A good ol’ fashioned pair of dumbbells — like these from Living.Fit — are a staple in the weight room. They can provide great versatility to your workouts since you can focus on your whole body, and they don’t take up too much space. From dumbbell bench presses to Bulgarian split squats and unilateral movements, such as shoulder raises, you can satisfy many of your lifting needs with the right pair of dumbbells.
These hexagonal-shaped heads are coated in rubber, so they can be dropped in your home without making too much of a ruckus. The rubber coating is also going to protect the structural integrity of the dumbbells, while the shape is going to prevent them from rolling across your home gym floor. We also really enjoy the chrome-plated, ergonomic handles as they provide a pretty solid grip during our workouts. If you’re looking for durable, yet still affordable, dumbbells to add to your home gym, you may need to snag some of these from Living.Fit.
- These Living.Fit Dumbbells feature rubber-coated, hex-shaped heads to reduce noise and bounce, and prevent rolling when dropped.
- They range from five pounds up to 100 pounds in five-pound increments, and are available in individual pairs, as well as full sets.
- The ergonomic handles here are designed to fill your palm and provide a solid grip.
These hex dumbbells from Living Fit come with an etched, knurled, grip, and durable rubber cap to help you hold them and protect your floors. Available in weights from 5lb up to 100lb, they’ve got what you need to progress along your fitness journey.
Living.Fit Dumbbells Video Review
Our reviews writer, Jake, puts the Living.Fit dumbbells to the ultimate test in the BarBend garage gym. Tag along as he breaks down everything about these bells, and decide for yourself if they’ll be the next addition to your home gym.
Living.Fit Dumbbells Highlights
Whether you want to rep some curls, target your chest, or burn out your legs, these Living.Fit Dumbbells have you covered. Since they’re coated in rubber, they provide solid shock absorption, so you won’t have to worry about the welding coming loose if you drop them. Plus, the rubber can help reduce any clanking noises, so you aren’t that neighbor.
Ranging from five to 100 pounds in five-pound increments, there’s a good chance the majority of athletes can find weights that will suit their needs in the form of individual pairs or as a full set. Living.Fit offers sets ranging from five to 25 pounds, five to 50 pounds, five to 75 pounds, 55 to 75 pounds, 80 to 100 pounds, and five to 100 pounds. We personally enjoy the chrome-plated, ergonomic handles and found the knurling pattern to provide a solid grip as we started to get sweaty — but some lifters may prefer a fully knurled handle that has a uniform diameter. These dumbbells are also pretty affordable compared to the rest of the market, but there are definitely some cheaper ones to be found.
Who Should Buy the Living.Fit Dumbbells
- Athletes looking for some solid dumbbells that are durable enough to last for years will enjoy the budget-friendly price tag here.
- Anyone who is looking for dumbbells with an ergonomic handle will appreciate this design.
- Folks who want to superset their chest day with some push-up variations will enjoy the hexagonal-shaped heads that allow you to mix in that style of work.
Who Shouldn’t Buy the Living.Fit Dumbbells
- If you aren’t crazy about an ergonomic handle on your dumbbells, you’ll want to keep looking.
- Anyone who doesn’t have the space to accommodate more than one pair of dumbbells will want to find adjustable ones.
- While these dumbbells are not the most expensive on the market, they certainly aren’t the cheapest. If they fall out of your price range, you might want to look for some low-budget ones to purchase.
As you browse through the available options for purchase, you’ll notice there are a lot for you to choose from. If you don’t want to spend a ton of money upfront, it’s nice knowing that you can build a full set over time by adding pair by pair — though that’s the more expensive route to go. The cheapest pair of dumbbells is the five-pound pair that’s going to cost you right around $30, the 50’s will run you around $180, and the 100-pound dumbbells are the most expensive at about $395.
