Titan Fitness Economy H-PND
User Review( votes)
The Titan Fitness Economy H-PND is a $399.99 reverse hyper that does a solid job for an entry level option.
- Relatively smooth operation.
- Decent build for the price.
- A decent strap at lower weights
- Padding could be better.
- Weight horn could be half-an-inch longer.
- Installation was a pain due to some slightly off-center holes.
I have been putting much extra emphasis on my posterior chain recently, resulting in a little bit of extra lower back stiffness and soreness. I had recently reviewed the Titan Fitness H-PND but sent it on its way to make room for additional review equipment. I quickly realized how much the product was helping my back but also recognized that I could easily perform the same exercises on the cheaper Titan Fitness Economy H-PND.
The higher-end option from Titan is nearly $800, while this unit is only $499.
I first noticed how much lighter the Titan Fitness economy H-PND is than the original. Titan says it’s 100 pounds lighter, and I find it easier to move around my gym, although it mostly stays stationary.
Titan accomplishes the lighter weight by moving from 3 x 3 steel to a less sturdy 2 x 2. With that being said, I don’t place a lot of weight on my reverse hyper movements, so the extra weight isn’t an issue based on my circumstances.
I did notice that the cushion used for the Titan Fitness economy H-PND is not as solid as the higher-end unit. However, it was comfortable enough to justify the much lower selling price for quick use.
The weight horns are not the type of quality I have come to expect from other reverse hypers. I would have much preferred a nice stainless steel design.
I also noticed that the weight horns feature a 10-inch size on each end, while the Rogue RH-2 and some other units offer 10.5 inches. The size difference doesn’t affect my personal use. Still, for powerlifters pushing additional weight or anyone using Mil-Spec or similar thick plates, this fact could inhibit use for higher weight needs.
The handles on the Titan Fitness Economy H-PND are decent. Eight positions can be adjusted in 2-inch increments. I’m 5’10” and had no problem finding a comfortable length for working my posterior chain.
Admittedly, the build on this unit did make adjustments for testing purposes, which was a bit awkward. The adjustment isn’t smooth, and I could see some wear and tear occurring over time in a gym setting or in a home where different users are constantly adjusting the handle width on the H-PND.
One note: a few holes didn’t align perfectly during installation. I had to force a few pieces together. A few reviewers on the Titan Fitness website noticed the same thing. You can see full customer Titan Fitness Economy H-PND reviews HERE.
One nice feature for my use is the rubber feet on the bottom of the unit. I just installed a new garage floor and was out of short-term rubber flooring. I placed the unit on my epoxy garage floor, and the rubber feet have protected my new floor while providing a decent grip to avoid shifting during use.
Speaking of feet, two step-ups make it easy to get on and off the Titan Fitness H-PND.
Finally, the strap that comes with this unit is suitable for workouts, I like the Spud Inc. strap that Rogue ships with its units, but the one provided by Titan Fitness gets the job done, especially at my lower weight requirements.
Overall, for $499.99 and free shipping, this is a unit I am happy to stand behind in terms of quality for the price and efficiency of the workout it provides.