PowerBlock Dumbbell Reviews: Classic/Elite vs Sport vs Pro vs Urethane
PowerBlock Classic vs Elite vs Sport vs Urethane Series Adjustable Dumbbell Set

PowerBlock Dumbbell Set Reviews: Classic vs Elite vs Sport vs Pro vs Urethane vs PowerBlock Series

Is the PowerBlock adjustable dumbbell system right for you? If so, which specific model should you choose?

This page will teach how to accurately assess which PowerBlock model is the best adjustable dumbbell set for you. I've included:

  • My top recommendations
  • A comparison chart of all the PowerBlock sets
  • Videos & photos of each different PowerBlock dumbbell set.

To start, I'll summarize my top PowerBlock recommendations in the chart below:

Shoes

Key Features

Rating

Pro EXP Stage 3 Set
(Stage 1 Set + Stage 2 Kit + Stage 3 Kit)

PowerBlock Pro EXP Stage 3 - 5-90 lbs
  • Replaced the "Urethane Series" in 2018
  • Goes up to 90 lbs
  • Weight blocks have non-welded "Flex" design for enhanced durability
  • Urethane coating protects dumbbells and minimizes noise from plate on plate contact
  • Auto lock adjustment
  • Open handle design (most hand room vs all other models)
  • Weight indication painted block rails on both sides

Rated 5 out of 5

PowerBlock Elite 90 - 5-90 lbs
  • Max weight of 90 lbs per hand
  • Straight handle (not contoured like most others)
  • Best value per dollar spent among all PowerBlock models

Rated 4.5 out of 5

PowerBlock Sport EXP Stage 3 - 5-90 lbs
  • Max of 90 lbs per DB
  • Auto lock adjustment 
  • New and improved design compared to old Sports Series models
  • Open handle design provides ample space for hands/wrist
  • Snap on band weight indicator over block rail, on one side of each block

Rated 4.5 out of 5

Need more info? Keep reading this page! (Afterwards, you may also want to check out my PowerBlock dumbbells review, where I discuss the pros & cons of the PowerBlock system, plus other details.)

A General Overview of the PowerBlock Dumbbells

As of 2018, there are 4 series of PowerBlock dumbbells in production, including the:

  • Pro Series
  • Classic Series
  • Sport Series
  • PowerBlock Series

Within each series, there are several different models. I'll go over them in detail later.

Some models are expandable, while others are non-expandable. That is, with some models you have the option to purchase add-on kits to increase the maximum weight, while others lack such options.

It is quite confusing to distinguish between the various series, models and add-ons, especially when you're just starting to research them.

With so many models, each having its own unique set of features, capabilities and limitations, it takes some effort to familiarize yourself with not only the major distinctions between models, but also their more subtle ones.

This process of gathering, filtering and analyzing crucial product information takes hours of research and can be frustrating. It's the last thing you'd want endure when your aim is to simply buy a set of PowerBlocks and be done with it.

However, it would be foolish to make such an expensive investment without first attaining all the knowledge needed to make the correct choice.

And so, it is my goal to help clear up the confusion surrounding the PowerBlock dumbbells by presenting all the essential information in a coherent fashion.

PowerBlock Dumbbells Comparison Chart

Please read the paragraphs below for an important note regarding the information in the chart:

You'll notice that some models in the chart below have different "stages" (i.e. Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3). What this means is that you can expand the weight capacity of the base dumbbell set (i.e. the Stage 1 set) with a Stage 2 expansion kit and then a Stage 3 expansion kit.

So, you can buy just the Stage I model to begin with, and then purchase the expansion kit(s) separately, some time in the future. This method is best if you're strapped for cash and/or don't know if you'll even need the extra weight capacity.

Alternatively, you can buy the dumbbell sets with the expansion kit(s) included. This is what the "Stage 2" and "Stage 3" models in the chart refer to. You save some money this way, as opposed to buying the base set and expansion kits separately.

