Pros & Cons
What we like ...
- The REP PR-1100 Power Rack is designed to meet the needs of home gym owners that are on a budget, yet want versatility.
- We have a red PR-1100 that we've been reviewing and it has vastly exceeded our expectations in terms of durability and weight capacity.
- At under $250, this is one of the most budget-friendly power racks on the market.
- Unlike most squat racks in this price range, the PR-1100 comes in 5 different colors including Gloss Black, Matte Black, Red, Blue, and Silver. All of these colors match REP's bench colorways as well.
- A fully welded multi-grip bar comes standard with the rack. It has a standard pull-up bar on the front and a fat grip pull-up bar on the back. The pull-up bar can be flipped upside if your home gym is in the basement. The PR-1000 Rack comes with a straight pull-up bar, although it is more expensive.
- The base of the rack is flat-footed making it possible to use the rack without bolting it down to a weightlifting platform or your concrete slab.
- All four uprights are numbered with laser-cut numbers every five holes. Although we would have liked to see them on every hole, this is a good compromise for the price (you will rarely see laser-cut hole numbers on racks at this price.)
- The j-cups are plastic lined to protect the knurling on your barbell, again something not often seen at this price.
- Safeties are included, although they are chrome plated and will scratch your bar and bend if you drop the weights from much distance during a squat or overhead press.
- The PR-1100 has the ability to add attachments like weight storage to hold weight plates off the back, a lat pulldown/low row attachment making it great for building pulling strength in your back, dip attachment for the chest and triceps, as well as a landmine attachment for core work.
What needs improvement ...
- The PR-1000 series of racks is not the only line of racks at this price point. In fact, if you do a quick scan on Amazon, you'll realize there is a ton of competition at exactly this price range and less.
- The assembly on the PR-1100 does take some time as it is largely bolted together.
- For the price, this is expected and strong enough for most, but the steel is 14-gauge which leads to a lower weight capacity than what's used on the standard 11-gauge that seen in the industry. The weight capacity for the rack is 700 LB.
- REP Fitness charges for shipping, so the price you see on their site will be significantly higher when you checkout. This said, the rack is for sale on Amazon as well.
- The warranty for the rack is 2 years, which isn't super long.
If you are looking for a full-featured power rack that is not too expensive, you have come to the right place! The REP PR-1100 Power Rack is rated at 1,000 pounds and created with home gym and garage owners in mind. It has professional features highlighted in its compact and versatile package.
There are several attachments that you can add such as a REP bench, plates, and barbell to help you reach the ultimate goal of a complete home or garage gym set up to help create tons of exercise options! Attachments like the REP lat pull-down and row attachment, dip handles, weight horns, and landmine attachments are all compatible with the REP PR-1100. It is truly the all-in-one power rack.
- Multi-Grip Pull Up Arch: Great for any grip pull ups (traditional, neutral, close, or wide). It has a standard size pull up bar on the front and a thicker pull up bar on the back.
- Numbered Uprights: This makes for fast and accurate adjustment for your Extended Safeties and J-Cups.
- Plastic Lined J-Cups: These are in place to help reduce noise, protect your barbell’s knurling, and avoid rust.
- Extended Safeties: The safety bars are chrome plated and extend out to help rack a barbell. However, we do suggest that you use the J-Cups when thinking about the longevity of your barbell.
|Made In USA|
|Laser-Cut Hole Numbers|
|Westside Hole Spacing|
2×2" 14 gauge Steel
|Pull Up Bar|
Yes – Multi-Grip
The REP Fitness PR-1100 is, in our opinion, one of the best value squat racks on the market for those just starting a home gym or squat/bench less than 700 LB. In our review, we've found that this is a stable power rack with many features taken from racks twice its price. This includes upright color options, a multi-grip pull-up bar, UHMW j-cups, and numbered uprights. If you're trying to build a budget home gym, this is an excellent option, just be aware that you may want to upgrade in the future.