Rogue RW- Foldback Wallmount Rack Review December 2018

Rogue RW – Foldback Wallmount Rack Review

Updated December 1, 2018

With the inclusion of the RW-Foldback wallmount rack to its stable of power racks, Rogue have taken a huge leap forward in the home gym market. Now you can train on the most widely regarded home gym power rack system on the planet in even the most challenging of home gym spaces. The RW-Foldback introduces a cool new hinge and pin system that makes foldback fast, easy and extremely secure.

On this article, we take an in-depth look at the Rogue RW-Foldback Wallmount so you can discover if it’s a good match for your garage gym space.

The Rogue RW-Foldback Up Close

The Rogue RW Foldback is fully compatible with the complete Infinity range of power racks. When fully set up, this rack acts just like the WF rack.

What makes it special is the hinge and pin system which is attached to Rogue RW Foldback and allows it to fold flat back against your wall when not in use. You simply slip out the pull up bar which sits at the top of the unit and swing the sides of the rack back to completely free up your space.

This rack is not quite as solid as the RMWL-3. The framing is constructed from 2 x 3 inch 11-gauge steel uprights, compared with 3 x 3 inch for the RML. Both of them have ⅝ inch hardware. You have your choice of rack depth, allowing you to fit the unit to the size of your gym space. You can choose either a 20.5 or 40.5 inch depth. When folded away, you are left with just 5 inches of frame depth.

Unlike the vast majority of foldback power racks, this one gives you virtually no loss in rigidity over the W4 power rack. However, when you mount the unit against a wood, drywall or metal stud wall, Rogue recommend using a stronger support.

The max height of this unit is 90 3/8 inches, which provides you with plenty of space to do your pull up work. You also get a pair of plastic coated j-cups.

PROS

  • Very rigid
  • Extremely compact when folded
  • Not as solid as RMWL-3

CONS

  • Requires extra wall support

Rogue RW-Foldback WallMount Alternatives

PRX Performance Profile Rack

The PRX Performance Profile Rack is an innovative foldable rack that provides you with that elusive combination of strength and compactness. Just like the Rogue RW-Foldback, it is made from 2 inch by 3 inch, 11 gauge steel. Also like that model it doesn’t lose any of its integrity through the folding mechanism. A 100 pound gas shock locking mechanism and safety locking pins provide you with a very robust, easy operating folding system.

The PRX Profile Rack is an intelligently designed unit that looks great in its black onyx finish and functions well. It folds back to just a four foot wall space with a depth of just a few inches. Folding or assembling the unit takes just a matter of 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
Fringe Sport Foundation Rig

The Fringe Sport Foundation Rig is a sturdier model than the Rogue RW-Foldback. It is constructed from 3 x 3 inch, 11 gauge. It also has 3 x 3-inch dual height cross sections to make the whole unit more structural.

Fringe Sport Foundation Rig is a two-person unit which has a configuration to provide alternating four and six foot sections for squatting, benching and deadlifting. You get a multi height pull up bar in each of these sections. 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 not a foldable power rack. That means that room in your garage may be a barrier to your purchase of this unit. Neither does this rig have the ability to expand the way that Rogue racks do.

We have made it easier for you to find the best rack to suit your needs. Read our review article on power racks and squat cages.

Fringe Sport Wall Mounted Power Rack

The Fringe Sport Wall Mounted Power Rack is slightly more robust than the Rogue RMWL-3. It has 2.25 x 2.25 inch, 11-gauge steel. It will fold into the wall to allow you to park your car while also being able to work out with a very sturdy power rack. The Fringe Sport Wall rack comes with a 13.75 diameter wall ball target and a single pull up bar.

The foldaway system on Fringe Sport Wall Mounted Power Rack works well and sets up in seconds. When set up your rack you get a very sturdy unit that will allow you to squat and bench in perfect safety. However, it 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

Conclusion

The Rogue RW Foldback Wall Mounted Power Rack provides you with a very compact, space friendly unit that also provides you with the rigidity and strength that you have come to expect from Rogue. It uses a new, innovative hinge and pin system that is very reliable, secure and fast. While not quite as heavy duty as the RML-3W, this provides you with all the power you’ll need in your home gym.

Rogue racks, because they are the best, are not cheap. For a less expensive alternative, we suggest the PRX Profile Performance rack, with its gas shocks, kipping bar and very compact design.

jim roose

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.

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