For example: You could buy just the Sports EXP Stage 1 set now, and then have the option to buy the Stage 2 and Stage 3 expansion kits later. Alternatively, you could buy the Sports EXP Stage 2 set now and have the choice to buy the Stage 3 expansion kit later. Or, the third and final option would be to go all out and buy the Sports EXP Stage 3 set now, and have everything included from the get-go.

Currently Available Models

ModelUseSeriesRange (lbs.)Increments (lbs.)Unavailable
Increments (lbs.)
Adder WeightsLxWxH (in.)RetailS&HTotal
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HomeClassic5-502.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5Yes12x6x6Check Current PriceN/ACheck Current Price
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HomeClassic5-702.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5Yes14x6.25x6Check Current PriceN/ACheck Current Price
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HomeClassic5-902.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5, 72.5, 82.5Yes16x6x6Check Current PriceN/ACheck Current Price
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HomeSport3-243NoneNo10.5x5.25x5$149$35$?184
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HomeSport10-505None?No12.25x6.5x6.5$329$59$388
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HomeSport5-502.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5Yes12x6.5x6.5$349$59$408
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HomeSport5-702.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5Yes14x6.5x6.5$488$79$567
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HomeSport5-902.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5, 72.5, 82.5Yes16x6.5x6.5$627$89$716
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HomePro4-324NoneNo13.5x5.5x5.5$329$49$378
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HomePro5-502.5NoneYes13x7x7.25$429$59$488
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HomePro5-502.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5Yes12.5x7x7.25$439$59$498
Pro EXP Stage 2 Set (Stage 1 Set + Stage 2 Expansion Kit)
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HomePro5-702.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5YesN/A$588 ($439 + $149)$88 ($59 + $29)$676
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HomePro5-902.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5, 72.5, 82.5YesN/A$737 ($439 + $149 + $149)$117 ($59 + $29 + $29)$854
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HomePowerBlock10-505NoneNo12.25x6.5x6.5$329$59$388
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HomePowerBlock5-502.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5Yes12x6.5x6.5$349$59$408
PowerBlock EXP Stage 2 Set (Stage 1 Set + Stage 2 Expansion Kit)
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HomePowerBlock5-702.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5YesN/A$488 ($349 + $139)$88 ($59 + $29)$576
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HomePowerBlock5-902.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5, 72.5, 82.5YesN/A$627 ($349 + $139 + $139)$117 ($59 + $29 + $29)$744
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CommercialPro Commercial4-324NoneNo13.5x5.5x5.5$329$49378
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CommercialPro Commercial10-505NoneNoN/A$819$119938
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CommercialPro Commercial5-905NoneNoN/A$1,299 $1491448
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CommercialPro Commercial12.5-125
(really 127)
7.5110, 117.5, 125 (has 111, 120 & 127 instead)No17.25" L at 125 lbs$1,599 Varies$1599+
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CommercialPro Commercial12.5-1757.5110, 117.5, 125, 132.5 (has 111, 120, 127 & 137.5 instead)No20.75" L at 175 lbs$1,899 Varies$1899+
ModelUseSeriesRange (lbs.)Increments (lbs.)Unavailable
Increments (lbs.)
Adder WeightsLxWxH (in.)RetailS&HTotal
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HomeClassic5-502.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5Yes12x6x6Check Current PriceN/ACheck Current Price
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HomeClassic5-702.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5Yes14x6.25x6Check Current PriceN/ACheck Current Price
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HomeClassic5-902.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5, 72.5, 82.5Yes16x6x6Check Current PriceN/ACheck Current Price
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HomeSport3-243NoneNo10.5x5.25x5$149$35$?184
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HomeSport10-505None?No12.25x6.5x6.5$329$59$388
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HomeSport5-502.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5Yes12x6.5x6.5$349$59$408
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HomeSport5-702.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5Yes14x6.5x6.5$488$79$567
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HomeSport5-902.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5, 72.5, 82.5Yes16x6.5x6.5$627$89$716
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HomePro4-324NoneNo13.5x5.5x5.5$329$49$378
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HomePro5-502.5NoneYes13x7x7.25$429$59$488
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HomePro5-502.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5Yes12.5x7x7.25$439$59$498
Pro EXP Stage 2 Set (Stage 1 Set + Stage 2 Expansion Kit)
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HomePro5-702.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5YesN/A$588 ($439 + $149)$88 ($59 + $29)$676
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HomePro5-902.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5, 72.5, 82.5YesN/A$737 ($439 + $149 + $149)$117 ($59 + $29 + $29)$854
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HomePowerBlock10-505NoneNo12.25x6.5x6.5$329$59$388
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HomePowerBlock5-502.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5Yes12x6.5x6.5$349$59$408
PowerBlock EXP Stage 2 Set (Stage 1 Set + Stage 2 Expansion Kit)
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HomePowerBlock5-702.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5YesN/A$488 ($349 + $139)$88 ($59 + $29)$576
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HomePowerBlock5-902.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5, 72.5, 82.5YesN/A$627 ($349 + $139 + $139)$117 ($59 + $29 + $29)$744
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CommercialPro Commercial4-324NoneNo13.5x5.5x5.5$329$49378
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CommercialPro Commercial10-505NoneNoN/A$819$119938
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CommercialPro Commercial5-905NoneNoN/A$1,299 $1491448
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CommercialPro Commercial12.5-125
(really 127)
7.5110, 117.5, 125 (has 111, 120 & 127 instead)No17.25" L at 125 lbs$1,599 Varies$1599+
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CommercialPro Commercial12.5-1757.5110, 117.5, 125, 132.5 (has 111, 120, 127 & 137.5 instead)No20.75" L at 175 lbs$1,899 Varies$1899+

