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
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
I am not able to use this because it has to screw into the door frame and I rent this house. Don't want to make that damage. So,... I'm not sure if it is good or not. It looked good but could not tell that making holes in the door frame would be needed when I bought it. I wouldn't have bought it if I knew that.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Overall, this chin up bar works well. It is a tension bar, but comes with the hardware to permanently attach it onto the doorframe. Problem is - you twist it to tighten it into the doorframe. From that point, if it continues to get twisted - it tightens even further...eventually cracking said doorframe. If you don't have, say, friends of your children who are going to hang on it when asked not to, "slipping" off and tightening it until the doorframe is destroyed - it would work well for you. Even if the hardward is used, the problem still exists. Otherwise, it is good solid construction.
This chin-up bar has met my needs. I'm a 130 lb woman that lives in a small dorm room. This bar easily supports my weight, and I have it held up only with tension (I can't drill holes in my dorm room). In addition, my boyfriend (160 lbs) has used it safely, too. It seems to bend a bit under even my weight, but it has never slipped.