Does Get a Grip Really Work?

Does Get a Grip Really Work?
Does it realy work?

Does Get a Grip really work?If you have an aging parent, or are a baby boomer that’s finding things harder to do, you might be interested in Get a Grip. It’s meant to provide that extra hand you need when getting into and out of, and off and on, certain things around your house. It seems we’ve all had times where we needed that extra hand, and that’s exactly what’s promised with this invention.

Overview
Some of the more popular places where you need a handle are located in the bathroom. The shower is one danger area where it’s always nice to have something extra to hold onto. Also, getting onto and off of the toilet can become a problem as we get older. Many bathrooms have tiled floors, making it slippery and making a handle even more important. It gives you the added support and helps relieve strain from other muscles when standing up or sitting down.

The Claim
Get a Grip says that all you have to do is secure the handle in place and it will provide a sturdy grip for you and not slide around or fall off. It’s true, a handle is only good if it stays in place. They also say that you can stick it to any smooth surface, which isn’t a problem in most bathrooms because of the tiles and fiberglass. A few snaps of the buttons and you’re in business.

The Hype
There’s not too much hype in regards to Get a Grip because the problems it addresses are real. The bathroom can be a dangerous place, and the other suggestions they have for how you can use it are actually pretty clever. People do need help getting into and out of their boats and RVs, and since it can attach to most any smooth surface there are hundreds of places you could use it. Plus, it comes off easily so it could travel with you for use at hotels, or when staying with family or friends.


The Cost
Get a Grip costs $15 including shipping, but they make you order two of them so your total cost will come to $30. They offer a money back guarantee, so if you’re not satisfied you can just sent them back and be out $10 plus whatever it costs to ship them back. If you just want one you can get it for less than $10 with shipping included from Amazon.

The Commitment
There isn’t much in the way of committing to Get a Grip, you just install it and it should do its thing. It’s not a very complicated product, so you don’t have to worry about a lot of movable parts to figure out. Since you get two of them, you’ll have to figure out where you want to place them in the most strategic ways possible.

Evaluation
Get a Grip uses a simple suction mechanism to make it stick to smooth surfaces, but adds a button to it so it’s easier to pop off. The feedback from actual users says that it works just like it’s shown to. Of course there are some that disagree and say that it didn’t work, but they are outnumbered by the people that say it does. Perhaps they got a defective unit, or did not follow the directions properly, and they can be chalked up to user error.

Final Get a Grip Review

While this may not be the most remarkable product you’ll ever find, it doesn’t need a lot of bells and whistles to get the job done. The price is reasonable, and the product functions the way it’s claimed to in the infomercial. Sometimes it’s the simple products that really come through and do as they say. In this case the makers of Get a Grip got it right, and you can order with confidence.

Our Recommendation
If you or someone you love is having trouble in the bathroom, either in the shower or when using the toilet, Get a Grip can be very helpful. Because of its double suction design it’s very sturdy and stays in place even with a lot of force applied to it. It basically has to work every time or you wouldn’t trust it to support your body weight. Test it out in your own home and you’ll see that with repeated use it stands the test of time.

What do you think? Does Get a Grip work or not?


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ceeli February 20, 2013 at 9:11 pm

whoever wrote this is an IDIOT. YES, the simple directions are EASY to follow. the problem is that they promise so much in the commercial then when you get the product they say NOT TO DEPEND ON IT TO SUPPORT YOUR WEIGHT. THEY ALSO TELL YOU TO RE-INSTALL IT BEFORE EVERY USE. this is fraudulent advertising and the product is a piece of CRAP. DON’T BUY IT!!

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Phyllis DeFalco July 14, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Yes and this is very important! I found when I was a nurse’s aide several people had their families install these things in the shower and other places while the parent is living at home alone. Wow I was astounded to find people on the floor and rescue on the way because people want to maintain their independence and in doing so will trust hype about a product that is not meant to be used for elderly or physically challenged people who by the way, do put all their weight on it otherwise, what is the blessed sense of having a product like that around. The danger comes in two ways, that is one, you can’t have those tiny bumpy tiles on the wall, two, the button is too easy to press for a struggling person and three, elderly people will not re install it on every use. Sorry it should be taken off the market.

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Josh B July 28, 2013 at 10:30 pm

That’s exactly what I was afraid of when I read about this product. It looks dangerous to someone who needs to put all their weight on to something due to being old or disabled. I agree with you that it should be immediately taken off the market. Fraudulent products should always be exposed as soon as they’re found. It’s too much of a risk to have a faulty product out there. It’s because it can lead to a horrible catastrophe later on.

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Rhonda July 9, 2013 at 2:36 am

I purchased the Get a Grip for my mother. I just wanted to make sure she had added security in the bathroom. It is easy to install. We installed it and I held onto it and it didn’t come off the shower wall so I don’t know if it will hold a person’s weight entirely, but it’s nice to know that is there to hold on to in case you feel dizzy. The price is affordable and I like knowing that it is there if she would ever have to use it. If it would hold my weight up at 145 pounds, then I’m sure my mom will be fine at 105 pounds.

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Barb July 9, 2013 at 4:50 pm

My aunt and I travel from time to time and she purchased the Get a Grip. She wanted something that she could use in hotel bathrooms to help her in and out of the showers if there wasn’t already a grab bar. In most situations the Get a Grip has worked out well. We noticed that on some surfaces we weren’t convinced that the Get a Grip would stay in place if it were tugged on while getting in and out of the shower area. At one hotel the housekeeper was so impressed with the Get a Grip that she asked if the manager could come look it at. The hotel was an older one and didn’t have any type of grip bars. The manager was impressed and he really pulled on it and it stayed put. I would recommend the item but exercise caution.

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Mike Doherty July 16, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Get A Grip is basically a suction cup handle. It does work, but for how long is the question. I personally don’t find myself in need of a handle very often. If I did experience that need in my home on a regular basis, I would probably purchase a handle at the hardware store and securely install it where necessary. This is a cheap suction cup handle that could give way at any time. Without some sort of bonding adhesive or secure mounting, the initial seal will only weaken over time. One day, you will grab this handle to support yourself and come crashing down.

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