Power tower is an essential piece of fitness equipment for every home gym, period. Working great along with other equipment, like power racks, weight benches and other home-gym equipment. Another great power tower that grabbed my attention was HYD-PARTS Power Tower.
HYD-PARTS brand manufactures not only fitness equipment, but also general hardware, LED lights, safe boxes, and cutting machines. Being on the market for more than 20 years, their experience and long-lasting survival among today’s competition is certainly worth noticing.
But we do not care about all that now. We care about HYD-PARTS power tower and what it offers. So let’s jump right into it.
Features & Specifications
The tower is made of oblate reinforced steel frame. The entire construction is quite modern in design. With the maximum weight support being 550 lbs, we can safely say that the steel does the job. Considering the construction, you can do all standard exercises that can be expected on a power tower such as knee raises, pull ups, chin ups, muscle ups, dips and other. HYD-PARTS power tower also comes with adjustable height from 64.6″ to 84.6″ (164 x 213.3 cm).
The assembled dimensions are 30.7″(L)x 42.5″(W)x 84.7″(H), which is 78 x 108 x 213.3 cm and the weight is 60 lbs (27.2 kg).
With features and specs described, let’s dive to actual testing.
My Experience with HYD-PARTS Power Tower
The assembly was pretty straightforward thanks to the manual, but I’d not suggest doing so alone. If you can, ask a buddy for help. It will be much faster.
First thing I noticed is the base of the tower. It’s narrow and not wide-angled, which I consider a disadvantage. While it did not wobble under my weight (pull ups), it’s only 160 lbs and the floor was carpeted. So I guess it will wobble a bit under heavier weight, but it should not be a big issue. You can solve this by adding 100 lbs of weight to the back-base. But in general, I’d consider the power tower quite sturdy.
The pull-up bar is quite sturdy. You can do pull-ups, chin-ups and muscle ups due to full-bar set. However, it does not include narrow grips, only length-wide. But for more users, this setup is more than enough. I also like the fact that the height is adjustable.
Regarding dip bars, I’m pleased to say that you have 4 bars at your disposal, two vertical and two horizontal. Of course, the vertical ones are mainly for abs workouts, like knees raises. Dip bars are also adjustable to fit your height the best.
The back rest is large enough to accommodate nearly any back comfortable. Its dimensions are 10.2″x 17.9″x 2.0″. Along with arm rests, they are quite comfortable.
I guess you could do muscle-ups even if you are heavier, but I’d suggesting securing the back-base with some heavyweight.
That’s basically all I’ve tested on HYD-PARTS Power Tower, considering that it does not have sit-up / push-up bars at the bottom.
Pros and Cons
Without further due, let’s dive to pros and cons.
4.3 / 5
Would I recommend HYD-PARTS power tower? If you do not mind missing bars at the bottom, then I’d definitely recommend it. It is very sturdy tower made of high-quality steel. The pros clearly outweigh the cons in my opinion. Definitely a good addition to anyone’s home gym setup.