Best Foam Rollers on the Market

The days when foam rolling technique and foam rollers were exclusive available to physical therapists and pro athletes only are long gone. Thanks to the commercially-developing industry foam rollers are available to practically anyone. But with the availability also comes indecision which foam roller to get. That’s why I’ve taken the liberty to put together the 9 best foam rollers on the market.

Why Should I Use Foam Roller?

Foam rolling is a muscle-tightness relieving self-help technique that is usually performed after a workout. Physical therapists also often use it after a sport injury and overall it decreases muscle and joint pain. It has also been proven to increase flexibility, circulation and improve balance. In all cases, it never hurts to have one ready at your disposal.

There are also several great videos on how to use foam roller properly, I’ve attached one of them here as well.

And with that, let us see which ones are worth the money.

8 Best Foam Rollers

Let’s proceed directly to our list of the 8 best foam rollers currently available on the market.


1) TriggerPoint GRID Original Foam Roller

The very first on our list is made by Trigger Point Performance.

TriggerPoint GRID Original Foam Roller

TriggerPoint features a patented design, which features a multi-density exterior, which is constructed over a hollow core. Thanks to the multi-density EVA foam exterior, the durability is superb and will maintain its shape after repeat use. The GRID Original, X and 2.0 versions support up to 500 lbs (226.7 kg) of weight and GRID Mini supports up to 250 lbs (113.4 kg).

The dimensions of the TriggerPoint Original are 13 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches (33 x 14 x 14 cm) and the weight is 7 ounces (0.2 kg).

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Very dense and durable
  • Does not lose shape over time
  • Several versions available
  • Comes in 5 colors
  • Free online instruction videos
Cons
  • If you have extremely sore and sensitive muscle points, it can be quite uncomfortable

Our rating: 4-8 Star Rating 4.8 / 5


2) Phenom 3 Speed Vibrating Foam Roller

The 2nd fella on our list is a vibrating foam roller made by Monument.

Phenom 3 Speed Vibrating Foam Roller

Phenom 3 Speed vibrating foam roller is a perfect tool to combat soreness. The unique gel-modeled knobs provide very deep, but not hurtful, muscle soreness penetration, which is the one of the best relieving techniques. The design is ergonomic and carefully made considering body anatomy and biomechanics. The included lithium ion rechargeable battery lasts up to 3 hours. The roller itself has 3 vibrating frequencies for the best convenience. It’s easily portable and the manufacturer provides a 1-year warranty.

The dimensions of the roller are 13 x 6 x 6 inches (33 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm) and the weight is 3 pounds (1.36 kg).

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Ergonomic design
  • Gel-modeled knobs for best muscle soreness penetration
  • 3 vibrating frequencies
  • Battery included
  • Lasts 3 hours per charge
Cons
  • A bit expensive

Our rating: 4-8 Star Rating 4.8 / 5


3) 9HORN Peanut Massage Ball Foam Roller

Our list continues with a foam roller manufactured by 9HORN.

9HORN Peanut Massage Ball Foam Roller

Foam roller by 9HORN is a bit different by design. It resembles a peanut, which basically are two balls connected through one side. It is mainly designed for deep tissue massage and speeding up muscle recovery. It’s made from ultra-high density foam material (EPP), which makes it firm and hard. Considering the density, a nice surprise is that it’s really lightweight.

The size of the 9HORN peanut massage ball is 9.5-inch x 4.5-inch (24.1 x 11.4) and thus can be also stored in a gym bag.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Unusually ‘peanut’ design
  • EPP high density material
  • Compact and easily storable
  • Lightweight
  • Great price
Cons
  • Can be a bit small for larger people

Our rating: 4.7 Star Rating 4.7 / 5


4) AmazonBasics High-Density Round Foam Roller

Next on our list of the best foam rollers is one made by AmazonBasics.

AmazonBasics High-Density Round Foam Roller

This particular fella is round, without patented design. It is an extra firm, high density product with molded edges. It’s made of high density expanded polypropylene (EPP), which main function is deeper massage capabilities. It also maintains its shape even after heavy use and thanks to the used material; the roller is quite easy to clean.

The dimensions of the AmazonBasics high-density round roller are 5.8 x 5.8 x 35.8 inches (14.7 x 14.7 x 90.9 cm) and the weight is 14.4 ounces (0.4 kg).

