Product Type: Reebok Fitness
Newest Review: ... according to the website, are iron covered in vinyl. They are in pastal shades and the vinyl is buff rather than shiny. As well... more
Perfect for shredding
Reebok Hand Weights Set
Member Name: fififo
Reebok Hand Weights Set
Advantages: easy to use and clean
Disadvantages: smallest weight to easy
I needed a set of hand weights when I started doing the 30 day shred. As it was not something I'd used before, even in my younger days when I went to the gym, I purchased this set as it was from a well known brand that I associated with good quality.
This box of weights contain three sets: 0.5kg, 1kg and 1.5kg. There are two hand weights at each level and each come in a different colour, green, blue and brown respectively. The weights are stored in a light grey moulded plastic case with an integrated handle at the top and a side opening case. The weights themselves, according to the website, are iron covered in vinyl. They are in pastal shades and the vinyl is buff rather than shiny. As well as colour to distinguish the different weights, each has their actual weight written in white at either end.
I found the weights very easy to use. They were comfortable to hold, easy to pick up and put down between uses and still felt secure even when my hands were a bit sweaty. This is down to the design of the weights , hexagon at the ends with a hexagon handle in the middle which stops rolling both on the floor and in your hands. They will move a bit on the floor but my experience is that it's minimal. They feel also comfortable in your hand with a soft plastic texture
The vinyl covering makes the weights easy to clean down with only a wipe required. The storage box is great provided you put them back in. The moulding in the box ensures the weights stay in position even when it's lifted. I personally thought the side closing with top handle was very clever as even if you forget to clip the box closed, the contents won't fall out and hit you on the toe. I wouldn't carry them in the case unclipped though as that would be unsafe. The box when full is not difficult to carry which again makes them easy to use. Storage wise, I push the box under the sofa when not in use.
Even as a beginner I was able to start with the 1kg weights and I'm not sure I will ever use the lighter ones as I felt no added resistance. My daughter loves the 0.5kg when she wants to join in with a session and the lack of roll when dropped on the floor makes that safe to do. I can't see myself ready to move up to the next weight for a while so these will have a significant useful life span for me.
There may be cheaper alternatives available but I feel these are a good quality weight with many safety and practical features. I would certainly recommend them to anyone, especially if you are making a start on the shred.
Summary: A good beginner set of hand weights