Overview and review of the Monster utility bench
The Rogue Monster Utility bench comes in at $265 and is a great addition to your existing gym to widen the possible exercises you can do. This article was originally published in "Which bench to get to from Rogue".
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Overview of the Utility bench
The monster utility bench is the workhorse in the Rogue portfolio. It is the best portable bench from Rogue which you can not adjust. The Utility bench can be customized which leaves you with six different configurations. You can choose between:
Thompson fat pad
The three different pads will give you more grip when you are on the bench, depending on your size. The shorty setup enables to have the bench at the same height while having a big pad. The specs are:
Made in Columbus, OH, USA
3x3” 11 gauge steel tubing
Footprint: 44”L x 24”W
Weight (without pad): 52 lbs.
Gussets feature laser-cut Rogue "R" logo
Rubber feet for added stability
Includes hardware for assembly
Available in Standard or Shorty height
Choice of Standard, Comp Fat Pad™, or Thompson Fat Pad™
Pros of the Utility bench
The pros is the Utility bench is its low price and versatility. With the new pad options, there is even some individualization possible.
Cons of the Utility bench
The Utility bench can not be adjusted. Some big athletes moving very big weights might also find it to be too flimsy to bench 600 pounds on.
Alternatives to the Utility bench
Alternatives to the Utility bench are
The Rogue Adjustable bench is still budget-friendly and comes with the option to adjust the bench for incline bench presses or dumbbell exercises.
The west side bench is the ultimate station for the serious bench presser. If you aspire to or already bench more than 400 pounds, this might be the way to go.
The Rogue AB3 is the crown jewel of Rogue’s portable bench portfolio.