The Universal Power-Pak 445 Adjustable Dumbbells is branded under “Universal” which is part of Nautilus Inc who also owns the well known fitness brand Bowflex. Nautilus has over 40 years experience in the health and fitness industry therefore knowing that their products designed under one of their brands is backed by a company who is a world leader in health and fitness will give you confidence to purchase one of their products.
- Each dumbbell adjusts from 4 to 45 lbs, adjusts in 5 lb increments.
- Weight settings in lbs: 4, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45.
- Change the weight just by turning the dial.
- Space efficient and money saver, replaces 9 sets of dumbbells.
- Includes dumbbell stand purposely designed for these dumbbells.
- Handle grips are covered thermoplastic rubber, designed for comfort and a non-slip grip.
- Comes with workout guide.
- One year warranty on dumbbells and stand.
- Dimensions: 14″L x 8.5″W x 7″H.
- Can be used for so many different exercises.
- Saves space and doesn’t clutter your workout area with multiple dumbbells.
- Comes with stand, but if you don’t have enough room for the stand you can still use the dumbbells without the stand.
- On exercises where you’re naturally stronger such as bench press, the maximum weight setting may not be heavy enough for those exercises as you progress.
- The dumbbells are quite long which may prevent you from getting your full range of motion when performing certain exercises.
The Universal Power-Pak 445 Adjustable Dumbbells are often compared to the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells as they are both designed by Nautilus. They are both well designed and fairly durable for an adjustable dumbbell, the main differences is that the Bowflex increases up to 52.5 lbs and the Power-Pak comes with a stand.
As mentioned in my list of cons, the maximum weight setting is not really that heavy and once you reach that weight for certain excerises you feel you are restricted from reaching your maximum potential, and you have to purchase heavier dumbbells. If you feel you’re very likely to find yourself in this situation then a more suitable option may be to go for the Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Adjustable Dumbbell.
The price of the Universal Power-Pak 445 Adjustable Dumbbells is actually quite cheap considering it comes with a stand as well, the stand alone for the Bowflex SelectTech 552 and 1090 cost over $100!