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CAP Barbell RSWB-40TP 40 lb. Dumbbell Set
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- 40 pound set includes two handles, four 2.5-pound plates, four 5-pound plates, 4 collars, and a plastic storage case
- Set features ergonomic grips, comfort handles, and rubber trim collars
- Durable cast iron plates have a semi-gloss finish
- Collars are threaded for a secure fit to handles
- Rust and maintenance-free
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CAP Barbell 40-pound Adjustable Weight Set with Case
Carrying Case Included
Keep the CAP 40-pound weight set neatly organized and easily accessible with the provided carrying case. Made of heavy-duty plastic, the sturdy case features placeholders for storing all the pieces, along with a secure-closing lid and a carrying handle for convenient portability so you can take your workout wherever you want to go.
Semi-Gloss Finish Plates
In addition to being conveniently interchangeable, the cast iron plates are durable and come with a semi-gloss finish for rust and maintenance-free use and long-lasting good looks.
Professional Knurled Grips
Each steel barbell is knurled to help ensure a steady, secure hold. Suitable for use with bare hands or weight-training gloves; either way, the knurling pattern promotes safety, stability, and a more comfortable fitness experience.
Bring the gym home
Enjoy convenient, anytime workouts with the CAP Barbell 40-pound adjustable set
Perfect for beginners and advanced fitness enthusiasts alike, the versatile weight set provides the tools needed to create your own customized routine with your preferred amount of weight. Work everything from your chest and shoulders to your biceps and triceps.
Start with a low amount of weight, and add more as you build muscle. Or change it up depending on the routine and number of reps. Adjusting the amount of weight is easy. Simply add or remove plates to/from the barbells and secure with the threaded collars. Whether you’re adjusting the amount of weight or using one or both barbells at a time, get the workout you want with the CAP Barbell adjustable weight set.
- Two 4-pound threaded barbells
- Four 2.5-pound plates
- Four 5-pound plates
- Four 1/2-pound threaded star collars
- Sturdy Plastic Carrying Case
Versatile dumbbell set for beginners or experienced weightlifters Easily and quickly expand your home gym Several weight combinations - heavy enough for light chest presses, light enough for bicep curls and tricep extensions Machined-grip, threaded steel bars with spin-lock collars for safety and security Convenient and durable carrying case for simple storage and transport Set includes four 2.5-pound plates, four 5-pound plates, two threaded bars, four spin-lock collars, and carrying case Manufacturer's warranty included - see Product Guarantee for complete details CAP Barbell is a leading distributor and provider of fitness equipment. Launched in 1982 with a small inventory of free weights and benches, CAP Barbell has grown over the past 20+ years to include more than 600 products in 10 categories. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CAP Barbell is dedicated to providing quality fitness equipment at competitive prices, by constructively designing, accurately testing, and manufacturing its products to perfection. Fully adjustable dumbbell - up to 40 lbs.. Create several weight combinations. Threaded steel bar with spin-lock collars. Includes sturdy carrying case . Manufacturer's warranty included .
Top customer reviews
1. Smell: These weights do not smells like daisies; no dumbbells do. However, the smell is NOT as bad as people are saying. I would highly recommend leaving these weights outside (and/or washing them) to let them air out and control the smell, but it is not immediately overpowering. When the package arrived I slowly opened the box waiting for a toxic stench to explode out, but it never came. It was not until I lifted a plate out of the box that I noticed the smell people mentioned (the chemical applied to prevent rust), and it was not very strong. I left mine in the garage to air out and noticed a slight change in the smell of the garage, but nothing extreme. I would certainly keep them out of the house to be safe, but for $40 a quick wash or airing out was worth it to me.
2: Quality: If you are looking for professional dumbbells that are made of top quality materials then look elsewhere. But if you are looking for a solid set of starter weights, this is your product. I will say that the first time I removed a collar a small piece of metal broke off, but it did not affect the functionality of the piece. Also, I noticed someone mentioned that the collar lets the weights slide...this was incorrect in my experience. The collars seem to hold the weights snugly in place, so there should be no problems there. The quality is by no means great (unbeatable for the price though), but it is good enough that I trust it will last and serve its purpose.
