The dense padding measures more than 0.3 inches (8 millimeters) thickness-wise, so it will be able to provide ample cushioning and instil more confidence than you thought you had. Made from high-strength ABS plastic, the wheel does not flex.
The padding is not glued properly.
The UpCircleSeven Pro Series Yoga Wheel will let you establish and follow an effective and efficient yoga routine. Using the included PDF guide, you can start training right away without researching poses and techniques online beforehand.
12" x 5"
ABS plastic, TPE foam (1/3")
Sweat-resistant design, 18-pose yoga wheel PDF guide included
Amazon's 30-day return policy
The non-slip coating that incorporates vein-like lines will firm yoga poses, preventing potential injuries. Made from non-toxic materials, the wheel doesn't absorb smells. The wheel comes with an ebook that will help you learn the basics.
The maximum load is not very impressive.
Even though the Reehut Dharma Yoga Wheel is an accessory that will enable and facilitate yoga-based exercises first and foremost, you can also use this wheel while working, with the wheel supporting the back and relaxing the neck.
12.6" x 5"
TPE plastic, TPE foam (1/4")
Amazon's 30-day return policy
With the 6-inch wheel being as compact as it is, you can put it between you and the chair at work, relieving tension from the lower back. The high-density TPE foam is 3/4-inch thick and should not start deforming (losing its volume) with time.
There's a specific smell to the wheel initially.
The Shogun Sports Yoga Wheels are available as 6-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch models. The 6-inch one can be used to apply deep-focused tissue massage and get into those tight spots where you need localized pressure.
6" x 5"
ABS plastic, TPE foam (3/4")
Natural cork is much less slippery than even those TPE foam models that employ some non-slip treatment. Aside from being grippy, the wheel retains its shape and looks much more interesting than an ordinary yoga wheel.
The model is not sweat-resistant.
The Risefit Cork Wood Yoga Wheel is the strongest weel on this list. As the wheel can handle up to 1,000 pounds, even bodybuilders and powerlifters can use this model without worrying that they might apply too much pressure and break the wheel.
13" x 5"
ABS plastic, Natural cork (3/4")
Printed pose guide and stretching straps included
The padding loses its volume with time.
The Node Fitness Professional Yoga Wheel is a yoga accessory that is as effective as it is stylish. With the wheel pushing 13" x 5", you can stretch the back as well as the hips, apply medium-pressure massage, open the shoulders, and more.
13" x 5"
ABS plastic, TPE foam (1/4")
Amazon's 30-day return policy
UpCircleSeven Pro Series
The Thickest Padding
The UpCircleSeven Pro Series Yoga Wheel is not the strongest model there is, despite what the company wants us to believe. That being said, we can see where they're coming from with the 'most comfortable' and 'most versatile' claims. Plus, while not the strongest, the wheel is up there, easily withstanding a whopping 550 pounds. Even when the load gets close to the max, this wheel does not start flexing and deforming, something that you cannot say about low-end models.
What the people at UpCircleSeven are describing as comfort-focused dense performance padding has to be the product's biggest strength though, measuring 8 millimeters (0.3 inches) thick and resisting sweat as well as less thick models. The padding is not glued properly though, something that you might notice with time. The upside is that, being as thick as it is, the padding is excellent at cushioning palms, feet, and back in motion, providing comfort and security so that you can try new, more challenging poses.
Finally, what makes this product a little more attractive than its also competent peers is the 18-pose yoga wheel PDF-guide that comes with the wheel. You can save this guide on a smartphone or print and hang the printed guide in the studio or at home.
Stretching the Ligament as Well
The Reehut Dharma Yoga Wheel stretches the ligament and relaxes shoulders. What's more, the wheel contours the back's natural curves and stretches the spines as well, improving alignment.
Made using durable TPE plastic, this model can support <330 pounds, not as much as some wheels on the market today but, truth be told, this is plenty. The more important part is the anti-slip treatment that the TPE foam has received, with these vein-like patterns on the surface firming yoga poses and preventing injuries. Of course, the same foam is also sweat-resistant, so you can train without 'enjoying' the musky perspiration scents that cheap yoga wheels absorb and accumulate.
The TPE that both the frame and the padding are made from is non-toxic, meaning that the model does not absorb scents in general. Also, it is less hostile towards the skin than PVC and more pleasant to the touch. Sweetening the pot, the wheel comes with an ebook that teaches you basic poses and fundamental moves with concise language and helpful pictures.
