Pit Foam Socks

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Ultimate Pit Foam Socks

Pit Foam Socks are a growing trend in the gym pit foam industry. With long term benefits including increasing the lifetime of your pit foam and reducing the level of foam particulates, we can see why our customers so often request them!

We’ve conducted thorough research into other pit foam socks available on the market. Our aim was to create the best pit foam sock available to buy anywhere in the world. The GB Foam Ultimate Pit Foam Sock is that result.

Why Our Pit Foam Socks Are Special

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Perfect Fit Double Stitch: Our pit foam socks have been created to such a high standard that each seam fits perfectly around your pit foam; giving a smooth tight finish and removing that sagging edge you see on other pit foam socks out there.

Pull String Locking Technology: Our ultimate pit foam sock has been created with a specialist stitched hem that keeps your foam inside but easy to get on and off as required. This pull string has been designed to only loosen up when you want to access your foam; reducing the build-up of foam particulates at the bottom of your gym pit.

Machine Washable: Foam itself is anti-bacterial & hypoallergenic but with the introduction of pit socks you are adding a surface for bacteria to grow in order to increase the lifetime of your foam. As such you will need to clean your pit socks from time to time and ours have been created from a specialist material that will not shrink or lose their vibrant colour after being machine washed.

Fire Retardant: Unlike other pit foam socks in the marketplace, our Pit Foam Sock has been tested to widely recognised fire safety standards. Unlike other cheap alternatives on the marketplace, we are the only gym pit sock provider to publish our fire certificate to back up our claims. At the moment there are no standard fire tests for pit socks. As we only wanted to create the safest on the market, we designed our socks to exceed fire regulations and conform to BS 5852:2006; the same level of safety you would expect in your home!

After many months of rigorous testing at a local gym, we are confident that we have the very best available on the market. If you would like to test one for yourself, we would be glad to send you a sample.

Be Careful of Cheap Imitation Pit Foam Socks

Foam Pit Fire Retardant

During the production of our new Ultimate Pit Foam Sock, our team looked into other pit foam socks readily available. However, what came next was worrying to say the least.

As we conducted thorough and ongoing research directly with manufacturers in China and India (to try to produce a pit foam sock at the market sector price point of £1.30 each) we discovered that the fire retardancy claims of current pit socks were incorrect. The manufacturers that we spoke to couldn’t achieve the price themselves when considering the cost of the FR material.

A simple test, wherein a competitor’s pit foam sock was set alight on fire retardant foam, confirmed our suspicions. The flame did not extinguish itself. We knew at this time that the cover material did not meet the claimed NPFA 701 fire test standard. If it did, the cover would have self-extinguished within two seconds after the ignition source was removed.

If you own a gym pit with these types of pit foam socks, we would highly recommend considering their true level of fire resistance.

We believe this is one of those instances where you get what you pay for. Our market research has shown that people don’t want an inferior product that is potentially dangerous.

As such, we have designed the ultimate pit foam socks! They have been tested to stringent fire safety standards to help ensure the safety of you and others around you.

We are the only supplier of ‘Pit Socks and Pit Boots’ in the UK who have published their fire testing results. There is no point supplying fabric covers that do not offer the same level of protection as the foam it is put in place to protect. With cheaper non FR Pit Socks, you are opening yourself up to an unnecessary level of risk.

Buy from GB Foam today and ensure your Foam Pit exceeds all UK fire standards!

GB Foam’s Outdoor Pit Foam Sock Boot

Pit Foam Boot Outdoor Pit Foam Sock

If you own an outdoor gym pit you will know that due to the elements like rain and snow they require more maintenance than indoor pits. If left uncovered, these pits can grow mould where the foam cubes do not fully dry out after being rained on. This can lead to complaints about sickness from athletes.

GB Foam has been working on a unique solution to this problem. Our outdoor gym pit sock boots use a patented anti-microbial, wipe clean, water-resistant, welded PU cover; similar to what we use in our GB Healthcare mattress range sold to the NHS.

Now in addition to the basic pit foam sock benefits your gym pit will also be easier to clean (preventing bacterial overgrowth) meet all UK fire regulations and of course, be made here in the UK!

With long term benefits of increasing the lifetime of your pit foam and reducing foam particulates in the pit, we know you will love our new outdoor pit foam sock boots. What’s more, you’ll be supporting UK manufacturing in the process.