In this edition of Testing Ground, we’re checking out the new ZipBuds SLIDE headphones. ZipBuds promises the Slide headphones are designed with an active lifestyle in mind, using patented tangle-free technology. Watch as M&F editor Zack Zeigler puts them to the test by running through this high intensity, 30 minute total body circuit:

The Workout

  • Kettlebell Swings
  • Plyo Pushup
  • Kettlebell Windmill
  • Box Jumps
  • Barbell Rows
  • Walking Lunge w/ dumbbells
  • Push Press
  • Plank (40 seconds)

10 reps each, repeat 3 times with a 90-second rest between circuits.

The Review and Verdict

This circuit was a rigorous test for the SLIDE headphones, but they held up well to this workout loaded with tons of movement—the ear buds remained in and the SLIDE technology helped to keep the headphones from getting in Zack’s way as sweated it out. The SLIDE headphones come in a variety of colors. Each pair rings in at $49.99 at www.zipbuds.com.