Tuffwraps Villian Wraps Review

TuffWraps Villian Wraps Review (From a Strength Coach)

I’ve tried and tested a ton of wrist wraps over the years.

Working as a collegiate strength coach for 20 years, I was able to buy equipment not just for myself, but for an entire weight room that hosted 500 athletes. This gives you the opportunity to try all kinds of different brands.

For the past couple of months, I’ve been using a pair of 18″ Villian Wraps from Tuffwraps.

In this review, I’ll tell you why these are now the most used pair of wrist wraps I own. Perhaps even more importantly, I’ll also give you downsides that you need to be aware of.

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Why Trust My Reviews? I’ve spent 20 years as a collegiate sports performance coach and have been lifting personally even longer. I’ve bought and used equipment for both 14,000 square foot weight rooms and for my own garage gym. Finally, I only review products I’ve personally tested.

Tuffwraps Villian Wraps Quick Review

Tuffwraps wrist wraps

TUFF Wraps Overview

  • Multiple Lengths Available (18″, 24″, 30″)
  • High Quality Cotton/Poly Blend
  • Multiple Colors Available
  • Performance: A
  • Ease of Use: B
  • Durability: A*

*I’ve only been using these wraps for a few months, but so far so good.

TUFF Wraps Villian Wrap Specs

Wrist wraps are not exactly the most complicated pieces of equipment. There are really only a couple of wrap measurements that you need to take into consideration.

Keep in mind, there is really no better or worse with differences in specs, most come down to personal preference.

Tuff Wraps Villian Wrap Specs
Length18″, 24″ & 30″

Wrap Type: “Belt Loop”

What makes TUFF Wraps unique compared to every other wrist wrap I’ve used is its tightening system.

If you’ve used high-quality wrist wraps before then you’re probably very familiar with using a thumb loop to anchor your wrap while you wrap and tighten it around your wrist.

TUFF Wraps tightening system is completely different. They use a complete loop system that is somewhat similar to a lasso-style weightlifting strap.

With TUFF Wraps, you don’t have to remove your strap and loop and unloop your thumb every single time. There is a little bit of a learning curve to get the hang of them, but once you do, loosening and tightening your wraps between sets is way more efficient.

Length: 18″, 24″, 30″

The Villian Wraps come in three different lengths, 18″, 24″ and 30″.

I’ve been using the 18″ wrap for all of my pressing movements and Olympic movements. For me, that’s more than enough length to get the wrist support I need.

If you’re a high-level powerlifter, maybe you’d want to try a longer wrap, but for most lifters, I think the 18″ wrap would be perfect.

Width: 3″

3″ is pretty standard for the width of wrist wraps. My Rogue Wrist Wraps are the same.


I always say the same thing when it comes to the price of wrist wraps. Most wrist wraps are going to fall between $20 and $40 and these are no different.

Get the pair you want.

A good pair of wrist wraps will last you for years.

I have a pair of wrist wraps that are over 5 years old and they’re still in good shape. When you take that into account, is it really worth trying to save (literally) a couple of bucks instead of getting the pair you really want?

No. Don’t worry about the price here.

My Personal Review

I’m going to breakdown my personal review into 3 different categories:

  • Performance
  • Durability
  • Ease of Use


Basically, do they work?

Wrist wraps are basically meant to do one thing, support the wrists.

In that regard, these TUFF Wraps do the job.

They’re a thick cotton-poly blend that is stiff enough to give great wrist support (TUFF Wraps also makes an extra-stiff wrap if you need even more support).


Durability is honestly tough for me to say because, as I mentioned earlier, a good pair of wraps will last for years – plural.

So, having only had these straps for a few months I can’t fully say just how good their durability actually is.

What I can say is they seem to be made of high-quality materials (heavy duty cotton) and are well-made. And, after a couple of months, I’ve had zero issues with them.

Ease of Use

So, here is the only downside I had with these TUFF Wraps:

There is a bit of a learning curve with the closed-loop tightening system. When I first started wearing them, I struggled with consistently being able to tighten them down.

I couldn’t get them to stay in place while I looped the wrap around my wrist. It kept wanting to slide and not stay in place.

Finally, I decided to check the Tuffwraps website to see if there was a “trick” to get them to properly tighten them down. Turns out, there is.

The trick is to roll the wrist toward the wrap and not the other way around (I highly recommend watching the video above. It’s much easier to visually explain rather than writing it out).

Once you get the hang of them, they’re way easier to loosen and tighten throughout your workout. You may just have to be a little patient.

Should You Buy Them?

This is the real purpose of checking out reviews, right?

To get insight on whether something is a good buy or a waste of money.

Well, I would definitely recommend anyone in the market to buy a pair of wrist wraps to try out a pair of Tuff Wraps.

They’re well-priced, perform great, are easy to use once you get the hang of them and seem to be (in my limited use so far) very durable.

Yes, there is a bit of a learning curve when you first start using them, but once I figured out how to correctly tighten them down I got the hang of it pretty quick.

If you are interested in picking up your own pair, you can find them at Tuffwraps.com here.

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