Rogue Rubber Coated Kettlebell Review And Info

Rogue Rubber Coated Kettlebells
Rogue Rubbert Coated Kettlebells
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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.

A Familiar Grip For Kettlebell Enthusiasts

My review started on days when the outside temperature reached 20 degrees, and my gym was a comfortable but slightly chilly 60 degrees.

It’s important to note that while the main part of the kettlebell is surrounded in rubber, the handle maintained Rogue Fitness’ standard steel grip. That means cold temps are still going to be felt on your hands.

However, it also means the grip diameter isn’t overly thick, and the textured grip from Rogue’s always premium powder coat is present.

While the rubberized portion of the kettlebell can help protect your floors and your kettlebells, you’ll still find yourself with a cold grip on chilly days if your space isn’t properly heated, but you’ll also feel right at home if you’re used to other powder coated kettlebell grips.

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.

Rogue Rubber-Coated Kettlebells Specs

WeightColorHandle Diameter
26 LBSBlue1.4" Diameter
35 LBSYellow1.5" Diameter
44 LBSGrey1.5" Diameter
53 LBSGreen1.5" Diameter
70 LBSRed1.5" Diameter

Urethane For The Win!

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 will last many years.

Urethane is less prone to cracking and doesn’t arrive with that oily residue that is an often felt trademark for other rubber-based gym products.

[Update]: After six months, the urethane on my Rogue rubber-coated Kettlebell is still in like new condition.

Rogue Rubber Coated Kettlebell Balance

I was a bit worried that the balance might be off because of the surrounding rubber, but this Rogue kettlebell 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, so 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 look amazing. The Rogue logo is well-defined, and the bright, vivid handle colors make it simple to grab the right weight every time.

I have a mix of Rep Fitness, Rogue Fitness, Kettlebell Kings, and other kettlebells in my home gym, and having color coding makes grabbing the right weights much easier.

IWF Color Coding

The Rogue rubber coated kettlebell color coding is the brightest in my collection, making them the kettlebells I often grab.

While these kettlebells are more expensive than other options, 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.

Admittedly, these kettlebells might be a little bit overkill for many buyers but if longevity is important, they might be your perfect solution. If you have the money to spend, you might also want to consider a Rogue rubber kettlebell set which will save you a little bit of cash.

Overall, these are by far the best rubber coated kettlebells I’ve laid my hands on.

Rogue Rubber Coated Kettlebells

A fully encapsulated rubber kettlebell.
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If you’re not sure which product is best for you, check out our list of the best kettlebells for a home gym. I also have a Rep Fitness Adjustable kettlebell review and it’s one of my favorite space-saving options.

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Written by James Kosur

James is a 20-year veteran of the digital media industry, an avid gym builder, and a dad to four kids, three dogs, and two cats. He's a DIYer who loves building stuff with his hands and a gamer who enjoys all facets of gaming.