Dumbbell sets are vital to every home gym setup. A quality dumbbell set should come with dumbbells that have great grip and won’t wear down and rust over time.
Versatile and simple to use, dumbbell sets are awesome because they can be used at a moment’s notice with a minimum of prep—they can be used for both low impact or high impact workouts.
So whether you need just a couple of dumbbells or an entire rack for your home gym, you’ll find it here with one of these indispensable sets.
Best Adjustable Set: Core Fitness Adjustable Dumbbell Weight Set
The Core Fitness dumbbell set boasts some of the best reviews out there. They’re easy for adding and subtracting weight and they’ve got a sleek design. It’s no wonder why they’ve got cosigns from several major fitness magazines.
Best For Completing A Home Gym: XMark 550 lb Dumbbell Set and Heavy Duty Dumbbell Rack (10 Pair)
Go big or go home with this full dumbbell rack. This set from XMark is for serious lifters and home gym builders. If you’re looking for the ultimate setup, then this is the one.
Most Customizable: Yes4All Adjustable Dumbbells
A classic cast-iron dumbbell set that can be modified with other Yes4All products. We specifically like how you can add their chrome connector to make a traditional straight barbell.
Best Traditional Dumbbell Set: papababe Cast Iron Dumbbells, Hex Dumbbells
For your more traditional dumbbell options, we like this cast iron hex pair from papababe. They’ve got an anti-slip grip and are ideal for more dynamic lifting movements like shoulder press and dumbbell hang clean.
Best Chrome Set: Sunny Health Fitness Dumbbell Chrome Set
This chrome set is a little bit heavier—14 to 33lbs—while still costing less than most dumbbell sets. An obviously hard-to-beat bargain, the chrome just looks cooler than your average set.
Biggest Discount: Bowflex SelectTech 552
Fifteen different sets in this bad boy. The 2.5lb increments up to the first 25lbs offer a ton of workout possibilities. I say “the first 25lbs” because it goes up 52.5 lbs for a muscle-building workout. A more expensive set, it carries with it the Bowflex name and quality, and the Bowflex SelectTech comes with an app for your phone to help build and maintain a perfect workout.
Best for Lightweight Workouts: Balance From GoFit All-Purpose Dumbbells
This three-dumbbell set offers a total of fifty pounds, with five, eight and twelve-pound sizes. A great way to tone without breaking the bank, they also come with a handy rack for storage and the neoprene material makes for a secure grip helping you to get the most out of the cast iron underneath.
More Great Dumbbell Sets
TELK Adjustable Dumbbells
These Telk plates are made with cast iron and come with a baked enamel finish to limit rust. They’re a solid choice if you want to leave them in the garage or outside.
FLYBIRD Adjustable Dumbbells
Adjustable up to 25lbs, this adjustable set gives you the most out of any workout. Drop down to a 5lb set for a quick warmup. Or anything in between. The weights themselves are made with frosted powder coating to avoid abrasions and the aluminum alloy grip offers that classic workout feel combined with anti-slip aluminum alloy material.
CAP Barbell Hex Dumbbell Weight Set
Five separate dumbbells give you that old school dumbbell feel without the hassle of adjusting all the time. The hex design makes for easy storage without all that rolling around you get with other dumbbells. 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 weights offer plenty of different workouts for a variety of intensities. A great set whatever your need or experience level.
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