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