Hand straps for Oculus Quest 2, Oculus Quest
Oculus Touch controllers have wrist straps that keep them from flying away, but you always need to hold them with a firm claw grip while gaming. Installing a hand or ankle strap allows you to keep your Touches fully attached while you give your hands a break. We’ve put together the best Oculus Quest 2 hand straps – plus straps for the different sized touch controllers on the Original Quest – to make long VR gaming sessions more bearable.
Note: We will mark which products are compatible with the original or updated touch controllers. So be sure to check before buying.
Best for comfort:
VR cover controller grips for Oculus Quest 2
These VR cover grips are specially designed for the new touch controllers and feature felt straps that wrap around the back of your hand or your knuckles, as well as a non-slip plastic handle that won’t bend like a silicone grip in your fingers. We tested these grips and loved them, especially the strap that gently wraps your hands and lets you let go while playing. They’re also fully washable so they won’t get sweaty and gross over time.
$ 29 on Amazon
Never remove them again:
BeswinVR silicone protection and handles
The BeswinVR silicone protector and handles could look pretty similar to many other handles. Yet they have one great function that makes them the best grips you can buy in combination with another BeswinVR product: the BeswinVR Magnetic Charge Kit. This charging set comes with a special rechargeable battery that has a magnetic connector. These handles have a round recess that was only made for this magnetic connection, so you never have to remove the battery or the handles again. So be sure to buy together!
$ 30 on Amazon
Smooth, 3D-printed handle:
NinjaGrip OQ2 touch controller handles
Before retailers started selling hand straps, VR fans with knowledge of 3D printing found their own solution. These NinjaGrips are made of NinjaFlex filament and offer over 20th Different colors, a pleasantly soft grip without rough grooves and straps with additional fabric upholstery. These look less “professional” than the other options and can take several weeks to ship, and are better finger comfort and easy to install. Below you will find links to the Quest 1 and Quest 2 variants.
$ 21 at Etsy (Oculus Quest 2 strap)
$ 18 at Etsy (Oculus Quest 1 strap)
KIWI design silicone grip cover for Oculus Quest 2
Most straps attach to the tracking halo with tiny loops, which can look a little sticky or slide around. This kiwi silicone grip cover uses ear buckles that secure it to the back of the halo look more natural than other mods. You can store the original touch hand straps through the hole at the bottom. The leather ankle strap isn’t as soft or padded as other options and appears to have the rivet against your hand, but should easily fit any hand size.
$ 24 on Amazon
The third edition of the Mamut Grips have been specially developed for the new Quest 2 touch controllers and have a very comfortable plastic TPU handle with integrated hand-sewn padding, which makes holding during long sessions more comfortable. It’s also suitable for different hand sizes, depending on how you tie the clasps around the loop. The black-on-white handle looks stylish, although we could do without the word “Mamut”. That being said, this is hands down one of the best Oculus Quest 2 hand straps that isn’t just a repurposed Quest 1 handle.
$ 35 at Mamut
Additional straps and accessories:
AMVR Touch Controller Grip Cover for Oculus Quest
This AMVR bundle gives you two sets of adjustable elastic grip straps that can be adjusted to your hand size and secured with Velcro to keep them from moving during crazy workouts. You also get two sweat-resistant TPU plastic handles, a bonus lens protector and a nasal gap closing attachment. While AMVR these as for both the original and Quest 2, this seems misleading as the design hasn’t changed and recent reviewers have complained that they don’t really match the new, larger controllers. While this disappointed us, we kept them on the Quest 1 buyers list.
$ 23 on Amazon
Choose your grip wisely
We’ve scoured the internet for the best Oculus Quest 2 hand straps and grips to make sure we don’t mislead you. Unfortunately, many manufacturers are taking their original touch controller designs and renaming the product listing to say they’ll work with the new touch controllers too – but these are bigger than the originals, and a firm grip could actually be your controllers or buttons to damage.
When in doubt, you can hardly go wrong with any VR cover accessory, but especially with the Quest 2 controller handles. We have thoroughly tested these harnesses and are satisfied with the comfort and overall safety. You can also invest in a Halo controller protector if you are concerned about accidentally hitting or dropping your controllers.
Some handles provide additional functionality when combined with other Quest 2 accessories. A case in point are the BeswinVR silicone protection and handles, which were developed for use with the BeswinVR Magnetic Charge Kit for controllers. The special rechargeable battery and magnetic USB cable that come with the charge kit are designed for use with these handles so you never have to remove them to charge the battery.
Once you’ve selected the best Quest 2 hand straps for you, it’s time to get more active! Check out the best Quest 2 face covers that will help keep your headset clean and more comfortable, then check out some of our tips for the best Oculus Quest 2 games to work out with.
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