Universal UB300 Five Position Weight Bench
Universal is known for making solid, reliable, entry-level weight lifting equipment and the Five Position Bench is certainly that. Built to introduce the novice to the many benefits of dumbbell routines the Five Position Weight Bench construction is of ample quality to appeal to veteran-heavy lifters as well. Big boys and girls may find the 430 lb total carrying capacity a tad limiting but for most people, especially most beginners, that won’t be a problem.
Holds a nice stable position on any type of flooring
The upholstery is a comfortable but firm faux leather that wipes down easily
The bench achieves the low, stable profile you want in a weight bench
Because of the leg retainers, the bench can be adapted to dozens of exercises
At less than $120 it makes financial sense
Extremely good value
Durable yet very lightweight
Does not wobble
No upright 90-degree position
Leg holder not too comfortable
Decline position is unsupported
Setup is a bit difficult
Might be too short for taller users
This adjustable bench is rather compact, with a footprint that takes up only 17 x 25 x 51 inches. This means that you will be able to put it into tight spaces with ease, and a small apartment should not stop you from using this bench. But this compact size can be the downfall of this bench because taller users will not be able to use the bench comfortably, as their heads will hang from the back support when the bench lays flat. Then again, the bench weighs only 33 pounds, which is much, much less than how much benches usually weigh! You'll be able to move the bench around with ease, no help required. The quite sturdy base has plastic caps on the ends to keep the floors safe from damage, and to keep the bench stable on the ground. The onsite foot rollers are quite helpful, as they hold you down and save your back from any additional stress when you're lifting heavy in the decline position. Some users might not like the leg rollers, but they cannot be removed, only folded away.