REP fitness 4-Post sled vs Rogue Slice sled
This is a comparison between the Rep fitness 4-Post sled and Rogue Slice sled including pros, cons, and alternatives. Follow the links for more information.
Overview and review of the Rogue Slice sled
This is an overview of the Rogue Slice 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 slice sled
The rogue slice sled is the smallest sled from Rogue that you can still push via its uprights. The arrow style design makes it a bit easier to push than either sled from Rogue. The unique feature of this sled is that you can fold down the plate pin in the middle for easy storage. This sled can be compacted down so much that you can easily fit it into your car. The full specifications are:
- Made in the USA
- Dimensions: 27.5" length x 22.75" width x 37.25" (with handles) Height
- Fold-Flat Weight Post: 14” loadable length (must be bolted to sled using 1/2” hardware)
- 0.25" thick Laser-cut and formed steel construction
- (1) 16' Sled Strap and (1) Carabiner included standard
- Laser-cut Rogue branding on each side of unit
- Texture Black powder coat finish
This is a great mini sled that can fit in any corner.
Pros of the Rogue slice sled
The pros of the Rogue slice sled are:
- Compact design
- Combination of big and small sleds from Rogue
- Low price
This is the smallest rogue sled that you can still push with two uprights. Rogue has combined the designs from their Dogsleds and mini sleds to create this compact product at the lower range of their sled arsenal.
Cons of the Rogue slice sled
Cons of the Rogue slice sled are:
- Lower versatility compared to Dogsled 1.2
- Lower load capacity compared to butcher V2
Compared to the Dogsled 1.2 you have fewer options for attachments and variety in training, but gain a lower purchase price for the slice sled. Compared to the butcher the slice sled can not take as much load.
Alternatives to the Rogue slice sled
Alternatives to the Rogue slice sled are:
If you go a little upmarket you can get the Dogsled 1.2 with a lot more options to fit your individual training needs or just having a bit more fun. Especially if the purchase for yourself and this is the only sled you are likely to ever get, go for the Dogsled 1.2 instead and pick some attachments you will actually use rather than all of them.
The Rogue butcher V2 is the better option for anyone who wants to get the maximum load possible on their slide. In all fairness to most mere mortals that does not apply as they will not push around 1000lbs. Still, if you are in that market, the slice sled is not the right option for you.
Roughly in the same price category is the Rogue Echo dogsled. While the frame is sturdier as the plate pin can not be flipped, I would still go for the slice sled instead. As you are already wanting to save money looking at this option, you can also go with the model that can be stored easier behind a locker or similar.
Conclusion for the Rogue slice sled
The rogue slice sled is the most attractive sled from Rogue in the lower price ranges. It easy to store, still comes with uprights, does not cost too much and can load up to 300lbs. I personally think the smaller sleds are a bit pointless and otherwise, you will have to use a bit more money.
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:
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:
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
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.