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Overview and review of the Rogue Urethane Dumbbell [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Rogue Urethane dumbbells

Overview and review of the Rogue urethane dumbbell

The Rogue Urethane dumbbell has a round design and is made of more durable material than rubber hex dumbbells. The Urethane dumbbells start at $37 and go up to $7500 for an entire set of the heaviest you can get. This article has been originally posted in "which dumbbell to get from Rogue".


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Most popular Rogue dumbbell in 2020

This is an overview of the most popular Rogue dumbbells on based on views and click through rates to Rogue Fitness for purchases. If you want to dig deeper on the data you will find explanations under what were the most popular Rogue products in 2020.


Most popular Rogue dumbbell in 2020

The most popular Rogue dumbbells on in 2020 were:
The Rogue loadable dumbbell is a good option to save space in a home gym. It avoids that you have to have an entire rack of dumbbells for various weight iterations. This is not particularly great in a commercial gym scenario as you want multiple people to be able to train at the same time. You can read the full review of the Rogue loadable dumbbell via this link.
The Rogue Urethane dumbbells are the rolls Royce among the Rogue dumbbells. Urethane is supposed to last longer than rubber. My main positive about the Urethane dumbbells compared to the rubber hex dumbbells is that they are round. That makes them easier to handle and store. In a commercial setting, you need to consider that the Urethane dumbbells come in at a higher price tag which hits heavier when you buy in bulk. You can read the full review of the Rogue Urethane dumbbells by following this link.
The Thompson fatbell is a hybrid between a Kettlebell and a dumbbell and a nice extra to any gym which already has all of the bases covered. There might be better ways to spend your money to develop strength like grip strength tools. Still, they are fun. You can read the full review for the Thompson fatbells via this link.

Overview of the Urethane dumbbell


The Rogue Urethane dumbbells are the Ferrari of the dumbbell world. They are available from 5lb to 150lb and are sold in pairs. Compared to other dumbbells they have a round instead of a hex design. Urethane is also a more durable material than most other dumbbells which are made of rubber. The handle is made of chrome which is 31mm to 34mm depending on the weight of the dumbbell. The specifications of the Rogue Urethane dumbbells are:

  • Sold in Pairs
  • Weight Increments: 5LB – 150LB
  • Solid Steel Heads with Black Urethane Plating
  • Straight 6” Hardened Chrome Handle
  • Medium-grade knurling for optimal grip
  • Fully welded as single-piece unit
  • Tolerance: +/- 3% of claimed weight
  • Black matte finish for clean, sleek look
  • Rogue logo and weight measurement in white print on black


These are great when you prefer a round design or if you want to give your gym a top-notch feel for clients who are willing to pay the extra price in membership.

Pros of the Rogue Urethane dumbbell

The Rogue Urethane dumbbells are round which makes them easier to handle. Hex dumbbells can get problematic on the stance when people start stacking them or place them in appropriate places. You can also roll them around which can make it quicker for staff to set up circuits as they don't have to carry everything one by one. Apart from the design is slick and Urethane gives you that extra durability. When you are just buying for yourself or for a shiny gym, this is a great option.

Cons of the Rogue Urethane dumbbell

Dumbbells can be had for a lot less money. Those might be used or don't look as nice. In addition, you need a lot of space to have all options from 5LB to 150LB stored. If you have a lot of space and clients, you probably want so many barbells and options. If you have a home gym with limited space you might
get the same quality and effect while saving space and money with Rogue loadable dumbbell.

Alternatives to the Rogue Urethane dumbbell

The Rogue loadable dumbbell is basically a shortened barbell that can be loaded with weights. Rogue also offers smaller weights to go with the loadable dumbbell. This is a great option when you want to be able to have a load of different weights on one dumbbell without eating too much space. Ideal for home gyms. For a commercial gym, it might be better to stick with a rack of dumbbells as they are more convenient to use and cover more clients at the same cost. 
The rubber hex dumbbell is pound for pins the cheapest dumbbell with a rogue logo on it. They are also sold in pairs. If you like the hex design for your commercial gym I think this is the one to go for in bulk.
The Power block dumbbell is a classic design for home use. It follows the same idea as the loadable dumbbell to save space in a home setting. This is the most compact it can get for lifting dumbbells with many options in denominations. The only downside is the clicking mechanic to change between weights which is prone to break and that the block can a little too big when moving big weights. Here the loadable dumbbell might be less error-prone if you have the space to store the change plates. 
Kettlebells are always a good alternative to dumbbells. You can do almost all dumbbell movements with kettlebells while kettlebells also offer the Turkish getup and kettlebell swing as great conditioning exercises. The only negative with kettlebells is that I haven’t seen a great loadable Design for them yet to save space. If I was in the market for a big set I dumbbells I would get a wall of kettlebells instead. Especially if you have very heavy kettlebells it will set you apart from other gyms. It all depends on the clients you want to target as bodybuilders usually prefer dumbbells

Summary for the Rogue Urethane dumbbell

The Rogue Urethane dumbbell would be my personal favorite when I open my own gym as I don't like hex dumbbells. If you have the money and space invest in something a little better to make yourself feel good and your clients more appreciated. For a home gym, I personally think that the loadable dumbbells from Rogue are a better investment to save space. 

Topics: Rogue, Dumbbell