If you’re anything like me then you’ve probably used neoprene dumbbells without knowing! They are a great way to workout from the comfort of your own room. If you’re looking to get into fitness with simple home exercises or don’t want to commit to a gym, then these are where you’ll want to start!
How do you know where to start and which ones should you buy?
Today we’re going to discuss the pros and cons of some of the best neoprene dumbbells on the market! All the products come coated with neoprene and with a stand accompanying them. Take a look if you’re thinking about buying some to kickstart your home workouts.
Things to Consider Before Buying
There are a couple of things to consider before buying any of these products.
First is the size of the weights. Most gyms I’ve worked out in use KG as their measurement of weight. Yet, all these dumbbell sets use IB. So the 3Ib, 5Ib and 8Ib combination actually works out as roughly 1.4kg, 2.3kg and 3.6kg respectively.
The other issue that was noticeable was the stands. All the products came with stands and all the stands are usually deemed subpar. It is clear that the stands that included are of cheap plastic. They’ll hold the weights but without conviction. Furthermore, a lot of were difficult to put together with confusing instructions. This appears to be standard so if you are looking to buy these for the stand then you may wish to rethink.
There are ways around this. The weights can be stacked crosshatch on top of each other, with the biggest weights at the bottom. However, this may be a slight annoyance as to use the heaviest ones, the smallest weights must be moved. Furthermore, they may not be able to be hidden away with the same ease that they can on the stand.
The final thing to consider is the price and size. All the companies offer lots of bundle sizes. Whilst paying attention to the difference between IB and KG consider what total size you want. This can be daunting if you are new to fitness so consider what exercises you will be doing with the weights. Usually, more vigorous exercises (like those on workout videos) tend to need smaller weights as you are doing the exercises for longer. The 20lb set is usually a good place to start.
Best Neoprene Dumbbell Sets With Rack
Amazon Basics Neoprene Dumbbell Pairs and Sets with Stands
A very basic set of dumbbells that are brightly colored for easy identification of weights.
The dumbbells have a smart hexagonal design that prevents rolling when you aren’t using them. They also have slightly contoured handles which might make them difficult to use for those with smaller hands.
There are some problems with this set. Some customers report that the neoprene coating can cause damage to wooden furniture. Some have also complained that the weights are uneven or unequal by a few ounces. Both of these issues are quite rare but they are things to consider when looking at this product.
Tone Fitness 20-Pound Hourglass Dumbbell Set | Weight Set
Small hourglass shaped weights that are easy to identify with clear labelling of weight at each end. Again, these come with a problematic stand. The product does seem to be good quality and it comes with a 30-day limited warranty.
j/fit Dumbbell Set
This smart looking set features the hexagonal design. It advertises that the neoprene is double dipped to ensure that it maintains its protective colorful coat. It also comes with a massive 10-year warranty and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
Although the stand does have issues, the general consensus appears to be that the weights themselves are excellent. In particular, the double dipped neoprene allows a maintained grip, even when working out, and protects from chips and tears.
CAP Barbell Neoprene Dumbbell Set with Rack
This group is slightly different. In this set, the hexagonal weights are all black. This is more in line with the traditional gym color scheme. Again there are issues with the stand.
However, the main draw of these weights is the style.
A black set of weights looks smart and handsome and ties in nicely if you have got a home gym in that color scheme. Most other weights of this size are in the light pastels so these are great for a more serious look. This does come at a cost, and these are the slightly more expensive options.
BalanceFrom GoFit All-Purpose Dumbbells
These dumbbells return to the colorful hexagonal style. They are covered by a two-year warranty. Furthermore, this product has a contoured handle, which allows for better grip and control over the weight.
This set comes with a tool included to help put up the stand. It can get annoying when you are trying to build a new piece of furniture and you are not sure where your tools are, so this is useful. Unfortunately, BalanceFrom doesn’t seem to have a website, but they are reasonably well regarded on Amazon. Again, there are issues with the stand.
In conclusion, these are all good little products and it is down to a case of personal preference.
The hexagonal design is more useful, as it stops the product from rolling away when not in use. That is particularly important if you decide not to use the stand.
All of the products seem to suffer from cheap plastic stands which is unfortunate. However, with the price range, this isn’t entirely unexpected and it’s at least positive that the emphasis is on the quality of the weights.
Personally, if I was purchasing for a home gym, I would favor the black and white style which would draw me more towards the CAP set. This would be so that it matched other equipment. However, for standalone, I would favor pastel colors. Within those options, I would look towards the JFit set due to its double dipped neoprene and lengthy warranty.
Do you use any of these and if so, what do you think? Let us know!