Solid, stable and compact. The Rugged Fitness Half Rack is built to exceed expectations and fit easily, in any number of home or commercial applications including basements, garage gyms and training facilities. The Rugged Fitness Half Rack will last a lifetime.
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I purchased the Rugged squat rack with the extension, lat pull-down attachment, dip handles, pin and pipe safeties, extra J hooks and a flat-incline bench for my new garage gym.
After researching extensively, I decided that this setup offered the best blend of quality and value for my needs.
My allocated home gym space is 2 m deep, which meant the half rack was the option for me, although 2.5 m would be even better if you wanted some space in front of the rack, as the bench *just* fits, though there is a little overhang due to the wheels.
I managed to assemble it all by myself, which was fairly straightforward; ensure to plan it out though.
The rack is solid and stable, though there is a minor amount of lateral movement if you push it, to be expected as there is no horizontal bar at the back of the extensions.
With the extensions and pin and pipe safeties I can lift both inside and in front of the rack which is great for alternating sets ie bench press and chin ups.
The only let down is the lat pull-down, it’s not a deal breaker, but it’s not as smooth as I hoped, which is annoying, especially for isolation exercises.
Something to be mindful of is the kneeling on the chin up bar. If you do a lot of muscle ups and other dynamic movements, it’s probably not the best choice.
Otherwise, if you are someone who focuses mostly on the basic barbell lifts - squats and presses, along with chin ups and dips, pull-down and rows, it’s a fantastic setup that will last a lifetime.
Hi Nick, thanks for your detailed review, that's very informative and helpful to other customers.
About the lat attachment, we suggest you use a bit of silicone spray and it should run very smoothly.
Best Fitness Support Team
Awesome Service and Product
Was initially a bit reluctant as getting heavy freight to Tassie is often difficult and expensive BUT the the service from BF was outstanding. I ordered the Half rack on the Sunday night and it arrived at 7am, 4 days later! Unbelievable! The rack was well packed and went together easily. It is very solid, high quality and perfect for my garage gym with limited space.
Would highly recommend BF and the Rugged equipment. 10/10
Awesome product and value and delivery.
I ordered this rack after being recommended by a friend and it is perfect for intended use. The product arrive in less than 5 days to Tassie (unbelievable) and was so well packaged it took my longer to un box than it do to put together. Everything fitting like a glove and produced a rock solid rack for pull ups, bench, squats and even have my rings hanging off the bar with no stability issues. Highly recommended and super price compared to others on the market.
Sturdy rack, fast delivery
I am so impressed with this rack! Very thick steel and super sturdy. The setup was very easy.
Super fast delivery, ordered on the Thursday and received it by the following Monday. I live regional/remote Vic and was very impressed by this especially considering shipping was free!
Highly recommend, would purchase again! 👌🏻
Excellent product, fast delivery
This rack arrived within a few days of ordering. It is a sturdy, well finished rack which is easy to assemble, though it helps to have another person to hold the uprights whilst you attach them to the base. Also looks smart and not too intrusive in a home gym situation. Very happy with this purchase and would recommend for a home gym or even small boutique commercial operation.