In our foam roller review page we’ve highlighted the Grid Foam Roller as one of the top devices on the market, and for good reason. This roller is available in three different sizes, (5,13, and 26-inch) and the 13-inch model has an additional firmness option in the “X Extra Firm” version. Here’s a quick product overview:
- Durable design to withstand constant, heavy, and repeated use
- Has a weight capacity of up to 600 lbs!
- Comes with a 1 year warranty
- Made with EVA foam
- Has unique “Distrodensity Zones” that create a grid of varying widths and densities
- Overall a really solid product
- Our foam roller rating (5 / 5) – one of our favorite rollers!
- Buy The Grid Foam Roller on Amazon
As touched on above, the unique zones on the grid foam roller is probably what makes it such a great product, alongside the most solid construction you’ll find. As you can see in the image below, the roller has high points, low points, and varying sized “grids” across the surface. This allows you to roll over different textures depending on the body part, or mix it up for the same muscle group. Having this option is great for some of the harder to reach spots, or where you have knots that are uneven where a traditional surfaced roller might not provide the same stimulation.
Rigidity and Construction
The Grid Foam Roller is also a bit more stiff than most traditional foam rollers so you can use more pressure to work out deep knots. It’s the solid plastic core that gives this product rigidity like no other roller.
This roller goes for around $50 which is in the medium-high price range for foam rollers. What you’re paying for is superior construction that will last longer than some of the cheaper introductory rollers.
Available Grid Foam Roller Models
As touched on above, there are three sizes available in the 5″, 13″ and 26″ models. The 13″ also has an extra firm model that we’ll go over the details on.
You might ask why someone would want such a large, or even a small foam roller? The larger foam roller has benefits including increased stability when rolling, especially for larger users. You can also use it vertically along your back for some exercises so it will cover more area. The smaller foam rollers are often used as travel foam rollers, providing on-the-go myofascial release in a compact form.
The Grid Foam Roller Compared to Other Rollers
Compared to a lot of other rollers on the market, The Grid models are slightly more expensive – but you’re paying for durability here. I always use the saying “Buy once cry once” and it certainly applies in the case of foam rollers. This roller can be used by intermediate or experienced individuals and you will realize the value of this roller over time as it will last for years of regular use. Mobility Guardian fully backs this product and I personally use it almost every day – if you’re looking for a great myofascial release tool there’s not much else to say about The Grid other than that it’s one of the best rollers out there.
Using Your Grid Foam Roller
Once you get a new foam roller, I’m sure you’ll be excited to hop on and start rolling around. Here at Mobility Guardian we review products and also like to provide a bit of guidance on rolling. So if you’re new and have just purchased a product like this, check some of our foundation articles on the benefits of foam rolling, and how to build a foam roller routine. After reading those you should have an idea of how to roll, and some direction on what you need to work on. If you read this review and it doesn’t sound like The Grid would be for you, feel free to check out our comprehensive review on all of the top rollers.
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