A good set of dumbbells is the foundation of a well-stocked home gym, but adding a full set or even a couple of pairs of dumbbells can eat up a lot of space. This is where the Snode Adjustable Dumbbells come into play. Whether you want to perform lightweight lateral raises, max out the weight for a heavy dumbbell bench press, or use them for a goblet squat, these bad boys offer a solid range of weights but take up the same amount of space as one set of dumbbells.
These dumbbells adjust to weigh anywhere from 10 to 80 pounds in 10-pound increments, and you can add on a set of eight 1.25-pound magnet weights to provide more possibilities. The adjustment process is quick and simple; twist the dial on the end of the handle to select the proper weight plates. The Snode dumbbells are notably made of mostly metal, which makes them extremely durable. Due to the high-quality construction and ease of use, the Snode Adjustable Dumbbells could be your next great purchase.
- The Snode Adjustable Dumbbells feature a mostly metal build. You can drop them from up to 32 inches, making them more durable than other market options.
- The chrome-plated, fully knurled iron handles provide a sticky-tack grip for your workouts.
- The adjustment mechanism is a twist-dial, allowing you to more quickly adjust between weights (relative to other adjustable dumbbells).
These adjustable dumbbells offer weights ranging from 10 pounds to 80 pounds in 10-pound increments and are almost entirely made from metal.
Snode Adjustable Dumbbells Video Review
Our Reviews Writer, Jake, tested out the Snode Adjustable Dumbbells firsthand in the BarBend Garage Gym. Follow along to his detailed review as be breaks down everything there is to know and decide for yourself if they best align with your wants and needs.
Snode Adjustable Dumbbells Highlights
Since each weight plate weighs five pounds and ranges from 10 to 80 pounds in 10-pound increments, a pair of these adjustable dumbbells replaces eight pairs of dumbbells. You have the option to add eight magnetic plates, which allows you to adjust in two-and-a-half and five-pound increments. Adjusting the weight is extremely easy; just twist the mechanism on the end of the handle, and it’ll select the plates you need.
The chrome-plated iron handles are fully knurled to provide a solid grip at all times, and they’re about 35.5 millimeters in diameter, thicker than Snode’s closest competition, Nuobell’s 32 mm grips. We also think the cast iron-crafted cradles are a brilliant touch; you don’t have to worry about snapping any plastic as you place the dumbbells back in to adjust between supersets or drop sets.
In fact, aside from the nylon adjustment mechanisms, these dumbbells are made entirely from metal. This is a rarity across the market, meaning they might be the most durable option out there. While the $800 price tag (per pair) may not fall within everyone’s price range, we think the longevity of these bells provides excellent value.
- An almost entirely metal build leads to a structurally sound product that can withstand drops up to 32 inches.
- The adjustment mechanism makes adjusting the weight a quick and easy process.
- The fully knurled handles help you consistently achieve a solid grip.
- The $800 price tag makes these some of the most expensive adjustable dumbbells on the market.
- Unless you spend about $40 on the magnetic weights, these dumbbells only feature 10-pound increments.
The base price tag for a pair of Snode Adjustable Adumbbells is around $800, but the add-ons could increase the price to over $1,000. While the $250 cast iron stand may not be essential for everyone, we think adding the magnet weights is worth the extra money, bringing your total to about $835. Your purchase comes with a two-year warranty, but if you want to extend it, the one-year plan is about $30, while the three-year plan is roughly $70.
If you decide to go all in with the weight plates, stand, and three-year extended warranty, you could spend around $1,150. If that’s too much up front, Snode will allow you to finance this purchase through Affirm. There are much cheaper options on the market (you can pick up a set of NordicTrack adjustable dumbbells for $400), but the longevity and design make these superior to those cheaper options with plastic components.
Overall Build and Quality
The Snode Adjustable Dumbbells feature a primarily metal build aside from the internal adjustment mechanism, which means they might be the most durable adjustable dumbbells on the market. The cast iron weight plates feature a rounded design, and unlike many adjustable dumbbells, they are flat on the ends. This is a nice touch since it prevents you from stabbing yourself in the quads with any protrusions as you go to get set up on a weight bench for some shoulder presses or bench presses.
When the weight is maxed out, these dumbbells are a shade over 18 inches long, which is a couple of inches longer than a fixed 80-pound dumbbell. And when stored on the cradles, each dumbbell takes up about as much space as a shoe box. The chrome-plated iron handles feature a knurled pattern to provide a solid grip while you lift, and they’re about 35.5mm in diameter. Since these are slightly thicker than the competition, you might even increase your grip strength and forearm strength in the long run.
The Snode Adjustable Dumbbells replace up to eight pairs of traditional dumbbells. But by purchasing the set of eight 1.25-pound magnet weights, that number jumps to 24 pairs, making them one of the most extensive options available.
Adjusting the weight only takes a few seconds, and the flat cast iron dumbbell heads will come in handy when you set up for specific lifts, like a bench press. If you’ve ever set up for your lifts with some loadable dumbbells, you know how uncomfortable it can be to have a piece of metal digging into the top of your knee. Plus, the all-metal build means these dumbbells just may outlast you.
