If you are on a hunt for a sturdy power that supports more than standard non-commercial weight limit, then you are in luck – Sportsroyals power tower is exactly that.
Sportsroyals brand is not very well known, but they do manufacture several different pieces of fitness equipment including vertical climbers, adjustable roman chairs and power tower, the last is the one this review is about.
This particular tower has been on the market for some time now and I wonder how it has eluded my search so far. In any case, for the authenticity of the review I would like to point out that I do not own this power tower personally. This review is basically a summary from across three different portals and twenty-two verified reviews, so I’ve taken the liberty to include all the pros and cons.
Features of Sportsroyals Power Tower
The frame of the tower is made of 14-gauge heavy frame square steel with scratch-resistant coat finish. Base of the frame is H-shaped with 8 support points, which are formed by the extended steel.
Dip station supports 400 lbs (181.4 kg) of weight and instead of classic weld design it uses safety locknuts to keep the screws tightened, which should ensure less shaking.
The angled pull-up bar is 41.2 inches (104.6 cm) long and has 4 hand-grip positions, which can be used for pull ups, chin ups and muscle ups. It does not come with front bars. The height can be adjusted with 4 different positions, ranging from 64.56 to 88.18 inches (164 to 224 cm).
The PU backrest and armrests are ergonomically designed for maximum comfort. Armrests are slightly (10 degrees) inclined to prevent elbow slipping. The backrest can be adjusted in 7 different positions.
At the bottom of the base you will find push-up bars, which are pretty standard.
The assemble dimensions are 26.6″(W) x 43.2″(L) x 64.56~88.18″(H) and the empty weight is 58 lbs (26.3 kg). Manufacturer offers 1 year frame warranty and 90 days for other parts.
Sturdy Construction Goes a Long Way
From all the reviews online I’ve gathered that the assembly is pretty straightforward, although the instructions could be better. Most users it took about 90 minutes to assemble. All the bolts and hardware are included with the tower. I’ve also found this cool assembly video:
Most users (some heavy, some lightweight) were really satisfied with the sturdiness of the Sportsroyals power tower. According to them, the 400 lbs weight support is believable. The additional steel pipes for added base support are well placed and designed.
Several users were concerned about the angled elbow/arm rests, but after the purchased and testing, basically all of them were satisfied. The armrests are comfortable and do the trick quite well even with exercises like knee raises. The back-rest is adjustable and quite comfortable as well.
The pull-up bar is pretty standard. It’s angled and long enough, however, personally, I would miss the front grips. I cannot imagine that it would be that hard to add, although most users do not bother with those, so I guess it’s not much of an issue. Pull-up bat at the highest settings is the only position some 200 lbs+ users experienced a little shakiness, but nothing terrible. You can always support the base with something heavy. Also the maximum height setting is more than enough for tall guys. One 6’5” fella reported that he could use it without bending his legs much, which great.
Pros and Cons
Now that we have reviewed every feature Sportsroyals power tower has to offer, let’s jump to pros and cons.
Conclusion – Is Sportsroyals Power Tower Worth It?
Our rating: 4.8 / 5
It’s not the case of every fitness equipment item where I could honestly say to all users – yes. As long as you do not miss the front (forward) grips on the pull-up bar, this is a great choice for you. Of course, one might prefer a sit-up bar instead of push-up bars at the base, but technically, you can use the connectors at the base of the tower for that.