For gym rats and crossfitters everywhere, unwieldy wood plyo boxes are a fact of life. Need to jump on, or off, something you can move around? For years, a 20” x 24” x 30” wooden box has been the standard. Gym goers dread not only dragging the 40-45lb. anchors around the floor, but also raking their shins to the bone one the way up from a jump that comes up short.
RXSG has an answer. The garage workout-inspired California brand introduces the world’s first inflatable plyo box, simply called the Air Box. The company says the stackable, blow-up PVC system solves the “misery and madness” induced by wooden plyo boxes. Fully assembled, it weighs just 23 lbs. Deflated, it folds down into its own storage bag.
RXSG Inflatable Air Box Design
Four inflatable pancakes made from heavy, dual-walled PVC make up the system. Interchangeable, they facilitate a wide range of box heights: 4”, 8”, 12”, 16”, 20” and 24”. The height variability should please anyone who trains with people across a broad spectrum of ability levels.
Width is 30” x 30”. Industrial-grade hook-and-loop keeps the system together. Notably, 24” is the max height. That, along with the inflatability, raises questions about its stability. If it does prove to be precarious, you can always try lagging it down with the included stabilizer straps. The straps seem to present a potential advantage over traditional wooden boxes — try using one on an uneven surface and see what happens.
A foot pump completes the kit.
RXSG Air Box MSRP And Warranty
What about a warranty? Just in case, say, your out-of-shape training buddy gets too excited and goes WWF on your new moonbounce-cum-plyo box?
RXSG might not cover such an incident, but it does offer a one-year manufacturer warranty on seams and valves. It also includes a repair kit to handle scratches or punctures.
With the RXSG Air Box, you may not delaminate shins when you fall an inch short on a jump anymore. And you won’t have to pull that awkward, rounded-over deadlift to move it around. But you’ll pay for it another way: cold hard cash, baby. MSRP for the Air Box is $500. (Heads up: the manufacturer offered $50 off as of this writing.)
Learn more at Rxsmartgear.com.