We typically ship orders the same or next business day. The exception is if we are traveling to competition, but even then we try to maintain our shipping schedule while on the road. We use USPS Priority Mail, so inside the US your package should arrive in 2 to 3 days from the time of shipment. International orders take 6 to 10 business days to reach the country of destination, then has to clear customs. The speed of clearing customs depends on the particular country.
If the grips are not used and free of chalk, water and sweat, you can return them for a refund or exchange. Please email us regarding your request at firstname.lastname@example.org. For exchanges we will have you mail the grips back to us while we will ship you the preferred product. For returns we will issue a refund upon receipt of the unused product.
We stand behind our product and care about our customers. If your grips are damaged from normal use within 6 weeks please contact us for a replacement. If an issue occurs outside of this timeframe and you think your situation is unique please contact us at email@example.com. We will work with you.
Your grips should last 4 to 6 months dependent on intensity and volume of training. They may last longer. You have to consider that you are exerting a lot of force and friction on a piece of material that is give or take 2mm. Therefore; they are not indestructible despite our best efforts to make a durable product.
The choice between the 3 and 4 fingers comes down primarily to where your calluses are or where you rip. Typically, athletes have calluses below the middle, ring and pinky fingers, and no callus (or not much of one) under the index finger. This is why the three finger grips go on those fingers. Additionally, leaving open the index finger allows for more dexterity of the hook grip during Olympic lifts. However, some athletes do get friction under the index finger or on that side of the palm above the thumb on certain movements, especially on ring muscle ups during the transition. This is the reason for the 4 finger grips. The athletes that like the 3 fingers say they like having some bare skin on the bar to feel the "connection". Those who like the 4 fingers say they like the total coverage and that the grips stay in place better. So, it is a matter of need and preference.
Our leather and Stealth grips have very comparable grippy-ness on the bar. The deciding factor comes down to problems you are trying to solve and the way you want your grips to behave. Stealth grips are made of a high performance microfiber that is 3 times stronger and lighter than leather with a higher abrasion resistance. Therefore, we are able to make these grips thinner than leather providing a barehanded natural feel and full protection. The Stealth grips will not stretch like leather and will hold their shape more consistently. Additionally, they are breathable helping them deal with sweat very well. You can also wash Stealth grips and they are Vegan friendly. The athletes that prefer leather feel like they have more to grip into because of being a little thicker. There is also something about the feel of leather that some are accustomed to. Athletes have discovered they like to have both leather and Stealth grips at their disposal as they feel both have their benefits for different movements or apparatus. The Stealth grips are all in the no-ring design are only offered in grey. Leather grips are offered an assortment of colors. 3 finger leather grips are offered in both ring and no-ring design.
The original design has a plastic rectangle ring that the wrist strap feeds through to secure the grips to the wrist. This is also common amongst the majority of grips on the market. For some athletes this plastic ring causes discomfort in the back of the wrist and or hand when the wrist is flexed while supporting the body weight especially in a bar muscle ups. The no-ring design eliminates the plastic ring; therefore eliminating the potential discomfort. Those who prefer the plastic ring have perception that it’s more secure. Both the ring and no-ring grips secure very tight to the wrist and the durability of each mechanism is equal.
The main difference is the width. The women's grips are more narrow than the men's as women typically have more narrow hands. The sizes are also not equivalent in length. For example a men's small is the same length as a women's medium, and it is also wider.
Yes, if you are women with larger hands, especially in palm width, go for the men's size. The main difference in the men's size compared to women's is the width. If this sounds like you, then follow the men's sizing.
The grips are designed to fit true to size and still give sufficient fold to create the dowel effect. Let's say you are a male right at 4.5 inches in palm length you will do fine with a men's medium. However, there are two things to consider. If you prefer a larger fold than average, then size up. If you have very thick hands, sizing up would be recommended.