Review: Is the Powerline PPR 200 worth it to purchase as a budget rack? The one thing I like about this power rack is the heat tempered safety bars that will catch your loaded barbell if you need to bail on a lift.
The lift offs are tempered solid steel too, which means they are simply stronger than other safety bars and J hooks out there. Even the pull up bar is solid, holding both a tall guy and weighted dip belt without wobble. Pretty impressive at this price.
Weight Capacity: 600 lbs
Knurled chin up bar.
Heat tempered lifts off and two saber style safety bars included.
Many accessories available for purchase like a lat pull down.
2 by 2 upright supports are made from 12 gauge steel.
Review: This Yaheeteh Adjustable squat rack can be used for squatting, bench presses, and make your home gym a safer place to lift, especially if you lift alone without a spotter.
These are easy to assemble and are a compact solution for casual lifters and those just getting started who want an inexpensive option.
Weight Capacity: 480 lbs
Adjustable spotters, 5 centimeters between each adjustment.
Barbell shelf on top.
Rubber feet protect the floors in your home.
The J hooks are a little short and the stand must be completely level to be stable.
Really inexpensive squat rack that can hold 480 lbs.
Titan Fitness T-3 Series Fold Back Power Rack
Review: This super compact solution to your power rack need is this Titan Fitness Fold back power rack, which is not only space saving, but easy on the budget.
The rack is strong and sturdy, the rack itself is rated for 800 lbs, and is made from 11 gauge steel, but the weight limit depends entirely on the surface you choose to mount it and how strong the hardware is.
Versatile and far sturdier than a set of squat rack stands.
Weight Capacity: Depends completely on mounting surface, but rack is rated for 800 lbs.
Folds flat against the wall when not in use.
Very sturdy and well built.
Comes with 4 J hooks.
A little too close to the wall for kipping pull ups. It is 21.5 inches from the wall.
Great for bench pressing, squats, even dips with the right attachment. Perfect for the compact home gym.
Titan T2 Power Rack Squat Deadlift HD Lift Cage
Review: Easily one of the most popular starter budget level power racks available, the Titan T2 is a solid option for your home gym done on a shoestring.
The rack is 44 inches wide, and 48 inches (or 26 inches from the inside of the front bar to the back bar) deep with adjustment holes spaced 2 inches apart. This rack is solid and stable, you will not be disappointed.
Weight Capacity: 700 lbs
Includes 2 J hooks and chin-up bar.
83” tall, good for tall people, but not low ceilings.
Weight rack posts at the bottom to store weights and stabilize the rig.
Review: This Power rack is slightly more expensive than other cheap power racks I review in this list, but it also includes a lat pull and bar, low row cable, and is roomy enough to accommodate you and a spotter.
Both the lat bar and pull up bar are knurled for good grip. There are other extras too, like weight pegs, and padded utility bars that make this power rack a great value.
Weight Capacity: 800 lbs on the safety bars.
Includes lat pull attachment, knurled lat bar and padded utility bars.
Wide cage, large working space.
Solid steel safety bars, rated for 800 lbs.
The catches are uneven causing the barbell to roll forward a bit. A get aftermarket J hooks instead.
Review: The Super open rack holds up to 1000 lbs, has a decent chin up bar, is well made and has adjustment spacers 2 inches apart.
There are weight pegs at the bottom for storage and added stability. If you are looking for something solid to lift and bench safely, but don’t want to use all the space a traditional rack needs, check this one out.
Weight Capacity: 1000 lbs static weight, more like 500 lbs if you drop the weight.
Knurled pull up bar.
Large hooks and J hooks included.
Adjustment spacers 2 inches apart.
May a little wobble with weight over 300 lbs.
A solid, space saving squat and power rack for home gym use.
That wraps up my reviews of the top cheap power racks.
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