Choosing the Best Kettlebells

Kettlebells are hot these days but with so many flavors to chose from, pinpointing the best kettlebells among a vast landscape of choices for your particular situation can be tough. To help demystify the selection process and find the right ones for your situation, we’ve reviewed the best kettlebells on the market. The benefits of kettlebell workouts are real and more and more people have incorporated kettlebells exercises into their fitness regimen (either at the gym or at home). The data is presented in an interactive matrix that contains the following information about each set:

  • Price range: Note that some kettlebells are priced individually and some are priced in sets. If you see a higher price on the low end of the price range, you can bet its a set and we’ve tried to clearly designate which are sets and which are individual KBs. Best Kettlebells
  • Weight range: Most manufacturers increase weight sizes in increments of 5 pounds but double check.
  • Color
  • Core: Are they made from cast iron? Are they adjustable kettlebells?
  • Rating: Based on buying trends and verified customer reviews from leading online merchants.

The matrix contains links to deeper (or at least as deep as one can go…we’re talking about cannonballs with handles, right?) analysis into each kettlebell and details the “Good” and “Not so good” based on real customer data. Together, the kettlebell reviews matrix and individual kettlebell deep dives should put you well on your way to determining which brand is best for you and your situation (our #1 goal creating this site).

KettlebellsPrice rangeWeight rangeColor(s)CoreCoatingRating
MTN Kettlebells
MTN Kettlebells

$49.95 (4 pack)10 - 25 poundsBlackCast IronPaint5 stars

Full review
RKC Russian Kettlebell (Dragon Door)

RKC Russian Kettlebell (Dragon Door)
$9.77 - $153.9510 - 72 poundsMetallicCast IronPaint5 stars

Full review
xMark Fitness Kettlebells (set)

XMark Fitness Kettlebells

$120.68 - $747.005 - 35 poundsBlueCast IronVinyl5 stars

Full review
Solid Cast Iron Kettlebell

Solid Cast Iron Kettlebell
$11.00 - $52.0010 - 65 poundsBlackCast IronPaint4.5 stars

Full review
GoFit Contoured Kettlebell

GoFit Contoured Kettlebell
$16.15 - $99.997 - 45 poundsYellow, Red, Blue, Orange, Green, Black, PurpleCast IronVinyl4.5 stars

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Body Solid Rubber Chrome Kettlebells

Body Solid Rubber Chrome Kettlebells
$14.99 - $175.0010 - 75 poundsBlack (w/chrome handle)Cast IronRubber4.5 stars

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j/fit Kettlebells

j/fit Kettlebells
$39.99 - $174.0735 - 50 poundsGreyCast IronPaint4.5 stars


Full review
Sunny Vinyl Coated Kettlebell

Sunny Vinyl Coated Kettle Bell
$15.54 - $67.745 - 25 poundsBlackCast IronVinyl4.5 stars

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CFF Adjustable Russian Kettlebell

CFF Adjustable Russian Kettlebell
$129.9910 - 70 poundsA fine Grey and Black comboSteel WeightsPaint4.5 stars

Full review
Stamina Adjustable Kettlebell

Stamina Adjustable Kettlebell
$112.1516 - 36 poundsRedSteel WeightsVinyl4.5 stars


Full review
Kettlestack Adjustable Kettlebell

Kettlestack Adjustable Kettlebell
$64.8710 to 70 poundsGreySteel WeightsPaint4 stars


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SPRI Kettlebell

SPRI Kettlebell
$15.98 - $87.985 - 50 poundsOver 10 different colorsCast IronVinyl4 stars

Full review
Cap Barbell Fitness Kettlebell

Cap Barbell Fitness
$12.94 - $59.9510 or 20 poundsBlackCementVinyl4 stars


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Mir Pro Adjustable Kettlebells

Mir Pro Adjustable Kettlebell
$149.9910 - 83 poundsBlackSteel WeightsPaint3.5 stars


Full review

 

Methodology for determining the best kettlebells

Wwe’ve checked out best selling and highly rated kettlebells from popular merchants, distilled our findings and shared them here. “Best” is subjective but we’re hoping this guide can help explain some of the high level differences and put some optics behind what each set looks like. Moreover, we’ve also included individual reviews for each set of kettlebells in an effort to help you make a more informed choice.

It should be pointed out that the price ranges reflected in this matrix are “a snapshot in time” and can change frequently so there could be slight pricing differentials (+ / -) by the time you discover this site and take a deeper look. Also, most kettlebells are priced à la carte (i.e. you pay for each weight individually) but there are some “package deals” (e.g. MTN Kettlebells) that include multiple kettlebells in a set at reduced costs. Moreover, the matrix includes data for adjustable kettlebells sets, which are great space and $$ savers.

As mentioned at the top, we’ll do our best to keep this matrix updated with the best kettlebell reviews over time as new kettlebells enter the market and/or we find good deals. Proper technique is key to preventing injury when using kettlebells so be sure to check out the kettlebell exercise videos as well as the kettlebell DVDs…you’ll find content for all skill levels. If you happen to run into any broken links, outdated information or find a kettlebell set that should be included in this matrix, we would appreciate a “heads up”. Hope you enjoy the site!

 

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