REP Fitness Safety Squat Bar

The REP Fitness Safety Squat Bar in a rack
The REP Fitness Safety Squat Bar in a rack
The padding on the REP Fitness Safety Squat Bar
Man using the REP Fitness Safety Squat Bar for lunges

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  • Great value safety squat bar
  • Knurled handles that can be removed
  • Thick padding
  • Easy to rack and unrack
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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Great value
  • Fully knurled handles
  • Removable handles
  • High-quality padding
  • Easy to rack and unrack
  • Static rating of 1,500 lbs
  • Metallic black powder coat finish
  • Compatible with Olympic-sized plates
  • Hard chrome finish on sleeves
What needs improvement ...
  • Great value, but $300+ may still be expensive for some

Product Summary

REP Fitness has finally released a safety squat bar, and it was worth the wait.

This bar features fully knurled handles that you can remove, which offers incredible versatility. It also has thick, quality padding, and a 5.5-inch camber drop. With a static rating of 1,500 pounds, we tested and found the REP Fitness Safety Squat Bar to be extremely durable. The hard chrome sleeve finish and metallic black powder coat on the shaft of the bar will help prevent scratching and corrosion.

This bar weighs 68 pounds, which is more than your standard Olympic barbell but not the heaviest safety squat bar we have seen. It does have 2-inch sleeves, so it’s compatible with your Olympic plates. There is a 49.1-inch distance between the cambers. This is significant because it makes the bar easy to take in and out of the rack, even on wider stands.



68 lbs

Camber Drop

5.5 in

Sleeve Diameter

2 in

Handle Length

7 in

Shaft Coating

Metallic black powder coat

Sleeve Coating

Hard Chrome


Vinyl and high-density foam

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      The REP Fitness Safety Squat Bar is a great value because you get a high-quality bar. Finishing touches like knurled handles and exceptional padding set this bar apart from the competition.