A kettlebell is a versatile piece of home gym equipment since it can work every muscle in the body with both static and dynamic movements. Even though kettlebells don’t require as much room as a full set of dumbbells or a squat rack, adjustable ones — like the REP Fitness Adjustable Kettlebell — can be a game changer for those tight on space in their home gym. Most adjustable kettlebells feature exposed weight plates, but REP designed theirs to resemble a traditional kettlebell with cast iron plates hidden within the shell.
REP offers adjustable kettlebells in three different options that vary in size and weight increments: eight to 16 kilograms, 16 to 24 kilograms, or 20 to 40 pounds. The adjustment mechanism is located under the handle, and you only need to push down and twist the knob to increase or decrease the weight. The powder coat surface feels like that of a traditional kettlebell, and the rubber bottom can help protect your home gym flooring. While it isn’t the cheapest option on the market (with prices ranging from $150 to $210 per bell), we think the high quality and quick adjustments could make the REP Fitness Adjustable Kettlebell an excellent addition to your home gym.
These competition-style adjustable kettlebells are made from cast iron and feature a powder coat. With three buying options available, there is a an increased chance you can find an option that meets your requirements.
- The REP Fitness Adjustable Kettlebells feature a cast iron shell and plates.
- There are three different options available with varying weight increments.
- The powder coat finish on these bells feels like what you’d find on an authentic kettlebell.
REP Fitness Adjustable Kettlebell Video Review
Our Reviews Writer, Jake, tested this adjustable kettlebell firsthand in the BarBend garage gym. Tag along as he breaks down everything you need to know, from the price to the specs.
REP Fitness Adjustable Kettlebell Highlights
The REP Fitness Adjustable Kettlebell was designed with those with small home gyms in mind. They’re easy to adjust and consist of multiple weight options, negating the need for several different kettlebells. The cast iron build and powder coat finish mimics the aesthetic of a traditional kettlebell, and the rubber bottom can protect your floors (and the kettlebell itself) from damage. Another thing we enjoy about this kettlebell is that the only plastic you’ll find is within the adjustment mechanism.
The mostly iron build gives this kettlebell a more durable feel than other adjustables on the market. And since the cast iron plates on these bells are securely locked into place, you shouldn’t experience any rattling during your kettlebell swings. With weights as light as eight kilograms (about 17.6 pounds) and as heavy as 24kg (roughly 53 pounds), athletes of all varying strength levels can get solid usage out of these. This is an ideal weight range for most people, but elite kettlebell users may need a heavier bell. And while they’re not the cheapest adjustable kettlebells on the market, their durable build and smart design make them a great deal, in our eyes.
- These kettlebells require minimal space, making them ideal for those tight on space.
- The cast iron build and powder coat finish provide the same feel you’d find in a traditional kettlebell.
- The available weight ranges are ideal for the average strength athlete.
- These kettlebells are not the most cost-efficient available.
- The weight here maxes out at 53 pounds.
- The adjustment mechanism is made from plastic.
The REP Fitness Adjustable Kettlebell is available at three different price points. The cheapest option is the eight- to 16kg bell, which sports a $150 price tag. The 20- to 40-pound option will run you around $160, and the 16- to 24kg bell is about $210. It’s worth mentioning that there aren’t any financing options, but shipping is free. If you’ve had to pay for shipping for a kettlebell before, you know how big of a bonus that is.
There are cheaper options, but those tend to feature more plastic, and other more expensive options that aren’t loaded with plastic have more cumbersome adjustment methods. So if you’re looking for a long-lasting, easy-to-use adjustable kettlebell to add to your sanctuary, you might’ve found your match.
Overall Build and Quality
REP Fitness crafted their adjustable kettlebells with a powder-coated cast iron shell and cast iron weight plates. The thermoplastic adjustment mechanism is quick and easy to adjust, locks the plates into place, and prevents rattling during your kettlebell training. The rubber bottom for protecting your floors is a nice touch as well. And since these bells feature a competition-style shape, your lifts will feel consistent — regardless of the weight.
Since these are adjustable kettlebells, they have more features than traditional kettlebells have. Aside from the thermoplastic adjustment mechanism, REP opted for a mostly cast iron build. The powder coat finish provides a solid grip on its own, but should also work well with lifting chalk if things get slippery.
Storage is extremely easy since they don’t require a lot of space in general, but you can insert all the plates when you’re done with your kettlebell workout to further cut down on space. These can also be considered competition-style kettlebells since the overall size is universal.
Handle Grip and Comfort
Thanks to the powder coat on these kettlebells, the handles provide a solid grip on their own, but you can double down on the grip with some chalk. Since these are competition-sized, the handles are 33 millimeters in diameter and about 123 millimeters wide. This is extremely helpful since you don’t have to change your kettlebell grip based on the weight you’re using.
