Finding the best adjustable weight bench for your home gym might prove more difficult than one initially thought, right? Are you looking for an adjustable weight bench? Or a flat bench with enough width to fully accommodate your back? Or perhaps you are looking for a bench with several declined positions? To save you time and effort, I’ve scoured the market and with the combination of my own reviews and several verified online reviewers, I’ve put together a list of the 8 best adjustable weight benches that are currently available on the market.
Adjustable Weight Benches Compared
Number Of Postions
61” × 22.2”× 18.1~50"
7 Back/3 Seat
44" x 18.8" x 21"
34" x 18" x 10"
6 Back/3 Seat
44'' x 15'' x 22-39’’
47" x 16" x 47.5"
6 Back/4 Seat
61.3" x 28.1" x 49.5"
41" x 16.5" x 17~43"
55" x 18" x 17"
Factors To Consider Before Getting One
There are, of-course, several other factors to consider before purchasing the very best weight bench for you. I’ve outlined them below.
Possibly the most important factor to check is the construction quality. Logically, most benches are made of steel; however, some steel tubing is thinner and weaker than other. Some benches come with heavy-gauge and reinforced steel frame. This usually goes hand-in-hand with maximum weight support, but that is not always the case.
Naturally, the bench must support your weight. When checking maximum weight support, from my own experience, I’d go at least 25 pounds in advance in regard to maximum weight support.
This means when you for example weight 225 pounds, the bench should support at least 250 pounds. Don’t forget to add the weight of dumbbells or other equipment that you might use on the bench.
Size can be tricky. Some manufacturers mention size dimensions only of the already assembled benches, while others will provide unassembled dimensions. Make sure you know the assembled dimensions in flat position to be 100% sure it can fully accommodate you.
Seat and back-pads are in most cases cushioned and padded, but some are thicker than others. I found that that the thickness of the pad is neither, advantage nor disadvantage. It simply comes down to your own preferences. Some guys prefer thicker and more comfortable pads, while others prefer thinner and firmer ones.
Most potential buyers want proper adjustability when getting a bench. This is quite logical. If you are about to purchase a weight bench, why not take advantage of the fact that most of them can be adjusted?
They are of course usually more expensive than flat benches. If you decide to go for adjustability, be sure to check if it comes with all the desired incline / decline degrees and positions.
Some weight benches also come with add-ons like a sit-up bar or foam rollers, while others might come with an entire frame for bench presses. If you want an add-on like this, be sure that is it either attachable to your bench or it comes directly with it.
You may find a bench that is superior in every factor to others you’ve checked before, only to find out that it costs four times its price. Make sure to check your winning bench falls under your budget category.
Okay, you’ve picked your bench, but you are not sure about 1-2 factors. Checking warranty is a good way to know how much time you have to return the bench in case you are not satisfied. Careful though, technical warranty is not a return warranty. Be sure to know both. If they are not specified, check that with the manufacturer.
8 Best Adjustable Weight Benches Reviewed
Now that we know all the factors to look for when purchasing a weight bench, let’s dive right into our list of the best adjustable weight benches on the market.
Note: The benches are sorted by our personal rating.
1. Vanswe 800 lbs Adjustable Weight Bench (2019 version)
Vanswe is no stranger in the fitness equipment industry and their 800 lbs weight support bench is one of the best rated.
As the name suggests, the weight support of this particular bench is 800 lbs (362.8 kg), which is above standard considering non-commercial equipment. It uses heavy-duty 2.75” x 2” steel for frame. Regarding adjustability, it features 7 back positions (5x incline, 1x flat, 1x decline) and 3 seat positions. It is covered in a high quality 2.5” thick foam padding.
The assembled dimensions are 61 x 22.2 x 18.1 inches (154.9 x 56.5 x 46 cm) and the empty weight is 51 lbs (23.1 kg).
2. Ironmaster Adjustable Super Bench
- SUPER STRONG 1000 LB RATED. Heavy duty,...
- QUICKLY ADJUSTS TO 11 ANGLES WITH PATENTED...
- MULTI FUNCTIONAL, PROVEN DESIGN. Ideal for...
- SUPER STRONG 1000 LB RATED. Heavy duty,...
The only commercially-graded adjustable weight bench on this list is made by Ironmaster.
This particular device is made of 11 and 12-gauge commercial steel, which is supposed to withstand 1000 pounds (453.6 kg) of weight. The entire frame is also powder-coated metallic gray with chrome components. The bench offers 11 adjustable positions, ranging from flat to incline to decline. The cushioned pad is made of heavy-duty stitched vinyl and measures 44” x 10” x 3”.
The assembled dimensions are 44 x 18.8 x 21 inches (111.8 x 47.8 cm x 53.3) and the empty weight is 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
3. Gymenist Exercise Bench
- Folding Exercise Bench: Great traveling bench...
- Positions: this bench can be adjusted to all...
- Seat, the seat can also be adjusted to three...
- We also included a free cushion for the back...
The 3rd bench that made it to our list of the best adjustable weight benches is made by Gymenist.
Gymenist exercise bench is foldable and easily storage-able, thanks to its compact design. The bench supports up to 550 lbs of weight. The bench comes practically assembled, you just need to tighten the bolts and that’s it.
