Giant Open Hex Trap Bar Review 2024: High-End Features on a Budget Author: Rose McNulty, CPT
Learn all about one of the best budget open trap bars in this Giant Open Hex Trap Bar review. Read the full review.
Pros & Cons
What we like ...
- Built-in jack
- Dual knurled handles
- Weighs 45 lbs
- Great value
- Respectable weight capacity
What needs improvement ...
- Isn't balanced
- Lighter weight capacity than similar open hex bars
- Distance between handles cuts down on versatility somewhat
- Handles are not removable
The GIANT Northland open trap hex bar is a V4 specialty bar from GIANT Lifting. It features a built-in jack, is rackable on a standard-size power rack, and comes with dual knurled handles for more versatility.
The handles are 28 and 38 millimeters in diameter respectively and come with a medium knurl. They’re 25 inches apart, which can slightly limit the exercises you can perform with this bar—bench press and most overhead press movements will be uncomfortable.
That being said, this bar has a lot going for it. With a built-in jack, you can load up to 600 pounds on the bar (800 pounds if it’s on the ground), which is plenty for most lifters. While the Northland does tip forward when loaded, this probably won’t be a huge deal to most people. It also weighs 45 pounds, which makes for easy math.
|Distance between handles
28 mm and 38 mm
The GIANT Northland open hex trap bar provides a great value for the price—800-pound weight capacity, a built-in jack, and versatility in movements.