Wrist wraps can be extremely helpful when nursing any kind of wrist pain. I wear them whenever I attempt a max front squat and split jerk.
But for just about every other movement that require the wrists, I try to avoid them. They’re similar to the other pieces of gear that you carry around in your gym bag: they help, but you don’t want to grow dependent on them.
There’s really only one consideration when buying your wrist wrap, and that is its bulkiness.
I’m not even sure if that’s a word, but it should be considered when choosing between these two options.
If you don’t mind having thicker material around your wrist, I would go with the Rogue Wrist Wraps. They are durable and will last you a lifetime. I also like how strong the velcro is on these. They’re the cheaper option, but also my personal preference.
If you want a lighter (but surprisingly more supportive) wrist wrap, I would recommend the Rogue Wrap. They are an easier to adjust alternative to the bulkier wrist wraps. They also use a “twist-tight” design for faster, more custom adjustments.
So, instead of repeatedly wrapping and unwrapping your wrists from one movement to the next, you can just tighten the material for extra firm support on heavier lifts, then loosen it for a little more range of motion on the next.
You can’t go wrong with either of these two options. Buy them from Rogue and they’ll last you forever.