I'm no elite athlete or power lifter. I'm a guy who has had the same pair of 25/35/42.5lb hex dumbbells for about 20 years now, since I was 15, and I have always had a regular routine of using them. During quarantine from pandemic, I got even more regular with my workout, and actually started to care about the missing weights in my collection. A loadable solution was most practical for the tiny corner of my home I'm willing to commit to weights, so I started trying out different 2" loadable bars. The Dumbler is simply the best loadable solution I have tried.
- It has a sleeve length which is not absurdly long, nor too short to load plenty of weight.
- It has a machining quality which you won't mind touching or looking at.
- It has good knurling! I always thought knurling was a bit of an esoteric concern until I encountered quality knurling on Gungnir and Rogue products during my shopping around. Turns out the "knurling" on my 15 year old heavily worn dumbbells is awful and I didn't even know it!
- They're reasonably priced for a low volume, carefully made, versatile solution.
Weights and bars last lifetimes. My original 25/35/42.5 dumbbells haven't even had their first refurbishing, they'll outlast me, even if they're not half as good looking for as fun to use as the Dumblers.
Buy once, buy something well made and practical, which you can stand to use and be around, and enjoy it. This is the kind of product the Dumbler represents. It's cheap if you commit to ending your…