Many assume that all kettlebells are created equal, but that’s not entirely true. In fact, a kettlebell can be as unique as the way you train, and finding the perfect fit can ensure you get the most out of your kettlebell workouts. At the surface, kettlebells all look similar in design, but as you read on you’ll learn there are multiple factors that make each kettlebell unique.

Over the last few months, we’ve spent hundreds of hours testing multiple kettlebells in a variety of scenarios. Like with everything in strength sports, we wanted to find the best kettlebell for every type of kettlebell workout and athlete. To remain consistent, we performed similar tests in every individual kettlebell review and used 24kg (53 lb) kettlebells.

In our kettlebell tests, we looked at multiple factors including,

  1. The in’s and out’s of a kettlebell’s construction. 
  2. The kettlebell’s handle and how it takes chalk.
  3. Assessed durability and price.

So what is the best kettlebell on the market right now? We reviewed across multiple categories of kettlebells to help answer that question.

Best Kettlebells 2019

Best Overall
Kettlebell Kings Powder Coated Kettlebell
Kettlebell Kings Powder Coated Kettlebell
Kettlebell Kings Powder Coated Kettlebell

A powder coated kettlebell that is designed for versatile work outs and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Best for Home Use
Rogue Fitness Rubber Coated Kettlebell
Rogue Fitness Rubber Coated Kettlebell
Rogue Fitness Rubber Coated Kettlebell

A single-cast iron kettlebell with a rubber coated, which makes this a good option for reducing forearm impact and indoor use.

Best for Competition
Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell
Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell
Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell

The Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell is a durable steel kettlebell that provides competition dimensions and a flat bottom finish.

Best for Beginners
Onnit Kettlebell
Onnit Kettlebell
Onnit Kettlebell

A quality cast iron kettlebell that provides a unique grip and finish to resist chipping and premature breakdown.

Best Brand
Rogue Fitness Kettlebell
Rogue Fitness Kettlebell
Rogue Fitness Kettlebell

A single-cast iron kettlebell that has markings to indicate its weight, a powdercoat, and flatbottom finish.

Best for CrossFit
Kettlebell Kings Powder Coated Kettlebell
Kettlebell Kings Powder Coated Kettlebell
Kettlebell Kings Powder Coated Kettlebell

A powder coated kettlebell that is designed for versatile work outs and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Best Value
AmazonBasics Enamel Kettlebell
AmazonBasics Enamel Kettlebell
AmazonBasics Enamel Kettlebell

This cost efficient kettlebell comes with an enamel finish that's slightly softer on the hands with wear and tear.

Best for Small Hands
Kettlebell Kings Steel Standard
Kettlebell Kings Steel Standard
Kettlebell Kings Steel Standard

A steel kettlebell with a slightly smaller handle that is designed for versatile work outs and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Best for Cardio
Rogue Fitness Competition Kettlebell
Rogue Fitness Competition Kettlebell
Rogue Fitness Competition Kettlebell

A single-cast iron kettlebell that provides competition dimensions and a durable coating to ensure a long-lasting bell.

How We Tested The Kettlebells

In terms of durability, we looked at multiple characteristics. For example, there are multiple ways to cast kettlebells, and often a bell’s casting process will correlate to its long-term durability. Additionally, we looked at a kettlebell’s coating, as this, like the casting process can be a signal for long-term durability with both grip and chipping on floors. By accounting for factors like this helped us assess the potential life of a kettlebell, so you can be ensured your money will go the distance.

On top of durability tests, we looked at the performance of every kettlebell. These are versatile pieces of workout equipment, so they need to perform well in multiple settings with both chalk and non-chalk users. Every handle’s coating and diameter can have an impact on grip, so we spent extra time assessing their ability to support long duration use.

Lastly, we assessed a kettlebell’s price. Let’s not beat around the bush here, investing in your own home gym equipment is a pretty big deal and you obviously want the most for your money. By taking the above two characteristics into account and comparing them with price, we tried to identify the benefits of each kettlebell for the money you’d be putting into them.

Best Reviewed Kettlebell

1. Kettlebell Kings Powder Coat Kettlebell

Kettlebell Kings Powder Coated Kettlebell
Kettlebell Kings Powder Coated Kettlebell
Kettlebell Kings Powder Coated Kettlebell

A powder coated kettlebell that is designed for versatile work outs and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Kettlebell Kings Powder Coat Kettlebell Highlights

  1. Lifetime Warranty and Single-Cast Iron Construction
  2. Power Coating Great for Chalk and Non-Chalk
  3. Flat Bottom Finish
  4. Read the full Kettlebell Kings Powder Coat Kettlebell Review!

