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Adjustable dumbbells are a no-brainer choice for working out at home. But TBH, adjustable kettlebells are even better. Most don’t come cheap, though, so if you’re on the hunt, you’ll want to make sure you’re making the best investment for your setup.
Quick recap: Kettlebells are weights with a ball-like shape and a handle on top. You can use them similarly to dumbbells, but the handle means you can grip them in a bunch of different ways.
Basically, they’re your ticket to building up Real, Ultimate Power.
Standard kettlebells can come in sets of 10 or more, which are awesome for commercial gyms but eat up a ton of space (and cash).
- $ = under $100
- $$ = $100–$150
- $$$ = $151–$200
- $$$$ = $201–$250
So which one’s gonna be a good fit for you? We rounded up eight picks that deliver for every type of exerciser.
Best all-around adjustable kettlebell
- Size: 8.8 L x 7 W x 12.5 H in.
- Weight range: 8–40 lbs.
- Weight increments: 8, 12, 20, 25, 35, 40 lbs.
- Warranty: 2 years
This high quality model is considered by many to be the gold standard. Users love the ergonomic handle and the fact that you can adjust the weights just by turning a dial. As a bonus, your kettlebell purchase gives you access to 24 trainer-led workout videos, so you can learn the ropes or just get some opps to shake things up.
Best adjustable kettlebell for newbies
- Size: 10 L x 10 W x 12 H in.
- Weight range: 10–40 lbs.
- Weight increments: 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 lbs.
- Warranty: Lifetime
This kettlebell offers more weight increments than most, making it easier for you to find the perfect intensity and gradually adjust it as you morph into a muscle machine. And with a 10-pound starting weight, it’s super usable even for new exercisers. You can also add one of five virtual training plans (including Kettlebell Fundamentals) to your purchase for extra guidance.
The only downside? It’s currently out of stock, so you’ll have to get on the waitlist.
- Size: 5.75 L x 4.25 W x 10 H in.
- Weight range: 18–35 lbs.
- Weight increments: 18, 22, 26, 35 lbs.
- Warranty: 5 years
Tight on space? Here’s a small-but-mighty kettlebell that will take up as little room as possible. But it’s still big on function. The steel selection pin with a magnetic lock makes it a legit breeze to adjust the weight. And the ergonomic handle feels good in your hands.
Good for floor exercises
- Size: 9 L x 9 W x 11 H in.
- Weight range: 16–36 lbs.
- Weight increments: 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36 lbs.
- Warranty: 90 days
If you’re all about the push-ups and plank rows, then you’ll appreciate this model. It has a wide, flat base and a square pad to keep it sturdy on the floor so you don’t have to deal with annoying/dangerous rolling. Also v nice: The wide cast-iron handle makes it easy to grip with one or two hands, even when your hands are really sweaty.
- Size: 18 L x 24 W x 21 H in.
- Weight range: 5–20 lbs.
- Weight increments: 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, 17.5, 20 lbs.
- Warranty: None
No adjustable kettlebell really qualifies as cheap, but this one definitely falls into the category of more affordable. It’s got a lighter weight range than most, too, which makes it a good intro option if you’re just building up your strength and want to give kettlebelling at home a try.
- Size: 14.75 L x 17 W x 14.75 H in.
- Weight range: 12–42 lbs.
- Weight increments: 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 lbs.
- Warranty: 1 year
Hey, a kettlebell-meets-fitness-tracker hybrid! This option boasts AI performance tracking that syncs up with your phone, plus an algorithm to calculate your FitnessIQ score and other metrics like your peak and average power, heart rate, and more. Plus, the bullet stacking system means you can literally change your kettlebell weight within seconds.
- Size: 9 in.
- Weight range: 1–13 lbs.
- Weight increments: Whatever you want, dude!
- Warranty: None
Water kettlebells are like waterbeds: exactly what some people are looking for, but def not for everyone. If you’re in the former camp, you’ll appreciate that you can fill this thing (which looks more like Tinky Winky than a kettlebell) with as little or as much water as you want to get the weight that makes your heart sing (to a point, anyway — it only goes up to 13 lbs.).
Makes use of what you already have
- Size: 8 in.
- Weight range: 1 lb.
- Weight increments: All depends on the weights you have!
- Warranty: None
Already got dumbbells around, or traveling someplace where you know there will be dumbbells but no kettlebells? This lightweight handle snaps onto any traditional free weight to give you the feel and functionality of a kettlebell (or at least something pretty close).
The plastic outer shell has a molded foam insert for a comfortable grip and contouring around various dumbbells, plus stainless steel hardware for long-term durability.
You’ve got your KB and you’re ready to rock. How about trying one of these workouts?
- For all fitness levels. Try the Ultimate Full-Body Kettlebell Workout.
- Short on time? Here’s a 30-minute total-body routine that works every muscle.
- Really short on time? This one gets the job done in 15 minutes!
- Ladies, this one’s for you. Here’s a kettlebell workout for women that burns in all the right places. Oooh.