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Overview and review of the RML3 Monster lite [Article, Free Download]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Aug 5, 2019 9:30:00 AM

RML3 rack

RML 3 Rogue Monster lite 


The Rogue RML3 Monster lite rack comes in at $755.50 and is one of the mid-range options for under $1000 from Rogue. Learn more in this review which was originally published in the Article "Which Rack to buy from Rogue for under $1000".


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Overview of the RML3

The Rogue RML3 is a half rack from Rogue that has been inspired by the classic Westside power cage. It comes in black and is made in Columbus, Ohio. This unit saves space and can fill a large establishment with many benches and squatting stations at an affordable price. If you need to buy a bunch of racks, this might be the option for you.
The RML3 is 49'' long and 30'' wide. It comes in at a height of 90.375''. The overall footprint comes to 53''x34''. The stell notes are made from 3x3'' Gauge steel. This rack is delivered with J CUps, Pin/Pipe safeties, and band pegs to get you going. As it derives from the Monster lite series it is compatible with the line and provides the Westside hole pattern for your training needs. 

Pros of the RML3

A big pro is the price. This is one of the most affordable options out of the Monster lite series which still keeps you in the two upper product ranges of Rogue. If you go any lower in the budget you will have a hard time to get a rack which is either from The MOnster or MOnster Lite series. The Infinity and Echo series just do not get as much attention from Rogue's product development.

Cons of the RML3

The RML 3 is a half rack so you will have to look for plate storage. Otherwise, it will get very crammed to exercise in there. Compared to the Monster series you will also have to wait longer for product upgrades in the future. 

Alternatives to the RML3

Alternatives to the RML3 are
The R3 is the Rogue version of the classic Westside Barbell Rack. You save another 100$ for about the same real estate of rack space. Maybe bring your wife out for some dinner instead of buying the bigger rack to appease her after taking up the floor space in the house.
If you want a full rack instead of a half rack for the same amount of money you can go for the RE4 rack. The RE4 is part of the Rogue Echo series which is the cheapest to make as it has the least amount of metal. It will do the trick. If you are all for saving money and getting the most of it this might be the rack for you.
The W4 Garage Gym is a classic from the Rogue portfolio. This will turn any garage into a functioning gym in no time. the of the steel notes have been removed to bolt the W4 system against one wall of your garage. With this, you make some additional savings which can put into equipment instead of rack space. 

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