This kettlebell tops our list because it performed exceptionally well in all of our tests. We like the powder coating of the bell, which takes chalk very well and supports grip without it. Additionally, we’re fans of this kettlebell’s single-cast casting process, which gives the kettlebell an extremely durable feeling. Lastly, and possibly the biggest perk, is the lifetime warranty that comes along with the kettlebell.

2. Rogue Fitness Kettlebell

Rogue Fitness Kettlebell
Rogue Fitness Kettlebell
Rogue Fitness Kettlebell
A single-cast iron kettlebell that has markings to indicate its weight, a powdercoat, and flatbottom finish.

Rogue Fitness Kettlebell Highlights

The Rogue Fitness Kettlebell earns our second pick for best reviewed kettlebell. Similar to the Kettlebell Kings Kettlebell, Rogue Fitness’ Kettlebell offers a lot of the same construction characteristics. We like the solid single-cast iron Rogue uses, which provides a lot of durability. Additionally, the flat bottom finish and powder coated handle are nice nods for multiple types of athletes who may reach for this kettlebell.

Best Kettlebell for Home Fitness & Home Use

1. Rogue Fitness Rubber Coated Kettlebell

Rogue Fitness Rubber Coated Kettlebell
Rogue Fitness Rubber Coated Kettlebell
Rogue Fitness Rubber Coated Kettlebell
A single-cast iron kettlebell with a rubber coated, which makes this a good option for reducing forearm impact and indoor use.

Rogue Fitness Rubber Coated Kettlebell Highlights

Home kettlebell workouts can take shape in multiple forms and happen in multiple areas of the home. For this reason, we think kettlebell that offer rubber coating will serve this demographic best. This way, if you want to workout in your home, then you don’t have to worry about the bell messing up the floor. The Rogue Fitness Rubber Coated Kettlebell is single-cast, has a solid powder coated handle, along with a flat bottom finish covered in a soft rubber material.

2. Yes4All Vinyl Coated Kettlebell

Yes4All Vinyl Coated Kettlebell
Yes4All Vinyl Coated Kettlebell
Yes4All Vinyl Coated Kettlebell
A cast iron kettlebell that's designed with a thick vinyl coating to protect from drop and support indoor use.

Yes4All Vinyl Coated Kettlebell Highlights

The Yes4All Vinyl Coated Kettlebell earns our second pick for the best home fitness kettlebell. This kettlebell has a rubber coating similar to the Rogue Fitness Rubber Coated Kettlebell. The main difference is that this rubber coating is a bit thicker and doesn’t form fit around the handle and ball. In terms of drop tests and nicking floors, we think this kettlebell is a solid option for those working out in their homes.

Best Competition Kettlebell

1. Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell

Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell
Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell
Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell
The Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell is a durable steel kettlebell that provides competition dimensions and a flat bottom finish.

Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell Highlights

A great competition kettlebell will not only match the dimensions needed to legally compete, but it will be constructed with the thought of long-term use in mind. The Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell meets all of the competition measurement requirements, and is constructed with a single-cast steel material. The handle of this kettlebell is a finished steel, which makes it an easy option to use for long periods of time.

2. Kettlebell Kings Steel Standard Kettlebell

Kettlebell Kings Steel Standard
Kettlebell Kings Steel Standard
Kettlebell Kings Steel Standard

A steel kettlebell with a slightly smaller handle that is designed for versatile work outs and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Kettlebell Kings Steel Standard Kettlebell Highlights

The Kettlebell Kings Steel Standard Kettlebell is our second pick for best competition kettlebell. One thing to note, this kettlebell has competition dimensions, but isn’t legal to use in formal kettlebell competition. That isn’t to say it’s not a great competition focused kettlebell. This bell is designed with with a lot of the same features as top competition kettlebells, but isn’t covered in the standard competition kg weight coloring. Also, it comes with Kettlebell Kings lifetime warranty.

Best Kettlebell for Beginners

1. Onnit Kettlebell

Onnit Kettlebell
Onnit Kettlebell
Onnit Kettlebell
A quality cast iron kettlebell that provides a unique grip and finish to resist chipping and premature breakdown.

Onnit Kettlebell Highlights

  • Non-Chip Surface 
  • Great Grip for Non-Chalk and Chalk Use
  • Flat Bottom Finish
  • Learn More With Our Onnit Kettlebell Review

Onnit has grown in popularity through their supplements and workout equipment. Their kettlebell comes equipped with a durable chip resistant coating, which gives this bell a slightly rigid feeling. We like that the chip resistant coating doesn’t tear up the forearm and also takes chalk well, and enhances grip well without it. The second aspect we like about this kettlebell is the flat bottom finish and high-def labeling, which makes it versatile for any beginner athlete’s workout ask.

