Jumping rope is one of the best do-anywhere exercises there is, but you need a quality jump rope to experience a quality workout. There are three things we suggest you consider before purchasing a rope: length of rope, turning speed of rope and weighted vs. unweighted handles. We love the Harbinger 2-lb Weighted PVC 9' Jump Rope because of its flexibility in regards to these considerations. The construction is sturdy, the length of the rope can be shortened (9' may be too long for some individuals) and the weights can be removed for an easier workout. Plus, the PVC rope with steel bearings provides a smooth rope turn that adjusts easily to changes in speed.