anyone know where to find the older model Rehbands, that's the blue ones you see all the strongman pros wearing.
for some reason Rehbnd redesigned these and some say the older ones a much better.
Jackals gym sells them still but they are pretty expensive. I was considering purchasing them for heavy squat days but I'm wondering if oversized power pants by inzer might be more cost effective
yeah that's it.
but I know that Jackals gym sells them, I was talking about the older style. Rehband put out a new style now, that's what everyones selling and they're slightly different from the ones you see the pros wearing in WSM
Rehbands are not briefs, they are neoprene compression shorts. The neoprene provides a bit more warmth than spandex-like material (traditional compression shorts).
There are a few options:
- Yoga Pants (least expensive) / you can pick these up at large retailers for under $15 and they will provide good warmth. Less durable than Rehbands and other similar products.
- Vulkan Warm Pants / These are a good alternative to Rehbands. They come in 1.5 mm and 3 mm (same as old Rehband) thickness but are a bit less expensive. You can purchase these from TheWeakGetEaten.
- Old Style Blue Rehbands / Check on Ebay; TheWeakGetEaten used to sell these, might still be a few floating around but they changed them about two years ago so you could have a hard time finding them and they will probably still run you $55-60+
- New Style Rehbands / Jackals Gym is the best place to buy new rehband equipment or the old style blue knee sleeves.
- Powerlifting Briefs / Titan, Inzer, and Metal are all popular. If you are looking for something to protect your hips when squatting then I would go with powerlifting briefs. If you are just looking for warmth then neoprene shorts would be the better option.
- Groove Briefs / Inzer sells these, they are basically underwear made out of polyester powerlifting suit material. These can be worn under warm pants to give you support. Power Pants are economical briefs and provide a bit of protection as well (also Inzer).
- Regular Compression Shorts / These are economical and can provide warm without impacting mobility.
What exactly are you planning on using them for? I can make a specific recommendation with that information.
how do the vulkan supports compare to old rehbands? looking at the vulkan prices it seems alot more practical to buy those and if the quality/fit is anything close to rehbands i'd be sold on the brand.
Tom, was just looking for something to keep the hip & thigh area warm and tight.
i'm real big on raw lifting, so not looking for anything that adds assistance.
looks like i won't find the old blue style Rehbands, just figured if they were so much better than the newer ones i'd get those.
Originally Posted by Tom Mutaffis
* Vulkan Warm Pants / These are a good alternative to Rehbands. They come in 1.5 mm and 3 mm (same as old Rehband) thickness but are a bit less expensive. You can purchase these from TheWeakGetEaten.
Last edited by Cmanuel; 12-03-2010 at 08:19 AM.
A friend of mine just sent a link today for some 3mm warm pants, and they are considerably less expensive than Rehbands:
I got my pair of Vulkan warm pants today in the mail. They are the 1.5mm, fit very snug and keep everything VERY warm and tight during moving events.
Very nice for the money, although I wonder about the quality of the stitching as compared to the Rehband products (though I can only base this off of my Rehband knee sleeves). time will tell. Happy so far though!