5.0 out of 5 stars | the bench is great for the price
The hardware supplied for the feet is a little short. The bolts came with lock nuts, but needed another 1/2” in order for the lock but to work properly. Aside from the above, the bench is great for the price. Exactly as you’d expect from a flat bench. Works great. Please note: this did not come with the cat.
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2018 by Steven Saldana
5.0 out of 5 stars | Sturdy Bench/Good Height/Well-Made
I do dumbbell workouts at home; and the construction and dimensions of this bench are perfect. I'll explain: the height of the bench from floor to top of seat is 18 3/8"; when I sit on the bench the height is about an inch less given the seat's cushioning; the bench rests flat, no wobble, on my carpeted floor (this is not true of all benches). The construction is rock solid. I had a bench that cost about $110 and although well made, the seat was only 16" from floor to top of the seat and about an inch less when I sat on it. Sitting on the bench and getting off the bench was hard on my knees. But this Amazon Basics Bench is the 'right' height for working out. It's a great height for dips and cross-bench pullovers, too. Steel used in making this bench is of sufficient gauge to support weights and an adult male; and the components are accurately cut and welded. I saw where one reviewer commented about the vinyl pad not holding up. Well, if the pad's stitching/trim comes undone, I'd rather have it repaired or do it myself--the bench is that good. And the guy who commented on the bench seat may be an anomaly. I workout with my bench on the days on not doing standing exercises. So at least three days a week it's part of my workout. Regardless, this bench was 100% or of the box; and all parts, including bolts/washers/nuts, were on board. If Amazon wanted to improve the hardware, I'd suggest replacing the Phillips head bolts with stove or carriage bolts; and in place of the round holes at the base of the legs, punch a square opening to match the inner collar on the stove/carriage bolts, which prevents the head of the bolt from turning when the not is tightened. For me, this is a five-star bench for my at-home, dumbbell workouts. AmazonBasics Flat Weight Bench is an absolute bargain at $50. April 23, 2019: Three months into... this bench and I'm really pleased with it. The padding and the vinyl are as they were when I bough the bench. I use this six days a week: bench presses, flies, cross-bench pullovers, and dips. And I never place my weights on the bench, always on the floor or a makeshift table I have. I still find the height good for me. Also, the bench is perfectly stable when doing cross-bench pullovers, an exercise when other inexpensive benches can rock back-and-forth when getting into position; and it's as stable when doing the other bench work I do. I don't see any shortcomings after three months use. This is, from what I've learned while looking at other benches and from what I continue to see in places like the few sporting goods stores still around, an exceptional buy at 50 bucks. December 28, 2019 After nearly a year's use, this bench continues to perform. No breaks on the vinyl cover, stitching is as new--the bench looks as it did the day I brought it home. I'll check the lock nuts on the foot bars and, if necessary, I'll give them a little clockwise snug. I move the bench whenever I do a workout; and the lock nuts have loosened over the course of a year. I took out a 17mm socket for the foot-bar nuts, and 14mm for the seat nuts, now the entire bench is tight. Using a product like lock tight would have kept the nuts from loosening. July 03, 2021 -- Bought a second bench I gave my bench to a friend and waited for Amazon to restock so I could reorder another--and I'm not parting with this one! It came in today and although I was concerned if it would be the same quality, I'm pleased to say it is the same quality re materials, for, and finish. The new bench is its predecessor come full circle. Final word: it's the perfect component for a home gym. Note: the bench's weight limit is 385 pounds according to the enclosed literature.
Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2019 by Practical Desk
3.0 out of 5 stars | Buy new hardware.
I just received and assembled my bench. I have to say I am disappointed in the rubber feet caps, Stitch keeper, hardware, provided tools, and packaging. My package had a few tears from shipping which is understandable due to the metal legs in thinner cardboard packaging. When I opened the box my hardware was loose inside. I was lucky no bolts, nuts, or washers were missing. Their thin ziplock packages managed to tear inside the box. The bolts were all very low grade and not even standard metric sizes. A grade 2 bolt would be an upgrade. The metal is very soft. The tools did not fit well and I used my own. Even with a properly sized Phillips head screw driver the hardware for the legs still wanted to strip. The nuts for the legs did not get full thread engagement as the hardware was not long enough. Since the legs are bolted on with through holes I recommend purchasing your own hardware from a local hardware store. The rubber caps on the feet seem to fit loosely, I will need to be careful when moving around. Finally we get to the silver plate that appears to be used to hold the stitching in place. It is already rusting. I do rate this unit at three stars for now. The size is good to be stored away and it does seem sturdy for the price.
Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2018 by Johnna L Roetteis
5.0 out of 5 stars | very sturdy and heavy duty for the price
very sturdy and heavy duty for the price. i was happily surprised to be honest. its not some cheap lightweight POS and im pretty sure it can handle well above and beyond the stated max weight of 385... im 6'1 and 220ish and have benched more than my weight using this bench with no issues. no wobbles,very sturdy, no frills, bench
Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2018 by Jim
5.0 out of 5 stars | Solid enough for a great workout
Item arrives well packaged and in two days. Put this together in about 8.5 - 10 minutes. Not one complication. Easy to follow instructions. Sturdy well built bench. Small enough to fit well in my studio apartment and not get in the way. Liteweight and easy to move. Solid enough for a great workout at home. Great product. Recommend 100%
Reviewed in the United States on August 20, 2018 by The Victor
4.0 out of 5 stars | It gets the job done
It's nothing exciting, but it's a solid and satisfactory bench. It's easy to put together, I can stand on the middle of it without worrying about it snapping (I'm 255lbs currently). The padding is firm but reasonably comfortable as a chair to sit on when I'm done working out. It does what I need it to do, so there are no complaints.
Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2018 by Adam Graunke
5.0 out of 5 stars | A great bench for the price
I’ve had this bench about a month and haven’t had any problems with it. It’s sturdy and serves it’s purpose well. The assembly was easy and took maybe 10 minutes. All my hardware was accounted for and didn’t pose a problem.
Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2018 by Hojo
4.0 out of 5 stars | it’s a beautiful bench and very functional thank you
It was easy to assemble I tried it out it works beautifully, my only complaint is why are you sending me used items when I pay full price for new. The bench itself was covered in dirt rust and I had to clean it, aside from that it’s a beautiful bench. Also the tools are really inadequate the Phillips screwdriver provided not big enough to give any kind of leverage to even turn the screw. But aside from those Nonessentials, it’s a beautiful bench and very functional thank you
Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2018 by Stephen Mora