2. AmazonBasics Enamel Kettlebell

AmazonBasics Enamel Kettlebell
AmazonBasics Enamel Kettlebell
AmazonBasics Enamel Kettlebell

This cost efficient kettlebell comes with an enamel finish that's slightly softer on the hands with wear and tear.

AmazonBasics Enamel Kettlebell Highlights

The AmazonBasics Enamel Kettlebell is our second kettlebell pick for the beginning athlete. This kettlebell is about as basic as it gets, which is ironic when you consider its name. It comes with a slightly wider handle, so a beginner can easily get a decent grip from every angle. In addition, the surface is covered with an enamel, so the bell is smooth, but provides some grip. If you’re new to gripping kettlebells or metal, this kettlebell is a good choice for avoiding excessive hand wear and tear.

Best Kettlebell Brand

1. Rogue Fitness Kettlebell

Rogue Fitness Kettlebell
Rogue Fitness Kettlebell
Rogue Fitness Kettlebell
A single-cast iron kettlebell that has markings to indicate its weight, a powdercoat, and flatbottom finish.

Rogue Fitness Kettlebell Highlights

In reality, all of the brands below are solid choices, but the Rogue Fitness Kettlebell earned our top spot for a few reasons. We like this kettlebell because it’s a dynamic option for multiple types of athletes. The powder coated finish gives it a grip that matches both chalk and non-chalk user’s needs, and the flat bottom finish keeps it from toppling over easily. We also like that this kettlebell is single-cast gravity cast, so it’s both durable and consistent.

2. Kettlebell Kings Powder Coat Kettlebell

Kettlebell Kings Powder Coated Kettlebell
Kettlebell Kings Powder Coated Kettlebell
Kettlebell Kings Powder Coated Kettlebell

A powder coated kettlebell that is designed for versatile work outs and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Kettlebell Kings Powder Coat Kettlebell Highlights

  1. Lifetime Warranty and Single-Cast Iron Construction
  2. Power Coating Great for Chalk and Non-Chalk
  3. Flat Bottom Finish
  4. Read the full Kettlebell Kings Powder Coat Kettlebell Review!

The Kettlebell Kings Powder Coat takes our second pick for the best brand. This kettlebell is also an awesome pick for someone looking to invest in their own bell. It’s created with a single-cast gravity casting and is about as durable as a kettlebell can get. In addition, if you ever have issues with this kettlebell it comes with a lifetime warranty. The powder coating is slightly more rigid and supports grip with and without chalk.

Best Kettlebell for CrossFit®-Style Workouts

1. Kettlebell Kings Powder Coat Kettlebell

Kettlebell Kings Powder Coated Kettlebell
Kettlebell Kings Powder Coated Kettlebell
Kettlebell Kings Powder Coated Kettlebell

A powder coated kettlebell that is designed for versatile work outs and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Kettlebell Kings Powder Coat Kettlebell Highlights

Kettlebell Kings Powder Coat Performance

CrossFit style workouts take multiple forms, and for that reason we thought a kettlebell that matches multiple needs deserves the top spot. We’ve talked about this kettlebell a few times in this round-up, but it’s on our list once again. The powder coating is great for both chalk and non-chalk workouts, which are common among CrossFit athletes. And possible the biggest aspect that earns this bell our top spot is the lifetime warranty. Accidents happen (like dropped bells) when you’re moving through fast workouts, so a lifetime warranty is a nice touch to ensure your investment goes the distance.

2. Rogue Fitness Rubber Coated Kettlebell

Rogue Fitness Rubber Coated Kettlebell
Rogue Fitness Rubber Coated Kettlebell
Rogue Fitness Rubber Coated Kettlebell
A single-cast iron kettlebell with a rubber coated, which makes this a good option for reducing forearm impact and indoor use.

Rogue Fitness Rubber Coated Kettlebell Highlights

Rogue Fitness Rubber Coated Kettbell

Our next kettlebell choice for CrossFit-style workouts was the Rogue Fitness Rubber Coated Kettlebell. We like the regular Rogue Fitness Kettlebell, but think this bell deserves a spot on our CrossFit list because the rubber coating provides a slight cushion for prolonged fast paced workouts. To add to this point, this kettlebell’s powder coated handle also takes chalk well, but performs solidly without it. If you’re worried about continual wrist impact through a workout, then this kettlebell is a good option.

