REP PR-1100 Review (2023): A Great Starter Rack For Your Home Gym
Author: Caine Wilkes, OLY, USAW-L1
Looking for a squat rack to begin your garage gym? Let’s take a look at one of the best value options on the market in our REP PR-1100 review. Read the full review.
Pros & Cons
What we like ...
Good balance between value and versatility
Shown to exceed durability and weight capacity expectations
Has different color options
Multi-grip pull-up bar
Flat-footed rack base
Laser-cut numbers every five holes on uprights
Included chrome-plated safeties
Ability to add attachments
What needs improvement ...
Competitors at this price range or less
Assembly can take some time as it is largely bolted together
700-lb weight capacity
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.
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.