Best Portable Dip Bar


Is a portable dip bar, a bar that you can carry with you anywhere and dip chips in it? Does a portable dip bar even have anything about food.the name makes you think it has something to with chip dip? Actually, a portable dip bar has nothing to do with chips or food. It is a portable gym bar you can take with you to do tricep dips and other exercises on. It is like having a gym away from the gym. It also can be very expensive to purchase but you can get cheap ones too. It really can be a handy exercise tool because it is very mobile and like we said before you can take it just about anywhere. It is quite easy to handle because you can pack it up and store it when you are not using it. If you so desire you can even make it a regular piece of exercise equipment in your home gym. So it is a pretty versatile piece of exercise equipment. In this article, we will be investigating and reviewing the best portable gym bars.

Portable Gym | All in one Portable Pull Up Bar & Dip Station

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All in one Portable Pull Up Bar & Dip Station

Benefits and Uses: You can perform hundreds (the manufacturer claims) of body weight exercises on this portable dip bar. You can train and enhance many parts of your body on this portable dip bar. It weighs 42 lbs. which makes it convenient to carry the portable dip bar anywhere even outside if you want to exercise outdoors. It is made of steel pipes giving it a heavy duty construction. The total weight capacity is 243 lbs. and the unit can be supposedly assembled in 60 seconds without tools. It has an adjustable height mechanism so you can adjust the height to your preference. It also comes with a storage bag for easy carrying.

Feedback: This is an unfortunate review. The customer was totally stumped at what he received from the seller. He was expecting the full unit to be shipped as it was shown in the picture. What did he receive? Just enough parts to construct the half model and mot the full pull up bar. He requested the seller to send him the extra parts so he could assemble the full pull up bar. On top of that, the unit was poorly packaged. The seller told him he would have to send the product back and reorder the full set the customer tells the seller to send him the missing parts. He was not about to pay for the shipping to send the unit back and reorder another one. He said he will not be buying from this seller again. Can you blame him? The customer was disappointed because he really wanted to make the unit work.

This is a very bad case of false advertisement that is occurring with this customer. The seller is charging $197.00 for what the picture shows as a full pull up bar. The customer orders the unit and the seller sends the customer enough parts for half a unit. Then the customer requests the seller to send him the missing parts. What does the seller tell the customer? He needs to send the half unit back and reorder the whole unit. Who do you think is going to pay for the shipping? The seller won’t pay for the shipping. I don’t think so. This is poor customer service and the company will not send him the extra parts he needs to construct a full pull up bar for. The least the company should have done was to send him an apology and all the parts (at their expense) to assemble the full unit. The company is not making good inroads with this customer. He will no longer buy anything from the company. The full unit was expensive enough in the first place. But the seller sends him parts to only build a half of a unit. They are charging full price for half of a unit. This is very dishonest on the part of the seller.

Titan Fitness HD Dip Station Stand Body Press Black Solid Foam Grips

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Titan Fitness HD Dip Station Stand Body Press Black Solid Foam Grips

Benefits and Uses: This unit can be used with push-up rings or straps. You can perform various exercises such as armpit dips, leg exercises, and other functions to reach the fitness goals you desire. The exercise unit is built to last. It fairly reasonably priced as well. Foam grips and floor pads prevent the user from slipping. The unit can handle up to 750 real pounds which is decent. This unit can handle 500 more lbs. than the unit discussed above. This unit is almost $150.00 less than that same unit above. It is light and portable and very easy to assemble which is an extra benefit considering how cheap the unit costs. It is a wide unit that prevents it from tipping and it has other safety features to go along with it. Like it was mentioned, it has handle grips and plastic feet so it will not scratch any floor surface.

