i bought these a little over a year ago, and they're still awesome. I was slightly concerned about the plastic pieces breaking or chipping, but I didn't need to worry. They're as good as new- I even take them with me in the car when I'm going to be away for a while. I use these specifically for weight training- not as part of any of the cardio workouts (px90 or whatever), but switching weights is very easy and can be done fairly quickly. The weights do "clink" together when you use them, but you once you get the hang of how to hold them, they don't make much noise. I highly recommend these for durability, quality and value.
I have been using these dumbbells for 10 months. I have always been a bit apprehensive about them because there is a lot of plastic in the dumbbells- in between the plates and on the ends- and they clink and clank as you use them. So I always worried that the pin might give and let the plates just fall off. As a result, I rotated the bar when I used them so that when I lifted, the weights would be resting on the bar instead of stressing the pin mechanism. But even with that precaution, the other day, one of the dumbbells broke while I was pressing it over my head. Basically, the plastic end cap broke off and released the whole mechanism and the plates. Fortunately, they fell to the side and not on my head, but it could have been a disaster. I really did like having the flexibility of this set. They change ~relatively~ quickly, and they look pretty good. But they are not worth the risk.
My son wanted adjustable dumbbells and this product fit his needs. He has been using them every other day and he is satisfied with them. The first few times he tried to adjust the weights one of the dumbbells was a little hard to change the weights but now is in fine working order.
- How accurate was the sizing? very accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality product
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? no defects
i like this item. good price with shipping. size is compact because of the adjustable. the weights tend to wiggle a bit when you use them, but i wont let that bother me.
- Did the product fit true to size? yes
- How is the quality of the product? good
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
I looked at a couple similar items before settling on these. They offered a good value, and are pretty convenient to use. My only complaint after a few uses is that the pin system is a little stiff. Changing weight is a bit slower than I would like, but hopefully it will break in over time.
I bought these Adjustable Dumbbells for my finace' for Christmas. He is recovering from surgery and has to slowly work back into his gym routine. These are a great addition to the equipment that he already has. They are extremely easy use. They just click into the size of the weight you want and you are done. The chrome is really nice looking so we don't even mind leaving them out. I was a little nervous before they arrived. I am certainly not anymore. They are also priced very competitively. I did my homework.
I was looking for some adjustable weights, I have the smaller neoprene covered ones, but needed to have heavier ones. So far these are working out great! I really wanted the Bowlex selectechs...but holy cow! They are so expensive. These weights are easy to use, it does take a bit of practice to get a smooth transtion on the weights, but no big deal. I really wished these had 1/2 pound increments, I hate lifting 10 pounds and then have to go straight up to 15, wish it had a 12 pound option, but oh well. I have been using them for about a month and have been very happy and sucessful in my fitness journey.
I just started a work out program it is great to have something that is convenient. I like that I dont have to have 5 or 6 different weights laying around the house. I can tuck them under the bed or in the closet and they are out of the way. Ive even taken them on the road when Ive had to do an overnight trip at my parents house. They are doing exactly what I wanted.
excellent value for the price!!!product came exactly as advertised---i knew i had a great deal knowing that sports stores would sell this product at a much HIGHER price!! Thanks,Overstock and pls.don't ever change your reputation for good deals on good products!!+++ great service,and fast shipping,too!!
I live in an apartment that has limited room and wanted adjustable weights that I could change quickly but didn't want to spend several hundred dollars. They clink a bit, but considering that I have many options for a small foot print it is doesn't bother me.
These weights are ok. They look nice, but the mechanism is a bit clunky and not smooth. I have a bit of buyer's remorse, because I could have gotten regular hand weights for much less. I do like them and I use them regularly. They are much cheaper than the other name brand weights and I suppose that makes them a better value. They are just ok, if you are looking for adjustable weights.
In my first week and second work out one weight drop down when check for the reason the small plastic ears that hold weight in place three of the four were broke in one of the dumbbell when check the other one four of the small plastic ears in diferent space were broke.Now whithout boxes and a heavy items on hand can't return can't used them.I'm a serious person whith 69 years.
I have given this item a good rating because it came exactly as stated. One of the reviews mentioned they 'looked good sitting out', that one might not quite know what they were.....I liked that thought. Durability however is another thing....they adjust just fine and I feel that as long as they are not thrown around they will be great. So it is a wait and see issue with durability....I like them....they suite our needs perfectly and they look GREAT. They work with ease. They have there own holder.....I am very satisfied.