After trying out countless 8 pound dumbbell sets I have come up with a list of three best ones. Read full review now!
#1 SPRI Deluxe Vinyl 8lb Dumbbells
SPRI Deluxe Vinyl 8lb 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
#2 AmazonBasics Neoprene 8 pound Dumbbells
AmazonBasics Neoprene 8 pound Dumbbells are third best I tried. The weight is quite accurate but some sets might be inaccurate, if you order those I would suggest weighing them after you receive them and if they weight isn’t accurate you can ask for refund. They are very comfortable to hold and the grip just seems to be of right size. They have neoprene coating so the grip is good even with sweaty hands, however it seems it’s toxic since it can eat through wood, so you have to be careful where you place them for longer periods of time.
The dumbbells are of decent quality but not the highest. If you don’t abuse them they will last a long time, but if you tend to drop dumbbells or abuse them in other ways I would suggest not getting those. The AmazonBasics 8lb dumbbells are hexagonal shape which prevents them from rolling away which is convenient during workouts.
- Comfortable to hold
- Good grip
- Hexagonal shape prevents rolling
- Not the most durable
- The coating can eat through wood
- Some sets are inaccurate weight
#3 CAP Barbell Neoprene Coated 8lb Dumbbell
CAP Barbell Neoprene Coated 8lb Dumbbell are third best I tried. They are sold individually so if you need two dumbbells you have to specifically order two. The handles are soft and comfortable to hold, the grip isn’t too big. Dumbbells are hex shape which doesn’t always do a good job of preventing them from rolling away, but in this case they do! The neoprene coating isn’t 100% smooth, you can feel bumps in your hands which makes you question the quality and longevity of this product. As most neoprene coated dumbbells these also smell a bit toxic first but the smell goes away in a couple days.
- Don’t roll away
- Soft handle
- Neoprene coating isn’t smooth
- Quality and durability is questionable