Work up a sweat with some of the best skipping ropes

They're super cute, too.

A woman with a skipping rope

by Isabel Martins |

Skipping is a brilliantly easy and quick way to work up a sweat. It's excellent cardio and compared to other workouts, it's relatively intense.

Because there is so much coordination to focus on when skipping, similarly to swimming, it's easy to work out plenty without noticing it. It's an excellent full-body workout, working out your core, legs and arms. It also helps strengthen and tone your muscles.

The NHS recommends that "adults do some type of physical activity every day. Exercise just once or twice a week can reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke."

So, if you need a quick and easy way to get a relatively intense workout, try skipping. We've rounded up the best skipping ropes that you can purchase right now.

And if you want to try a skipping rope challenge, we've got one for you below:

The best skipping ropes in the UK:

Beast Gear Skipping Rope

Editor's pick
Beast Gear Skipping Rope
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This skipping rope is adjustable and seamless to use. Designed for speed-skipping conditioning, it's excellent for intense body workouts. We also love that it's uber lightweight, so carrying it around is easy. Rope length: 3 metres Weight: 50g

AFTREN Skipping Rope

Best budget skipping rope
AFTREN Skipping Rope
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This super cute and lightweight skipping rope is available in five different colours and is brilliantly budget-friendly. Although it's 2.7 metres long, it can be shortened to suit different heights. Rope length: 2.7 metres Weight: 80 grams

Decathlon Weighted Skipping Rope

Best weighted skipping rope
Decathlon Weighted Skipping Rope

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Want to do cardio and strength training all at once? This weighted skipping rope will help you strengthen and develop both your core and upper body muscles. Rope length: 3 metres Weight: 200 grams (with weights)

Tangram 05-62366 Smart Rope Pure

Best smart rope
Tangram 05-62366 Smart Rope Pure
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The ultimate skipping rope, the Tangram smart rope allows you to pair with the Smart Gym mobile app via Bluetooth. You can store calories burned, jump count and even your workout times, which is SO handy. The rope length is 2.7 metres long, but it is fully adjustable and can go up to 3.5 metres. Rope length: 2.7 metres Weight: 500g

The Dope Rope 2.0 - Cardio Fitness Jump Rope

Best for beginnners
The Dope Rope 2.0 - Cardio Fitness Jump Rope

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Aside from having a cute AF aesthetic, this skipping rope is lightweight, comes in seven different bold colours, and is ideal for beginners. The handles are made from tough polyethene so they're unlikely to break, and even if they did, they have a lifetime guarantee. Rope length: 3.1m Weight: 100g

Sundried Skipping Rope

Best value for price
Sundried Skipping Rope
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If you're looking for an excellent quality skipping rope that isn't too expensive, then this product from Sundried might just be the one. It's super light and the handles are ergonomic which gives you brilliant grip. Rope length: 2.9m Weight: 130g

Skipping Rope Extreme

Best indoor skipping rope
Skipping Rope Extreme

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Prefer working out indoors? This skipping rope is ideal for indoor floors, and we LOVE the metallic gold colour. If that's not your vibe, it's also available in red. Rope length: 2.7m Weight: N/A

TOQIBO Skipping Rope, Speed Jump Rope

Best cordless rope
TOQIBO Skipping Rope, Speed Jump Rope
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Ok, hear us out. We know a cordless skipping rope sounds weird, but it's pretty cool. It ensures that you'll never trip on the cord and can help if you're lacking in space, but if you do want to skip with the cord, you have the option. It also features a timer and calorie counter. Rope length: 2.9m Weight: 250g

Speed Skipping Rope Adult for Women and Men

Best for professionals
Speed Skipping Rope Adult for Women and Men
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If you're a veteran at skipping and love a few side swings and criss-cross jumps, then this product may be the one for you. It's incredibly lightweight and brilliantly designed, the rope is completely adjustable so no matter what your height is, you'll be able to use it. Rope length: 3m Weight: 59g

Skipping Rope Adult Fitness Jump Rope

Skipping Rope Adult Fitness Jump Rope
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Who doesn't love pink? Especially a pink skipping rope. This weighted skipping rope is brilliant for aerobic and intense exercises. The handle is anti-slip and ergonomic, so it's super easy to keep a hold of during exercises. Rope length: 3m Weight: 90g

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What skipping length should I choose?

This will largely depend on your height, so we've listed below an average estimate of the best skipping length for different heights:

Buy a rope length of 7ft if you are up to 4’ 10”

Buy a rope length of 8ft if you are 4’ 11” to 5’ 4”

Buy a rope length of 9ft if you are 5’5” to 5’11”

Buy a rope length of 10ft if you are 6’0” to 6’6”

Buy a rope length of 11ft if you are 6’ 7”

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