Rx Smart Gear Drag Rope

Rx Smart Gear Drag Rope
Rx Smart Gear Drag Rope
Rx Smart Gear Drag Rope handles

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Unlike modern speed and jump ropes, RX Smart Gear’s Drag Rope has no swivel and no bearing. It is just two handles and a piece of polypropylene rope. Although the Drag Rope isn’t super heavy, it produces a constant air resistance that makes for an intense workout. The handles have a crisscross pattern on them that makes them easy to grip, even when your hands get sweaty.

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Made in USA

Pros & Cons

What we like about the product...

  1. Simple but effective piece of equipment
  2. Handles are easy to grip
  3. Offered in three height ranges
  4. Adds intensity to workouts

What needs improvement...

  1. Potential for braided rope to fray
  2. Not long enough for people taller than 6’2”
  3. No warranty information provided

Product Summary & Specs

The Drag Rope from Rx Smart Gear is a simple but highly effective rope that consists of two handles and a piece of polypropylene rope. However, that is all that is needed to produce a substantial drag coefficient, as well as a pretty cool wind tunnel noise when you use it. Although the Drag Rope will provide an intense, full-body workout, the handles are designed so that you can keep your grip on them even when you’re sweaty. 


Handle Mechanism



Textured rubber handle

Cable Type

PVC-coated aircraft grade cable


3.4 oz cable

Cable Length

Varies depending on height and adjustable within those ranges


Black, Gray, Red, White

Made in the USA


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    The Bottom Line

    The Drag Rope by Rx Smart Gear is an old school classic. What it lacks in frills and gadgets, it makes up for in sweat equity. If you are looking to ramp up your jumping intensity, look no further.

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    Kate has nearly two decades of experience working in both the fitness and content industries. On the fitness side, she has worked in a number of settings: youth athletics, owned a CrossFit affiliate, personal training, weightlifting coach, CrossFit coach, and fitness floor consultant at a YMCA. Personally, Kate enjoys competing in weightlifting and stores her barbell in her bedroom. Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer CrossFit Level 1 Trainer USA Weightlifting Level 1 Trainer

    Author: Kate Meier Contact: kate.meier@pillarfour.com