2021 Porta-Hang Back-to-School  Buyer’s Guide

2021 Porta-Hang Back-to-School Buyer’s Guide



It’s that time again - Back-to-School time, that is.

As the summer winds down it’s time to start looking forward to the fall school semester. With many high schools, colleges and universities moving back to in-class schedules, it means that for many parents, their young scholars will be headed back to res, dorm life, or other off-campus housing. It means they’re once again headed out into the world to learn and grow.

But just because they're off to the races once again, it doesn’t mean they can’t stay fit, active and climber-strong through those late night study sessions, long lectures and mid-term chaos.

How?

The answer: Porta-Hang.

Porta-Hang was created to help climbers and athletes of all nature to continue their training when they can’t be in the gym regularly, or can’t mount a classic hangboard at home. Porta-Hang was created so you can bring the gym with you.
Our 2021 Back-to-School Buyer’s Guide outlines the core of Porta-Hang’s product line of pull-up, hangboard and grip strength focused training tools that can easily be used for life on campus and on the road.


Porta-Hang Training Set with Tennessee Ledge Holds





Porta-Hang Door Hangers & Systems


Porta-Hang Door Hangers

The Porta-Hang Door Hangers were the flagship product in the Porta-Hang catalogue. Where it all started.


Porta-Hang Door Hangers

These door hangers are designed to fit any standard door-way, using the doors frame and trim to support the hangers. The hanger's curved design enables it to “grab” the frame from both front and back and pinch it to help support the hanger. We do often get concerns of “but door trim can’t take that kind of weight.” Door trim itself, when installed lightly, can lack strength. Porta-Hang's design utilizes not just a single piece of trim, but the entire structure of the door frame as a whole. For a detailed look at how the door hangers interact with a door-way, see our animation video and full break-down of the system in our “How It Works” guide, here.


The door hangers alone make a great option for someone who already has a favorite set of climbing holds that they like to pull on. This is common with climbers who have a home climbing wall or intricate hangboard and training system installed at home, and are leaving home to get to school, or travel.


Benefits: Maintain and build upper body strength, hand grip strength and finger strength. Good for burning off extra energy and resetting the mind.


Ideal for: Students living in res or other off-campus housing (rental apartments,

shared housing, etc) away from home. Students living at home (when you don’t want them filling the house with holes to mount hangboards). Best suited for those who own climbing holds already.


Price: $49.99


Buy Door Hangers here.

 




Porta-Hang Pull-up Set

For the athlete who isn’t necessarily a climber, but wants to focus on upper body strength, or for the minimalist climber. This is a staple of the Porta-Hang system sets and is our most popular starter training kit.

Porta-Hang Pullup Set

This option is popular among new climbers, obstacle course racing athletes & Ninja Warriors, and minimalist endurance athletes who focus on cross training routines at home.

Includes: The Porta-Hang Pull-up set comes with a pair of Door Hangers (2 hangers), a set of 2 Love Jug Pull-up holds, carry bag and a hardware kit for attaching the holds to the hangers.


Benefits: Maintain and build upper body strength. Good for burning off extra energy and resetting the mind.


Ideal for: Students living in res or other off-campus housing (rental apartments, shared housing, etc) away from home. Students living at home (when you don’t want them filling the house with holes to mount hangboards).


Price: $69.99


Buy the Pull-up Set here.






Porta-Hang Training Set

For the climber or cross-training athlete who has a focus on grip and finger strength, as well as maintaining and building upper body strength. Our most popular kit amongst actively training and traveling climbers.

Porta-Hang Training Set

Popular with competitive climbers and Ninja Warriors who often travel to compete. Also popular with outdoor climbers who travel regularly for work and can’t make it to the climbing gym during travel periods (or who are traveling to areas with no climbing gyms).

Includes: The Porta-Hang Training set comes with a pair of Door Hangers (2 hangers), a set of 6 climbing holds (3 pairs of holds), carry bag and a hardware kit for attaching the holds to the hangers.


Holds included are: The Spinner, Tennessee Ledge, Chicken Head.


Benefits: Maintain and build upper body strength, hand grip strength and finger strength. Good for burning off extra energy and resetting the mind.


Ideal for: Students living in res or other off-campus housing (rental apartments, shared housing, etc) away from home. Students living at home (when you don’t want them filling the house with holes to mount hangboards). The traveling or competitive athlete.


