REVIEW – I dislike wearing rings. All the ones I’ve seen for men are just boring. Manly Bands has a wide selection of interesting rings, and can even make something custom, all with a sense of humor.
What is it?
Manly Bands has rings for guys in many not-boring designs made from titanium, tungsten, wood, black zirconium and more (yes, even gold) with options that include meteorite, dinosaur bone, antler, carbon fiber and much much more.
The entire point of Manly Bands seems to be that shopping for men’s rings doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, I found myself browsing the website for a long, long time.
Design and features
If you think men’s rings just come in gold, you’re in for a treat. Enter the Manlybands.com website and you’re greeted with a dizzying array of choices. Here’s a clip from the Founder’s Collection of rings.
In a hurry? Many rings are ready to ship. In the unlikely event you can’t find anything you like, there’s even a page where you can submit a form to have something custom made. This will take longer, of course.
It’s clear the folks at Manly Bands have a sense of humor. Check out this introductory video.
Manly Bands suggests sizing your finger with one of their oh-so-manly ring sizers. It’s not free, but you do get a 20% discount code for using their sizer first.
I wore the plastic sizer for a few hours, doing very manly things around the house.
A short manly video about sizing:
I settled on a tungsten ring called the Angler. It features koa wood inlays with mother of pearl. Since it’s one of their ready to ship rings, it came within a few days.
The ring came in a small box with a black drawstring bag.
The ring I received is difficult to photograph, since it looks different at every angle! Yes my hands were dirty at the time.
I’ll let the video speak for itself.
I know what you’re thinking: What if it’s not the right size? Or I just don’t like it? For ready to ship rings, you have 30 days from the date of delivery to exchange or return your ring. You may change out your size, width, style, or simply return. There is a $30 restocking fee for “Ready to Ship” ring returns. Exchanges do NOT incur a restocking fee.
If you have a Founder’s Line or Gentleman’s Reserve ring that has NOT been engraved or customized in any way, you may return it within 30 days of your delivery date. Returns do incur a 25% restocking fee, based on the original retail price. Size exchanges can be processed for a remake fee of 15% of the original retail price.
You can read about this and more on the very complete FAQ page.
What I like
- Website is informative and fun to browse
- Lots to choose from. There’s probably a style you’ll like.
- Very good customer service
What I’d change
- I wish this was around when I got married 20 years ago!
You don’t have to be engaged to shop for a fun band! If you’ve never thought of men’s bands, go check it out! I’ll bet you find something you like, even if you’re not a “ring person”.