Safety Sleeve Technology™
Shields the latex tubing from harmful UV rays which deteriorate the life of the latex tubing
Shields direct contact of the latex tubing against skin for exercisers who are allergic to latex
Protects the user in the event the latex tubing breaks. The Safety Sleeve houses the latex tubing so, if it does break, it remains inside the secured Safety Sleeve protecting the exerciser.
There have been multiple incidents where people exercising with uncovered resistance bands have suffered facial injuries or, even worse, loss of vision from being struck in the eye from the broken resistance band. The reason most injuries occur to the facial area is due to the fact that most exercises are done by either pulling away from a wall toward the body or standing on the resistance band pressing the hands upward toward the face.
the price difference between non-safety sleeve resistance bands and Worldwide's FitCord is nominal and in some cases the FitCord cost is even less that the traditional uncovered resistance band. Most consumers don't realize that there are multiple grades of latex tubing being produced around the globe and not knowing the quality of the tubing they purchase can be life changing.