Eleiko Öppen Collars

Eleiko Oppen Collars
Eleiko Oppen Collars
An Eleiko Oppen Collar magnetically attached to a squat rack
Eleiko Oppen Collars side-by-side

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The Eleiko Öppen Collars use an open-design with some awesome features: lever-locking system, magnets, and a rubber interior to avoid metal-on-metal contact. They are pricier than other barbell collars on the market, but have significant perks. 

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Pros & Cons

What we like about the product...

  1. Open design
  2. No metal-on-metal contact
  3. Integrated magnets
  4. Standard 0.25 kg/each
  5. Easy to use

What needs improvement...

  1. Expensive compared to other collars
  2. Snapping collars into place and taking them off isn't exactly effortless

Product Summary & Specs

The Eleiko Öppen Collars are an open-ended barbell collar inspired from the brand’s Öppen Deadlift Bar. Unlike traditional barbell collars, these attach to a barbell from the top, rather than sliding onto the sleeve from the side. This makes for a fast, easy change as you simply put the collar on and press the lever to lock it into position. 

Instead of the typical metal-on-metal you get with spring collars and traditional collars, the Öppen Collars provides a rubber-on-metal contact. The inside of the collar is all rubber, so you don’t scrape your barbell when putting them on and off.

Each collar weights 0.25 kilograms, so adding both to a barbell would add .5 kilograms in weight to your lift.

One thing we really like about these collars is that there are magnets integrated into the design, so they fit snugly to competition-style plates featuring a metal ring. Also, you can literally attach them to racks, stands, and benches while you lift.

Eleiko states that in 2021, the Öppen Collars won two awards: the RedDot and iF DESIGN AWARD.


.5 kg (total); .25 kg each


Aluminum casing, NBR Rubber insert


3.98 in L x 4.13 in W x 1.46 in H


1 Year

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    The Bottom Line

    The Eleiko Öppen Collars feature an innovative, open design and integrated magnets that make them some of the best barbell collars on the market.

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    Kate has nearly two decades of experience working in both the fitness and content industries. On the fitness side, she has worked in a number of settings: youth athletics, owned a CrossFit affiliate, personal training, weightlifting coach, CrossFit coach, and fitness floor consultant at a YMCA. Personally, Kate enjoys competing in weightlifting and stores her barbell in her bedroom.Certifications:NASM Certified Personal Trainer CrossFit Level 1 Trainer USA Weightlifting Level 1 Trainer

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