Discontinued Models

ModelUseSeriesRange (lbs.)Increments (lbs.)Unavailable Increments (lbs.)Adder WeightsLxWxH (inches)Retail ($)S&H ($)Total ($)
HomeClassic5-455NoneNo12x6x6N/AN/AN/A
HomeClassic10-505NoneNo12x6x6.25N/AN/AN/A
HomeClassic5-502.5NoneNo12x6x6 (?)N/AN/AN/A
Elite 130
HomeClassic5-1302.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5,52.5, 62.5, 72.5, 82.5,85, 95, 97.5, 107.5,110, 120, 122.5Yes19x6x6N/AN/AN/A
HomeSport3-243NoneNo?x?x?N/AN/AN/A
HomeSport5-505NoneNo?x?x?N/AN/AN/A
HomeSport20-655None?No?x?x?N/AN/AN/A
Sport 5.5
HomeSport2.5-552.5NoneNo?x?x?N/AN/AN/A
HomeSport5-502.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5Yes12x6.5x6.5N/AN/AN/A
Sport 9.0 Stage 2
HomeSport5-902.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5,52.5, 62.5, 72.5, 82.5Yes16x6.5x6.5N/AN/AN/A
HomeSport5-1302.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5,52.5, 62.5, 72.5, 82.5,85, 92.5, 95, 97.5,107.5, 110, 120, 122.5Yes19x6.5x6.5N/AN/AN/A
U-20
HomeUrethane2.5-202.5NoneNo11.5x5.5x5.5N/AN/AN/A
HomeUrethane3-2116, 10, 14, 18Yes10.5x5.5x5.5N/AN/AN/A
HomeUrethane3-3316, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30Yes13.25x5.5x5.5N/AN/AN/A
U-50
HomeUrethane5-502.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5Yes13x7.25x7N/AN/AN/A
HomeUrethane5-402.532.5Yes11.75x7x7.25N/AN/AN/A
HomeUrethane5-602.532.5, 42.5, 52.5Yes14x7x7.25N/AN/AN/A
HomeUrethane5-702.532.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5Yes15.25x7x7.25N/AN/AN/A
HomeUrethane5-502.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5Yes12.5x7x7.25N/AN/AN/A
HomeUrethane5-702.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5Yes14.75x7x7N/AN/AN/A
HomeUrethane5-902.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5, 72.5, 82.5Yes17x7x7N/AN/AN/A
HomeUrethane5-1252.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5, 72.5, 82.5, 92.5, 95, 97.5, 100, 110, 112.5, 115, 117.5Yes20.5x7.25x8.25N/AN/AN/A
Heavy Weight XXXL 125 lb
HomeUrethane10-1252.5**22.5, 37.5, 52.5, 67.5,82.5, 97.5, 114Yes (?)17.25x8.5x8.5N/AN/AN/A
Heavy Weight XXXL 175 lb
HomeUrethane10-1752.5**22.5, 37.5, 52.5, 67.5,82.5, 97.5, 114, 127.5,130, 132.5, 147.5,162.5Yes (?)20.75x8.5x8.5N/AN/AN/A
ModelUseSeriesRange (lbs.)Increments (lbs.)Unavailable Increments (lbs.)Adder WeightsLxWxH (inches)Retail ($)S&H ($)Total ($)
