Why Your Home Gym Needs a Kettlebell

Kettlebells are a great fitness tool to have on hand in your home gym. They’re compact, so they take up minimal space, and they work your arms, legs, glutes, abs and core. A good bell should be durable and comfortable to hold, with a flat bottom for stability and easy storage. With this in mind, we rounded up some of the best kettlebells on the market to add to your workout routine. Our list includes a range of weight levels for those just starting out and for those who want more of a challenge. Ahead, read up on our picks, choose your favorite and get swinging.


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1. Cap Barbell Kettlebell

This 10-pound cast iron kettlebell features an industrial enamel finish and a wide handle with a textured grip.

Pros: This one is also available in a 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45-pound version. The wide opening of the handle allows you to grip it with one or to hands.

Cons: Some may prefer a bigger handle.

Cap Barbell Enamel Coated Cast Iron Kettlebell
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2. Yes4All Kettlebell

This kettlebell is also made of cast iron and encased with vinyl to prevent corrosion and increase durability.

Pros: This model also has a sizeable handle that’s smooth but slightly textured for a secure grip. It comes in 5, 10, 15, 25 and 40-pound options.

Cons: Some may find the handle isn’t great for bigger hands.

Yes4All Vinyl Coated Kettlebells
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3. Gymenist Kettlebell

This style has a smooth hard plastic shell that’s durable and filled with cement.

Pros: It comes in a lavender-colored 3-pound model, pink 4-pound version and blue 8-pound version. The handle opening is wide enough to ensure a reliable grip.

Cons: Some may prefer a thinner handle.

Gymenist Kettlebell
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4. Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Kettlebell

By simply turning a dial at the top, you can easily customize the resistance of this pick from 8 to 40 pounds.

Pros: It allows access to 24 trainer-led workout videos. An ergonomic handle features a durable molding around the metal plates.

Cons: Some may want a wider handle.

Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Weights
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5. Best Choice Products Kettlebell Set

With this option, you get three kettlebells ranging from 5 to 15 pounds.

Pros: They’re made of durable HDPE and filled with cement. Comfortable grips make them easy to hold. They’re color-coded and come with a base rack.

Cons: Some may find them bigger than most.

Best Choice Products 3-Piece Kettlebell Set
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6. Bionic Body Soft Kettlebell

Featuring a soft leather exterior, this model is less likely to damage hardwood floors or cause injury if it drops.

Pros: It features a large, ergonomic handle for a secure grip and comes in varying weights ranging from 10 to 35 pounds.

Cons: Some may find it too bulky.

Bionic Body Soft Kettlebell
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7. Kettle Gryp Portable Weight Holder

Unlike the others on our list, this pick weighs less than a pound and is designed to hold most standard dumbells up to 55 pounds.

Pros: It’s lightweight and compact, meaning it’s easy to pack in a carry-on or backpack so you can take your workout with you everywhere.

Cons: Since the dumbbells stick out, some swings may not work.

Kettle Gryp
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