When it comes to the full sets, you have six different options to choose from. The five- to 25-pound set is the cheapest and will cost you about $300. The five- to 50-pound set will run you around $1,000, and the five- to 75-pound set is around $2,300. You can ditch the lower weights and go for the 55- to 75-pound set that will run you around $1,300, or the 80- to 100-pound set that’s priced around $1,600.
Lastly, the full five- to 100-pound set is priced right at $3,600. While you may be able to find cheaper dumbbells out there, these are competitively priced, and likely, a better build than less expensive pairs/sets. Since you have so many buying options to choose from, there is a big chance that you’ll find something that meets your needs. A potential downside is that there’s nothing heavier than the 100-pound bells, so you’ll have to look elsewhere for heavier weights.
Overall Build and Quality
Despite the overall size of the dumbbells increasing as you go up in weight, the handle diameters are actually uniform. So whether you’re busting out the 10’s for some light dumbbell work, or clutching the 100’s for dear life as you hit that new PR on your bench press, the diameter of the handles is going to be 1.3 inches. The chrome on the steel handle is meant to provide protection against corrosion, but we’ve also found ourselves having to clean the handles more than some of our other dumbbells in the garage. While we found the knurling pattern on the ergonomically shaped handles to give us a solid grip, this tends to be a personal preference and may not be what others are looking for.
The heads are made of cast iron, welded to the steel handles, and then coated in rubber. This rubber coating is meant to protect the dumbbells by absorbing shock when they’re dropped — plus, it might even prevent damage to your floors and surrounding equipment.
These Living.Fit dumbbells are a solid option for anyone looking to fill out their home gym with affordable and durable equipment. The rubber-coated heads are going to increase the lifespan of the bells, while also reducing the noise when they’re dropped — plus, they are easier on your floors. We personally like the hexagon shape for different push-up variations since it keeps your wrist in a more natural position. This design will also prevent the bells from rolling if/when they’re dropped. The chrome-plated, ergonomically shaped handles should also give you a firm grip while lifting since the knurling pattern lines up perfectly with your palm, index, and pinky fingers.
Ergonomics and Knurling
These dumbbells feature ergonomic handles, meaning the middle of the handles are thicker than the ends, ensuring you get the best grip possible in your palm. The moderate knurling pattern is split into three parts and aligns with your index, pinky fingers, and palm.
Knurling isn’t a one-size-fits-all feature in our opinion, so not everyone is going to be crazy about the pattern since it’s not a fully knurled handle. However, we felt like we had a pretty good grip at all times during our time with these bells.
The chrome plating found on the handles of these Living.Fit dumbbells is pretty common across all dumbbells. This is going to provide you with some corrosion resistance to keep them in your hands for a long time.
Due to the rubber coating on the hex-shaped heads, the lifespan of these dumbbells may be longer than a pair that does not feature any rubber. This is because the rubber is designed to absorb the shock if you drop these dumbbells while lifting.
You may experience a slight odor when unboxing your dumbbells, but this is totally normal with new dumbbells, and we didn’t find it too overpowering. Still, you should probably let them sit out for a few hours before you start to lift with them.
Dumbbell Head Design
The hexagonal shape of these Living.Fit dumbbells are going to make them easier to use for push-ups and plank variations since there are six flat sides. This will also prevent them from rolling across the room when you drop them.
Since these dumbbells come in individual pairs from five to 100 pounds in five-pound increments, and can be purchased in various sets, there should be an option for the majority of shoppers. The only exception may be elite lifters who need their bells to be heavier than 100 pounds. If you’re tight on space, multiple pairs of these may not be the best fit for you, and you may want to go snag yourself some adjustable dumbbells. But something you may like here is that the diameter of the handles is uniform across all the weight options, despite the size of the heads increasing.
These dumbbells are pretty standard in terms of hex dumbbells and are available in both individual pairs and full sets. Since they aren’t adjustable, they are going to require a good amount of space if you decide to buy more than one pair. In this case, you will likely want to invest in a storage rack to house them, but if you don’t have the room for all of that, you’ll probably be better off with a pair of adjustable dumbbells — just be aware that adjustable dumbbells typically max out at around 55 pounds.
