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REP fitness 4-Post sled vs Rogue echo dog sled

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Jul 9, 2021 9:00:00 AM

REP fitness 4-Post sled vs Rogue echo dog sled

This is a comparison between the Rep fitness 4-Post sled and Rogue Echo dog sled the including pros, cons, and alternatives. Follow the links for more information.

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Overview and review of the Rogue Echo dog sled

This is an overview of the Rogue Echo sled including pros, cons, and alternatives. This was originally posted in Which sled to get from Rogue.

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Overview of the Rogue Echo Dogsled 

Price $195
The Rogue Echo Dogsled is a streamlined version of the first Dogsled design from Rogue. This way they manage to cut cost on a time tested model for push and pull movements for your home gym or commercial gym. With 450lb weight capacity you can still get a challenging workout in, while keeping mobile. If you are worried about the floor you can get plastic skis to do less damage. The full specifications are:
  • Made in the USA
  • Single-piece formed steel construction: 0.25" Plate Steel
  • Foot Print: 36.5" x 25"
  • Height: 37.5" (with uprights & plastic)
  • Weight: 87LB, 450+LB weight capacity
  • Includes (1) carabiner
  • Includes (2) Push Poles which can be placed in any of the four sockets
  • All hardware for set-up included
This is a solid low budget option for a home gym or commercial gym that works these sleds a lot outdoors on rough surfaces.

Pros of the Rogue Echo Dogsled 

Pros of the Echo dogsled are:
  • Price 
  • Carabiner included
This sled is mainly about the lowest price point possible from Rogue and does what it says on the tin. Dogsled, pin, plate, go train. Nothing much more here.

Cons of the Echo Dogsled

The cons of the Echo dogsled are:
  • One purpose only
  • Feet not detachable
Compared to the Dogsled 1.2 the echo sled only has one operation mode. You can detach the uprights for easier storage, but you can not use other attachments with it. Still, it has two carabiner holes prebuilt. Another problem can be the bottom of the sled. As it is mainly made from one piece, you have to get a new one if it breaks. 

Alternatives to the Rogue Echo Dogsled

Alternatives to the rogue echo dog sled are:
The dogsled 1.2 is the upgraded version of the original Dogsled design from Rogue. While the Echo is the budget version, the Dogsled 1.2 has many different options for attachments to make training more interesting and challenging. If you are only getting one sled for yourself the Dogsled 1.2 is probably the better buy. If you have to get an armada, stick with the Echo sled. 
The Rogue butcher V2 is the truck amongst the sled from Rogue. This sled can take the most plates if you want to do heavy pushes. The downside is that it is not very versatile and harder to store than all the other sled from Rogue because of its size. 
The Xpo trainer 2 has an innovative design for a sled and uses wheels. This way it is less damaging to driveways and lawny in suburbia or your precious gym flooring. It wors with a flywheel engine that increases the resistance the harder you go at it. This is great for a good speed workout. If you want to et better at getting heavy loads moving from zero, the XPO might not be the best tool to improve in this section. 

Conclusion for the Rogue echo sled

The Rogue echo sled is a great budget option to get yourself a high-quality sled to do your workouts outside. Especially if you are going to store your sled outside, this is probably a better option than the more expensive ones from Rogue. 

Overview and review of the REP fitness 4-Post sled

This is an overview of the REP fitness 4-Post sled including pros, cons, and alternatives. The original was published under which rep fitness strength equipment to buy. Follow the links for more details.


REP Push Sled $149

The REP push sled is the right tool in your box for your simulating pushing big loads. The design is optimized to have a big load of plates in the frame that than need to be pushed for a certain distance. This sled should not be used for sprints of any kind as it is not great for drag scenarios based on its triangular shape. The dimensions of this sled are:
  • 42" high
  • 40" long
  • 38" wide
  • 75 lbs
Great budget option to have a heavy sled in your arsenal.

Pros of the REP Push Sled

The pros of the rep push sled are:
  • Price
  • Big bulky design
  • Does what it says in the tin
This is a great sled for heavy pushes for big men and women who want to work on their explosiveness. With a price tag of $149 there is not a lot kid bad things you can say about it, if you really have the need for one.

Cons of the REP Push Sled

The cons of the rep push sled are:
  • Hard to store
  • Single purpose use
  • Feet design
This is a bulky piece of equipment which will be hard to stow away once you do not use it anymore. Combined with the fact that most average joes will not need the weight capacity that this sled takes you are better off getting the 4 post sled instead.
The feet of this sled are also not as well designed as the ones of the competition from Rogue. Some might like the extra resistance this provides, but you will eat away at the substance of this sled very quickly if you use it on concrete instead of grass.

Alternatives to the REP Push Sled

Alternatives to the REP push sled are:
If you know that you will use a sled often and mainly for explosive sprints and conditioning then I think the REP 4 post sled or Rogue dogsled are the better options for you. You have a lot more possibilities of using different attachments and pushing and pulling. The only sacrifice you will be making is that this type of sled will it take as much weight as the push sled based in its design.
If you are getting a sled for max load pushes or because you are a football lineman then the Rogue butcher is the Ferrari among the heavy-duty sleds for you. The biggest difference to the REP slush sled is the price and the design of the feet.
The TITAN heavy duty sled is TITAN’s version of a max load push sled. If you like the lower price points if TITAN or if they have stock when REP does not and you are in a hurry, than this is a valid alternative. Just be aware that TITAN tends to have more quality issues than Rogue and REP.

Conclusion for the REP Push Sled

It does what it says on the tin for a good price. If you use it on grass and have the plates to max it out, then this is a good option. If you weigh under 100kg and only use your sled for conditioning get a 4 post sled instead.

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