HomeClassic5-455NoneNo12x6x6N/AN/AN/A
HomeClassic10-505NoneNo12x6x6.25N/AN/AN/A
HomeClassic5-502.5NoneNo12x6x6 (?)N/AN/AN/A
Elite 130
HomeClassic5-1302.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5,52.5, 62.5, 72.5, 82.5,85, 95, 97.5, 107.5,110, 120, 122.5Yes19x6x6N/AN/AN/A
HomeSport3-243NoneNo?x?x?N/AN/AN/A
HomeSport5-505NoneNo?x?x?N/AN/AN/A
HomeSport20-655None?No?x?x?N/AN/AN/A
Sport 5.5
HomeSport2.5-552.5NoneNo?x?x?N/AN/AN/A
HomeSport5-502.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5Yes12x6.5x6.5N/AN/AN/A
Sport 9.0 Stage 2
HomeSport5-902.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5,52.5, 62.5, 72.5, 82.5Yes16x6.5x6.5N/AN/AN/A
HomeSport5-1302.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5,52.5, 62.5, 72.5, 82.5,85, 92.5, 95, 97.5,107.5, 110, 120, 122.5Yes19x6.5x6.5N/AN/AN/A
U-20
HomeUrethane2.5-202.5NoneNo11.5x5.5x5.5N/AN/AN/A
HomeUrethane3-2116, 10, 14, 18Yes10.5x5.5x5.5N/AN/AN/A
HomeUrethane3-3316, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30Yes13.25x5.5x5.5N/AN/AN/A
U-50
HomeUrethane5-502.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5Yes13x7.25x7N/AN/AN/A
HomeUrethane5-402.532.5Yes11.75x7x7.25N/AN/AN/A
HomeUrethane5-602.532.5, 42.5, 52.5Yes14x7x7.25N/AN/AN/A
HomeUrethane5-702.532.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5Yes15.25x7x7.25N/AN/AN/A
HomeUrethane5-502.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5Yes12.5x7x7.25N/AN/AN/A
HomeUrethane5-702.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5Yes14.75x7x7N/AN/AN/A
HomeUrethane5-902.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5, 72.5, 82.5Yes17x7x7N/AN/AN/A
HomeUrethane5-1252.512.5, 22.5, 32.5, 42.5, 52.5, 62.5, 72.5, 82.5, 92.5, 95, 97.5, 100, 110, 112.5, 115, 117.5Yes20.5x7.25x8.25N/AN/AN/A
Heavy Weight XXXL 125 lb
HomeUrethane10-1252.5**22.5, 37.5, 52.5, 67.5,82.5, 97.5, 114Yes (?)17.25x8.5x8.5N/AN/AN/A
Heavy Weight XXXL 175 lb
HomeUrethane10-1752.5**22.5, 37.5, 52.5, 67.5,82.5, 97.5, 114, 127.5,130, 132.5, 147.5,162.5Yes (?)20.75x8.5x8.5N/AN/AN/A

** The precise weight increments for the "Heavy Weight 125 lb" and the "Heavy Weight 125 lb + 50 lb Add-On" are as follows: 2.5 lb increments from 10-105 lbs (and from 130-175 if using the 50 lb Add-On Kit); 3 lb increments from 105-125 lbs; 2 lb increments from 120-122 lbs.

What's the Best PowerBlock Dumbbell Model to Buy?