Price: $79.99


Buy the Training Set here.

 

 

 

Porta-Hang Complete Set

For the competitive climber, and the outdoor climber with a focus on pushing their grade. The Porta-Hang Complete set offers the most versatility of any of our kits to enable max potential at home and on the go.

Porta-Hang Complete Set
Popular with competitive climbers and avid outdoor climbers. This kit offers a wide range of hold types, each one offering a diverse set of grip options. This set opens up new training possibilities with the inclusion of our specialty hold line.

Includes: The Porta-Hang Complete set comes with a pair of Door Hangers (2 hangers), the training hold set of 6 climbing holds (3 pairs of holds), 6 specialty holds (3 pairs of holds) carry bag and a hardware kit for attaching the holds to the hangers.


Training set holds included are: The Spinner, Tennessee Ledge, Chicken head.

Specialty holds included are: Love Jugs, Clown Nose pinch, Happy Fingers pockets.


Benefits: Maintain and build upper body strength, hand grip strength and finger strength. Pushing new limits for athletes focused on growth and goal setting. Good for burning off extra energy and resetting the mind.


Ideal for: Students living in res or other off-campus housing (rental apartments, shared housing, etc) away from home. Students living at home (when you don’t want them filling the house with holes to mount hangboards). The traveling, projecting or competitive athlete.


Price: $109.99


Buy the Complete Set here.







Porta-Hang Training Accessories


Wood Holds

The Porta-Hang line of wood training holds allow the opportunity to train on a different surface type, simulating more of a classic hangboard feel. Beechwood has become a popular choice for new climbing hold styles and hangboards. There are many benefits to augmenting training between plastic and wood holds. Some of these benefits can be read about in our article “Plastic v. Wood”.

Porta-Hang Wood Climbing Holds
The Porta-Hang Hugs and Slots wood holds are a very popular add-on choice for climbers, Ninja Warriors and obstacle course racers.

Hugs are a pocket-focused block, featuring a mono pocket, two-finger pocket and a small three-finger slot.


Slots are as the name suggests - two rails at varying depths, simulating more of a campus board style rail for all four fingers to engage.


Includes:

Hugs set includes a pair (2) of beechwood Hugs blocks.

Slots set includes a pair (2) of beechwood Slots blocks.


*Hangers and hardware sold separately.


Benefits: Maintain and build upper body strength, hand grip strength and finger strength. Pushing new limits for athletes focused on growth and goal setting. Expanded training surface textures and features. Good for burning off extra energy and resetting the mind.


Porta-Hang Hugs Wood Climbing Holds

Ideal for: Students living in res or other off-campus housing (rental apartments, shared housing, etc) away from home. Students living at home (when you don’t want them filling the house with holes to mount hangboards). The traveling, projecting or competitive athlete. Obstacle course racers.


Price:

Hugs: $24.99/set

Slots: $24.99/set


Buy Hugs here.

Buy Slots here.





Olympic Edition Forbidden Donuts

Our Olympic Edition Forbidden Donuts are a 5-piece grip strength training kit of silicon resistance pinch trainers. 5 donuts featuring 5 different levels of resistance, from an easy “warm up & recovery” level to a very hard “Olympic training athlete” level. This set is modeled after our famous Forbidden Donuts 3-pack. High demand for increased training options lead to the development of this 5-piece kit, perfect for keeping your hands busy during lectures, study sessions, exams, Zoom calls, and on long road trips.

Porta-Hang Olympic Edition Forbidden Donuts - hand grip strength trainers
Popular with athletes of all kinds, but also with those who spend a lot of time at a computer. These grip strength trainers are a great way to keep the blood flowing to your hands and fingers and are popular for air travel as well.

Includes: 5 silicon training rings - yellow, green, red, blue & black.


Benefits: Maintain and build hand grip strength and finger strength. Pushing new limits for athletes focused on growth and goal setting. Expand training options and features. Keeps blood flowing. Good for stress and anxiety release. Small, compact - travel friendly.


Ideal for: Students living in res or other off-campus housing (rental apartments, shared housing, etc) away from home. Students living at home. The traveling, projecting or competitive athlete. Obstacle course racers.


Price: $24.99


Buy Olympic Edition Forbidden Donuts here.






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