at first i thought this was a model that just fit snug against the doorframe - but there is actually some hardware that mounts permanently to the doorframe to help hold the bar in place when its not in use.. not a big deal, but it wasn't what I was expecting. you also need a good 2 to 2.5 inches of flat area on the door frame to mount it securely with a few screws. Also no instructions came with it. Besides that, it works pretty well, I weigh around 200 lbs and it I've used it several times now without a problem. Its really convenient when you want some quick exercise but can't get to the gym
We needed a bar that would fit in our door jamb and allow my 12-yr old twin boys to do pull-ups like my brother and I did long ago! It was exactly as I'd expected -- sturdy, easy to put up, has lasted for almost a year now with no problems. The only thing you have to keep in mind is to tighten it periodically as the twisting from use sometimes loosens it a little. It's never slipped, but I do check it once in awhile and tighten the fit.
- How accurate was the sizing? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good, sturdy
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
The pull-up bar does what it says it does. The only thing that it lacks is adjustable grips. When you need to do wide pull-ups, for example, you can't use the soft grips. Other than that, this thing works great. It's easy to install and easy to remove.
Didn't come with any instruction manual. It took me a little while to figure out that you have to tighten by spinning the middle part and not individually on each side. You also need a strong doorway to use this product. After five minutes of use, I noticed that my doorway was actually splitting so I had to stop using it. I ended up giving it to somebody else as a gift but if you have doorway that can handle it, you should be fine.
I bought this chin up bar for physical therapy for lower back pain. It is of good quality and I'm glad I purchased this. I hang from the bar to stretch the vertebra in my lower back and have had great success in relieving the pain associated with sciatica. There are doctors doing the same thing for thousands of dollars. Gravity and a chin up bar are much cheaper.
- How accurate was the sizing? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality with hand grips.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
The bar seems to bend in the middle when we do our pull-ups. I am 115 pounds and my spouse is 128 pounds, so it's not as if we are powerhouses :) We will continue to use the bar and hopefully it will hold up. It is convenient, not too much of an eye sore, and by far the most logical and affordable option for those of us who need easy access to a pull up bar. Buying from Overstock was simple and easy as always!!!
I bought this for my son to do chin ups, etc. It fits nicely into doorway, out of the way, but easily accessable. It holds alot of weight. We were fooling around one night and had two heavy guys pulling on it. Would defintely reccomend it.
Even though holders are screwed in to doorframe the chinup bar itself unscrews a little each time bar is used, depending on how hands are placed. If a child uses this, an adult should make sure bar stays tightly screwed in while in use.
I don't know that all the other reviews are for the same product...they sound so drastically different. I should have known when this item showed up on my doorstep in a tattered box that it was going to be disappointing. When we installed the bar it scuffed up the door frame and did not hold my 140 lbs self so nevermind a grown man. I was very disappointed not only in the packaging that it came in but the quality of the product. PS if you are ordering this as a Christmas gift like I was make sure you don't live with the person it is intended for, the box not only has a picture of it but also has holes in it so there is no doubt what has just been delivered.
I had no problem figuring out how to put this in my doorway (even without instructions). It doesn't seem like it will be that good for the door frame long term. I heard some stretching and groaning from the wood when I first installed it, but the product definitely works for me. I weigh 185 lbs and it holds me up no problem.