3. Case: I saw a few people talking about how the case broke easily. The case seems fairly sturdy if it is treated well. A case breaking or not will depend on your delivery man. The weights are packaged very well inside a few boxes (Amazon ships it out in an excessively large box), and in my experience there were no cracks. The sliders to keep the box closed seem pretty lame, but I'm one of those people who isn't going to sweat it if the case breaks.
I hope I covered the main concerns that most people were having. My honest review of this product is that this is unbeatable for the price. $40 with free shipping (mine came in 2 days) is great, and these are exactly what I was looking for. And NO I was not paid for this review and think Amazon should be ashamed of including paid reviews.
TLDR: Does NOT smell that bad (easily fixed), decent quality, best bang for the buck for somebody looking for starter dumbbells.
UPDATE 1/25/14: I now have two sets of these (it was cheaper than buying weight individually), and they are holding up great after over a year and a half of use. I've noticed the collar shifts slightly when you get over 30lbs, but never enough that it's a problem. Be confident in purchasing these as starter weights.
UPDATE 7/31/16: My original bars are still going strong. The collar shifting still happens on occasion, but not to the point where it interferes with my workout. I've purchased additional plates for it and added them just fine - any 1" plate should fit just as well as the originals. So these have held up strong for 4 years...zero complaints here. One thing I forgot in the original review - you may want some lifting gloves. The metals isn't forgiving on your hands, so if you don't want big calluses, invest in a cheap pair of gloves.
Caveat: a 40 pound set is not much weight - I figured it would be plenty for me as I'm just getting into this, but actually my wife's outgrown them as well.
Thing is, the bar weighs 5 pounds, you get 15 pounds of assorted weight for each of the two bars, total 40 pounds, this allows you to set up from 5 to 20 pound dual dumbbells or a single up to 35 pounds - not quite enough to get there from here.
Plan on adding a few more 5 pounder or 10 pounders to it, is all - they are available separately so no big deal. I've set these bars up with 65 pounds of weights with no problem using 10 pounders.
The bars are good quality and have rubber washers to lock the weights in place.
For some exercises the 14 inch bars get in the way compared to simple hex dumbbells, and it does take a while to change weights between moves, but it's tolerable, especially compared to blowing $500 on adjustable weights with plastic adjustment tabs, no less.
For the price, keep a couple sets around - you get more versatility in weight, and you get the ability to set up 2 sets for yourself at a time - allowing quicker workouts at the weight of your choosing without investing in a zillion separate dumbbells.
Would definitely do again.
As supplied by CAP you've got some odd size dumbbells but here's an inexpensive workaround. Buy four 1.25 lb CAP plates at Amazon ($2.07 each) and you can add a single plate to a bar to bring the total weight of a bar plus collars to 4.75 lbs. Very close to a standard 5 lbs. If you train at a gym and at home this makes it possible to sync your training between the two locations. And there's a BONUS! The four 1.25 plates let you add smaller jumps between total weights. This lets me assemble a single dumbbell from 7.5 lbs to 34 lbs in 2.5 lb jumps. This is especially useful when training with lower weights (e.g. when doing wrist curls going from 10 lb to 15 lb may be too hard but going to 12.5 lb may be just the right amount). All four 1.25 lb weights will fit in the case too, just slide them among the other weights.
Finally, the quality is good. The plates are flat and paint is ok. The bars are machined and plated ok and don't abrade my hands. Collars spin on the bars smoothly enough. The case is double-wall plastic and sturdy. I'm glad to have it as it keeps all the parts organized and hidden when not in use. Overall, I'd buy the 40 lb set AND the four extra 1.25 lb plates again. An aside: CAP also makes some high quality medicine balls and Amazon sells them in a variety of weights.