Rogue R6 Power Rack Review
Updated December 1, 2018
The Rogue R-6 Power Rack is a beefed up version of the R-4 standard rack. It has had a pair of uprights added for greater integrity as well as half a dozen plate storage pegs. This all adds up to a more versatile, sturdier and more heavy duty rack than the R-4. Throw in the Westside hole spacing design and band pegs and you have a very impressive rack that will be just as at home in a commercial gym as your garage gym basement.
In this article we go in depth on the Rogue R-6 Power Rack, along with three alternative racks.
The Rogue R-6 is made from 2 inch by 3 inch, 11-gauge square steel on 90 inch uprights. Whereas the vast majority of racks provide you with four uprights, with this rack you get six uprights, which greatly enhances the structural integrity of the unit. The Westside hole pattern provides you with plenty of bar placement choice.
You get maximum space and storage on Rogue R-6. The inside depth is more than six feet, so you get plenty of walk in space. The six plate storage pegs allow you to keep your gym area safe and clean, while also boosting the rigidity of the rack. The heavy gauge hardware all comes in 5/8 inch diameter, along with laser cut holes. The rack is also compatible with all of the Rogue Infinity series attachments, including the Matador for doing dips and the vertical bar hanger.
The Rogue R-6 power rack is rock solid. You’ll notice this when you perform pull ups and chin ups on the Fat / Skinny Pull Up Br or the X-43 Multi-Grip Pull Up Bar for even greater options. The pin-pipe safeties that come as standard with this unit are very rigid, providing you with a secure safety spotter when you are training on your own. The complete unit is 90 inches tall, providing you with plenty of room for overhead pressing and pull up work.
The Rogue R-6 Power Rack comes with Rogue’s famous life-time warranty.
- 2 x 3 inch, 11-gauge steel
- Extra pair of uprights
- 6 x plate storage pegs
- Very bulky
- Framing not as thick as Rogue Monster series
Rogue R-6 Power Rack Alternatives
The X Mark Fitness Power Rack is a very sturdy unit, with a frame that is made from 2 inch by 3 inch, 11-gauge square steel. This puts it on par with the Rogue R-6 Power rack. This commercially rated rack has a good walk in space, with dimensions of 82 inches in height by 63.5 inches wide by 47 inches in depth.
X Mark Fitness Power Rack with Lat Pulldown is packed with accessories, including a lat pulldown with low pulley row, a dip bar and a pull up / chin up bar. You get spotter bars that are attached to the rack. You can move these up and down by two inches with an easy pull and slide mechanism. Bar catches are provided on both the inside and outside of the cage.
- Commercially rated
- Lat Pulldown
- Dip Bar
- No Westside hole spacing
The Impex Marcy rack is a short rack that comes with a high end bench. As opposed to the Rogue R-6, you only get one pair of full uprights, with a second pair coming up half way. This clearly makes it less stable than the R-6, but it still gives you a pleasing level of stability and rigidity. The frame is made from 3 inch, 12 gauge square steel.
The bench that is provided with Impex Marcy rack is well padded and features a range of adjustment angles. It also features a revolutionary quad-linkage system that provides you with super fast from to rear seat positioning. Safety catches, with their own gravity lock mechanism, provide you with peace of mind when training alone.
- 3 inch, 12-gauge steel framing
- Comes with padded bench
- Pull up and dip bars
- No full cage
- No plate storage
The Fitness Reality 810 XLT Super Max Power Rack is a very solid, compact power rack / bench combo. The framing is made from 2 inch by 2-inch square steel, 11 gauge framing. It also has hardcore bolts and nuts. The maximum weight allowance in this rack is 800 pounds. That is a little less than you get with the Rogue R-6.
The 12-position adjustable bench is very well made and comes with an impressive 12 angle adjustment settings. The safety pins are very solid and come with a pair of lock on safety bars. You also get plenty of walk in space on this unit. Up top you will find a multi position pull up bar. This all adds up to a very well priced, solid, functional home use gym.
- 2 x 2-inch square steel framing
- 12 position adjustable bench
- Multi-position pull-up bar
- No Westside hole spacing
To make a better choice read our in depth article on best racks to suit your needs.
The Rogue R-6 Power Rack is the ideal rack for those who want more functionality and robustness than you’d get with the R-4. The cost is that it will take up more floor space, but the pay-off is an amazingly sturdy rack that will deliver all the power that you could ask for in a home gym rack.
For a more economical, less beefy rack than the R-6, we recommend the Fitness Reality 810 XLT Super Max Power Rack, with its 2 x 2-inch square steel framing, 12 position adjustable bench and multi-position pull-up bar.
My name is Jim Roose. I'm a former competitive power lifter and gym owner. I've bought millions of dollars of fitness equipment over the last 20 years. This site is my way of giving back to the fitness community that's done so much for me. Every article on here is carefully researched and written by me. Leave a comment if you have any questions.