As I stated in the introduction, I do not own any of the PowerBlock dumbbells. As such, I can't give you a recommendation based on personal experience...

...But, having done so much in-depth research of the PowerBlock dumbbells, I can confidently tell you which models would be at the top of my list, if I were to choose a pair for myself (or anyone serious about lifting).

First off, I wouldn't choose any of the models that aren't expandable to at least 90 lbs. This narrows our choices to just five:

  1. Pro EXP: The Pro EXP dumbbells are expandable up to 90 lbs. with the Stage 2 Expansion Kit and the Stage 3 Expansion Kit after that.
    • NOTE: If you want the full 90 lb Stage 3 set, you have to add the three items to your cart: the 50 lb base set and both expansion kits -- PowerBlock doesn't sell the Stage 3 set with everything included in one unit.
  2. Elite: The Elite 90 comes with 90 lbs max capacity per dumbbell. The Elite 50 and Elite 70 are expandable up to 90 lbs with these expansion kits.
  3. Sport EXP: Goes up to 90 lbs. with the Stage 3 set.
  4. Pro 90 Commercial Set: The Pro 90 Commercial Set comes with 90 lbs max capacity per dumbbell; not expandable.
  5. Pro 125 Commercial Set (or Pro 175 Commercial Set): The Pro 125 set is expandable to 175 lbs. with the 125-175 lb expansion kit. The Pro 175 set is 175 lbs when you get it.

#1 Pro EXP Stage 3

My first choice would be one of the Pro EXP sets because:

  • They are expandable to 90 lbs. Even very advanced lifters rarely need more than that. If they do, it's only for a small handful of exercises (e.g. one arm rows, dumbbell bench press).
  • They have a protective Urethane coating over each weight block. This makes a major difference in preventing cosmetic as well as functional damage from short drops.
PowerBlock Pro EXP Block Rails Have Non-Welded Flex Design
  • The rails connecting the ends of each block to together use a superior non-welded "flex" design. This allows them to move and bend slightly, as shown above. This makes them them MUCH less likely to be damaged from drops, compared to inflexible welded designs. These are the only home-use PowerBlock series that has this flex technology (the Pro Commercial also have it). The Classic (Elite), Sports and PowerBlock series' all use a welded design. The Pro EXP's flex design combined with its urethane coating, make it unmatched in terms of durability and robustness.
  • They're the only PowerBlock series that's compatible with the KettleBlock handle, giving you access to an adjustable kettlebell option. They're also the only line that's compatible with the PowerBlock EZ Curl / Straight Bar handles which essentially convert the Pro EXP dumbbells into adjustable barbells!
  • They have a limited lifetime warranty, which covers manufacturer defects as well as damage from normal use and drops from as high as 12 inches. This is the best warranty offered among all the PowerBlock models. Most of the other warranties are for just 10 or 15 years and only cover damage on drops as high as 6 inches.

NOTE: Although the 90 lb Pro EXP Stage 3 set (i.e. stage 1 set + stage 2 and 3 kits) would be my ideal first choice, I understand that budget is very important for most people, myself included....

...And the Pro EXP Stage 3 set is significantly more expensive than the next best models: the Elite 90 and Sports EXP Stage 3. Specifically, the Pro EXP Stage 3 is currently $138 more than the Sports EXP Stage 3 and $208 more than the Elite 90.

If budget is a major concern, then either of the Elite 90 set or the Sports EXP Stage 3 set may in fact be the best choice for you.

# 2 Elite 90 & #3 Sports EXP Stage 3

It's difficult for me to choose a clear-cut winner between the Elite 90 and the Sports EXP Stage 3, without actually testing each one first. It's pretty much a tie...

...However, if I was forced to choose, I would give the edge to the Elite 90 because it is less expensive and much more popular, with raving reviews to go along with it. There is far less user feedback to be found online for the Sports EXP line, especially since it underwent a recent design overhaul.

Each model has its own positives and negatives, described below, which makes choosing between the two such a difficult decision.

