Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Some mild warnings about Amazon Basics dumbbells

Amazon Basics dumbbells have the genuinely incredible feature of being frequently available. But a warning--the Cast Iron Hex dumbbells are coated in a sparkly black paint. The paint chipped off in metal flakes for weeks (it either stopped eventually, or I got real careful).  The Rubber Encased Hex dumbbells are coated in a rubber that emitted an incredibly powerful smell for roughly two weeks, so strong that I kept them in the garage when I wasn't using them.