With 2021 right around the corner it is that time of the year again to check “exercising” off the new years resolution list. Unfortunately, gyms all over the world are closed or have limited capacity which can be troublesome. Have no worry though, we have compiled a list of the best weight sets you could get yourself to still fulfill that resolution!


Best Overall Adjustable Set

Yes4All Adjustable Dumbbells 40, 50, 52.5, 60, 105 to 200 lbs with Connector Options

Price: starting at $65

Rating: 9/10 based on 6,000+ reviews

Pros

  • Upgradable by purchasing more plates.
  • Very affordable way to achieve different weight levels.
  • Optional dumbbell connector to transform the set into a barbell.

Cons

  • Takes longer to change weight then other adjustable sets.
  • The full advertised weight is only achievable by loading all the plates onto a single bar.

Best Overall Static Set

CAP Barbell Set of 2 Hex Rubber Dumbbell with Metal Handles, Pair of 2 Heavy Dumbbells Choose Weight (5lb, 8lb, 10lb, 15lb, 20lb, 25lb, 30lb, 35lb, 40lb, 50lb,… 120lb)

Price: $29.99+

Rating: 9.2/10 based on 1,500+ reviews

Pros

  • Wide range of weights for whatever your lifting needs are.
  • Sturdy.
  • Attractive design that look like they belong in a gym.

Cons

  • Weight limited to what singles you have.
  • Weights can get pricy towards the heavier end.

Best Budget Set

AmazonBasics Neoprene Dumbbell Hand Weights/ 20-pound, Set of 6 with Stand

Price: $30

Rating: 9.6/10 based on 30,000 reviews

Pros

  • Affordable.
  • Singles offered for as low as $9.
  • Singles go up to 20 lbs allowing room for growth.
  • Set comes with stand.
  • Good entry level set.

Cons

  • Weight limited to what singles you have.
  • Weight set isn’t suitable for experienced lifters.

Best Set Money Can Buy

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Version 2 | Two Adjustable Medium Dumbbells | Black, Red & Grey

Price: $629.95

Rating: 9.4/10 based on 9,500+ reviews

Pros

  • Wide variety of weight available on a single dumbbell decreasing clutter in your workout space.
  • Allows for quick switching between weight.
  • Comes with a warranty from most sellers.

Cons

  • Pricy.
  • Weight dial system can pose a learning curve for some people.
  • Bulky during certain exercised based on a person’s size.

Now that you have an idea of what weights you should by you may be interested in seeing what other exercise equipment you should acquire. Head on over to the health page to check out more “objective” reviews on the subject.

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