First Tier Equipment
- Shoes ($60-$130)
- Weight Belt ($20-$65)
- Knee Sleeves ($25-$80)
- Wrist Wraps ($15-$30)
- Thumb Tape ($1-$5)
- Jump Rope ($15-$30)
Second Tier Equipment
- Calf Sleeves
- Elbow Sleeves
- Gymnastics Grips
- Mouth Guard
- Deadlift Straps
- Wrist Bands
Recently I was perusing the internet and am considering buying a pair of No Bull trainers ($129). I like the aesthetic and think they will be more comfortable for rope climbs. The Nano X1 suck for rope climbs.
I have been wanting a 2Pood weight belt for a while, but am not sure when I will get one. They are only $65. They are currently 15% off for most styles (I like the Operator, would be $55) and 40% off for clearance style (I like the Citrus, $39).
I like my 5mm Rock Tape Knee Sleeves and ordered a second pair for $23 from Amazon.
I like my 14" Nordic Lifting Wrist 14" wrist wraps, but my get a branded pair. I originally bought a 2 pack and my primary is noticeably less elastic than the other. I could get these anywhere. Rogue has them for $14 and 3 ships free.
I have used generic elastic adhesive tape and the stickier thumb tape. I go through a 15 foot roll about once/month. The 30 pack of elastic adhesive tape is less than $1/roll and the nicer stuff is around $5/roll. I am probably going to transition to using the nicer stuff. I bought a 3 pack of 2Pood tape for $15 from Amazon. I still have Jerk Fit Nubz that I use sometimes as well.
Jump Rope - I love my Jump-N-Rope (106") and will probably get a back up if I am ever in Lafayette. I keep one in my gym bag, but would like one for home.
I have a few pairs of calf sleeves and I throw them on for longer runs and jump roping. I have a single pair of elbow sleeves, but only use them when I am doing overhead dumbbell movements. I have tried a few grips, but do not have a favorite. The Wodfitters are nice for pull-ups and kipping (which I rarely do). The JAW grips are nice for barbell movements when I am really sweaty from running, burpees, etc. I am interested in the Victory Grips. If I get a pair, it will be the Men's X2 3-Finger in size Large (my palm measures 7.5 inches (19 cm). They are $48 from Victory Grips plus $4 for shipping.
For folks new to Crossfit, I would recommend the first tier items which can be had for between $136 and $335. The low end is generic stuff until you find what you like. The higher end is premium branded gear.
I would not recommend second tier or misc equipment unless you have specific issues you are trying to alleviate. I use an Airwaav mouthguard, have a couple pairs of cloth deadlift straps, keep a pair of Oakley's in my gym bag, and have a pair of Under Armour wrist bands. I would like to get a long pair from No Bull ($12) or Rogue Fitness ($12).