Rogue Kettlebells

Rogue Kettlebells
Rogue Kettlebells
Rogue Kettlebells
Rogue Kettlebells
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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

Rogue Kettlebells begin as first run iron ore, not scrap, and are formed into a strong, balanced, single-piece casting with a flat wobble-free base. A clean, void-free surface and durable powder-coat finish give Rogue Kettlebells an unmatched feel.

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Pros & Cons

What we like about the product...

  1. Rogue Kettlebells are, by and large, the best value kettlebells we've reviewed when price (with shipping,) weight accuracy, and finish are considered. They're not the absolute best kettlebells, but they are some of the best value available.
  2. All of Rogue's kettlebells use color-coded bands to make the weight increments easily identifiable. In addition to the bands, the weight in both Kilograms and Pounds is cast permanently into the iron so it doesn't face.
  3. Rogue uses a textured powder coat to protect against corrosion as well as allow the hands to grip. With chalk, these grip extremely well although they are a bit uneven in comparison to some competitors like Kettlebell Kings.
  4. Like most higher-end kettlebells, Rogue's use a single piece cast which means the handles are unlikely to separate from the bell when dropped like cheaper kettlebells.
  5. The bottom of the bells are machined flat. Many companies leave the raw casting which is often okay, but it can cause the kettlebells to be more likely to wobble.
  6. These are offered in a weight range from 9LB up to 203Lb which is one of the wider weight increment ranges offered on the market.
  7. The 40LB Rogue Kettlebell is officially approved for use with the US Army's Combat Fitness Test. There are only a few companies that are approved, one of which is Sorinex.
  8. The weight tolerance is +/- 3%. If they're beyond this, Rogue will replace the kettlebell, but it's not often that it happens.
  9. Rogue's shipping on items like these is nearly impossible to beat due to their large sales volume. This can save quite a bit of money depending on how much you buy.

What needs improvement...

  1. Rogue's powder coat on their kettlebells is pretty uneven and gritty in comparison to more expensive competitors like Kettlebell Kings.
  2. These kettlebells appear to be the same as what both Rep Fitness and FringeSport among others are selling. We'd guess they're made in similar factories. Go with who's cheapest.
  3. The handles get thicker on the kettlebells as they increase in weight. This is common, but it needs to be understood as some of the heavier weights have extremely thick handles.
  4. These are imported although Rogue has started to sell some made in the USA versions as well.

Product Summary & Specs

Rogue Kettlebells begin as first run iron ore, not scrap, and are formed into a strong, balanced, single-piece casting with a flat wobble-free base. A clean, void-free surface and durable powder-coat finish give Rogue Kettlebells an unmatched feel.

The Rogue Kettlebell was designed around these requirements.

Premium Material: We started with the highest quality first run iron ore available, not scrap.

Void free surface: We use a proprietary casting process so each bell can reach the highest quality and have the cleanest finish possible. This also allows us to have a smooth, comfortable handle.

Single Piece Casting: The Rogue Kettlebell is cast in one solid piece, creating a stronger, more reliable handle and a void free surface. The Rogue Kettlebell does not use plastic caps, plugs, or patches like lower quality products.

Wide Flat Machined Base: We chose to machine the base of our kettlebell flat (not leave it as a raw casting) so it sits perfectly on the floor and does not wobble.

Finish: The Rogue Kettlebell has a matte black powder coat finish that has a great feel and will hold chalk. This feels more natural than a thick epoxy finish.

Colors: We color coded the handles. By associating each kettlebell weight increment with a different color handle, it becomes much easier for gym owners and trainers to direct athletes to specific kettlebells on sight alone.

17 weight increments to choose from—ranging from 9LB to 203LB

Weight Tolerance: +/- 3%

Color

Black

Type

9-lb, 13-lb, 18-lb, 26-lb, 35-lb, 44-lb, 53-lb, 62-lb, 70-lb, 80-lb, 88-lb, 97-lb, 106-lb, 124-lb, 150-lb, 176-lb, 203-lb

Material

Cast Iron

Made In USA

No

Weight Tolerance

+/- 1%

Handle Diameter

33MM

Base Diameter

140MM

Height

208MM

Width

282MM

Warranty

Limited Lifetime

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Rogue Kettlebells
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    6 reviews for Rogue Kettlebells

    The Bottom Line

    After using and reviewing the Rogue Kettlebells for over three years, I do think they're the best value for most people. There are better kettlebells on the market, but with Rogue, you know you're going to get good quality and a great price on shipping. I do think the powder coating can get a bit uneven, and since these are imported, they're very similar to many of the competitors on the market like Rep Fitness and FringeSport. If you're looking for quality kettlebells at a great price, these are what we recommend to most people.

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