The Best Cheap Resistance Bands (Under $10) on Amazon in 2018

Resistance bands are an effective tool for building muscle and losing weight.

A resistance band is like a jumbo-sized rubber band. Stretching these bands requires tension, and the thicker the band, the more tension is required to move it.

The resistance effect is similar to using free weights, but not the same. Different areas of the body are targeted depending on the exercise or workout routine. While resistance bands can provide a good workout in isolation, the combination of free weight and resistance training may be more effective than either technique alone.

A resistance band is a versatile and inexpensive piece of fitness equipment that is worth it for many people (especially travelers who need to pack lightly). Remember: No piece of exercise equipment is 100% safe and the improper storage or usage of exercise bands can lead to dangerous snaps (these incidents seem uncommon, however).

Here are the best-reviewed resistance bands selling for less than $10 on Amazon:

TheraBand Resistance Band Set, Professional Latex Elastic Bands Upper & Lower Body & Core Exercise, Physical Therapy, Lower Pilates, At-Home Workouts Rehab, Yellow & Red & Green, Beginner Set

Avg. Price: $10 | Bargain Price: $9

Therabands are not looped like other resistance bands. They are more like rubberized ribbons that you wrap around your hand. Some Amazon customers didn't realize this and were upset with the product they received.

sportbit Resistance Bands Set with Bag & e-Book for Exercise & Workout

Avg. Price: $9 | Bargain Price: $3

Sportbit's resistance bands are 10 inches, which is shorter than other sets. Some Amazon customers with thick legs complained that the bands rolled, but petite customers found these bands to be perfectly sized. Many customers praised the build-quality and materials.

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands with Instruction Guide, Carry Bag, EBook and Online Workout Videos, Set of 5

Avg. Price: $10 | Bargain Price: $3

Fit Simplify's exercise bands are high-quality and durable, even after repeated use, according to several Amazon reviewers. These 12-inch bands might be too large for someone with skinny legs; for someone with large legs, the bands may roll slightly.

Limm Resistance Bands Exercise Loops - Set of 5, 12-inch Workout Flexbands for Home Fitness, Stretching, Physical Therapy and More - Includes Bonus eBook, Instruction Manual, Online Videos & Carry Bag

Avg. Price: $10 | Bargain Price: $3

Several Amazon customers praised Limm's resistance bands for being strong and durable, but more than one person found quality issues with the black (highest-tension) band in the set.

John DeFeo