SPRI Braided Xertube Review

A multi-use resistance band that checks all the boxes

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SPRI Braided Xertube

SPRI Braided Xertube

Verywell Fit / Theresa Holland 

What We Like
  • Highly versatile

  • Effective at toning muscles

  • Comfortable to use

  • Compact and portable

What We Don't Like
  • Tips of braided cord poke at hands

  • Foam handle grips sometimes slide

Bottom Line

Suitable for a range of workouts and stretches, the SPRI Braided Xertube is worth buying for those in the market for an all-purpose resistance band.

5

SPRI Braided Xertube

SPRI Braided Xertube

Verywell Fit / Theresa Holland 

Resistance bands quite literally come in all shapes and sizes. While there are many styles to choose from, the SPRI Braided Xertube is positioned as an all-encompassing fitness gadget suitable for a broad range of workouts and rehabilitation exercises. This sounds like a pretty great product, but does it live up to its claims? To answer this ere’s all the ups, downs, ins, and outs about the Braided Xertube resistance band from SPRI. 

SPRI Braided Xertube
Verywell Fit / Theresa Holland 

Design: Just right

The design of the Braided Xertube is pretty much ideal. With a strong and flexible braided cord and comfortable handles, it’s both easy to use and effective. It’s a highly versatile product that can be used for strength training, stretching, and rehabilitation exercises.

The Braided Xertube can be used for a vast range of exercise moves and stretches.

The braiding looks and feels like a stretchy rope. It consists of four individual tubes that are braided together, meeting at the connector on the handles. The design is intended to prevent wear and tear, and it seems like it’ll live up to its promised durability. When it comes to resistance bands, I thought that the design of the SPRI Braided Xertube stood out.

SPRI Braided Xertube
Verywell Fit / Theresa Holland

Material: Practical and comfy

The braided band is made out of high-quality stretchy rubber. It comes in five different colors (yellow, green, red, blue, and purple), which correspond to five levels of resistance (very light, light, medium, heavy, and very heavy). The colored portion of the band is braided into silver rubber cords. The black handles—which are made from soft foam, polyester straps, and plastic cinctures that hold the tips of the band—seem to be well-built. 

However, I noticed a few downsides, too. While using the product, the tips of the braided cable can poke the back of the hands, depending on how you hold it. Also, the foam handle grips sometimes slide on the straps. Although this doesn’t happen very often, this can throw off some exercises and requires readjustment. According to the manufacturer, the foam handles are an upgrade from the previous grips, which consisted of only polyester straps.

SPRI Braided Xertube
Verywell Fit / Theresa Holland 

Versatility: A multifaceted fitness essential

SPRI’s take on the resistance band is exceptionally versatile and ideal for both indoor and outdoor workouts any time of year. The Braided Xertube can be used for a wide range of exercise moves and stretches. It’s excellent for targeting muscle groups or integrating into a cardio routine for comprehensive circuit training.

For bicep curls, I stepped on the band with one foot and stretched it to elbow height. It’s also great for reverse flys, which I achieved by holding the middle against a wall and fanning the band outward with one arm. Personally, I think SPRI’s resistance band is best for adding some heat to leg raises and glute workouts—among the many, many other exercises it can be used for. My post-workout stretches go a lot deeper with the band, too. One-legged flat-back hamstring, inner thigh, and hip stretches are a few of my favorites with the Braided Xertube.

It can be stashed in any gym bag or suitcase as well as some purses.

It’s compact enough that it can be stashed in any gym bag or suitcase as well as some purses. In addition to easy at-home training, the portability makes it perfect for travel, a lunch-break sweat session, and other on-the-go workouts.

SPRI Braided Xertube
Verywell Fit / Theresa Holland 

Performance: A must-have for peak physique

The SPRI Braided Xertube works very well for a variety of whole-body strength workouts. It can be used to tone basically any muscle in the body—from biceps, triceps, shoulders, and back to quads, calves, glutes, and abs. Level 1 (yellow), the size I tested, has the perfect resistance for someone just getting into (or back into) a fitness regime. It feels ideal for building strength before graduating to the next level and adding more muscle.

Both serious athletes and beginners will get lots of use out of this essential fitness tool.

The resistance band doesn’t come with any instructions within the packaging. This isn’t a problem for advanced trainers and serious athletes, but some people may be lost at first. An in-package user’s manual would be helpful, but the downloadable Braided Xertube Exercise Guide is available on the manufacturer’s website.

SPRI Braided Xertube
Verywell Fit / Theresa Holland

Price: Not the cheapest, but not insane

The SPRI Braided Xertube is priced at slightly more than $30. While this price isn’t outlandish, the five resistance levels are sold separately. To get the whole set, it would cost at least $150. That said, not everyone will want or need multiple levels of resistance. For those who can make do with one, I believe it’s well worth its price tag.

Competition: The saturated market of exercise equipment

Fit Simplify Resistance Band Set: For a little more than $20, the 12-piece Resistance Band Set from Fit Simplify includes five bands, each with a different resistance level, a door anchor, and ankle straps. It also comes with a carry bag, an e-book, and access to online workouts. Because of everything that’s included for the price, this option is an especially good value—especially for beginners, who may need help getting started with what exercises to use.

GoFit Resistance Power Tubes: Ranging in price from about $8 to $17, the GoFit Resistance Power Tubes come in eight colors, which correspond to eight resistance levels. Difficulty levels range from 20 pounds to 100 pounds of resistance. Each tube is sold separately, and the bands don’t come with handles.

DYNAPRO Exercise Resistance Bands: Each of the five Exercise Resistance Bands from DYNAPRO retail for roughly $20. A set of three can be purchased for around $40, and the full collection of five is available for about $65. The bands come with handles, and can be adjusted for length, which is a great added feature that the SPRI Xertube lacks.

Need some help finding what you’re looking for? Read our list of the best resistance bands.

Final Verdict

Athlete-approved.

Serious athletes and beginners alike will get a lot of use out of this essential fitness tool. From low-resistance workouts to full-body routines, the exercise cord is very versatile. For those looking for a compact, all-purpose resistance band that can be used at home, in a hotel room, at work, or virtually anywhere else, the Braided Xertube is a smart choice.

 

Specs

  • Product Name Braided Xertube
  • Product Brand SPRI
  • MPN SC-4
  • Price $36.98
  • Weight 4 oz.
  • Color Yellow, Red, Green, Blue, Purple (Colors correspond with resistance levels)
  • Material Rubber (band), foam and polyester (handles)
  • Resistance Options Very Light, Light, Medium, Heavy, Ultra-Heavy
  • Dimensions Length: 50 inches, Handles: 5 inches
  • Warranty Available upon request from the manufacturer
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