Adjustable Cap Barbell Deluxe Utility Bench Review
One of the best purchases that I have made since starting our own home gym was finally breaking down and buying an adjustable bench. I looked for months before purchasing a 0-90 bench and every time that I did, I decided that it was just too much money at the time and that I could work around not having an incline or seated military press station. It seemed like the only option would be for me to save up 500+ dollars for something from either Rogue or Elitefts and until I had the money, I would just keep saving. All the other benches on the market were either too flimsy looking or just didn’t have a good weight capacity. On the other hand, instead of a 500+ dollar 0-90 bench (more than my Rogue SML-1squat stand) I honestly would have much rather bought a deadlift or safety squat bar.
Cap Barbell Deluxe Utility Bench Review Specs
I happened to stumble upon the Cap Barbell Deluxe Utility Bench one day on amazon and was surprised that it was the #1 ranked Best Seller in adjustable benches. I had some how over looked this bench and I am really glad that I took the time to check out the details. Here are the details that stood out to me and got my attention
- Recommended maximum weight capacities for the bench are 500 lb (flat position, including user) and 400 lb (inclined positions, including user).
- Full-size utility bench; Assembled specifications are 53″L x 27″W x 45″H (in upright position)
- Price: 124.83 + FREE SHIPPING
The number one spec that I would look for when reviewing adjustable weight benches was the max weight capacity. This bench had one of the higher weight capacities that I have found online in an economical price point. You can definitely bet that there is a positive correlation between weight capacity and price. I needed something that I wouldn’t be questioning if the bench would support me while training. I have to say, I think the bench is rated a bit low, as I have exceeded the incline position weight capacities with ZERO problems.Check Price On Amazon
Other Key Points
I hate to assemble things. I really hate it. Especially junk. The assembly was extremely easy with the Cap Deluxe Utility Bench, like the other products that I have purchased it took less than an hour. The bench is extremely stable, if it weren’t for me being extremely anal about bench width then I would consider benching with this as a flat bench. Another nice touch to the bench is the band pegs. This allows for numerous exercise variations that you won’t find with other benches. Not something that I was looking for initially but it is a really nice option.
If you are looking for the best adjustable bench out there for your money, I firmly believe you won’t find anything better than the Cap Barbell Deluxe Utility Bench. It is in a totally different class compared to the other, lower quality benches that you find littered through amazon. This is by far one of the best purchases that I have made for my home gym. After getting this bench I really don’t know why I waited so long on this piece of equipment.