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Get Your Groove on With Groove Rings

Here I am, poking at some rad red rocks in Bryce Canyon National Park.

Married? Pretending to be married? Just like to wear rings? If you answered yes, then you’ve probably snagged your ring on something or scratched your ring on something or scratched someone with your ring. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Been hiking and got the dang thing encrusted with dirt? Like to rock climb, but trying to brush them single people off when you can’t wear a ring and properly climb your route? Ever just punched a guy to see if your ring would make an imprint?

Well, after Groove Rings asked us to review a round-up of their silicone “breathable active rings,” I was suspicious of wearing a goofy rubber band. After a week, I was sold. It’s been a couple months now and I can’t believe I didn’t get these shortly after getting married.

Here I am in Kodachrome Basin State park, modeling the Groove Ring in black, and a Target watch in brown.

Now, don’t get me wrong, my sweet custom wedding ring is AWESOME. It’s actually much cooler, and prettier, than the Groove Rings. It’s carbon fiber (super light) with Jack Daniels whiskey barrel wood inlaid into it (super rad), but it was DELICATE.

I still have it, as it’s super rad and I love wearing it for special occasions, but it’s already a little beat up. It has quite a few scratches from gardening, excessive use of high fives, dog petting, and, of course, climbing over rocks while hiking.

I’ve been wearing this Groove for over two months, shoving my hands into garden soil, hiking over boulders in Utah, washing old chili out of a pot I forgot about for a day and a half, and haven’t put one scratch or nick in it. It’s lightweight, super flexible, and the namesake grooves actually keep my clammy fingers from getting all pruney.

I love it. I love it so much. It’s a durable ring of silicon that I can’t really ruin, and if I do, it’s got a warranty! It’s not nearly as pretty, nor nearly as meaningful as my actual wedding ring, but for a daily stand-in, it’s top-notch.

The Groove Rings are taking a page from companies like Warby Parker, and offering customers the opportunity to try on five different sizes and colors before committing, which you probably will. Check out more at https://groovelife.co/.