Since my review of the Goplus power rack, I developed a newfound appreciation for the Goplus fitness brand. I decided to take a closer look at another popular piece of equipment from their portfolio: the Goplus Adjustable Weight Bench.
Before we dive into the features and pros and cons, you should know that Goplus produces 4 different versions of their adjustable weight bench, and the only difference is the weight capacity.
This means that no matter the user weight limit that's required, chances are, you'll be able to find a bench from Goplus that works for you. Here are the following weight capacity benches available:
Except for the differences in weight support, these benches are practically the same, so for the sake of this review, I will be focusing on the best-selling Goplus GP36441 (265 lbs support) model.
This particular model is a great choice for anyone who wants a simple yet effective bench that fits well in a home gym space. It offers plenty of adjustments, which means that it can be used for a wide range of exercises. Best of all, it's an affordable option that won't break the bank.
If you want to learn more about the Goplus bench and whether or not it's the right choice for you, keep reading to check out the full review.
Table of Contents
- Goplus Adjustable Weight Bench Reviewed
- My Experience Using The GoPlus
- Pros and Cons Of This Weight Bench
- Comparing The Goplus With Similar Weight Benches
- Should You Buy The Goplus Weight Bench?
Goplus Adjustable Weight Bench Reviewed
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Main Features Of The Goplus Bench
The GP36441 bench is made of commercial-quality heavy-duty steel and Goplus guarantees that it will withstand a total weight of 265 lbs (120.2 kg). Due to the commercial quality, it can be used in a public gym as well, but it's more common for home use.
Unlike most of the weight benches on the market, this one is made of 3 pads rather than the standard 2. It's designed with a seat-pad, back-pad, and head-pad, and thanks to the ergonomic design, you will feel both safe and comfortable. For added comfort, these leather-covered pads are filled with a dense foam padding.
At the front bottom of the bench you can find ankle foam rollers for extra ankle support and security. Both the foam roller and the bench itself are fully adjustable, allowing users to set flat, declined and inclined positions. When not in use, the Goplus can be folded flat for easy storage.
The dimensions are 44” L x 15” W x 22’’-39” H (111.7 x 38.1 x 55.88 – 99 cm) and the weight of the bench is 31 lbs (14.06 kg).
Packaging & Assembly
The assembly of Goplus adjustable weight bench is simple, and with the provided manual, it's possible to put it together in under 30 minutes without any help.
A big reason for this is the thorough, easy-to-understand assembly instructions in the bench's User Manual. In addition to clear and concise steps, you can find pictures outlining the entire assembly process.
In terms of cost, this bench won't break the bank. Even considering it's made from commercial-grade steel, the price is right, and it's an excellent choice if you want to spend less than $100. It's very rare to find a bench like this with such an affordable price tag.
My Experience Using The GoPlus
Frame & Adjustability
Just as Goplus claims it to be, the construction of this bench is indeed sturdy and I’m confident that it will hold the maximum listed weight. Although it's strong and durable, the frame itself has a very small footprint, so if you're looking for a compact bench to fit in a small home gym, this could be the one.
The inclined and declined positions do their job well and they secure tightly into place. You can adjust the backpad to 5 different positions (the head pad is attached to this) and the seat to 4 different positions. Thanks to this adjustability, I found it easy to do all kinds of exercise with these settings, including flies, crunches, reverse crunches, bench presses, shoulder and back exercises, and more.
One thing that I found very cool and unique is the added dumbbell rack on the back of the bench's frame. You can safely and securely store up to 5 dumbbells here, so you'll always have easy access to your weights.
Because the bench is just over 30 pounds, it's very easy to move around the home. Better yet, the bench folds completely flat, frame and all, for convenient storage.
All 3 pads are very comfortable, although I found them to be a bit softer than the padding on similar benches. This might be a plus for some, but personally, I prefer a slightly firmer back-pad and sit-pad.
The ankle foam roller is very comfortable and secures the legs without any issues. The padding on the ankle support is soft and squishy, which is a great feature considering most people need extra cushion and support for the bony shin and ankle area.
Weight & Height Limitations
As you already know, the user weight limit is 265 pounds. That means most adults can use the bench, but if you exceed these limitations, you'll have to look elsewhere.
The good news is that Goplus also manufacturers a model that supports 330 pounds - the GP36454 - so you can opt for that bench instead if it's necessary.
Pros and Cons Of This Weight Bench
Comparing The Goplus With Similar Weight Benches
One of the best ways to do your due diligence for selecting the best weight bench for you is to compare it with similar models. There are 3 that are very similar in functionality and design to the Goplus bench:
Goplus Vs FLYBIRD
The bench by FLYBIRD is more expensive than Goplus, but it also has a much higher weight capacity of 700 pounds. Plus, there is slightly more back adjustability (7 positions vs 5) with the FLYBIRD, so you just have to decide whether these benefits are worth the added cost.
Goplus Vs GYMENIST
The GYMENIST exercise bench has a lot going for it, but the main perk is the affordable price tag. It's about the same price as Goplus, and the functionality is very similar. However, the Goplus bench has a more advanced 3-pad design, so many users find it more comfortable.
Goplus Vs PASYOU
There are a lot of similarities between the weight bench by PASYOU and the one by Goplus. They're both fully adjustable, made with heavy-duty steel, and foldable for easy storage. The PASYOU bench has a higher weight capacity of 500 pounds, but the Goplus bench is reviewed to be more comfortable thanks to its ergonomic design.
Should You Buy The Goplus Weight Bench?
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If you don't mind ultra-soft padding, then I’d definitely recommend the bench by Goplus. It is a bit smaller than most of the competition, which is a great feature for anyone who is limited on space. Another big plus is the 3-pad ergonomic design, which not many benches have.
As long as you're within the max weight limit of 265 pounds, then give the Goplus adjustable weight bench a go. If not, consider the higher weight support model, which can hold up to 330 pounds.
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