After trying out countless 17.5-18 lbs pound dumbbell sets I have come up with a list of seven best ones. Read full review now!
#1 Fitness Republic Neoprene Coated 17.5 pound Dumbbells
Fitness Republic 17.5 pound dumbbells are made of cast iron and have a nice smooth neoprene coating. The dumbbells are grippy and soft – they feel good in my hands. The handles are on a bigger side but that shouldn’t be a problem unless you have really small hands. Many neoprene coated dumbbells often have funny odor when you first unpack them but that’s not the case with these. They have a very pronounced hexagon shape which makes them stack perfectly and prevents from rolling. The weight of dumbbells is quite accurate. Overall Fitness Republic makes good quality 17.5 pound dumbbells.
- Accurate weight
- Pronounced hexagon shape
- High quality
- Grip size might be too big if you have big hands
#2 SPRI Deluxe Vinyl 18 lbs Dumbbells
SPRI Deluxe Vinyl 18 lbs Dumbbells are second best I tried. The weight is accurate. These dumbbells have vinyl coating which can get a bit slippery if you have sweaty hands. They also have a larger grip which might be uncomfortable if you have smaller hands, but if that’s the case then looking from the positive side you will at least get an extra workout in your forearms while trying harder to hold them (which isn’t necessary what you might want). In my hands that aren’t small they felt good.
With the vinyl coating you don’t have to worry about nicking your furniture or floor. Dumbbells smell a bit funny when you first unpack them but that smell goes away in couple days.
- Accurate weight
- Good quality
- Slippery with sweaty hands
- Bigger grip might be uncomfortable for those with smaller hands
#3 Fitness Alley Neoprene 17.5 lbs Dumbbells
Fitness Alley Neoprene 17.5 lbs Dumbbell are neoprene coated for better grip and no slip, however this coating isn’t smooth and seem to be of low quality. Because of lack in smoothness of neoprene coating the weights aren’t that comfortable to hold, although it isn’t so bad that I would call them uncomfortable, they are just not as comfortable as other dumbbells with smooth coating. The coating itself doesn’t seem to be of high quality so the longevity of dumbbells might be questionable, especially if you abuse them. The grip size is ok. When you unpack them there is no weird smell like with many coated dumbbells. They are hexagon shape so they don’t roll away.
- Coating isn’t smooth
- Coating seems to be of low quality
#4 Yes4All Deluxe Neoprene Coated 18 pound Dumbbells
Yes4All Deluxe 18 pound dumbbells have solid cast iron core and neoprene coating finish. The grip of dumbbells with sweaty hands is good however grip size is too big – unless you have big hands you will probably find them uncomfortable and if you have small ones you might even find the dumbbells to be unusable. They are hexagon shape which kinda prevents them from rolling away but isn’t distinctive enough so they often roll away anyway. Neoprene coating isn’t smooth and has cuts in few places. The Yes4All Deluxe 18 pound dumbbells are not of good quality unfortunately.
- Grip size is too big
- Low quality neoprene coating