Rogue Rubbert Coated Kettlebells
Rogue Rubber Coated Kettlebells are completely encased in a urethane shell while providing a grippy experience you’ll love.
- Urethane coating is incredibly strong.
- Handle width maintains previous kettlebell sizes.
- A very grippy experience.
- The machined base is very stable.
- Expensive compared to standard kettlebells.
- The handle is powder coated instead of rubberized.
I can’t get through a workout without at least one kettlebell exercise thrown into the mix. As one of my favorite tools in my home gym arsenal, I had to try the Rogue Rubber Coated Kettlebells.
One of my biggest issues with almost every Kettlebell brand is the quickness at which the powder coating on the equipment wears down. I also work out in a newly refurbished gym and messing up the non-rubberized parts of my flooring is a constant worry.
Rogue Rubber Coated Kettlebell Design And Build
The first thing I noticed about the 26-pound Rogue Rubber Coated Kettlebell I purchased was that it feels about the same in my hand, width-wise, as my standard 26-pound kettlebell. That’s because the handle width is 1.4 inches, the same width as my standard iron option from the company.
The rubber coating feels well-made and encapsulates the entirety of the kettlebell. I dropped the equipment on my rubberized floor multiple times to test bounce and I was pleasantly surprised by the very little give the kettlebell offers.
My review started on days when the outside temperature reached 20 degrees and my gym was a comfortable but slightly chilly 60 degrees. Unlike my standard kettlebells, the Rogue rubber-coated kettlebell was ready to use right away with no warming up needed, this is a huge benefit for garage gym owners who work out in colder winter temperatures.
The texture on the handles provides for a nice grip at 26 pounds. It’s actually the same iron-based powder coated handle featured on Rogue’s other kettlebells. A rubber grip may have caused a less grippy texture so this makes sense. It also means there is one fault point where chipping and rusting might occur.
My Rogue chalk also stuck nicely to the handle, allowing for added grip when my hands are sweaty during intense workout sessions.
If you’re curious, here are the available sizes with their individual handle diameters.
Much like my standard Rogue E-Coat Kettlebells, the base is machined flat and provides great balance when placed on my polyaspartic and rubber floors. Since the rubber used is a urethane-based product, I’m sure it’s going to last for many years to come.
Urethane is less prone to cracking and it doesn’t arrive with that oily residue that is an often felt trademark for other rubber-based gym products.
[Update]: After 6 months the urethane on my Rogue rubber coated Kettlebell is still in like new condition.
I was a bit worried that the balance might be off because of the surrounding rubber but Rogue has done a superb job of ensuring an even design around the entire kettlebell.
That balance is further supported by a single-cast design. The product is made from single-run iron ore which means there are no plastic or rubber plugs. This construction should lead to longevity for the product while providing fewer fault points that eventually fail.
Finally, the kettlebells just look amazing. The Rogue logo is well-defined and the bright vivid handle colors make it simple for me to grab the right weight every time. I have a mix of Rep Fitness, Rogue Fitness, Kettlebell Kings, and other kettlebells in my personal home gym, and having color coding makes grabbing the right weights much easier. Rogue’s color coding is the brightest in my collection, making them the kettlebells I grab most often.
While these kettlebells are more expensive than other options on the market, check out the user reviews on the official Rogue Rubber Coated Kettlebells page to see why they are a must-have for a home gym.