It can be used for various positions, including incline, flat and decline. The seat pad and back pad are padded and comfortable and Gymenist also offers a free cushion for the back, which can be placed on the bench. Seat pad can also be adjusted with 3 different positions.
The back pad’s width has 11 inches at the lower part, 12 inches wide at the middle of the back-pad 9 inches wide at the shoulder-neck part.
4. Goplus Adjustable Weight Bench (GP36441)
- 【Great for a Full-Body Workout】Goplus...
- 【Adjustable Bench】This sit up bench can...
- 【Soft & Comfortable Design】This weight...
- 【Sturdy and Durable Frame】This adjustable...
The 4th weight bench that made it to our list is manufactured by Goplus.
Goplus did not try to save money in the making process and used heavy-duty commercial grade steel as a frame. The version GP36441 has the lowest weight support of 265 lbs (120.2 kg), but note that they offer 4 different variations, up to 330 lbs. The main difference between Goplus weight bench and others are the pads.
Goplus features rather three pads, a seat pad, back pad and head pad. All 3 of them are cushioned and quite comfortable, although for some they might be comfortable way too much. The bench offers number of adjustable positions, including decline positions. It also comes with a foam roller for ankle support.
The assembled dimensions (flat position) are 44” L x 15” W x 22’’ (111.8 x 38.1 x 55.89 cm).
5. FLYBIRD Adjustable Weight Bench
- 【Fashion Adjustable Bench】Fashion design...
- 【Fast Adjustment With Simple...
- 【High Cost-effective Bench】Installed 9.7"...
- 【Save 70% Space】 FLYBIRD foldable bench,...
Adjustable bench by FLYBIRD is a great compromise between commercial quality and cheapest non-commercial options.
Similarly to Vanswe bench, this one also offers 4 seat positions and 6 back positions. One part of the bench that is commercially-graded is the steel, which is heavy-duty. The max supported weight is 500 lbs (226.8). The soft synthetic leather pad is filled with dense foam padding, which is quite comfortable. The bench is foldable, so it is easily storable under a bed.
The assembled dimensions are 49.2 inch (124.9cm) L x 15.7 inch (39.8 cm) W x 44.5 inch (113cm) H and the assembled empty weight is 26.6 lbs (12 kg).
6. Bowflex 5.1S Stowable Bench
- Easy button, click, lift and go process to...
- Adjusts to 6 positons for versatility:...
- Adjustable seat pan for incline exercises and...
- Built strong to last long with heavy-duty...
The 6th on our list is a weight bench made by Bowflex.
The bench frame is made of heavy-duty commercial-grade steel. The total weight support is 650 lbs (272.15 kg). It is a fully adjustable bench, with 6 different positions, 4 incline ones up to 90 degrees, flat position and 17 degree decline position.
It also features a leg-brace holster, which is removable. The bench has large cushioned back-pad and seat pad. As the name suggests, the bench is also foldable for easy storage.
The assembled size in flat position is 56″ L x 26″ W x 20″ H (142.25 L x 66 W x 51 H cm).
7. Merax Classic Utility Bench
- [500lbs Weight Capacity] Effortlessly...
- [Fully Adjustable Bench] Designed with 7 back...
- [Bonus Resistance Bands] Resistance bands can...
- [Spacious Surface & Compact Design] Spacious...
The 7th bench which made it to our list of the best weight benches of the market is manufactured by Merax.
Merax Classic’s frame is made of heavy-duty powder coated steel and thanks to the compact and foldable design, it takes very little space when folded. The maximum weight support is 500 lbs (226 kg). The bench offers 6 positions in total, 5 of which are angled and one is flat.
It also offers one decline position; where you might have trouble pacing your feet, since there is no secure system. Both pads are quite comfortable and wide enough to accommodate even bulkier people. The width of the seat pad is 11 inches, while back-pad’s width is 14 inches.
The assembled dimensions in the flat position are 41″L x 16.5″W x 17″H (104 x 41.9 x 43.2 cm).
8. Body-Solid BFFID10
- Combination flat, incline, and decline bench...
- 5 starting positions, from 10-degree negative...
- Compact and portable design is ready to use...
- Safety pins and bolts allow bench to be...
The last, but not least member of our list of the best fitness weight benches is made by Body-Solid, version BFFID10.
The frame is made of steel with a powder coated finish. This particular weight bench offers 5 positions, from 10 degree decline all the way to 70-degree incline, including flat position. The bench is also foldable and can be compactly stored.
The pads are cushioned and the seat pad is 9.25 in x 11.25 in and the back-pad is 9.5 in x 28 inch. The manufacturer also offers 3 years’ warranty period. The assembly is very easy; it comes practically fully assembled.
The complete assembled dimensions are 54.5 in L x 18 in W x 17in H (138.43 cm x 45.72 cm x 43.18 cm).
There you have it. Our list of the 8 best adjustable weight benches on the market. If you are still hunting for the best bench out there, double check all the mentioned factors and also the dimensions, to avoid any unnecessary surprises. I hope that my guide was somewhat helpful and that you’ll find a bench that will suit all your needs.