Universal Power-Pak 445 Adjustable Dumbbells Review
Looking for adjustable dumbbells but you don’t want to pay out brand prices? Well we quite possible could have the solution for you. The Power-Pak 445 are currently available for under $250 (as of 05/16/2015). Whats more is for that price you also get a full stand, which is something competing brands don’t offer. Here’s the Power-Pak official description:
Offering an ideal combination of performance and space-saving ingenuity, the Universal Power Pak dumbbell and stand set is a great choice for athletes and beginning weight trainers alike. The Power Pak dumbbells–which adjust from 4 to 45 pounds in 5-pound increments–work just like a weight stack at the gym. When you want to change weights, simply move the weight selector dial to the appropriate setting. As you lift the handle, the weights lift with you, turning your 10-pound dumbbell into a 20-pound, 30-pound, or 40-pound dumbbell. The dumbbell set lets you perform everything from light tricep extensions to bicep curls to incline bench press, all with a single dumbbell set. No more cluttering up your workout space with dozens of weights, or trudging across the room to grab new dumbbells each time you switch exercises.
The set also includes a Universal stand that lets you store your dumbbells in a single location. The stand includes two cradles that are custom sized for the Power Pak dumbbells, holding them at an ideal height for quick access. Plus, the stand makes it easy to reach the weight selector dial, so you can adjust the Power Pak dumbbells in just a few quick seconds. The dumbbells and stand carry a one-year warranty.
So lets begin with what the Power-Paks can do, with a range of 4-45 they offer 9 different weight settings. So you’re replacing 18 dumbbells with these. They’re 14 inches long so not the shortest dumbbell, but that’s something you’ll get use too. They use a dial selector much like Bowflex but they don’t come with that hefty bowflex price. But again you can definitely why by there appearance. I’m definitely not a fan of the gray. However what’s great is that the stand is thrown in with the price. Competitors don’t offer that, while you can easily place your dumbbells on a table or any other surface, just having that official stand is a nice touch. The Power-Paks have a great thermoplastic rubber handle which is very comfortable. Now the weights have been known to rattle a little, so expect that when you lift. But overall considering the price, you can’t be too picky on these ones.
Universal Power-Pak 445 Adjustable Dumbbells with Stand (Combo)
Each dumbbell adjusts from 4 to 45 pounds, in 5 pound increments, allowing you to rapidly switch from one exercise to the next
Great space and money saver; the Universal Power Pak replaces 9 sets or 18 individual dumbbells
Includes an ergonomically designed dumbbell stand to neatly store your dumbbells