Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jadogg Awesome
Very good quality, awesome equipment , -durable at a reasonable price
November 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by wittgenwho Solid product - one or two drawbacks
I've tried a couple of these fitness towers and this is the best I found for the price. I use it for pull ups and dips. I do 50-75 pull ups per workout in a controlled, steady fashion. If you do kipping, the tower will not feel very stable. You would need to go up to a full rack to be more stable I would think.
I previously tried and returned a ProGear 275 from Walmart.com.
I also have a doorway bar ($30-$39 - Perfect Gym) that allows all three pull up positions, but I don't like working out in the doorway.
Easy to assemble - about 1 hour.
Very sturdy, does not wobble unless you are kipping.
Pull up handles are adequate, not cushioned but not too hard on the hands either.
1. No closed-grip pull up option -- only open and neutral grip. This is a problem with a lot of towers in the below $200 category.
2. The dip bars are a little farther apart than I would like.
Otherwise, solid product. I'm 5'9 and the height of the pull up bars is just right. For a 6' person and beyond, I expect you would start to touch the floor on the way down.
November 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigBill Love It!
I have been using this tower now for almost a month and I love it. It was extremely easy to put together and is very sturdy. I currently have it on a tile floor but I plan on putting it on a gym mat soon. It does not wobble and holds my weight with no problems. (I am approximately 165 lbs)
October 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bill85143 Awesome Rack
I read the only other review on this product and I was worried about purchasing it. However, I went to Dick's where they had it set up, tried it out and found it to be satisfactory for me. After getting it home, I set it up in about an hour with the help of my wife. The instructions were easy to read and all of the parts were present and easily identifiable. (you do need to have some metric wrenches) I am able to do all of the exercises without the rack moving around. When I do pull-ups, neither the back cushion nor the arm pads are in my way and when I do dips, my head doesn't come near the pull up bar. There are probably far better towers out there, but for the price, this was a fabulous deal. I would definitely recommend this product! Not that it matters but I am 5' 8" and 165 lbs.
October 12, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by gquagmire poor design
At first site this tower looks to be solid compared to the old brand. Once initiated, the back pad interfers w/the pull up bar. The pull up bar needs to come out a foot more. The retracctable arm pads on the old model should have been used. I had to drill 8 holes into the center brackets b/c all the holes were cut in the wrong spot as well as the top same barckets there were only 2 holes drilled for the pull up bar which required 4. Who ever designed this obviously cant do a pull up. Solid but inferior. Whoever buys this will return it.2 out of 5.
September 20, 2013