Feedback: The customer was surprised at how big the unit was. It was fine because he wanted a large unit. The assembly was easy and it took no time to assemble it. The customer tightened a part to tight and the part snapped. He said he has nothing to complain about because it was his fault the part snapped. Another customer gave the product a low 2-star rating. He said because the hardware sent to him was wrong, the foot screws were improperly made and now the customer cannot use them. Despite all these troubles, the customer still thinks the unit is solid.This is exactly what the customer was looking for lightweight and sturdy. The price did not hurt anything either.

This is exactly what the customer was looking for lightweight and sturdy. The price did not hurt anything either. This customer calls himself a gym rat. He had low expectations for the unit. He was surprised it was a good unit. He thought the unit was adequate enough to put into a professional gym. He said if you wanted to engage in exercises beyond what it was designed for you will be disappointed. Other than these issues it is a good unit to workout on. Another customer said it was a solid product but there were some issues with the assembly instructions. The unit was easy to assemble but you really cannot depend on the assembly instructions sent with the unit. The hols did not line up so the client had to rim them out with s drill so they could he line up the holes. The assembly instructions talk about lining up colored dots. But there are no colored dots on the unit. The instructions were poorly written.

This is a small problem that should be easily fixed. The customer was supposed to receive 16 screws to assemble the unit with. The customer received only 15 screws to assemble the unit with. He assembled the unit with 15 screws and the unit is holding. He wants the company to send him that missing screw. He cannot be blamed for wanting that missing screw. If I purchased the unit and only received 15 of the 16 screws, I would be asking the company to send me the missing screw as well.

Some of the reviews mentioned there were minor cosmetic blemishes on the unit. This customer confirmed that his unit had minor blemishes as well. This is turning out to be sloppy workmanship on the part of the manufacturer. There have been units shipped to customers that have blemishes on the units; it sounds like quality control of the units broke down somewhere. The customer also noted that the holes do not align to be screwed in. (Another review mentioned the same problem.) The client said if you can get the screw into the hole it has to be at a weird angle and even then you cannot screw the screw into the adjacent hole.
The customer also said the instructions are poorly written as they describe assembling another product. So, this means the company sent the wrong assembly instructions with this unit. The instructions the client received describe building the unit in six main part when there are only 4 main parts of building this unit. In step 3 the instructions say to assemble the bar together by connecting separate pieces but the bar, in reality, is one solid piece not requiring to be connected. In step 1 it talks about colored dots but there are no colored dots on the product. (Another customer mentioned the imaginary colored dots as well) The company needs to do some serious quality assurance on the assembly instructions as there were some pretty obvious errors in the writing of the assembly instructions.

Doorway Fitness Tower: Adjustable and Portable Multi Functional Power Tower

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Doorway Fitness Tower Adjustable and Portable Multi Functional Power Tower

Benefits and Uses: A doorway gym that is able to target abs, and other parts of the body. In fact, you can perform a full body workout on this portable dip gym. The company offers a 30-day money back guarantee if you are not fully satisfied with the product. (One of the few that has this offer) It has a back support to protect the lower back while you workout. They say you can work the abs in a new way on a parallel bar where you have complete control of your body. Usually, you have to swing back and forth to work the abs.
The back, arm and elbow supports are removable to allow you to perform other exercises. It also makes it easier to store the unit. The only drawback may be that you have to use gravity and your own natural strength to hold your position on the unit while you workout. You would get awful tired working out this way. It has a removable telescopic or movable parallel bar to fit different-sized people. The odd thing about this unit is that it fits in the doorway. They also have pieces you can add to the unit if your doorway is not the standard 34-inches wide.

Feedback: The customer says he was missing some screws and the instructions to assemble the unit are not clearly written. Once he had it assembled; his son started using it and loves the unit. Another customer says the elbow padding could be designed more efficiently The exact nature of the design flaw was not discussed. She thought the unit was good all the way around.

The customer says the exercise unit is great the only problem was that one of the fastening screws to the armrest was rusty. Another client says the assembly instructions were straightforward and they had no issues putting the unit together. She noted there were 60+ exercises you could perform on the exercise unit. She loves the unit and thinks everyone else would too. This may not be true. She also said it would be a nice Christmas gift to give to a fit friend. The fit friend may not appreciate a gift like this for Christmas. You never know they might get offended at receiving such a gift.

