Recently I realized that so far I did not review anything made by FLYBIRD. Well, now is the time for that. FLYBIRD might not be very-well known mainly because their product portfolio is not big. They actually make only weight benches and waist support straps. Nevertheless, despite those facts, I’ll be reviewing FLYBIRD adjustable bench, which has been on the market for quite some time now.
If none of my friends have a particular product, nor can I order it (can’t have all the benches in my house, right?), I check out local gyms. Luckily, one of them had this beauty, so let’s get down to it.
Features of FLYBIRD Adjustable Weight Bench
As the name suggests, the bench is adjustable with 3 seat-position adjustments and 7 back-position adjustments. According to manufacturer, the max user height is up to 6’2″. The bench is considered stowable and also has the option to stand by a wall to save floor space. Alternatively, you can simply put it under bed. The entire construction is made of heavy-duty commercial steel and can support up to 500 lbs of weight. The pad is made of soft synthetic leather that is filled with dense foam padding. The 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 weight is 26.6 lbs (12 kg).
- 3 Adjustable seat positions and 7 adjustable back positions
- Made of heavy-duty commercial steel
- Synthetic soft-leather pads filled with dense foam padding
- Stowable construction
- Max user height: 6’2″
- Max supported weight: 500 lbs
- Assembled dimensions: 49.2 inch L x 15.7 inch W x 44.5 inch H
- Folded dimensions: 30.3 inch L x 16 inch W x 9 inch H
- Assembled weight: 26.6 lbs (12 kg)
- 1-year warranty on the frame, 30-days warranty on the pads
Packaging & Assembly
According to the gym’s owner, the bench arrived in two boxes nearly-assembled. One box contained the bench, while other contained the hinge bolt and footrest. The packaging was good; the leather was protected well. It requires about 30 minutes to fully assemble and adjust, easily by one person. You should also check the pre-tight screws, as some of them might got loose during the transport.
I was lucky enough, because the bench was relatively new at the gym. From the first look, the bench looked sturdy. Once I sat on it, the theory was confirmed. One feels safe and stable on the bench. The positioning system is quite standard, sliding brackets and usual bolt pins to secure the adjustments.
The bench itself is well-padded and comfortable on the back and butt. The pad is large enough to comfortably accommodate even bulkier people. However, what seems to be a little unusual is the bottom seat. It is longer than on most benches, so if you are in the sitting position, expect to have several inches of the seat in front of your crotch.
Flybird adjustable weight bench can be considered quite lightweight, (which may freak out heavier people, but according to manufacturer, it should hold 500 lbs of weight).
Regarding the decline position, it has only one and it might be kind of steep for some users. Since I’m of average height (5’10”) the bench was okay, but honestly, it might be problematic for people 6 feet plus. While the manufacturer states that this particular model accommodates users up to 6’2″, I’d say that even for 6’2″ the bench might be a bit short in the decline position.
That’s about it.
Pros and Cons
Okay, as with any other product, this fella has its pros, but some cons as well.
That would sum up the pros and cons. I tried to be as objective as possible, it is not easy if you have certain height and form, as others might not find it likewise.
Should You Get FLYBIRD Adjustable Bench
4.5 / 5
Is FLYBIRD weight bench worth its money? It depends. If you are under 6 feet height and not very heavy (bulky), then this bench is definitely worth purchasing. However, if the above conditions are not met, I’d suggest to look for an alternative.