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Very firm
  • Made to last
  • Very good size (long version)
  • Perfect for sore muscles
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Several customers experienced raised seams and rougher edges, but this seems to be rather exception than rule

Our rating: 4.6 Star Rating 4.6 / 5


5) CanDo Heavy Duty EVA Foam Roller

The 5th guy on our list of the best foam rollers is made by CanDo.

CanDo Heavy Duty EVA Foam Roller

Somewhat different half-round design than other foam rollers, this fella is made of premium high-density EVA foam, which provides durable and firm support. Especially designed as a pain-relieving product, it’s great for back, legs, shoulders and neck by triggering proper blood circulation in sore muscles. This particular foam roller is made to last and since it’s made of EVA foam, the cleaning is quite easy.

There are two available dimensions 6” x 12” (15.2 x 30.5 cm) and 6” x 36” (15.2 x 91.4 cm).

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Very firm, half-round design
  • Two sizes available
  • Premium EVA foam material
  • Easy to clean
Cons
  • Comes in one color only
  • Not made to stand on (can lose shape over time)

Our rating: 4.6 Star Rating 4.6 / 5


6) Fitness Junction Vibrating Foam Roller

The 6th best foam roller which made it to our list is made by Fitness Junction.

Fitness Junction Vibrating Foam Roller

This is a bit different foam roller, mainly because of the fact that it can be electrically charged and then vibrate (similarly to Phenom 3), on four different levels. It operates on 1 Lithium ion battery, which is not included, but at least the charger for it is included. It is especially designed for self-myofascial release with particular lien design. Fitness Junction took it to the next level and received FCC approval certificate for this particular product.

The weight of the product is 3.3 pounds (1.5 kg) and the dimensions are 13 x 5.3 x 5.3 inches (33 x 13.5 x 13.5 cm).

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Four vibration levels
  • Super easy to charge
  • Feels good on the back
  • Designed to be stored in a gym bag
Cons
  • Comes in one color only (black)
  • Battery doesn’t last long

Our rating: 4.6 Star Rating 4.6 / 5


7) 321 STRONG Foam Roller

Another foam roller which made it to our list is made by 321 STRONG.

321 STRONG Foam Roller

This roller also has 3D grid design, which is actually designed to mimic human fingers and palms. It is a lightweight rugged foam roller with solid core EVA foam. This is not heavy, but rather medium density product mainly designed for beginners. Despite being medium-dense, it supports up to 500 lbs (226.7 kg) of weight. You can use specific grid according to your preferences, from the most intense thumb zone, to medium finger zone to the palm zone.

The dimensions are 5.4 x 5.3 x 12.7 inches (13.7 x 13.5 x 32.3 cm) and the weight is 1 pound (0.45 kg).

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • 3 different grid zones
  • Available in 11 colors
  • 100% EVA foam quality material
  • Free eBook with exercises
  • Can be easily stored in a gym bag
Cons
  • Might be a bit short for larger backs
  • Despite beginner’s medium density, the design can be hurtful to spine if not used correctly

Our rating: 4.5 Star Rating 4.5 / 5


8) PowerPro 2-in-1 Foam Rollers

The last, but not least product on our list is a set two-in-one foam rollers by PowerPro.

PowerPro 2-in-1 Foam Rollers

First of the two has a high-density 3D grid design with 95 points of contact. It is a triple-contoured outer design. The inner roller, on the other hand is smooth with simple yet quality design mainly designed for soft tissue massage. The inner roller can be actually stored inside the outer roller, which is very effective and space saving. The manufacturer includes a free carry case and 1-year warranty and they come in 4 different colors.

Two length choices are available 13 inches (33 cm) and 24 inches (60.1 cm). The width of the outer one is 5.5 inches (14 cm). The inner roller’s width is 4 inches (10 cm).

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Two foam rollers for the price of one
  • High density & soft density rollers
  • Two different lengths available in 4 colors
  • Free carry bag included
  • Great price
Cons
  • Without inner roller inside, the outer roller can lose shape over time

Our rating: 4.5 Star Rating 4.5 / 5


Conclusion

That’s it. There goes our list of the best foam rollers on the market. We’ve included different designs, materials and dimensions, so you can easily find your winner. Don’t forget to check pros and cons to rule out possible issues that might be present. I hope the guide was somewhat helpful. Peace out. 🙂