Squat Rack, also known as power rack, is a powerful piece of gym equipment designed to help you get more from your workouts.  It is as effective as it is versatile, and is being used by both men and women. While used primarily for strength training and building muscle, it can be used for aerobic training as well. Here are five best squat racks that you can buy in 2018.

ProductSizeRatingPrice
Fitness Reality 810XLT51" x 23.5" x 9"

4.5/5
Rogue R473.6” x 60” x 89.9”

4.6/5
Rogue RML 690N/A

4.4/5
Valor Athletics47" x 63.5" x 82"

4.3/5
Rogue R - 6N/A

4.7/5

Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage

When you want to work out, especially if you’re into powerlifting or heavy duty muscle building, you don’t want to have to fight with the equipment.  

The 810XLT is a heavy-duty rack which provides a very sturdy frame with a walk-in design, making it easy to get right to your work out. Even the heavies will have enough room to get in, work out, and get out.

The manufacturer definitely had safety in mind for this rack, as is evident by the inclusion of two stability bars with rear lock-ins and 23-inch chrome safety bar catches will allow you to self-spot with no worries.

It features multi-grip pull-up/chin-up and offers as many as 12 grip positions, along with a neutral grip. Also, you can easily balance the squat rack with the help of rear stability bars. It offers maximum user weight capacity of up to 800 pounds.

This rack is also easy on the wallet, so couple that with the sturdy construction, the 810XLT is a great value for the money.

Pros

  • Supports maximum user weight of up to 800 pounds.
  • Large walk in space.
  • Comes with a large 2×2 – inch frame.

Cons

  • Does not come with a dip bar.

Rogue R4

The Rogue R4 is a durable and sturdy piece of workout equipment, made of rust-resistant stainless steel material. It features a built-in skinny and fat pull up bar, that also comes with multi-grip chin up bar and a free dip station. If you’re looking for variety in your workout, this unit gives you options. It can be used for home gyms for sure, but its solid design is strong enough for a paid gym application.

With a working space of 43 inches, a lifter of any size will be comfortable working out with this unit, and it makes no difference if you are bench pressing or sitting on the bench working with dumbells.

As for downsides, the chin up bars may not be high enough for tall people, who would be restricted to simply using the bench. Also, there is no place for storing weights.

Aside from those things, for the money, the Rogue 4 has definitely earned its spot on this list, with a fair value to boot.

It provides large, 43 – inches, inside working space and this is very comfortable to work with even with dumbbells or bench.

Pros

  • Wide inside area for a workout.
  • Comes with various accessories.
  • Made up of solid material.

Cons

  • Does not have a plate storage.
  • Not suitable for tall people to do pull-ups.

Rogue RML 690 Power Rack

The Rogue RML-690 Power Rack is truly a durable power rack. It is made up of solid, sturdy gauge steel and offers a west side hole spacing. Unlike other power racks, it also doesn’t need to be bolted to the surface to keep it in place, which makes it relatively portable.

It features two 43-inch pull up bars, one for Fat and Skinny, and the other solely for skinny. These bars can also be used for a wide variety of exercises. Two worth mentioning would include shoulder presses, as well as back squats.

The adjustable height and depth of this unit lends itself well to being customizable, and has the coveted plate storage that weight lifters prefer. It includes J-Cups, pin safeties and band pegs.

One drawback of the RML 690 is its size. Its dimensions are about 4 feet by 4 feet. You will need room to walk on each side. So if you don’t have that much space at home, you may have to rearrange your space to accommodate it, or simply find a rack that will fit.

Pros

  • Reasonable price.
  • Customizable.
  • Comes with several useful accessories.

Cons

  • Needs large room to set up.

Valor Athletics Power Rack

The Valor Power Rack, given its dimensions, is a surprisingly easy to install power rack. You don’t need professional help to assemble it and set it up. The provided instruction manual will be all the help you need to do it yourself.

Speaking of size, you can understand why its frame is 2” x 2”. With dimensions of 63.5” x 55” x 85.5”, this rack is huge, so make sure you have the room for it. On the other hand, once it is set up, you will enjoy the ease of use as well as its mobility. Working out inside is easy and comfortable.  

This manufacturer also put focus on the safety of the owner, with two adjustable safety catch bars. Plate storage is plentiful, with space for four in the back, and two more spots on each side of the power rack.

Also with this unit, the manufacturer has included a 3-year warranty for the frame, and a 2-year warranty on the lat pull cable.

Pros

  • Wide frame, plenty of room to work out
  • User friendly, easy set-up
  • Good safety features
  • Flexible
  • Includes a lat pull cable
  • Warranties on the frame and cable

Cons

  • Accommodating weight benches is difficult.

Rogue R-6

The Rogue R – 6 power cage is the ultimate choice for an at home squat rack on the market. This unit is for people who are serious about weight lifting, whether you do it for your own health, or you one day hope to be in the Olympics.

For powerlifters, a cage allows them to perform squats and other heavy duty lifts without the need for a spotter.

As you might guess, this is a monster of a power rack. In fact, you will need at least one person to assist you in setting it up. That being said, if you are planning to work out casually, you might as well find another option. Though it is built to last, it is a hefty investment.

However, when it comes to overall workouts, it is completely customizable, so you can do just about any kind of lifting you can imagine.  And as you would expect, there is sufficient storage for plates. As for accessories, a monkey chin up bar, band pegs and a fat pull up bar are all included.

Pros

  • Suitable for serious home lifters.
  • Durable.

Cons

  • Expensive.

We hope you found this review helpful in your search for the best power rack. Overall, we found the value on these products to be pretty good. Whether you’re a casual weightlifter, who just needs some toning, or you’re on a journey to competitive weight lifting, we found something for everyone.