
Watch the demo video above. Do you think the standard $10 band sets have so much strength to let you do resistance band deadlifts with a loaded barbell? They will most likely snap after a few uses. Even the fabric bands won’t be able to last long enough when used for such difficult moves.
Rogue Fitness bands are, however, designed for rough use. They are much thicker than the cheaper alternatives. Whether you want to deadlift or do assisted pull-ups, they won’t fail any time soon and this is exactly what you are looking for when you are training hard.
If you are doing hardcore workouts such as the Insanity Cardio, Power, and Resistance program or band resisted squats, or sissy squats, the last thing you would want to use is a product that doesn’t give you enough confidence to exercise at your pace or intensity. That’s why it is worth spending some extra money because, after all, safety is our top priority.
Rogue Fitness bands are suitable not just for beginners but also for intermediates and advanced trainers and athletes. No matter what your goals are, it is probably one of the few products that won’t snap with the slightest pressure.
They are made of 100% natural latex
You probably know this but what you don’t know is that this latex is what makes these bands so strong and durable.
The other fitness bands sold by Chinese companies also claim to be made of 100% natural but that's not entirely true. They are a mix of synthetic and natural latex, which is why they tend to dry out and snap when overused.
Rogue Fitness bands do not have any synthetic additives. They are soft on the skin. None of the buyers have complained about chafing but they do have the typical strong rubbery smell. You will have to air them out for a few days and even wipe them with a dry cloth to get rid of the powdery coating they have.
If you are allergic to latex, you can go with the Fringe Sports latex-free strength bands that are made of 100% medical-grade rubber.
Being made of natural rubber, the Rogue Fitness bands hold their resistance pretty well
That's a fairly common problem with cheaper varieties. They tend to lose their resistance after a few reps and also with time.
Rogue Fitness bands too lose their resistance but the process is very slow. Most buyers have stated that they hold up pretty well for a year or two and even then, the loss of resistance is very minimal. This justifies the high price tag they come with.
They may not be suitable for beginners
The Rogue monster bands provide 15 to 200lbs resistance. The loop bands and tube bands are marked as extra light, light, extra heavy, etc. Rogue hasn’t mentioned any specific amount of resistance they provide but buyers have stated that even the light one provides enough resistance to challenge a fit person.
So, if you are just getting started, you should probably begin with a standard latex resistance band that we have reviewed in our article on ‘best resistance bands’. Once you make some progress with them, only then, you should think about buying the Rogue Fitness bands.
Don’t get us wrong; it isn’t about saving money. We want you to start with an easy-to-use product, so don’t have to push yourself too hard, which could cause a severe strain or injury.
We are giving this a rating of 4.5 out of 5.0.
To be honest, Rogue fitness bands deserve a 5 out of 5 star rating but we don’t like their high price tag. Nevertheless, if you are a highly committed trainer, they are definitely going to be one of the best investments for your gym. You can loop them through a doorway pullup bar or insert them into the resistance band pegs of the fitness decks to do a wide range of exercises targeting almost all major muscles of your body. They are so versatile that you can literally make a home gym with resistance bands.
We hope this blog answers almost all questions that you might have regarding Rogue Fitness bands. If we missed something, do let us know.