Welcome! In this article we provide a thorough review of the Unipack Adjustable Dumbbell Kits.
These Unipack dumbbells come in either a 105 lb (47.6 kg) or 200 lb (90.7 kg) kit. The only difference between each kit is the size and number of weight plates you get (more on that later). We’ll cut to the chase: these dumbbells are not the best or the worst adjustable dumbbells you’ll get. However, they’ll definitely get the job done of providing you with a good set of weights to give you a solid workout. They’re also some of the least expensive adjustable dumbbells on the market, and for that reason, they’re a great buy.
Please note: These dumbbells come as a pair, so you don’t have to increase the quantity to two when purchasing them.
Now, let’s get into the review!
Unipack Adjustable Dumbbell Kit Review
If weight training is a part of your home workouts (and it should be), and you’re looking for a set of good quality adjustable dumbbells that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, then read on. These Unipack dumbbells have some pros and cons, but all in all they’re worth the money you’ll pay. As we said, there’s no real difference between the 105 lb and 200 lb kits, so the info in the review will be relevant to both, except where explicitly stated.
Unipack Adjustable Dumbbells
|Design and quality|
|Value for money|
Design and quality
The weight plates in the Unipack Adjustable Dumbbell Kits are made from solid cast iron, with a black paint finish, while the bars and collars are chromed steel. The handles are completely knurled (knurling is the crossed lines cut into the metal that gives it grip). Both the plates and bars are good quality. They’ll withstand heavy use, and we expect them to last for as long as you have them.
There are a couple of issues worth noting though:
- You may get some flecks of paint from the plates come off over time and with regular use. The paint has no lead in it and is non-toxic, so this is just a minor annoyance rather than a danger.
- The collars occasionally loosen up a touch during use. They certainly don’t come undone, but when they loosen up the plates rattle a bit. Again, this is a little annoying, but it doesn’t affect their proper use, and the collars are quick and easy to re-tighten, so it’s definitely not a major issue.
Overall, apart from the minor issues noted above, these are good quality dumbbells. There’s nothing fancy about the design; they’re standard adjustable dumbbells that will do what they’re supposed to do.
Adjustable dumbbells like these ones, with threaded bars and collars, and multiple different sized weight plates have a number of advantages:
- They have a great range of weight options, meaning you can give a challenging workout to pretty much every muscle group. The 105 lb Unipacks have a range of 5 lb – 52.5 lb per dumbbell, while the 200 lb kit has a range of 5 lb to 100 lb per dumbbell.
- Because all of the weights fit onto two bars, they don’t take up much space and store easily.
- They’re usually built from good quality, sturdy materials (and these ones are).
- With simple locking mechanisms (collars threading onto the bars) there’s almost no chance of them breaking or malfunctioning.
That said, adjustable dumbbells like these ones have one major disadvantage that you need to be aware of: it takes a bit of time to adjust the weights. This is unavoidable with this type of adjustable dumbbell. Unscrewing the collars, replacing the plates, and then tightening the collars back up takes some time, and means that these dumbbells are probably not what you’re looking for if you’re wanting to do a program like P90x, or any other type of workout that requires you to switch rapidly between exercises with differing weights. If that’s the kind of thing you’re after, then consider getting a few different sizes of hex dumbbells, like these ones, or a set of rapidly adjustable dumbbell sets, like these ones or these ones . The Unipack Adjustable Dumbbell Kits are more suited for those who’ll be doing workouts with rests of 60 seconds or more between sets. This will be enough time to change the weights.
Value for money
Simply put, the Unipack Adjustable Dumbbell kits offer great value for money. They’re some of the least expensive sets on the market, and for what you get, they’re a great buy.
Overall, we don’t think you can go wrong with these adjustable dumbbells. They offer a tried and true adjustable dumbbell design, are made from good quality materials that will stand the test of time and heavy usage, and they’re not going to break the bank. For the money you pay, they’ll get the job done, no doubt about it.
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As always, all the best with your home workouts. Remember – When it comes to our health and fitness, we can make the effort or we can make excuses, but we can’t make both!
THFF (The Home Fit Freak)