Sunday, May 27, 2018

Dumbbells: Compare


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Pros
Very affordable traditional dumbbell set for home or small gym; handles have comfortable and secure grips; hexagon shape keeps them in place when put down; great for P90x enthusiasts
Rubber coating provides a comfortable and secure grip; rubber coating means that dumbbells are less noisy; rubber coated dumbbells are less damaging to floors and other surfaces; weights are available in bright, fun colors; durable; subtle octagon shape means weights won't roll around
Cons
Manufacturing quality is reportedly average (ex. paint chips really easily and metal burrs in grip that were never polished down); some reviewers were annoyed that you had to buy dumbbells individually; takes up a lot of space depending on how many dumbbells you buy; noisier than rubber coated dumbbells; Warning: "This product contains one or more phthalate chemicals known to the state of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm."
Limited weight resistance choices; slightly more expensive than just cast iron dumbbells (like CAP Barbell ones)
Type
Dumbbells (sold individually)
Dumbbells (sold as a pair)
Weight Range
1 -50 lbs
2 - 10 lbs
Number of Weight Resistances
15
5
Price (MSRP)
Available for around $9.49 - $69.99
Available for around $11- $29.99
Warranty
If you purchase from CAP Barbell or from an authorized retailer, the dumbbells have a 30-day warranty that only covers manufacturing defects. It does not cover "paint peeling, rust, rips, cuts and tears, dents, bent handles, loose heads if dropped or any other signs of misuse such as knocking dumbbells together."
There is a 1-year limited warranty against manufacturing defects and some websites offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
Weight Options
Dumbbells are available in the following weights: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 50, 35, 40, 45 and 50. (While not listed on the CAP Barbell website, Amazon has 55 and 60 pound weights as well.)
Dumbbells are available in the following weights: 2, 3, 5, 8, 10
Product Design
The dumbbells are 100% cast iron and have solid steel handles for weight over 15 pounds. They are coated with a semi-gloss finish that helps to prevent rusting.
The dumbbells are cast iron and are all coated in a different colored rubber. The 2-lb weight is pink, the 3-lb weight is light purple, the 5-lb weight is blue, the 8-lb weight is red and the 10-lb weight is black.
Dumbbell Shape
Hexagon
Slight Octagon
Dimensions
Varies depending on weight
Varies depending on weight
Extras
N/A
A free wall diagram is included with your purchase and will show you how to use the hand weights with the proper form.
Made In...
China
China
 
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