Product Comparison: PowerBlock Elite Set vs Bowflex SelectTech 1090


General Specifications
Brand
PowerBlock
Bowflex
Model
Elite Set
SelectTech 1090
Origin
USA
USA
About the Product
The PowerBlock Elite dumbbells are one of the highest-rated and best-selling sets of all time. This is one of the last adjustable dumbbells sets to still be made in the USA, and PowerBlock uses only premium-quality materials. Thanks to their smart and economical design, the PowerBlocks are extremely tough and can withstand all sorts of regular gym abuse.
Just like all Bowflex SelectTech dumbbells, with just the turn of a dial you can automatically change your resistance from 10 lbs. all the way up to 90 lbs. of weight. No more picking up 17 different sets of dumbbells to give you the results you want!
Key Specs
Construction
Adjustable
Adjustable
Shape
Rectangular
Round
Type
Powerblock
Bowflex
Weight Range
5 - 50 lbs.
10 - 90 lbs.
Weight Increment
2.5 lbs.
5 lbs.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
PowerBlock Elite Set Dumbbell, 50-Pound (pair)
  • Very stable, easy to adjust weights, and the flat ends make it easy to rest on your thighs and then kick up into position.
  • One really neat thing is that the PowerBlocks are actually shorter than the hex dumbbells at the same weight.
  • The shorter length allows the weights to come closer together at the top of the contraction without clanging together.
  • Mechinsim seems very safe, compact in terms of length, quick adjustable in increments of 10, expandable.
  • The weight doesn't feel balanced when your using light weight, like 5 pounds, or if you only have one of the fine adjustment bars in.
Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Adjustable Dumbbell (Single)
  • I like how effortlessly I can switch between the weights.
  • Looks great in the gym and the range of weight is excellent.
  • It cover the range of weights I wanted.
  • These are excellent and convenient pieces of equipment that will allow you to lift fairly heavy and they barely take up any space.
  • The weights are all C-shapes, so when you lay back the opening facing you. They can't fall on you.
Size & Weight
Height
6 in.
10 in.
Width
12 in.
17.5 in.
Depth
6 in.
9.5 in.
Weight
50 lbs.
98 lbs.
Features
Color
Black
Black
Coating
Rubber
Rubber
Material
Metal
Iron
Uneven Loading
No
Yes
Package
Pair
Single
Extras
Expandable, Quality & Durability, 16 different weight settings
Replaces up to 34 Dumbbells, Space Efficient, Quieter Workouts, Total Body Results, Durable Molding
What customers say about "Features"
PowerBlock Elite Set Dumbbell, 50-Pound (pair)
  • The rubber-coated handle in the middle is very easy to grip, and the bars at the top are padded.
  • Control and stability on the up and down movements is excellent. The plate sections do not wobble or rattle.
  • There is a sticker on it which is color-coded so that when you move the pin, you can see what weight are selecting, since the nesting weights are also color coded.
  • Enclosed handle may limit their use in some excercises but it still decent dumbbells.
  • I would feel better if the adjustment pin was metal instead of plastic.
Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Adjustable Dumbbell (Single)
  • Durable molding around metal plates provides for a smooth lift-off and quieter workouts...no clanging metal plates!
  • It's incredibly simple to change weights by a quick turn of the dial!
  • The plastic base they come with is pretty durable, and I just set them on my basement floor and don't have any problems with it.
  • You have the option of utilizing the off weight selection, thus making one side of the dumbbell slightly heavier then the other .
  • This dumbbell does not feel as durable as the normal dumbbells.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
10 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
489.00 $

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