  • The Elites are more affordable by about $65.
  • The Sport EXP models, however, have a superior build quality, at least from what I can tell from the looking at it visually and the fact it has a 5 year longer warranty (15 vs 10 years).
  • Both sets go up to 90 lbs per dumbbell. This is plenty of weight for the vast majority of lifters on the vast majority of exercises.

#4 Pro 90 Commercial Set

My forth choice would be the Pro 90 Commercial Set.

This is a beefed up version of the Pro EXP Stage 3 dumbbell set (which I ranked #1). It's really made for use in a commercial gym, hence the name. 

It has 3 major differences compared to the Pro EXP Stage 3:

  • It's overall more durable so that it can handle rougher commercial gym use conditions. (It also has a commercial warranty of one year, as opposed to the limited lifetime home use warranty that the Pro EXP has.)
  • The handles are straight and made of steel with knurling for better grip. This is a big upgrade from the contoured rubberized plastic grips on the home use PowerBlocks. Whether it's worth the jump in price is a totally different question.
  • There are two pairs of handles (5 lb & 10 lb) and no adder weights.

The major negatives compared to the Pro EXP series are:

  • It's MUCH more expensive. After shipping and handling, it's $594 more than the Pro EXP Stage 3 ($1448 vs $854).
  • It can't do micro-adjustments of 2.5 lbs since it doesn't have adder weights. However, it can still do 5 lb increments which is small enough for most exercises most of the time.

#5 Pro 125 / 175 Commercial Set

My fifth choice(s) would be the Pro 125 Commercial Set or Pro Commercial 175 Set Club Set (for use in commercial gyms) for the following reasons:

  • It has the heaviest weight capacity of all the PowerBlock sets. The Pro 125 set is 125 lbs., but is expandable to 175 lbs with an add-on kit. The Pro 175 set comes with the 175 lbs. capacity built-in.
  • It is VERY expensive. The big price tag is why I put this PowerBlock set as my last recommendation. It will automatically disqualify most potential buyers. BUT, if money isn't a concern, then this is the best set.

PowerBlock Dumbbell Videos & Pictures

Pro Series

Pro 32:

PowerBlock Pro 32

Pro 50:

PowerBlock Pro 50

Pro EXP Stage 1:

Pro EXP Stage 2:

Pro EXP Stage 3:

Urethane Series

U-20 - Discontinued:

PowerBlock U-20 - Discontinued

U-33 Stage 1 - Discontinued:

U-33 Stage 2 - Discontinued:

U-50 - Discontinued:

U-70 Stage 1 - Discontinued:

U-70 Stage 2 - Discontinued:

U-70 Stage 3 - Discontinued:

U-90 Stage 1 - Discontinued:

U-90 Stage 2 - Discontinued:

U-90 Stage 3 - Discontinued:

U-90 Stage 4 - Discontinued:

XXXL 125lb Heavy Weight - Discontinued:

The XXXL 175lb Heavy Weight dumbbell set, which was part of PowerBlock's home use line, has been discontinued. It has been replaced with the U175 club set, which is part of PowerBlock's commercial use equipment line.

U125 Club - Discontinued:

This is essential the same as the XXXL 125lb Heavy Weight set. However, it is now part of the commercial product line. There may or may not be design improvements between the U125 and XXL 125.

PowerBlock U125 Club - Discontinued

XXXL 175lb Heavy Weight - Discontinued:

The XXXL 125lb Heavy Weight dumbbell set, which was part of PowerBlock's home use line, has been discontinued. It has been replaced with the U125 club set, which is part of PowerBlock's commercial use equipment line.

U175 Club - Discontinued:

This is essential the same as the XXXL 175lb Heavy Weight set. However, it is now part of the commercial product line. There may or may not be design improvements between the U175 and XXL 175.

PowerBlock U175 Club - Discontinued

Classic Series

Classic 45 - Discontinued:

Personal Trainer - Discontinued:

Elite 50:

Elite 70:

Elite 90:

Elite 130 - Discontinued:

Sport Series

Sport 24 (formerly known as Sport 2.4):

The only difference between the Sport 24 and 2.4 is the name.

