That's the question that's been buzzing in everyone's minds, so let's dive right into it. Does it break? If it does, when does it break? To uncover the answers, we've embarked on a multitude of tests – loads of them. All in the name of science!

Our products have faced their fair share of skepticism from time to time. You know the comments: "That won't last more than a couple of heavy deadlifts" or "I wouldn't trust it for a second." We understand; the SlideLock is compact, and at first glance, it might not seem like it can handle much. But remember the old adage: "Never judge a book by its cover." As it turns out, the SlideLock can withstand up to a whopping 15,000 kg in vertical pressure tests on a hydraulic press. To put that into perspective, that's roughly the weight of two adult elephants, a semi-truck, or a whole lot more than your average car! Check out the video here

But what about realistic drops?

The SlideLock and bar have been put through rigorous drop tests. We're talking about extensive testing in a drop-testing rig that replicates the impact of 20,000 real-life drops, with heights of 1.6 meters while loaded with 320 kg of plates and heights of 2.2 meters with 90 kg. These were some of the very first tests we ever did.

But the most compelling evidence comes from our presence on the market since 2020, gracing the floors of all types of commercial gyms. We've even heard of companies trying to break it over an extended period of time just to make sure it stands the test of time. And as you can imagine, it absolutely does.

The SlideLock's unbreakable promise

The beauty of it all is that if, by some miracle, you manage to break the SlideLock, you'd be making history as the world's first. But if that happens, we'll simply send you a brand-new SlideLock to replace it on the same bar. In other words, you never have to worry about collars again!

So there you have it - the SlideLock, a true heavyweight in durability, ready to take on anything you throw at it. Don't let its size fool you; it's small but mighty, like a hidden gem in the world of gym equipment.

Still not convinced? Check out the other pressure tests we've been doing.

October 10, 2023 — Andreas Gundersen