To adjust the weight increments on the Snode Adjustable Dumbbells, simply twist the adjustment mechanism at the end of the handles. The selected weight is displayed in a plastic window next to the knob, which looks good and is more durable than stickers that may fall off over time.
If you purchase the magnet weights, you’ll adjust your weight, pull the dumbbells out of the cradles, and then stick them to the dumbbell heads.
The Snode Adjustable Dumbbells on their own will replace eight individual dumbbells, with weights ranging from 10 to 80 pounds, making them an outlier, as most adjustable dumbbells cap out around 50 to 55 pounds. The downside is that you can only adjust these bells in 10-pound increments unless you spend an extra $40 on the set of 1.25-pound magnet weights.
Regardless of experience level, ten-pound weight jumps can be too heavy for accessory exercises, like a Y Raise. This leads us to think adding the magnet weights is worth the money since it enables you to add micro-adjustments, bumps up the max weight to 85 pounds, and allows you to progressively overload your muscles at your own pace.
Handle Grip and Comfort
We’re big fans of the chrome-plated iron handles on these dumbbells. Not only does the chrome provide a nice aesthetic, but they’re also fully knurled.
While knurling is typically a preference feature that varies from person to person, these moderately-knurled handles give you a solid grip without exfoliating your hands every time you lift. But, if you’re looking for an ergonomically designed handle (meaning the middle is thicker than the ends), you’ll need to look elsewhere since these are 35.5mm throughout.
Weight Plate Design
The cast iron weight plates on the Snode Adjustable Dumbells are rounded and feature flat heads. Those who like performing push-ups or burpees with dumbbells in their hands may not enjoy the roundness, as they’re bound to roll around on you a bit during those exercises, but the flat face provides a level of comfort that many loadable dumbells cannot.
We also love that no plastic is found on the weight plates. Other brands use plastic notches to attach the plates, which can wear down and break over time. Since there aren’t any on these, you won’t have to worry about excessive wear and tear.
These adjustable dumbbells offer a compact solution for those who want the utility of a full set of dumbbells without taking up a ton of room. When positioned in the cradles, they only require 19.29” x 7.48” x 7.87” to be housed, making them an excellent choice for those tight on space.
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One of the best things about dumbbells is that you don’t need much space to get a solid workout in. However, taking them outside on a pretty day or simply moving them around can be a pain since you have to take multiple trips. While you’ll have to take a couple of trips to move the bells and the cradles, it sure beats the heck out of moving eight individual dumbbells.
Size and Dimensions
On their own, the Snode Adjustable Dumbbells measure 18.11” x 6.68” x 6.68”, and when in the cradles, they’re 19.29” x 7.48” x 7.87”. This is a game-changer for those cramped on available space, as you can stash them virtually anywhere. Since they’re not much bigger than a shoebox, you can slide them under your bed, put them in the closet, or simply place them in the corner of a room.
Snode includes a two-year manufacturer warranty on these dumbbells upon purchase, including a warranty that covers drops up to 32 inches, which is impressive. If you’re used to throwing your dumbbells around like you’re in a CrossFit box, you can always purchase an extended plan.
Places to Buy
You can purchase these adjustable dumbbells directly through the Snode Sport website.
You can reach Snode’s support team by emailing them at email@example.com, or you can chat with a team member on their website.
It’s tough to beat the convenience that adjustable dumbbells bring to the table, and that’s especially true with the Snode Adjustable Dumbbells. The adjustment mechanism is straightforward to use, and purchasing a pair will replace sixteen individual dumbbells. Plus, if you buy the magnet weights, that number goes way up, and you can increase the weight incrementally. Not only do they require a fraction of the space, but they’ll also free up some money in your bank account so that you can add some more home gym essentials into the mix.
Durability is the name of the game here, too, as the mostly metal build leads to a product that can withstand drops from at least 32 inches. This gives you some assurance that they won’t break on you if you drop them while going to failure on a seated shoulder press or a dumbbell bench press. The chrome-plated iron handles are about 36 mm in diameter, so you can potentially increase your grip strength and forearm strength; plus, they’re fully knurled, so you can maintain a solid grip while lifting. While the $800 price tag per pair may be a bit too steep for some, we think the durability and longevity of the Snode Adjustable Dumbbells make them well worth the money.
How much do the Snode Adjustable Dumbbells cost?
These dumbbells’ base price is around $800, but they could be as expensive as $1,150 if you purchase all of the add-ons. While these are some of the most expensive adjustable dumbbells on the market, we think the high-quality construction makes them worth the money.
How many dumbbells do the Snode Adjustable Dumbbells replace?
Without the magnet weights, these dumbbells will replace eight pairs of dumbbells with weights ranging from 10 to 80 pounds. However, if you purchase the magnet weights, these can replace 24 pairs of traditional dumbbells.
How do you adjust the weight on the Snode Adjustable Dumbbells?
To adjust the weight on these dumbbells, twist on the mechanism at the end of the handles, and you’re all set. The beauty of this design is its simplicity and the fact that you only have to twist one dial on each dumbbell.