Best Kettlebell for the Money

So you’re worried about your money and want the most cost efficient kettlebell for your investment. Below we’ve included four kettlebells that are solid options for those most concerned about their wallets.

Around $55
Rep Fitness Kettlebell
Rep Fitness Kettlebell
Rep Fitness Kettlebell

A fully cast iron kettlebell that has a chip resistant coating and a handle that will fit a variety of user's hand sizes.

Around $60
AmazonBasics Enamel Kettlebell
AmazonBasics Enamel Kettlebell
AmazonBasics Enamel Kettlebell

This cost efficient kettlebell comes with an enamel finish that's slightly softer on the hands with wear and tear.

Around $65
Onnit Kettlebell
Onnit Kettlebell
Onnit Kettlebell

A quality cast iron kettlebell that provides a unique grip and finish to resist chipping and premature breakdown.

Around $80
SPRI Deluxe Vinyl Kettlebell
SPRI Deluxe Vinyl Kettlebell
SPRI Deluxe Vinyl Kettlebell

A cast iron kettlebell with a rubber coating to limit forearm impact and to support indoor use.

Each kettlebell included comes with benefits for slightly different populations that could find use from our top picks.

Best Kettlebell for Small Hands

1. Kettlebell Kings Steel Standard Kettlebell

Kettlebell Kings Steel Standard
Kettlebell Kings Steel Standard
Kettlebell Kings Steel Standard

A steel kettlebell with a slightly smaller handle that is designed for versatile work outs and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Kettlebell Kings Steel Standard Kettlebell Highlights

Kettlebell Kings Steel Standard Kettlebell

This kettlebell earns our top spot for three major reasons. First, this kettlebell has dimensions similar to a competition kettlebell, which means it has a 33mm diameter handle. The handle itself is a solid steel and provides the hand with a decent grip while also supporting both chalk and non-chalk performance. If you’re concerned about kettlebell’s handle diameter, then we’re confident this kettlebell will be your best bet.

2. Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell

Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell
Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell
Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell
The Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell is a durable steel kettlebell that provides competition dimensions and a flat bottom finish.

Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell Highlights

Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell Review
Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell Performance

The second kettlebell for small hands that makes our list is the Ader Pro Grade Kettlebell. Much like the Kettlebell Kings Steel Standard bell, the Ader Pro Grade kettlebell also has competition focused dimensions for the handle, aka 33mm. On top of the slimmer handle, this bell’s handle is made out of a solid smoothed down steel, which makes it easy to get a grip in multiple settings.

Best Kettlebell for Cardio

1. Rogue Fitness Competition Kettlebell

Rogue Fitness Competition Kettlebell
Rogue Fitness Competition Kettlebell
Rogue Fitness Competition Kettlebell
A single-cast iron kettlebell that provides competition dimensions and a durable coating to ensure a long-lasting bell.

Rogue Fitness Competition Kettlebell Highlights

We like this kettlebell for cardio based workouts for two major reasons. In reality, every kettlebell could perform well in cardio based workouts, but this kettlebell’s flattened edges gave it a slight edge. These edges make prolonged use easier on the forearm, so repetitive impact isn’t too tough on the arm. Additionally, the handle is 33mm in diameter, so it will match multiple athlete’s hand sizes.

2. Onnit Kettlebell

Onnit Kettlebell
Onnit Kettlebell
Onnit Kettlebell
A quality cast iron kettlebell that provides a unique grip and finish to resist chipping and premature breakdown.

Onnit Kettlebell Highlights

  • Non-Chip Surface 
  • Great Grip for Non-Chalk and Chalk Use
  • Flat Bottom Finish
  • Learn More With Our Onnit Kettlebell Review

Our next pick for best cardio based kettlebell workouts is the Onnit Kettlebell. The chip resistant coating on this bell makes it super easy on the hand and forearms. Also, the grip itself takes chalk well and performs adequately without it. Lastly, this kettebell’s handle has a decent diameter to it and will serve a variety of hand sizes with ease, so you won’t have to struggle maintaining your grip for long periods.

Wrapping Up

If this kettlebell round-up still didn’t help you find your perfect bell, then I hope it at least provided more thoughts to consider before investing. Every kettlebell is like a tree, at the surface they appear somewhat similar in design, but when you dig into their roots they differ pretty drastically. 

The main thing to consider before making any investment in strength equipment is how it will mesh with your lifting style. With so many kettlebell uses and workout needs, then we’re confident you can find your perfect kettlebell on this list, or at least gain a better idea of what to look for.