As a starter weight set this is perfect. I should probably mention that the bar was too small for the most recent Olympic size weight bench I purchased. You'll also grow into this set rather quickly as there's only about 80 pounds of weight you can actually put on each bar, but for two dumbell bars and 1 bar to bench with, this is a good deal. The weights do have a faint odor but so does every weight set I have used. My only complaint is that the long bar pictured doesn't really come with clips, it comes with another set of rubber lined star screw on thingies. They work just fine but they can take forever to get off of the long threads on the bar.
- How accurate was the sizing? Accurate.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very Good
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
received in a very timely matter, everything was there and in excellent shape... would recommend highly
- How accurate was the sizing? very
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. every thing came as promised
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
I received the weights and barbell set within 10 days of placing my order. Overall very happy with the purchase, the solid plates seem very durable and the barbells are good quality. This is a good starter set. I wish that Overstock sold a squat barbell and additional plates without barbells to compliment the collection. Overall good buy.
Quality product for the price but you only get 4 spinlocks for three barbells which is annoying because you have to take them off one barbell to put on another. It only seems reasonable that if you're selling three barbells you should provide enough spinlocks!
I bought this weight set a few weeks ago to start my exercises. I've lost about 5 pounds in 3 weeks and I'd credit most of it to this weight set. It is sturdy and gets the perfect job done every time. Also it's a very good price so I would highly recommend it to anyone. Thanks Overstock for this item!
Nice starter set and good value for the money. The end screw on to hold weights in place. They can become loose after use, but no different than similar (more expensive) sets out there. The box was in pretty bad shape when delivered, but all of the contents were fine.
The only reason why I didn't give this 5 stars is because I didn't receive everything that was said I would get. One of the collars for the barbell/dumbbells didn't come in. It wasn't a big deal for me though because I had extras. But, I still didn't receive everything that I agreed to pay for wich is frustrating.
This is the best deal on solid weights you can get. They interchange nicely with other standard weights too (I bought 2 additional 50 pound weights for the barbell). The screw locks work well, the surfaces are all smoothed properly, and they look good on the bench. I recommend these weights over the concrete filled plastic weights as they will look nice and last forever even though you might spend an extra buck or two. I rated these as excellent for standard weights. If you really want to invest, and are a lifter of weights over 50 on dumb bells and 100 on the barbell however, you should go the extra dime and get Olympic weights.
Received the weight set, and the weights were in a box with no protection or wrapping. They arrived scratched up. Some were missing. Had to notify Overstock. They sent the missing weights and nuts. The set now all works fine except one of the nuts had a sharp burr that needed filed down.