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. Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Adjustable Dumbbell

Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Adjustable Dumbbell (Single)

Bowflex is an American company that has been around since 1986 when they brought out a Home Gym Machine. Since then the company has expanded and taken over rival companies such as Nautilus and Stairmaster and is now known as Nautilus inc. Nautilus is famous for making top notch fitness equipment, and the majority of commercial gyms use Nautilus equipment. Bowflex concentrates on the home gym part of the company.  Other than home gyms, Bowflex sells cardio equipment, and activity trackers. However they are probably most famous for their range of adjustable dumbbells, with many people holding them up as the gold standard.  There are two versions of the Bowflex Adjustable dumbbells, there are the 552I Select Dumbbells, which weigh between 2 and 24kg (5-52.5lbs) and there are the 1090 Adjustable Dumbbells which weigh between 4 and 41kg (10-90lbs). This review will be looking at the latter.  Read Full Review >

Ironmaster 45 lb Quick-Lock Adjustable Dumbbell System

Ironmaster are a US fitness equipment company that has been around since 1978. They sell a wide variety of products but their most popular items are the adjustable dumbbells. What sets Ironmaster apart from the slightly more well-known companies (Bowflex and PowerBlock) is that their dumbbells still look like dumbbells, something that the other two companies cannot claim.  The product contains two dumbbells and a large collection of weighted plates that you can add to create your desired weight. Up to a maximum of 45lbs, unless you want to expand the set further by buying additional plates.  The dumbbells are very well made, and can be adjusted with relative ease. Perhaps not as easily as the BowFlex set, but definitely easier than the PowerBlock can be. One thing that Ironmaster get's a lot of praise for is the sturdiness of their design, once the weight is locked in it stays locked.  Read Full Review >
PowerBlock Personal Trainer Adjustable 2.5 to 50lbs Dumbbell Set

PowerBlock Personal Trainer Adjustable 2.5 to 50lbs Dumbbell Set

The PowerBlock adjustable dumbbell set is quite unique in that it doesn't look anything like a set of dumbbells, it in fact looks like two blocks. They are perfect for anyone who is looking for a home gym and doesn't want to spend an absolute fortune on a complete dumbbell set, their main benefit though is in the amount of space that they save. PowerBlock have been around as an alternative to dumbbells since 1993 and whilst they do have some healthy competition, they would still be considered by many the go-to product for adjustable dumbbells. The company that sells PowerBlock was started in 1991 and sells a huge range of variations, including a classic and a sport. They also sell a version of a kettlebell and their own unique take on barbells. This set of PowerBlock dumbbells is actually a hybrid of two sets both from the same company. The weight stack comes from the Personal Set and the handles come from the Elite set.  Read Full Review >
Weider Core Spacesaver adjustable dumbbells with stand

Weider Core SpaceSaver Adjustable Dumbbells with Stand

Weider is an American company that has been around for 50 years, most of their products are either dumbbells or related fitness equipment like benches, or home gyms. The product we will be looking at today is the Weider Core Space Saver Weight Set. This is a set of two adjustable dumbbells and a stand that you place them on.  The dumbbells have a starting weight of 10lbs and then increase in weight (increments of 5lbs) all the way to 50lbs. These increments are rather larger than other adjustable dumbbells (Bowflex, PowerBlock and Ironmaster all have 2.5lb increments) but will still give you a decent selection of weights.  The stand is fairly sturdy, weighing 142lbs and is pretty easy assemble. The weights use knobs to adjust the weight which is quite a simple and elegant solution compared to similar products. The dumbbells also use ergonomic hand grips which are curved to fit the hand better and are also padded to improve the comfort of holding them.  Read Full Review >