Rogue RML-3W Foldback Wall Mount Rack Review

updated August 3, 2018

We all know that Rogue are the masters when it comes to solid, dependable and rugged home use power racks. But what about when it comes to foldable wall mount racks? Rogue’s challenge in designing the RML-3W Foldback was to come up with a foldable wall mount rack that didn’t compromise on integrity the way that most other foldables do.

In this article we take a closer look at the Rogue RML-3W Foldback to see how successful they were.

ROGUE RML-3W

The RML-3W foldback rack features Rogue’s unique pin and hinge system in order to provide the ultimate in structural integrity on a foldback. This system is both easy to install and rock solid. When combined with the thick 3 x 3 inch, 11 gauge framing of the RML-3W it provides you with the power you need to squat and bench securely.

RML-3W foldback rack is available in either of two depths:

  • 21.5 inches
  • 41.5 inches

​If you are operating in a very constricted space, the 21.5 depth will still allow for squats and deadlifts while also letting you get your car into the garage. The sides of the rack position flush against the wall when you swing them inwards. The 41.5 inch depth is ideal if you are planning on performing gymnastic type movements within the rack.

When not in use, this foldback rack will take up just five inches of space from the wall. That means that you can have a world class Rogue rack in your garage AND be able to park your car in there. Your unit comes with a quick attach pull up bar and a set of Monster Lite J-cups. This rack uses the Westside hole pattern, allowing you to maximize your bar placement during the bench press.

Rogue offer their famous lifetime warranty on this rack, giving you total peace of mind.​

PROS

  • Very solid
  • Hinge and pin foldback design
  • Lifetime warranty

CONS

  • None identified

Rogue Wall Mount Alternatives

Fringe Sport Foundation Rig

The Fringe Sport Foundation Rig matches up the Monster rig from Rogue with 11 gauge 3 x 3 inch uprights. It also has 3 x 3 inch cross section for ultimate structural integrity. The unit comes standard with dual height cross-members, muscle-up bars and UHMW lined j-cups.

The configuration of Fringe Sport Foundation Rig comes in alternating four and six foot sections. The standard unit provides you with two four foot and one six foot section. Each section features a pull up bar with a multi height bar in the middle section. The standard unit is 9 feet tall, 6 feet deep and 4 feet wide. It comes with a one-year warranty.

The Fringe Sport rig is an affordable alternative to the Rogue range. It provides you with the same sturdy dimensions as the Rogue Monster wall mounted rig. However, you don’t get the same ability to expand the rig.​

Fringe Sport Wall Mounted Power Rack

The Fringe Sport Wall Mounted Power Rack is a good alternative to the W-4 and MW-4 single user racks offered by Rogue. This unit is ideal for tight spaces, having the ability to fold into the wall when not in use. The uprights are made from 2.25 x 2.25 inch 11 -gauge steel. This is not as thick as the Rogue models, which come in at 2 x 3 and 3 x 3 inches.

The Fringe Wall Mounted Power Rack comes with the unique feature of a 13.75 diameter wall ball target. It also comes with a single pull up bar. This is a sturdy alternative to Rogue that will provide plenty of rigidity for heavy lifters. The ability to fold away when not in use is a big advantage. However, it is not as versatile in terms of pull up options as Rogue’s units. It also does not feature the Westside hole spacing model which all Rogue racks provide.

PROS

  • Foldable
  • Wall ball target
  • Sturdy

CONS

  • Uprights not as thick as Rogue single user models
  • Limited pull up options
  • Does not have Westside hole spacing

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The PRX Performance Profile Rack is a space saving fold up rack that is ideal for confined spaces. It includes a 42-inch kipping bar. When not in use the rack requires just four feet of wall space. Yet, it is constructed from heavy duty, 2 inch by 3 inch 11-gauge steel. The rack is locked in place by 100 pound gas shocks and safety locking pins. The Profile rack comes with heavy duty j cups.

PRX Performance Profile Rack is a well designed and solid unit. It is finished in stylish black onyx. All of the installation hardware is included with your purchase. Going from a stored to an active user position takes just a few seconds.

PROS

  • Very compact
  • Kipping bar
  • Gas shocks

CONS

  • Uprights not as thick as Rogue single user models
  • Limited pull up options
  • Does not have Westside hole spacing

Conclusion

The Rogue RML-3W Foldback Power Rack has managed to combine Rogue’s trademark toughness with the convenience of a foldable to allow for ultimate space efficiency. The hinge and pin system used here is quick, easy and reliable. In fact, there is no noticeable loss of rigidity between this unit and the Rogue Monster Lite free standing units. That makes this an excellent investment for those wanting to fold their rack away after use.

There are, of course, cheaper options on the market. Our best of the three we reviewed was the PRX Performance Profile rack, with its gas shocks, standard kipping bar and very compact design.


Rogue RML-3W Foldback Wall Mount Rack Review
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