CAP Barbell Rubber Coated Hex Dumbbell with Contoured Chrome Handle, Single
|Price:||$12.99 - $394.29|
- Made of solid cast iron with a protective black rubber coating
- Contoured chrome handles
- Hexagon shaped dumbbell heads are designed to prevent rolling and provide easier storage.
- Sold individually
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Dumbbells arrived individually double boxed. Interior boxing was from CAP, secondary boxing appeared to be typical Amazon.
Each dumbbell had "25" embedded in the rubber coating on each end. No other identifiable markings were on the product. No "CAP" designation other than the packaging which also states "Made in China".
The dumbbell is sturdy as it should be, the contoured grip fits nicely into my palm and the texture is sufficient enough to maintain a non-slick grip. My wife states that the texture is too rough, that is debatable. The dumbbell has a slight odor to it, a rubber/chemical smell which is not overpowering and I'm sure will wear off over time.
UPDATE #1: After 2 nights sitting in the garage, on foam/rubber exercise flooring, the dumbells left an oily residue where they made contact with the flooring (see picture)
The one criticism I do have is that the poundage markings are not colored in contrast on the black rubber. This, I foresee to be more of an annoyance when stored next to 20s or 30s. Nothing a home remedy can't fix though.
Overall, great value in my opinion for the price, now to find some 35s on sale.
UPDATE #2: I've since picked up a few other sets of the CAP brand dumbbells as I feel they are of good value. I did notice one additional criticism on the 25's though... the numbering alignment is off. Meaning, all of the numbers on my other sets are read from the outside of the dumbbell in... on the 25s its read from the inside out (or upside down if you will). I quickly picked up on this when racked with others.
Cap is a brand that also makes home weight sets and this is truly the high end of the set. It is comparable with most lower end rubber hex dumbbells but does not have the features of higher end dumbbells from York and Hampton that have either a graded handle or higher quality urethane coating. For the price this is a good dumbbell although not better than Body Solid SDRS550 5-50-Pound Rubber Hex Dumbbell Set which can be found at a cheaper price in many instances.
THESE DUMBBELLS ARE SOLD INDIVIDUALLY. Do not expect to get a pair.
The only issue I've noticed is that they've started to rust. After about 20 uses over 2 months, I noticed discoloration of the gripping area. (It's as if they are coated with something rust-proof but the gripping texture cuts through it.)
I would however recommend that if you are keeping them in your house to put them on top of a rag or something you don't mind getting dirty because they can and most likely will stain your carpet or scuff your floor with the black material they are made of. Just something to be mindful of if you workout in your living room.
If it wasn't for the ridiculous return postage I'd ship 'em back. And if they don't like this review, they can come and pick 'em up.