Bottom line, the Reehut Dharma Yoga Wheel will enable back bending, stretching, relaxing shoulders, improving flexibility, and exercising core strength at home, without countless strangers sweating next to you in some yoga studio.
Shogun durable skid-resistant
Learning new Poses and Perfecting old Ones
The Shogun Sports Yoga Wheel will not make you a samurai but, with this wheel, you might just build the lithe physique that would've helped you with joining a shogunate. Jokes aside, this wheel is great for beginners and experienced yoga enthusiasts alike, learning new poses and perfecting old ones.
But first, you have to choose between 6-, 10-, and 12-inch wheels. The smallest one is the best at providing a deep-focused tissue massage. With this wheel, you can get into the tightest spots, applying localized pressure. The middle wheel stretches the back and hips and will help you transition from the 6-inch to the 12-inch wheel. The largest model enables medium-pressure massage as well, not unlike the 10-inch wheel. With its help, you can perfect the most challenging poses.
Construction-wise, these wheels are not necessarily reinventing the wheel, employing heavy-duty ABS plastic and TPE foam. Since the foam does not accumulate moisture, you can train as hard as you want (or can) without worrying that the wheel will absorb sweat.
To summarize, the Shogun Sports Yoga Wheels can target every pain point, stretch and roll out tight muscles, relieve pressure, and even let you sit pain-free at work.
Risefit Cork Wood
The Strongest Wheel
The Risefit Cork Wood Yoga Wheel is, hands-down, the strongest yoga wheel out there. While most wheels use TPE foam, this one integrates natural cork. With its density (thickness) reaching 3/4 inches, the cork can handle ridiculous 1,000 pounds. Will you be able to test its strength? Doubt it, but it is always great to know that you can apply as much pressure to the wheel as you want without worrying about this yoga accessory breaking down. Plus, unlike TPE foam, cork wood offers excellent traction, preventing the wheel from slipping, skidding, and sliding during more challenging poses.
With the wheel being grippy and the material easily retaining its shape, the reason this product is not topping the list is that the wheel is not sweat-resistant, meaning that this model might start accumulating an unpleasant smell with time. But, as long as you avoid prolonged contact with exposed skin, the wheel should be fine.
Also, to go with the yoga wheel, you receive a printed pose guide and stretching straps. Using the straps, you can get the blood pumping before working out so that you'll be less likely to strain or pull a muscle. In other words, with this package, you can start exercising right away without needing any extra equipment.
Node Fitness 13" Professional
The Node Fitness Professional Yoga Wheel is not just effective but also a stylish yoga accessory, with the company's minimalistic logo on the padded coating and the blue core making the wheel look quite elegant.
Needless to say though, the 'effective' part is more important, hence the tough build that allows this wheel to withstand up to 500 pounds without breaking a proverbial sweat. Speaking of which, the TPE foam that this wheel adopts has excellent natural anti-bacterial properties and high moisture resistance, which means that you can have deep sweat sessions knowing that the wheel will not absorbs germs and smells. Just wipe the wheel clean with a wet tissue when you're done working out and you're good to go.
Aside from being hypoallergenic, the foam is also easy on the skin and has a pleasant tactile impression, so you can exercise without covering the entire body. Last but not least, measuring 13 x 5 inches, this wheel will fit adults more than teenagers, so we would recommend going with a smaller option if you want to buy something for your kid or if you're very petite yourself. Other than that, the Node Fitness Professional Yoga Wheel will elevate your yoga sessions, improve balance and spine alignment, let you build core strength, and more.
What Is a Yoga Wheel?
There are many reasons yoga has become such a widespread practice and is still gaining momentum despite countless different fitness programs, regimens, and routines appearing every few years. But we're not here to sell you on yoga. Generally speaking, its biggest appeal is that you can exercise without using any equipment but, while that's not incorrect, there are yoga accessories that can help immensely. Take these yoga wheels, for instance.
Aside from facilitating sequential posing as well as letting you perform deeper backbends, practice supported handstands, improve balance and coordination, and build core strength, these wheels can stretch muscles, release tension, and alleviate back pain. They will make you even more flexible (including the spines as well as the muscles) and enable you to perform more difficult poses than before. Plus, because these wheels usually come featuring some sweat-resistant treatment, they're not very demanding maintenance-wise, so you can use them daily without worrying about the wheels accumulating germs and moisture.