Victory Grips by material

In an effort to help you better understand which grips perform best in a given scenario, we have designed this Grip Matrix.


Moderately Soft
  • Leather Grips are the original OG. They require a moderate break-in period and will become softer over time.
  • They have the best coefficient of friction on Speal Bars, but also perform well on powder coated bars. These are a great choice for beat up and sore hands and high volume workouts.
  • Leather being a natural material has variations in thickness and texture. However, we do our best to keep the thickness in an acceptable range and match each grip to make sure texture is consistent between left and right
  • Leather stretches about a half inch over time
Barehanded Natural Dexterity
  • Stealth is a synthetic microfiber that is vegan friendly and washable. It is microporous; therefore, it is breathable and does well in humid envrionments.
  • The thin profile and texture provide a barehanded feel so you will have a natural dexterity. The coefficient of friction on powder coated bars is moderate and will allow your hand to slide naturally around the bar while still maintaining a good grip.
  • Stealth is not the best on Speal Bars as the slide is a little too much according to most athletes. These are great for situations where you want a natural dexterity, especially in a competition setting.
  • Stealth requires a very short break-in period and will not stretch
  • X2 is a synthetic microfiber, vegan friendly and washable. It is micropourous; therefore, it is breathable and does well in humid envrionments
  • The thickness and softness is very comfortable and is great for beat up and sore hands. The coefficient of friction is good on both powder coated and Speal Bars.
  • The X2 is a great overall material for both performance and protection. It requires no break-in period and will not stretch, although it does have an small elastic quality.
Barehanded Natural Dexterity
  • Tactical is the thinnest grip and is meant for when you want to go hard and fast, especially in a competition setting. The thin profile allows for a natural dexterity.
  • Woven Kevlar is on the hands side to provide as much protection and abrasion resistance possible due to how thin and grippy the Tactical are. A rubber compound is on the bar side, designed to grip into powder coated bars very aggressively.
  • They are also a good grip for Speal Bars. You will not need to chalk up as much with the Tactical; however, chalk is still recommended to enhance the grip and keep sweat oils from accumulating on the rubber compound.
  • Some athletes are fine with doing high volume workouts like Murph wearing the Tactical, but may not be the best choice when your hands are sore.

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