Resistance bands are a great tool for toning the body, and there’s a whole range of benefits associated with using these devices. They’re convenient, portable and are safer to use than traditional free-weights. To get the best results out of them, however, you need to do two things: You need to buy the best ones available, and you need to learn how to use them correctly.

To help you find the best resistance bands that are currently available, we went on a fact-finding mission and came back with ten models that we think are pretty great. Now the ball is in your court. If you want to improve your muscle tone, then choose one of the below bands and start working out with them. Are you ready? If you are, then let’s get started.

1. Fit Simplify Loop Bands

A bestseller, the Fit Simplify Loop Band set comes with five bands that offer varying resistance. Use the extra light or light bands if you are a beginner and move on from there. The instruction guide and complimentary eBook provide illustrated guidance to demonstrate best practices for the bands.

Users love the 100 percent genuine, eco-friendly latex, finding it easy on the skin yet pliable enough to get the job done. In fact, some reviewers comment on how they wear them wherever they go, to obtain added-resistance to their every-day activities (say walking to get the mail and around the kitchen). Another attraction is the cost. Plus, not only do you get the bands and guides, but also a travel (or storage) bag, so you can take your workout wherever it needs to be.

2. Fitness Insanity

The Fitness Insanity set includes everything you need for a complete workout. Included with purchase are five different bands, handles, a carrying case, door anchors, ankle straps and exercise guides. The manufacturer uses gym quality rubber so you’re getting professional grade bands in the comfort of your own home (or wherever the bands lead you). The resistance varies from 10 to 50 pounds and is color-coded while you’re getting used to what’s what. The handles are ergonomically made, to provide the utmost cushion while toning your muscles. If you want to challenge yourself, the included book provides various exercise options to try out.

3. INTEY Pull up Assist Band Exercise Resistance Bands

Those looking to perfect their pull-up game should look no further than the Intey Pull Assist Band. Pull-up bands give you weight assistance when trying to perfect a pull-up so you can work up the strength to do one on your own. This set gives you four different resistance bands at an affordable price. Each band has a different assist level ranging from 5-35 lbs, Black: 25-65 lbs, Purple: 35-86 lbs, Green: 50-125 so you can choose a lot or a little help (or work your way down).

These bands have excellent reviews, noting their high-quality construction, affordable price, and ability to help you do a pull-up on your own.

4. SPRI Xertube Braided Band

If you’re looking to add some bulk, the SPRI band is crafted with a heavy resistance specifically for those wanting to add muscle. There are five different levels to choose from so follow the suggestion guide in choosing which is right for you. The handle on bands like these definitely need comfort and this one has recently been upgraded to include a grip that will leave your hands feeling good through the duration of your workout. The braided design makes for a durable, long-lasting band that can withstand wear.

5. BootyKit Belt Resistance Trainer

What makes these bands great for the glutes is the thick quality material and innovative design. The BootyKit band is not only easy to use but it’s efficient in giving you the workout you desire. Avid users agree that with just 5 to 10 minutes per day, you’ll see results quickly. The band comes with a bag for storage and carrying, as well as an in-depth exercise guide to get you started or give you options to switch up your usual routine. This Amazon Choice isn’t just one-dimensional, however. Reviewers have used it for legs and upper body as well!

6. RIMSport Elite Hip Sling

The band is suitable for both men and women, regardless of fitness level. The RIMSport allows for varied degrees of resistance so each body and muscle group part can benefit. You can use this hip resistance band for your legs, ankles, hips, back, arms, and shoulders. Using the band will help engage and strengthen glutes and hips, both before and after workouts. Throw this on when you are doing squats with or without weight for an added push.
Another bonus to the hip sling is its ability to help with at home physical therapy or rehabilitation from injury. Users enjoy the no-slip technology, keeping the bands in place no matter what.

7. Resistance Bands Resistance Tubes with Foam Handles

Resistance bands come in three forms. Loop bands that you can use for various exercises like squats as well as stretching, open bands that are more suited for stretching, and band tubes which are better for resistance training. This model is the tube version and comes in seven different resistances so you can choose one or a few that suit your level and needs. They are 4′ in length so can work for many different heights. The cushioned handle provides a comfortable grip that won’t slip when you sweat. To use these you can step on the middle of the band and do various forms of pulling like bicep curls. Or use behind the head and pull with your arms to strengthen your back. You can find many effective exercises to do all in the comfort of your home or on the go.

8. WOD Nation Pull-Up Assist Band

Although these bands are sold individually and aren’t available as a set, they can be made into the set with the purchase of additional bands. This single blue band offers a resistance level of 65 to 176-pounds and is one of the strongest bands currently available. This band has a width of 2.5-inches and is 41-inches long. This is the perfect size for a number of different resistance exercises, and this band is less likely to break than some of the cheaper made bands available. Consumers can buy just one of these bands for their fitness routine or can add other bands as they see fit.

 9. 4KOR Fitness Band Set

Building up core strength should be the main goal of anyone and thankfully, this product can be used towards that goal. It features six different bands, each with different resistance levels, that can be used individually or together to achieve fitness level goals. These bands are 2-inches wide and 12-inches long, which makes them larger than some of the cheaper models currently available. The bands that can be found in this set include an 11-pound green band, a 17-pound blue one, a 21-pound yellow one, a 27-pound red one, a 33-pound black one and a 44-pound orange band. And all of them are ready to be used so you can achieve your fitness goals.

10. Power Guidance Pull-Up Bands

Manufactured from high-quality premium latex, these resistance bands are ideal for many of the more popular strength training programs done today. It can be used by just about anyone, regardless of fitness level and can be used not only for building muscle tone but can also be used for stretching. This set comes with five different bands, each of them with their own unique resistance level. The red bands offer 35-pounds of resistance, the black ones 65-pounds, the purple ones 85-pounds and the green ones provide up to 125-pounds of resistance. Each of these bands can be used individually or they can be used together for a customized workout routine.