Snakebyte’s RING:KIT S is a set of replacement grips and a leg strap for Ring Fit Adventures on the Nintendo Switch
Included in the box are a pair of pads that fit onto the ring itself, and a leg strap with integrated JoyCon holder. The ring pads themselves are good, and aside from being a few mm smaller than the official ones, they are almost identical. You genuinely wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between these and the originals when they are on the ring, and the ergonomic soft foam is comfortable and provides good grip. In contrast to some other replacement grips that use bright primary colours, the RING:KIT S is a subtle grey colour that is better suited to adult gamers.
The leg strap, however, is not quite as good. You wear the leg strap just above your knee, and there’s plenty of range in the size to accommodate pretty much anyone legs circumference, but the velcro fastener has to be lined up exactly right, as I found the edges to be very sharp and can be quite uncomfortable. That said, it fits securely and the strap doesn’t feel like it’s slipping around on your leg.
Although it looks leather at a glance, the back of the JoyCon holder is made from a plastic that doesn’t repel sweat and sticks to your skin. After an intense workout, I found the holster was covered in sweat, and it had the unfortunate side effect of making it feel like the JoyCon was slipping out of the holder.
If you wear jogging bottoms or leggings rather than shorts, then you likely won’t experience these issues, and it’s far more comfortable, but it isn’t always practical. Anyone who’s played Ring Fit Adventures will know just how hot you can get during the workouts.
Finally, the RING:KIT S is machine washable at 30 degrees, which is essential for hygiene, because as I noted these things get very sweaty.
The RING:KIT S isn’t comfortable enough to recommend as an outright replacement for the official grips and straps. As a spare for when your main accessories are in the wash, though, it’s not too bad. Softer fabric and a better choice of materials on the leg strap would have made this easier to recommend, but at least the hand-grips are decent.