We’re big fans of the Monkii Bars, a suspension trainer that fits inside two 7.5-inch tubes, making them incredibly portable. Well, things just got even better with the Pocket Monkii, an even more portable version of the compact suspension trainer.
Claimed to be 40 percent smaller than the last iteration of the Monkii Bars, the exercise equipment allows for a new level of portability, coming in a size that’s small enough to fit in your pants or jacket pocket. Seriously, that’s insanely compact even for a suspension trainer, allowing you to leave the house with proper workout equipment without a bag in tow. Oh yeah, it weighs just 10 ounces, too, so it won’t weight down on your pocket no matter what kind of pants you’re wearing.
The Pocket Monkii is a suspension trainer designed to collapse inside a custom pouch that folds small enough to fit inside a pants pocket. When removed from the pouch, the actual equipment consists of two handles connected to individual straps that are attached to a main strap with an integrated doorstop at the end. To set up on the doorway, simply throw the doorstop over the door, close the door, and pull at the handles, making sure the setup is secure. A single adjustment point is available on the main strap, so you can shorten or lengthen it to accommodate your height and the exercise you’re performing, all while keeping the whole thing dead simple. That whole process should take up no more than a few seconds, allowing you to quickly get your workout space ready, whether you’re at home, in a hotel room, or at the stockroom in the office.
The straps are made from a solo webbing support system that are durable enough to support user weights of up to 250 pounds, with the powder-coated grips wrapped around lower-third triangle foot straps, so you can use this for every imaginable suspension trainer exercise. The pouch, on the other hand, is made from Cordura, with a Dyneema-reinforced pocket and an anodized hardware closure.
Aside from the Pocket Monkii suspension trainer, they also offer two accessories designed to work in conjunction with it, in case you’re looking for ways to further expand your workout options. First is an isometric and rotational training tool called the Isocore, which consists of a ball grip connected to a strap that you can clip to the suspension trainer, opening up a whole new world of core-strengthening exercises. The other is the Tactical Ladder, a floor-based exercise tool for agility, core, and strength training.
Those unfamiliar with suspension trainers can download the companion app, which comes with step-by-step instructions for over 300 exercises, so you have a visual guide of how to perform every move. Do note, only 200 of the exercises are for the suspension trainers, with the rest of the library made up of exercises for the Isocore and the Tactical Ladder.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Pocket Monkii. You can reserve a unit for pledges starting at $99.