5.0 out of 5 stars | Great quality, worth the price
I've purchased both the Rage 88 and 71 pounders, These are high quality steel Kettlebells that you never have to worry about the handle snapping off while your working out, The grip is wide, smooth and very comfortable for me. I think they're well worth the price. You can prevent rust by oiling them up with WD-40 and let it absorb in for 24 hours then wipe it down with a dry microfiber cloth, It keeps these bells looking shiney and new. I've been working out with kettlebells for years now, I first started with a 5 pound bell, but after years of working out and moving up to the 88 pound bell, it's been an awesome experience for me. The initial pain and soreness starts to subside after a couple of weeks and then it's a thrill to be moving such a heavy bell and feeling it make a difference. I have this tremendous feeling like I have a corset of steel around my core, my posture is amazing, I've gained a couple of inches in height, my strength, power and agility have all improved. All I can say is stay with it, and keep getting heavier bells as you get stronger, It's well worth it. Another thing I've also noticed is I haven't been sick at all in years, and my boyfriend is like the germiest person ever, when he had the flu for over a week he would still kiss me, I just knew I would catch it, but miraculously I didn't. I think my Kettlebell workouts strengthened my immune system to fight it off. The service job I have requires I work with the public and everyone seems to be sick with something, I'm just happy not to catch all of it (ﾉﾟ0ﾟ)ﾉ~
Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2020 by Raven Biancalona
5.0 out of 5 stars | Excellent product at this great price point!
AWESOME! I've used other kettlebells before, but this was my first experience with a competition kettlebell. If you've read other reviews, then you know by now that competition kettlebells are all the same size/volume, just filled in differently from the inside to bring them up to their specified weight. It might not seem like a big deal, but it definitely is when you are learning and doing the more ballistic lifts like clean & press and the snatch. Good technique is imperative to prevent injury. In both, the size of the KB does affect how it lands on your wrist/forearm as I quickly learned practicing these two this morning. After scouring the internet, RAGE seems to make the best bell with this competitive of a price point. Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime was the real clincher as well because kettlebells are EXPENSIVE to ship! I received my kettlebell within two business days of ordering (it was over the weekend though) and it was in fairly good shape, some dings and scratches in the paint from shipping. I don't particularly care about though; I think it makes the KB look well loved even though its brand new, and I look like less of a n00b swinging it around. What I do care about though is the handle- it was perfect! Very smooth, no chips or dings or snags that will tear up my hands. (As a rock climber, I already have fairly calloused hands, so that may bias my experience compared to someone newer to kettlebell training.) Overall, this was money well spent and I think if you were to get just one piece of fitness 'gear', a kettlebell should be it! I can use my kettlebell to do so much fantastic training- right in my backyard/porch, that I plan to cancel my gym membership. What I save on that in a year, will MORE than cover the upfront cost of the kettlebell!
Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2015 by C. Whiteman
1.0 out of 5 stars | Noisy kettlebell
This one was fine, but the #26 one I bought on amazon has a loud rattle inside it and company won't respond to my inquiry about warranty. So I am dissatisfied with the product and company at this time.
Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2016 by Tom Toepfer
5.0 out of 5 stars | Only competition kettlebells
Perfect for rehabbing my shoulder after a motorcycle accident. I only use competition kettlebells because the handles are perfect for chalking and the shape is uniform across all mass levels so I don't have to relearn timing as I get stronger. Used prices are too good to pass up. It's a kettlebell. It doesn't have to be pretty.
Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2017 by Ringo is a terrible drummer
1.0 out of 5 stars | Terrible construction
Paint came off almost immediately, and every time I swing it there is a clunking inside of it making it feel unpredictable. Lastly the welds on the bottom are incomplete and insufficient. Do not buy
Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2015 by I love a good book
2.0 out of 5 stars | great competition shape bell if not for rust
updated review after a couple of years of user. Unfortunately this bell is not usable with the finish it has on the handle. It started developing rust on the handle after a few months despite being kept inside. The rust really tears up your hands. I tried polishing the handle which works great for a couple of weeks until the rust comes back. Updated the review from 5 to two 2 stars. >Previous Review >Smooth surface, no blistering issues >Good handle shape for all traditional exercises
Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2016 by Art
4.0 out of 5 stars | Great kettlebell for home use!
Nice kettlebell. The handle is easy to hold, has no seams to cause blisters, feels good in your hand and easy to swing and hold on to. Like the color coding so I know what weight I am handling right away, since I have several and change weights based on the activity.
Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2015 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars | Solid
Solid kettlebell, but it does look used. Coating on the kettlebell was pretty scratched up in some spots.
Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2020 by Rockforce