[Amazon.ca] Cap Barbell Power Rack (half-cage) - 500lb capacity - $254 - Order now, ships 5-7 days
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Edit: 500lb capacity per the manual:
http://capbarbell.com/content/Catalog/F ... Manual.pdf
Generally positive reviews.
https://www.amazon.ca/Cap-Barbell-Delux ... B00I04Z52G
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/customer-revie ... B00I04Z52G
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/customer-revie ... B00I04Z52GNice sturdy half-rack. The uprights are two-piece but are held together with 6 heavy-duty screws so they aren't going anywhere. Nice paint finish and the numbered holes are easy to read. There is a bit of side to side wobble when the loaded bar is at squat height but it's not too bad. Front to back, the rack is very sturdy. Manual indicates the weight max is 500lbs, which is nice. The biggest negative are the j-hooks and safety catchers, they seem a little flimsy and rough but for the moment they are holding out fine.
Overall, a very good product for the price. Next step up in terms of half racks takes you from the 300$ that this costs to 700-800 dollars and in my opinion, if you need something more sturdy than this rack, get a cage instead.
One thing to note, the packaging arrived in really poor shape. No missing or damaged pieces thankfully, which is pretty impressive. Thicker cardboard on the box cap would help a lot. Box weighs about 100 pounds so for some people it would be best to unpack/carry the parts to where you want to set the rack up piecemeal.
Although the steel gauge is not as thick as the rack that I replaced, it is still plenty solid for my purposes. Arrived in good shape with no dents, very minor scratches. One of the weld's on the base you can see light 'rust' through the paint. Otherwise it does what I need for my home basement gym. I flipped the pull up bar upside down so it gave me 3 more inches of headroom. Now I can safely do full pullups without worrying about hitting my head on the ceiling. My basement height is just over 90" high.
You can also get the way uglier and more expensive reebok-branded one for like 60$ more. Maybe you like the color scheme?
https://www.amazon.ca/Reebok-FM-RE005H- ... B06XTKQ3T2
Whatever, don't care, just buy one so you can start lifting.