Marcy SB-261W Adjustable Exercise Utility Bench Reviewed

For me to have a successful workout in my household it has become vital that I have access to an adjustable weight bench. Besides a good power rack, it is one of the most important pieces in my home gym.

I was told that one of the best out there is Marcy exercise utility bench, so I gave it a go. Honestly, I’ve seen worse & better utility benches alike. I’ll describe all the details in this rather short review.

Product Specifications

Assembled Dimensions

51'L x 19"W x 42"H

Weight Capacity

300-400 lbs.

Back Positions


Seat Positions


Product Weight

27 lbs.


2 years

This adjustable bench is the best for building up my muscles in the abs, back, shoulders, and chest and working out. It’s the best unit that I can use for full body workout even though I might be at the gym or home. It’s designed from powder coated steel frame which has high density form in white and black upholstery. This steel powder coat protects it from scratches and rust.

In many cases, I found out this to be very useful as it kept my body supported and secured during intense and light workouts. Its back pad can be adjusted and I can set it in various angles which can assist me in performing chest exercises such as flat, decline, military and incline presses. I can also adjust it in 3 positions so that it fits any other user who might want to use it.

Feature Summary:
  • Adaptable to fit many of the smith machines, half cages, and squat racks
  • The 6 position back pad is able to adjust from flat-incline-decline
  • Designed using high-density foam
  • Designed for total body workouts that is the abs, back, chest and shoulders
  • When in the upright position its assembled measurements are 52 by 25 by 46.5 inches
  • Warranty of 2 years
Marcy Exercise Utility Bench


The assembly was pretty much straightforward with the included manual. You might need a pair of stronger arms to tighten all the screws with a wrench, so if you don’t consider yourself a strong person, I’d suggest inviting a buddy over to help you out.

My Experience with Marcy Exercise Utility Bench

Thanks to the thick-padding and sturdiness, which I noticed as first, I can safely say that you can do basically any weight bench-combined exercise. For example:

  • Triceps kickbacks
  • Arnold Presses
  • Lying triceps extensions
  • Pullovers
  • Decline pec flies
  • Standing preacher curl
  • Seated concentration curl
  • Incline dumbbell press
  • Dumbbell Rows
  • Seated dumbbell curls
Marcy Exercise Utility Bench Specs

I felt quite when I sat on the bench. I also realized that this bench is well padded which made my back and buttocks to rest comfortably on it. It was also possible for me to adjust the back and seat pads to any position that I prefer, which is definitely a plus.  

I could tailor this bench specifically to my training and lay it in a flat, decline and incline position for weightlifting and when doing exercises which do not require exercises such movement like when doing curls and crunches.

Marcy Exercise Utility Bench Training

Pros and Cons


  • Comfortable and thick padding
  • Easy to move around by using the attached transport handle
  • Stable & Sturdy
  • Easy assembly & setup thanks to the instructions
  • Several incline settings available
  • Considering it’s not a big weight bench, it will not take much space
  • Great price


  • Since Marcy exercise utility bench has a decline setting which does not have padded rollers for wrapping my legs, I found it difficult to remain in one place throughout the exercise
  • Back and seat cushions are not aligned perfectly in flat positions, but this might be connected just to my particular unit


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Our Rating: 4.2 Star Rating 4.2 / 5

This adjustable bench is great in regard to incline/decline settings, since you can set it to any position the adjustable seat and back support allows you. I also found out that the bench is very comfortable and functionally effective due to its thick padding. In addition to this, the handle grip and transport wheels make it easy for me to move it around lbs.

In the end, the decision is up to you, but considering the price, I’d say it’s definitely worth it.