Living.Fit crafts these dumbbells with steel handles that are coated in chrome, welds them to cast iron heads, and then coats the heads in rubber. This process leads to a highly durable dumbbell, so you shouldn’t have any issues with the welding coming loose, and the rubber coating will protect the integrity of the bells by absorbing the shock that occurs when they’re dropped.
The handles on these dumbbells have a knurling split into three parts that align with your index finger, pinky finger, and palm. The knurling isn’t too abrasive, but it definitely gets the job done in our opinion. The handles are also chrome plated to provide some protection against corrosion — plus, the chrome provides a nice aesthetic. Just be sure to clean them periodically if you’re storing your gear in a non-climate-controlled room to prevent rust from forming.
The great thing about these dumbbells is that you have so many weight options to choose from. Ranging from five pounds up to 100 pounds in five-pound increments, the majority of the fitness community will be able to find a weight that suits their needs.
If you wanted to go ahead and snag a full set (which is likely the most cost-effective way to go), you have six different options to choose from. The five to 25-pound set, the five to 50-pound set, the five to 75-pound set, the 55 to 75-pound set, the 80 to 100-pound set, or the full five to 100-pound set. Some companies don’t offer a full set with all of the weight options, so this is a great option here.
Size and Dimensions
In terms of the handle diameter, the Living.Fit dumbbells are actually uniform in size across all of the weight options with a diameter of 1.3 inches. The handles are also around five inches in length regardless of the weight you’re working with. The overall size of the bells will increase as you go up in weight though since the heads do get bigger as the weights get heavier.
Living.Fit offers a lifetime warranty on these dumbbells for at-home use, and a two-year warranty for commercial usage.
Places to Buy
You can buy these dumbbells directly through Living.Fit’s website or Amazon.
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These Living.Fit Dumbbells are made with a mix of steel handles that are welded to rubber-coated cast iron heads. The chrome plating on the handles will fight off some corrosion, while the rubber is going to protect the structural integrity of the dumbbells. Plus, the rubber will protect your surrounding equipment from harm, and decrease the noise when dropped.
The ergonomic handles are thicker in the middle and feature a knurling that lines up with your fingers and palm for a solid grip. Because you can purchase these in a pair or as a full set, there’s a good chance the majority of the weightlifting community will be able to find bells that are compatible with their strength level. Considering the durability and the multiple buying options, we believe these are a great option for athletes of all shapes and sizes to add to their home gym. Plus, they aren’t as expensive as many of the other dumbbells you may find on the market today.
What type of handle is featured on the Living.Fit Dumbbells?
These dumbbells feature a classic ergonomic handle that is thicker in the middle, so it fills up your palms while lifting. The 1.3 inch handle diameter stays the same no matter the weight you choose.
What are the different weight options available with the Living.Fit Dumbbells?
Living.Fit offers these dumbbells in individual pairs that range from five to 100 pounds in five pound increments. Or you can opt for a full set. Their sets range from five to 50 pounds, five to 75 pounds, 55 to 75 pounds, 80 to 100 pounds, as well as a full set that ranges from 5 to 100 pounds.
How much do the Living.Fit Dumbbells cost?
Since there are so many buying options, the prices vary. If you want to add a few pairs to your existing equipment stash, the five-pound bells will be the cheapest, costing about $30 for a pair. The 25’s are around $100, the 50’s are about $180, and the 100’s are roughly $400.
If you want to buy in bulk, the cheapest set is the $300 five- to 25-pound set. The five- to 50-pound set is around $1,000, and the complete set ranging from five to 100 pounds will run you around $3,600. Plus, there are a couple of in-between sets for you to purchase. While these certainly aren’t “cheap,” we found these prices to be pretty average compared to the rest of the market.