Flat Utility Benches

AmazonBasics Flat Weight Bench

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The AmazonBasics Flat Weight Bench is one of the most surprisingly good pieces of equipment we've used. It's under $50 with PRIME Shipping, has a good height, decent weight capacity for most users, and assembles quickly.

Here's the thing, Amazon lists the total weight capacity of the bench at 385 LB total. This means that between the user weight and the barbell/dumbbell weight, the bench isn't recommended for a weight higher than 385 LB. To be honest, we've tested the bench to a much higher weight and have had many readers use it for much higher without any flexing or issues. They list the weight capacity so low because they know that most of their users don't care about having more and they're actively avoiding lawsuits (smart for them.)

If you don't want to take the risk, we've recommended quite a few other benches to look at, but otherwise, we don't have a problem with this one.

Understand that this is still an ultra-budget bench. The dimensions and size are pretty small for a utility weight bench, it's not adjustable which means there's no decline or incline features, the foam padding isn't outstanding and neither is the vinyl, and although it's sturdy, in comparison to some of our other picks, it's not quite there. The construction and comfort are solid, but this is something you'd find in a home gym and never in a commercial gym setting.

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