Having a TRX is not only a great but some would say essential addition to your workout regimen.
Not only does it allow you to perform literally hundreds of exercises and to hit your fitness goals using the resistance of your bodyweight alone but it’s easy on the joints and equally easy to set up and use.
The TRX Tactical is the toughest suspension trainer in the TRX range.
Designed for military training, it combines durability with practicality to allow users to get in an intensive work out anywhere.
It has great reviews from some of the fittest athletes and service people out there.
What did we think?
In a second, we will get onto reviewing the TRX Tactical but here is a quick reminder of its features.
TRX Tactical Features:
- Door anchor
- Workout safety sign to warn when others of when/where you are working out.
- Extender strap for utilising higher anchor points.
- Carrying bag for easy travelling.
- 1 month’s subscription to the TRX Force Super App and the TRX app.
You might be reading this because you already are interested in buying a TRX but, since the TRX Tactical is around $150, you don’t want to make the wrong choice… We’re here to help you!
So how effective is the TRX Tactical? How does it compare to other models?
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TRX Tactical Review:
As we review the TRX Tactical, remember that it is one of 4 TRX models. The others in the range are the TRX Pro- the latest being the TRX Pro 4- and the TRX home which is considered to be more of a beginners or entry level option.
Of course, when you compare the features of the TRX Tactical to the entry level TRX model, the TRX Tactical comes out on top. It is way more durable, with strong rubber handles as opposed to foam. These are easier to clean and way easier to use as they will not disintegrate over time. If you start out with a TRX Home, it’s very likely that you will actually end up purchasing one of the higher models at a later date.
So, maybe you want to go straight in with a better quality TRX or maybe you already have a TRX and you’re considering an upgrade… If you’re considering buying one of the higher end TRX models, which one you choose really depends on what you are going to use it for.
The main difference is that the TRX Pro has an adjustable strap that makes it able to adjust to different shoe sizes. This makes a huge difference if you are planning to use the TRX at home or at the gym, for workouts including a lot of lunges etc.. The TRX Tactical, on the other hand, can still be used in the same ways but you are restricted to needing to wear larger shoes consistently.
The TRX Tactical, on the other hand, is far more lightweight and easier to travel with. You probably wouldn’t want to be slinging around the TRX Pro for a long time as it is significantly heavier. The TRX Tactical is certainly built for the most active people. It also does not include Velcro, unlike the TRX Pro, so is more suited to sandy climates as it will not jam.
You can a summary of the pros and cons here.
Pro’s Of The TRX Tactical:
- The flexible anchoring options mean that you can attach the TRX Tactical to pretty much anything and that you can work out anywhere.
- It is super durable and is made for use in some of the harshest climates. Its anchors are strong but lightweight.
- Compared to other models, its design is optimised for use in sandy climates because it doesn’t contain Velcro.
- Despite its durability and strength, it is really easy to carry, especially with the carrying bag. This makes a great option if you are looking for a TRX to take with you wherever you go.
- It is really easy to use and can be set up in less than a minute– great for fitting in those quick workouts.
- The rubber handles are incredibly hard-wearing and have great grip.
- It’s super easy to clean compared to other models that have foam handles which absorb dirt.
- It comes with a year’s free trial of the TRX Force Super App which includes a comprehensive guide to training as well as extensive workout ideas that you can personalise to fit your goals.
- It also contains a year’s free trial of the TRX APP which is widely renowned for its great quality tips.
Cons Of The TRX Tactical:
- Compared to models like the TRX Pro, the TRX Tactical is at a disadvantage because its strap is not adjustable. This can be challenging when you are trying to complete moves that involve placing your foot against the strap.
- This might not be the best option for beginner TRX users. The lack of adjustable foot strap might limit them and beginner users are also perhaps unlikely to want or need to use their TRX whilst travelling.
- You can trust any model of TRX with your weight but this one is not the thickest so if you would feel more confident with a thicker model, go for the TRX Pro.
So, there you have it. A comprehensive TRX tactical review. Which one will you go for? Let us know in the comments!
Fitness enthusiast, suspension training addict. Ditched the gym 5 years ago, never looked back. Passionate about teaching how to build muscle and loose weight using only the force of gravity and your own bodyweight.