Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands Review

A five-band set that makes it easy to work out on the go

Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links.

4.5

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands

Verywell Fit / Ashley Mateo

What We Like

  • Five bands offer varying resistance

  • Roll up into a bag to easily carry anywhere

  • Made from high-quality rubber

  • Affordable price

What We Don't Like

  • Tend to roll down legs when using for lower body

  • Not as good for upper body moves as tube bands or longer bands

  • Some reviewers claim the bands ripped quickly

Bottom Line

The Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands set allows you to add weight to your workouts without adding weight to your gym bag for a totally affordable price.

4.5

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands

Verywell Fit / Ashley Mateo

Resistance bands are one of the most valuable at-home fitness tools, but they’re often overlooked as a piece of equipment. And that’s a shame, because these giant elastic bands, which come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and thicknesses, can be used to make workouts easier or harder whether you’re at home, at the gym, or on the go. You use them the same way you would use free weights; the stronger the resistance, the tougher the exercise will be. 

The Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands set consists of five 12-inch by 2-inch bands with resistance ranging from extra-light to extra-heavy. They’re super portable and roll up into a little bag about the size of a travel adapter—a weird comparison, sure, but one I can make with confidence because I stashed both of those things right next to each other in my backpack so I could test out the bands while traveling through Australia.

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands
Verywell Fit / Ashley Mateo 

Versatility: Made for working out on the go

There were two elements that make the Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands so versatile: First, there are five in the set; second, they are super packable. 

Having five bands to choose from made it possible to amp up an entire bodyweight workout while I was staying in a hotel. I used the bands with stronger resistance for moves like squats and glute bridges, then switched over to a lighter band for moves like clamshells. (You want to be able to control the band throughout the duration of the move, which is why it’s important to vary the resistance depending on which muscles you’re working.) The lighter bands are also great for beginners, while stronger exercises may rely more on the heavier bands. One note: These small, looped bands may not be as versatile as longer bands or tube bands with handles, which can be used to provide assistance for upper body moves like pull-ups.

Despite the fact that there are five bands in the set, they take up barely any space in a bag when they’re rolled up. I kept them in my carry-on during the 14-hour flight from Los Angeles to Australia and was able to take out the bands for some sneaky stretches in my seat and at the back of the plane (you just have to be good at ignoring the weird looks from fellow passengers). There’s literally no other piece of fitness equipment that’s compact enough to carry on the go and still deliver a solid workout. 

If you don’t know what you’re doing with the bands, though, carrying them around will feel more like a waste of space than anything else. Fortunately, the Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands set comes with an instruction guide and an additional 41-page e-book with tons of illustrated exercises that demonstrate how to use the bands to strengthen your legs, arms, back, shoulders, ankles, hips, and stomach. There’s even an online video workout guide for demos.

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands
Verywell Fit / Ashley Mateo 

Feel: You won’t even realize these are rubber

The only issue I’ve ever had working out with resistance bands is due to the fact that they’re essentially giant rubber bands. Rubber on sweaty skin: not always great. But the Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands are made from 100 percent natural latex (read: no gross chemical small!) and don’t feel sticky or tacky. I didn’t experience any chafing or pulling on my skin during exercises, which is really all I can ask for during a workout. 

The one downside: The bands are not particularly wide, and they did tend to roll down my legs during lower-body moves, which forced me to stop and adjust several times. The thicker your legs, the more likely you’ll be to experience this.

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands
Verywell Fit / Ashley Mateo 

Durability: Snap-, stretch-, and sweat-resistant

It’s hard to judge the durability of a piece of equipment in just a few weeks, but Fit Simplify claims the Resistance Loop Exercise Bands are rigorously tested to be snap-, stretch-, and sweat-resistant. Some reviewers have reported that the bands ripped or broke relatively quickly after buying them; I can say that I used them on the beach and in the gym, shared them with my friend, and even accidentally let her dog get a hold of one of them, and I still didn’t notice any differences in the strength or stretch of the bands. The brand offers a lifetime guarantee on the entire set, so if you do run into issues, you can send it back for a full refund.

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands
 Verywell Fit / Ashley Mateo

Price: Great value for the bands and the additional perks

For $10.95, you get five high-quality bands, a travel bag, and access to a library of workout moves. Most fitness apps cost around that price, and they certainly don’t include any of the equipment you’d need to do the actual workouts. And considering a set of free weights, which provides the same benefits without the benefit of portability, can go for $30-plus, the Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands deliver on great value.

Competition: Quality sets these apart from other budget brands

Sure, there are a ton of cheaper resistance band sets online (seriously, sets of five start at $3), but “cheaper” applies to quality, too. Most low-budget bands are made from flimsier rubber that looks a) like the band version of that tacky cap that used to rip your hair out after swim practice and b) like one good stretch will push it past the breaking point.

Final Verdict

Yes, buy it.

As a rule, resistance bands aren’t a major fitness investment. But for less than the cost of a fitness app, the Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands Set delivers bands of varying resistance for beginner and advanced exercisers, an entire library of exercise suggestions, and a convenient travel bag for taking your workouts on the go.

Specs

  • Product Name Resistance Loop Exercise Bands
  • Product Brand Fit Simplify
  • UPC 642709994527
  • Price $10.95
  • Weight 3.52 oz.
  • Product Dimensions 6.1 x 1.4 x 3 in.
  • Material 100% natural latex
  • What’s Included 5 bands, carry bag, instructions
  • Warranty Lifetime guarantee
Was this page helpful?