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REP pull sled vs Rogue S25 fatboy sled

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Jul 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM

REP pull sled vs Rogue S25 fatboy sled

This is a comparison between the Rep fitness pull sled and the rogue S25 fatboy sled including pros, cons, and alternatives. Follow the links for more information.

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Overview and review of the Rogue S25 fatboy sled

This is an overview of the S25 Fatboy sled including pros, cons, and alternatives. This was originally posted in Which sled to get from Rogue.

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Overview of the S25 Fat boy sled

Price $120
The Rogue S25 fat boy sled was one of the first Sleds out of the Rogue portfolio. Inspired by military designs for entrenching it was upgraded from the S35 to provide more surface for your plates. Overall it is basically a metal plate that you can stack plates on with folded metal to each side to get mud and other debris away from the main body. The full specifications of this sled are:
  • Made in the USA
  • Footprint: 21.5" x 16"
  • 0.25" Bent Steel Plate Rails to protect your plates
  • 16.625" Fold-Flat Weight Post can stack steel plates or bumpers
  • Black Powdercoat Finish
  • Laser-Cut Rogue branding
  • Includes 16' Rogue Sled Strap
  • 16' Spud Inc. 3" Strap available to add to order (extra cost)
This is the small version to take anywhere.

Pros of the S25 Fat boy sled

The pros of the S25 Fatboy sled are:
  • Compact design
  • Low price
  • Easy setup
This is a simple tool that does not make you think too much. In strength training, that is a good thing. You can take it anywhere without too much hassle and all do not break the bank for buying one. 

Cons of the S 25 Fat boy sled

The cons of the S25 fatboy sled are:
  • No uprights for pushing
  • Only one end with a carabiner hole 
  • Can flip over when loaded light
The fat boy comes with no uprights to push the sled itself. This means it can only be used for pulling motions together with a strap. Sometimes it can be good just to ram yourself into the uprights and get going, rather than having to get into the harness first. 
For turning the Fatboy S25 also only has one hole for the carabiner to go in. With lightweight this means a high likelihood of tipping when you turn at speed. With heavyweights you will have to struggle to turn around, rather than just clipping the carabiner on the other side. 

Alternatives to the Fat boy S25

Alternatives to the Fatboy S25 are:
The S35 sled is smaller version of the S25 and is otherwise the same. If you want a really small sled to be taken anywhere,this can be it.
The spud inc magic carpet is an alternative to the S35 which will not damage your floor as much. Instead of metal, this sled is made of the same material most straps are made of. This way it avoids the scratching that metal can cause on some grounds. The downside is that it is way easier to move the weight. There is a reason why good movers always bring old carpets with them to move heavy objects. 

Conclusion for the S25 fat boy sled 

The S25 is a good option if you see yourself regularly going on a small car to train with a sled somewhere nearby. If that is not the case, I personally think that the Rogue slice sled is a better investment. For a minimum amount of more money you get a sled that is still compact, but also can be pushed rather than just pulled. 

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Overview and review of the REP pull sled

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

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REP Pull sled $83.99

The Rep pull sled is a great beginner sled as it does not cost a lot and is very portable. The best thing about this sled is that you can collapse the upright that holds the plates to make it very small. This means you can get it into the back of your car with some plates to work out at a nice place somewhere outdoors. The other sleds from REP or Rogue are not really built for that purpose. In return, it is not a very versatile sled and does not take a lot of weight. Also be mindful in your budget that you might want to buy a harness with this to use it properly. The full list of specifications for this sled is:
  • 23" long x 15.5" wide x 18" tall (with post up).
  • 16" loadable length on weight post.
  • 29 lbs.
  • Compatible with 2" Olympic iron or bumper plates.
  • Carabiner and dual loop straps included.
A great sled for any time anywhere exercises if you do not have space in your home gym to go crazy with your sled.

Pros of the REP Pull sled

The pros of the REP PUll sled are:
  • Compact design
  • Low price point
  • Robust build
Small and reliable so you can not really say a lot of bad things about it. It is a great little helper to bring your conditioning to the next level if you are already used to training outdoors and have your spots picked.

Cons of the REP Pull sled

The cons of the REP pull sled are:
  • Does not take a lot of weight
  • Only works well with a harness
  • Only works in one direction
This is a great sled for an individual to be mobile. For a team on a pitch, I personally think that the options are too limited and they would be better off getting a beefier sled depending on the training needs. Great for sprint works and juniors. Fully formed athletes might need something a little more challenging.

Alternatives to the REP Pull sled

Alternatives to the rep pull sled are:
If you want to browse further in the REP fitness portfolio then you have the option of the REP 4 post sled and the rep push sled as alternatives to the REP Pull sled. For home gym weekend warriors the 4 post sled is the safest bet as it is most versatile and can be stored away relatively easily. The push sled is the right option for anyone who wants to move a very heavy load on a push. I personally think that in most home gym scenarios the Rogue pull sled is more than enough unless you live on a farm with ample space around you. If you live in a suburban area the 4 post sled might look tempting, but in the end your spouse will tell you that you look like an idiot pushing that thing around the neighborhood.
The Rogue dogsled and butcher are the premium alternatives from Rogue fitness in the sled department. Rogue has done some great work on redesigning the feet of their sleds and also offers you the option of buying a replacement kit very easily. If you go for one of these I highly recommend to add a replacement foot kit on your first purchase so you don't have to wait around when the first one is worn down. The Rogue dogsled 2.0 has been overhauled to make it as versatile as possible. If you want the best in the game in terms of sled's, this is the right address which is also reflected in the price.
TITAN also offers a clone of the rogue dogsled 2.0 which is the TITAN Pro and a clone of the butcher which is the TITAN heavy-duty sled. If you are budget conscious and want to buy in bulk for commercial needs you will probably shop around between REP fitness and TITAN fitness and come to a conclusion based on where you want to place your money for the main items on your order like rack, barbell, and plates.

Conclusion for the REP Pull sled

The REP pull sled is in my opinion the ideal option for the suburban dad with a slight oncoming of midlife crises. The other sleds are too big to be used effectively in a garage or home gym unless you live in Oprah's house or on a farm. The REP pull sled is the option you can throw in the back if your car with two red or blue plates and drive to your favorite spot to give it a couple of rounds. Commercial use or professional teams might want to lean towards the 4 post sled instead as it gives more options depending on the needs of your clients or athletes and you can assume that you will have more space to get the full use out of the sled in your facilities.

Topics: Powerlifting, Garagegym, Home Gym, Bodybuilding, REP Fitness, Sled