Should I Buy Rubber Hex Dumbbells?-Gym Direct

Should I Buy Rubber Hex Dumbbells?

Should I Buy Rubber Hex Dumbbells?

So, you're wondering what the hype is all about regarding rubber hex dumbbells. Truth is, they’re one of the most versatile, affordable and functional dumbbells on the market. Here’s why!

What are rubber hex dumbbells?

Rubber hex dumbbells are a popular class of dumbbell, made from cast iron, chrome coatings and rubber. They featured knurled and contoured chrome covered grips, and feature hexagonal rubber coated ends.

This means that rubber hex dumbbells are very comfortable to hold while you train, and won’t roll when put down. This is very important when you consider how many weighted workouts use dumbbells. These types of workouts aren’t possible with dumbbells that roll, which can be a safety hazard.

However, the rubber coated ends on rubber hex dumbbells make them very safe. They act as a layer of protection between the dumbbell and any surface

What are the pros and cons of rubber hex dumbbells?


  • Affordable compared to other dumbbells. And, cost-effective when bought in a rubber hex dumbbell package.
  • Very versatile. They can be used for any kind of training in any setting - whether it's at home or in a commercial space.
  • Multiple storage options, including dumbbell towers and horizontal dumbbell racks.
  • Added safety due to its rubber coated ends.
  • Huge variety of weight increments available to cater any lifter, from beginning to advanced! (1-10kg in 1kg increments, 2.5kg-50kg in 2.5kg increments)


  • Hard to find the best price online, as most rubber hex dumbbell listings look the same.
  • Particularly bulky when compared to other dumbbells, due to their hexagonal design.
  • Rubber smell is inevitable - but can be diminished after a good wipe and good ventilation.

Where to buy rubber hex dumbbells?

Ultimately, the choice is yours. While they can look the same when listed online, most don't feature knurled, contoured grips. They can also be overpriced due to their high demand. At Gym Direct, we supply the most premium rubber hex dumbbells on the market.

They feature the highest quality rubber coated ends, and premier chrome coated grips. These grips are both knurled, and contoured for the best ergonomics while you train.

They’ve also been priced as fairly as possible at Gym Direct. Sitting at $3.50 per kilo, they are currently the best priced rubber hex dumbbells on the market. Best of all, they're in stock and ready for immediate dispatch Australia-wide!

Gym Direct also supplies a variety of racks to store them safely. We also offer a whole bunch of rubber hex dumbbell packages to ensure you get the most bang for your buck. 

How to clean rubber hex dumbbells?

Many people complain that rubber hex dumbbells have a strong, overbearing rubber smell. Also, if not cared for correctly, they can discolour and deteriorate quite quickly. At Gym Direct, we want to make sure you’re caring for your products correctly. Doing so will ensure that dumbbells have the longest life possible.

Do not use any chemicals! Using strong chemicals to clean your rubber hex dumbbells can damage them quickly. We recommend only using a small amount of dish soap with clean rags and water to clean them. This cleaning method will ensure they are cared for properly.

Cleaning your dumbbells often will also ensure that the rubber smell is diminished. But keep in mind, this smell is only prevalent because they're new! This is also an indicator that your products are genuine rubber.

So should I buy rubber hex dumbbells?

No matter where or how you train, rubber hex dumbbells will prove to be one of the most worthwhile investments and additions to your training setup. Gym Direct offers some of the most competitive pricing available.

We also supply enough rubber hex sets and rack packages to cater for everyone's individual needs. Whether you’re buying one pair, or a 0-50kg set - at Gym Direct, we’ve got you covered!

Rubber Hex Dumbbell Links:

To view our range, follow these links to check out the latest Muscle Motion Rubber Hex Dumbbells, dumbbell sets and packages, storage racks and accessories!


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