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Love these weights - exactly what I wanted
on December 9, 2015
These weights are perfect for my home workout each day. The neoprene covering has a bit of a light texture and is even throughout the surface of each weight (no bumps). The weight of each dumbbell is listed on both ends in reflective silver ink: 2 LB, 3 LB, 5 LB.
The stand was easy to put together but feels a bit flimsy. With a cordless screwdriver, it took me less than 60 seconds to construct. There's an opening in both sides of the stand that allows you to easily carry it, fully loaded, from one place to another.
The feature I like most about these weights -- besides their excellent price -- is that the ends are hexagonal, which keeps them from rolling away if I set them on the floor between exercises.
The only thing that could be improved is that the "5 LB" silver text on the end of the lime green weights is difficult to read, as there's not enough contrast between the ink and the substrate (background). This isn't really a problem, though, because I know how much the dumbbells weigh.
Overall, a truly excellent set of weights, and a tremendous value for the money. I'd buy these again in a heartbeat. A++
**Update, February 2017**
Because of other reviewers' concerns about the precise weight of each dumbbell, I've added three additional photos showing mine on top of my kitchen scale. Each of my dumbbells weighs 1-2 ounces more than the stated weight -- but there's no huge discrepancy like other reviewers have seen, and none of them weigh *less* than the expected amount. IMO, this is acceptable. I continue to use and enjoy these weights in my daily workouts, and I maintain my five-star rating.