One male customer was very disappointed with the unit he received. He wishes he would have read the negative reviews. The unit he received had a loose and unstable armrest. He thanked the company for sending him a defective unit. He can easily resolve the problem by contacting the company. He can ask them to send him a new armrest pat or a whole new unit. Even though a new armrest part would be much more practical. In fact, a representative of the company apologized for the defective armrest part. They offered to send this customer a new armrest part.

Wacces Heavy Duty Functional Fitness Station Stabilizer Dip Stands

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Wacces Heavy Duty Functional Fitness Station Stabilizer Dip Stands

Benefits and Uses: This product uses your own body’s resistance to build the core muscle group in your body. You can also work the arms, chest, and legs. Or you can engage in a total body workout. This piece of equipment is so versatile you can do various kinds of exercises on it. It is super lightweight and it folds up easily so you can store it just about anywhere. It provides security for you while you exercise with its 16′ long safety connector, safety padded grip handles, and rubber feet. The rubber feet make the unit practically immovable on any surface and it is very difficult to make it slide. The heavy-duty parallel bars can support up to a whopping 400lbs. and the unit is constructed of heavy-duty tubing.

Feedback: The client was in the middle of assembling this product and discovered a missing part. The client does not go on to say how the issue was resolved. Another client says they love the product and have no complaints. No elaboration was given as to why they loved the product. This would have been useful information for future buyers.

Another complaint was that it is not too sturdy but was easy to set up. One generic comment is that it is a great product. Why is it a great product if the review would give reasons why it is a great product would be very helpful for other customers.
The customer says the product looks nice and is sturdy. He goes on to say the bases are too narrow to have a safe balance if this is so how can the product be sturdy? He has to do dips very carefully. While he does assist push ups his wife has to push the unit against the wall to keep it from tipping over. The unit sounds like it is very unstable and a bit wobbly. The attachment hardware makes it hard to adjust the size of the unit but trying to adjust the unit size is a challenge. The customer wishes he would have purchased a different exercise unit.

Pull up bar doorway Heavy Duty chin up bar trainer for Home gym 

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Pull up bar doorway Heavy Duty chin up bar trainer for Home gym 

Benefits and Uses: The product is supposed to be a bestseller according to Amazon. The price at the time of this writing was $25.99 plus free shipping. The company is giving a 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the product. You can perform a number of exercises on the unit including crunches. The unit fits in standard doorways but if you have a custom doorway then this product will not work for you. The pull-up bar pushes against the door to protect the door from damage and to hold the product in place. The assembly only takes seconds.

Feedback: Customer says the product is cheap and came with missing bolts and nuts. The handles are loose and the unit will not stay on the door when left up. It really makes you wonder if the product is really a bestseller or not. Especially when it arrived with missing bolts and nuts. The handles are loose and it won’t stay up on the door if you leave it alone.

Conclusion:

You have information on some portable dip bars now to help you decide which one is the best for you to use to get yourself into the shape you would like to be in. There are a variety of shapes and they all can provide you with the option to do a variety of exercises on them. The weaknesses of each unit have been listed in the critical reviews.


Written by Irina Radosevic MD
Irina graduated from the University of Belgrade, School of Medicine as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and spent over 3 years working in the Clinical Hospital Center Zvezdara, in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She also undertook a postgraduate in Cardiology from the same University and had previously worked for over a year as a Physician and Nutritionist Dietitian for the Fitness club Green Zone. She eventually left her chaotic but fulfilling job in the ER to pursue her passion of writing, travelling and mountain climbing which has included writing a first aid course for the alpine club of Belgrade. Irina currently works as a VA for PintMedia focusing on medical and travel writing. Feel free to connect with Irina on LinkedIn and FaceBook. Her CV can be seen here.