D-Rings are sold as a pair.
Durable and versatile
D-Ring aids are ideal for use in the gym. They allow attachment directly to the karibiner on gym equipment such as cable and pulley machines. This gives the benefit of a greater range of movement as well as pulling directly from the wrist.
These aids are beneficial for both those with weak hand function and those with limb differences.
How they work
The D-Ring aids come as a pair – left and right hands. The wrist section is tightened using a strip of velcro with a ring on the end. Attached to this wrist section is a D-Ring which allows for attachment directly to the karibiner on gym equipment. You can download our instructions leaflet.
As a person with upper limb disability, including a lack of finger movement, I have found this product to be an essential part of my maintaining fitness at the gym whilst remaining independent. They can easily be hooked onto gym apparatus and then you don’t need to worry about struggling to grip whilst pulling in any direction. They’re so simple to use and so effective, I don’t know where I’d be without them!
Which size should I buy?
Most adults find that our ‘Standard’ size fits them, however D-Ring aids are also available in ‘Large’. See our size guide (in the tab above) to see which size is best for you.
Made of Strong Stuff
Active Hands aids are both kind to the skin and made to last. Built from tough webbing and comfortable but durable neoprene (wet suit material) they’re designed to withstand regular use, even for strenuous activities. All aids are machine washable.
Size Guide for Looped, D-Ring and Hook aids
A = circumference of narrowest part of wrist
|135mm – 185mm||180mm – 220mm|
(n.b. measurements are approximate)
If you have specific requirements which are not met by any of our sizes, we may be able to manufacture a made-to-order aid to suit your needs. Please email email@example.com with any enquiries.
Best gripping aid for me?
Active Hands now sells a wide range of gripping aids for a wide variety of activities. To help you decide which gripping aid is right for you, please read the guide below. At a glance…
|How does your disability affect you?||What do you want to grip?||Which aid is right for you?|
|Reduced hand functionPoor finger strength Tremors or involuntary movement (This may include people with Spinal Cord Injury, MS, cerebral palsy, Guillan-Barré Syndrome, muscular dystrophy, spina bifia, stroke survivors and other similar disabilities).||Gym Equipment||General Purpose gripping aids D-ring gripping aid Looped exercise aid Hook aids Gym pack/Gym pack deluxe|
|DIY tools||General Purpose gripping aid|
|Kitchen implements||General Purpose gripping aid|
|Sports equipment; rowing, kayaking etc||General Purpose gripping aid Looped Exercise aid Hook aids|
|Gardening tools||General Purpose gripping aid|
|Winter sports equipment such as adaptive skiing||Winter Sports aid|
|Small diameter item: pen, make-up, toothbrush||Small Item gripping aid|
|Adaptive tricycle/children’s walking frame||General Purpose Mini aid (for children under 5) or General Purpose gripping aid|
|Missing fingers Missing parts of hands This may include people with dysmelia (conditions from birth), or amputation, illness or injury later in life.||Gym equipment||Limb Difference gripping aid D-ring gripping aid Looped exercise aid|
|DIY tools||Limb Difference gripping aid|
|Kitchen implements||Limb Difference gripping aid|
|Sports equipment; rowing, kayaking etc||Limb Difference gripping aid|
|Gardening tools||Limb Difference gripping aid|