Valeo Gel Flex Tube - SNEWS

Valeo Gel Flex Tube

The Gel Flex Tube by Valeo is a fun little creation. Honestly, it's not much different in function than many other rubber resistance tubes, and it resembles an old-style athletic trainer that has springs between two handles.
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0
FlexTube.jpg

The Gel Flex Tube by Valeo is a fun little creation. Honestly, it's not much different in function than many other rubber resistance tubes, and it resembles an old-style athletic trainer that has springs between two handles.

This iteration has three stretchy translucent gel tubes between two gel handles, which are all molded in one stretchy piece.

And it's cute and pretty. Yeah, really. The gel it's made of comes in several attractive colors such as light blue and pink. It's small, very lightweight, and feels good in your hands. And it's not very expensive either.

In its quest to cater to women, Valeo should have a winner in this piece. No, some muscle man (or woman) shouldn't try to do huge numbers of intense daily reps using the Gel Flex Tube, but for a bit of light toning for certain exercises for shoulders, back and arms, it will get the job done.

And it looks good enough that it can sit in a living room (keeping it IN sight so it's NOT out-of-mind) and beg for use while you watch TV.

We found that this device kind of asks to be picked up and pulled on. Of course, the gel tubes when you pull on them stretch out pretty thin, so we'd be sure to look for any cracks or age before each use. Also we'd recommend that you don't stare at the thing while stretching it in case one tube does decide to snap. Of course, since there are three tubes, if one snaps the other two will keep it from going very far.

The Flex Tube comes with a one-page instruction sheet that summarizes the use well, and also warns not to use it outdoors. You ask why? We can tell you from experience that this kind of gel can actually get melty and sticky if left in the sun or in a warm area, leaving goo where it was. You don't want goo on a windowsill or couch.



SNEWS® Rating:
4.0 hands clapping (1 to 5 hands clapping possible, with 5 clapping hands representing functional and design perfection)

Suggested Retail: $13

For information:www.valeoinc.com

Related

Gel-BotRunBottle.gif

Gel-Bot bottles

No, not like Ro-bot, but like Gel-bottle. The Gel-Bot is truly one-of-a-kind: A bottle that has an internal flask, which holds close to two packets of sports gel, and a mechanism that allows one nozzle on the bottle to deliver either gel or water on demand. This is the kind of ...read more

bodybarflex1DVD.jpg

Body Bar Flex

Body Bar Systems' original product was a simple weighted bar that could be used for all kinds of strengthening workouts, from beginner to advanced, as well as for balance, support and as a stretching aid. Until now, the company hasn't bequeathed its name on another product. But ...read more

Honey Stinger Gel

Buzz, buzz, yes, this is a sports gel that is honey, pure and simple. What an idea! These contain a very smooth honey that goes down in one glistening swallow without the harshness many may connect with off-the-counter honey. Yes, it's just as sweet, but that mild smoothness is a ...read more

Flex Fitness sold, goal to expand product line

Flex Fitness has been sold to a real estate development company that sees the company as a "diamond in the rough," President Dan Block told SNEWS.The deal to sell Flex Equipment Inc. to Paragon Properties Inc. of Chicago was closed March 10. Although the asking price was rumored ...read more

columbia_windflex.gif

Columbia Sportswear Wind Flex Jacket

The Wind Flex jacket is one of the new pieces in Columbia's Fall/Winter 2002 Titanium line. Made with Malden's PowerShield fabric, the jacket falls into the "soft shell" category. Our tester writes: "What a versatile jacket. I used the Wind Flex jacket over light layers for XC ...read more