PowerBlock Sport 24

Note: Sport 24 dumbbells are shown at 0:09-0:19 in the video below:

Sport 5.0 - Discontinued

The Sport 5.0 (shown directly below) has been replaced by the Sport 50 (shown after the 5.0 photo/video). They are essentially the same, except the old 5.0 is coloful and the new 50 is black.

Sport 50

The Sport 50 (shown below) is the same as the Sport 5.0 (shown above), except for the new all-black color:

Sport 5.5 - Discontinued:

Sport 9.0 Stage 1 - Discontinued:

The Sport 9.0 Stage 1 (shown directly below) has been discontinued and replaced by the Sport EXP Stage 1 (shown below, after the 9.0 stage 1 photo/video).

Sport EXP Stage 1:

Sport 9.0 Stage 2 - Discontinued

The Sport 9.0 Stage 2 (shown directly below) has been discontinued and replaced by the Sport EXP Stage 2 (shown below, after the 9.0 stage 2 photo/video).

Sport EXP Stage 2:

Sport 9.0 Stage 3 - Discontinued

The Sport 9.0 Stage 3 (shown directly below) has been discontinued and replaced by the Sport EXP Stage 3 (shown below, after the 9.0 stage 3 photo/video).

Sport EXP Stage 3:

PowerBlock Series

PowerBlock 50

PowerBlock 50

PowerBlock EXP Stage 1

PowerBlock EXP Stage 1

PowerBlock EXP Stage 2

PowerBlock EXP Stage 2 Set

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TheDude says May 28, 2018

Add the Powerblock Pro 5-85 lbs to your review

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    Alex says May 29, 2018

    Thanks for the suggestion. As you probably know, the PowerBlock Pro 5-85 is discontinued. That being the case, I’ll put it on my to-do list to update the discontinued models table in this article (no promises on a timeline, though). In the meantime, you can check out this detailed video review on the Pro 5-85 set:

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Bill says June 3, 2018

In the spirit of continuing to hijack this discussion towards the discontinued PowerBlock-Pro, are there any compatible straight bars for this model? (I’m a advanced beginner trying to graduate to deadlifts and live in an area where they don’t sell PowerBlocks.) What are my options? Thanks

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    Alex says June 4, 2018

    They no longer sell the expansion kits for the Pro on their website. But you may have luck if you try calling them directly to see if they have any left. Their phone number is: 800-446-5215

    If not, you may have luck searching on Ebay.

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Ulyses Pelcastre says September 27, 2018

I’m thinking about buying the u90 stage 1 however I’m not sure how they compare to a fixed dumbbell in terms of size, the elite look more compact, thoughts?

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    Alex says September 27, 2018

    Hi Ulyses, good question.

    The U90 Stage 1 Set and the Elite 5-50 Set will BOTH be more compact than a fixed dumbbell of the same weight. Though it depends on the specific fixed dumbbell and which PowerBlock model we’re comparing, I’d say the difference in length will be 2+ inches shorter on the PowerBlocks, for a given weight.

    For example, take a look at this 40 lb. fixed hex dumbbell, it’s 14″ long. Compare that to the U90 Stage 1 which is 12.5″ long at 50 lbs., and the Elite 5-50 set which is 12″ long at 50 lbs.. So, both PowerBlock models are 2 or more inches shorter than the fixed dumbbell that’s 10 lbs. lighter.

    Like you thought, the Elite set is slightly more compact than the U90 set in length, width and height. It’s not a major difference, but it’d be noticeable if you compared them side by side. The Elite 5-50 is 12″L x6″ W x 6″ H at 50 lbs, vs. the U90 Stage 1, which is 12.5″ L x 7″ W x 7.25″ H at 50 lbs.

    I found this image helpful image that shows a good comparison (the PowerBlock model appears to be the Elite set — all dumbbells shown are 35 lbs).

    Lastly — if it helps make your decision between the U90 and Elite easier, the U90 is out of stock, and has been for the last couple weeks that I’ve been checking. The Elite is now back in stock after being out of stock for some time a couple weeks ago.

    Hope that helps, man! Let me know if you have more questions.

    Best,
    Alex

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