If you’re like us, you also want your home gym essentials to look slick, and these kettlebells fit the bill. The matte black powder coat adds to the aesthetic, and the cast iron build makes it look like a traditional kettlebell. We also think the rubber bottoms are a solid perk as they can keep your floors safe from the inevitable drop.
The markings representing the weight options come in Red and Blue and are determined by which bell you purchase. The eight- to 16kg and 20- to 40-pound options are both Red, while the 16- to 24kg bell is Blue. Since these adjustable kettlebells resemble a traditional kettlebell, we think they’re some of the best-looking options available.
Adjusting the weight of these kettlebells is extremely easy. All you need to do is push down on the dial and twist it to select the weight you want to use. Once selected, just lift the bell, and the plates you don’t need will remain on the floor. To add more weight, place the kettlebell over the weight plates, select your weight, and they’ll lock into place.
Like adjustable dumbbells, adjustable kettlebells can save both space and money. These are easy to adjust, and if you need to move them, just secure all the weight plates, and you’re good to go. With weights ranging from 8kg to 24kg, there’s a solid chance you can find high utility out of these bells — unless you’re an elite kettlebell athlete, in which case you’ll need to source a heavier option. Storage is super easy since they require minimal space, and as they’re competition size, you don’t have to worry about your movements changing based on the weight either.
With these adjustable kettlebells, you have three different options to purchase that vary in weight. If you’re new to performing kettlebell circuits, you’ll likely find the eight to 16kg bell best suits you as it features two-kilogram increments. Intermediate athletes will likely want to target the 20- to 40-pound option as it features five-pound increments, and more experienced lifters will want to go after the 16 to 24kg, which also consists of two-kilogram increments.
This is a solid weight range for most people, but if you’ve been swinging around these funky-shaped pieces of iron for years, you’ll probably want to target a heavier kettlebell.
Size and Dimensions
While we weren’t able to measure the precise dimensions of these kettlebells, they’re shaped like a competition-style kettlebell. So, you can expect the handles to be about 33 millimeters in diameter, while the diameter of the base is around 140 millimeters. The best thing about competition-style kettlebells is that they’re the same size regardless of the weight. So you don’t have to adjust your lifts to accommodate the weight you’re using.
Handle and Body Material/Construction
The best thing about these adjustable kettlebells is that the handle and bell are one single piece of cast iron. Since no plugs hold the two together, you won’t have to worry about the bell flying across the room during your kettlebell flows. And since these also sport a powder coat, you can achieve a solid grip with or without chalk.
While these kettlebells do not come with a storage rack, you don’t necessarily need one. Thanks to the minimal space they require, you can easily stash these in the corner of a room, under your bed, or even in a closet.
REP Fitness offers a lifetime warranty on these adjustable kettlebells covering any manufacturing defects.
Places to Buy
You can purchase these adjustable kettlebells directly through the REP Fitness website.
REP Fitness has made a name for itself in the fitness industry with its strength equipment. As long as they’re still in usable condition, they offer a full refund on products within 30 days of purchase. If you want to learn more about their operations or want to speak to a team member, you can email their support team at [email protected], or call them at 720-420-1731.
The REP Fitness Adjustable Kettlebells are ideal for those who are tight on space but still want to add a solid kettlebell to their home gym. These kettlebells are available in three different options with varying weights and price tags. While most recreational athletes will have their weight requirements met, experienced athletes might need a heavier weight than what is offered, but overall the weight range offered is pretty standard. These are also not the cheapest adjustable kettlebells on the market, so those on a tight budget might need to source a more affordable option.
That said, these still offer excellent value. Aside from the thermoplastic adjustment mechanism, they’re made from cast iron. The powder coat finish leads to a solid grip, and they’re competition-style, so you don’t have to change your movements or grip depending on the weight. If you’re looking for an adjustable kettlebell system that can stand its ground against a traditional kettlebell, you might’ve found your match in the REP Fitness Adjustable Kettlebell.
How much do the REP Fitness Adjustable Kettlebells cost?
The price of these kettlebells depends on what weights you need. The eight- to 16kg bell is the cheapest, with a price tag of $150. The 20- to 40-pound bell will run you around $160, and the 16- to 24kg bell is about $210.
How do you adjust the weight on the REP Fitness Adjustable Kettlebells?
Adjusting the weight of these kettlebells is extremely easy. Just push in on the mechanism, rotate it to the weight you wish to use, and the correct weight plates will stay within the bell, leaving the rest on the ground.
What kind of exercises can I do with the REP Fitness Adjustable Kettlebells?
The beauty of these kettlebells is that you can perform the same exercises as a traditional kettlebell. So whether you want to perform Turkish get-ups, a kettlebell windmill, or a kettlebell snatch, you can do so confidently.