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AmazonBasics Cast Iron Kettlebell: A Game-Changer for the Kettlebell Market

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The AmazonBasics cast iron kettlebell is a high-quality, affordable option that is disrupting the kettlebell market.
AmazonBasics Cast Iron Kettlebell: A Game-Changer for the Kettlebell Market

35 pound AmazonBasics Cast Iron Kettlebells

I'm the proud owner of a 35-pound cast iron kettlebell from Amazon's AmazonBasic line of products. It only cost me $36.51 delivered through Amazon Prime. Door-to-door, when similar kettlebells of similar quality but with powder-coating and premium brands, cost $109, delivered, for something that's 80% there.

This is another example of AmazonBasics disrupting a market to the point of saying "uncle." Luckily for my favorites, CFF Fit, Kettlebell Kings, and Kettlebells USA, people still go for brand names and powder coatings.

I've had competition kettlebells from CFF Fit and Kettlebell Kings and cast iron kettlebells from Kettlebells USA and love them all. I've never had a bad kettlebell but I'm totally devoted to Kettlebells USA. I've got two-24kg, a 32kg, and a 40kg cast iron kettlebell from Kettlebells USA. I'm sorted.

That is, until I started giving away kettlebells to friends. I gave away a Kettlebells Kings 16kg and a 20kg from CFF Fit.

So, I had room between the 12kg CFF I've been swinging every hour and the 24kg that Pavel Tsatsouline told me real men use. While I can swing the 24kg bell now, I don't think I'm ready to swing between 50-60 two-handed swings using a 53-pound bell.

So, I looked for as good as possible as well as the cheap as possible and I think all roads might lead to the new AmazonBasics cast iron kettlebells I just discovered. This is a game-changer, this is going to disrupt the kettlebell market and industry.

At the end of the day, a kettlebell is just a cannonball with a handle. And the AmazonBasics kettlebell is just that.

The AmazonBasics cast iron kettlebell does break protocol three times, however.

  • The AmazonBasics cast iron kettlebell uses pounds instead of kilograms
  • The AmazonBasics cast iron kettlebell uses an enamel coating instead of a powder coating (they do also have an enamel bell, they describe this kettlebell as having a "painted surface for increased durability and corrosion protection")
  • The AmazonBasics cast iron kettlebell has a very wide handle, a quarter to a third wider than more traditional Russian bells

For a kettlebell that's more than good enough, I can deal with my in-between kettlebells being labeled in pounds (maybe I can give these guys away, they're 1/3 to 1/2 the price, delivered).

I can also deal with an enameled/lacquered coating because I'm very used to competition style kettlebells and they have slippery/smooth stainless steel horns/handles.

And, with regards to the super-wide handle on this, my first, AmazonBasics cast iron kettlebell, having so much room in the handle, for two hands, two-handed Russian swings, it's so great to have all that real estate.

What ChatGPT Thinks

AmazonBasics is known for offering budget-friendly alternatives to more expensive products, and their cast iron kettlebell seems to follow this trend. Based on your experience, the price appears to be significantly lower than other comparable kettlebells with premium branding.

Some advantages of the AmazonBasics cast iron kettlebell:

  1. Cost-effective: As you mentioned, the price is significantly lower than similar products, making it an attractive option for those on a budget or looking for a basic kettlebell without extra features.

  2. Cast iron construction: Cast iron is a durable material, and many users appreciate its longevity and resistance to wear.

  3. Suitable for home workouts: The AmazonBasics kettlebell can be an excellent option for those looking to add a kettlebell to their home workout equipment without breaking the bank.

However, there are a few potential disadvantages to consider:

  1. Lack of premium features: The AmazonBasics kettlebell may not have some of the features found in more expensive kettlebells, such as powder coating or specialized grip designs.

  2. Quality control: Some users may experience issues with quality control, as can happen with any mass-produced product. This could potentially affect the kettlebell's durability or finish.

  3. Brand reputation: AmazonBasics is not a specialized fitness brand, so some individuals may prefer purchasing from a company with a more established reputation in the fitness equipment industry.

In summary, the AmazonBasics cast iron kettlebell appears to be a cost-effective and functional option for those looking for a basic kettlebell for their home workouts. However, it's essential to consider the potential disadvantages and weigh them against your personal preferences and needs.

What Bard Thinks

I'm the proud owner of a 35-pound cast iron kettlebell from Amazon's AmazonBasic line of products. It only cost me $36.51 delivered through Amazon Prime. Door-to-door, when similar kettlebells of similar quality but with powder-coating and premium brands, cost $109, delivered, for something that's 80% there. This is another example of AmazonBasics disrupting a market to the point of saying "uncle." Luckily for my favorites, CFF Fit, Kettlebell Kings, and Kettlebells USA, people still go for brand names and powder coatings. I've had competition kettlebells from CFF Fit and Kettlebell Kings and cast iron kettlebells from Kettlebells USA and love them all. I've never had a bad kettlebell but I'm totally devoted to Kettlebells USA. I've got two-24kg, a 32kg, and a 40kg cast iron kettlebell from Kettlebells USA. I'm sorted. That is, until I started giving away kettlebells to friends. I gave away a Kettlebells Kings 16kg and a 20kg from CFF Fit. So, I had room between the 12kg CFF I've been swinging every hour and the 24kg that Pavel Tsatsouline told me real men use. While I can swing the 24kg bell now, I don't think I'm ready to swing between 50-60 two-handed swings using a 53-pound bell. So, I looked for as good as possible as well as the cheap as possible and I think all roads might lead to the new AmazonBasics cast iron kettlebells I just discovered. This is a game-changer, this is going to disrupt the kettlebell market and industry. At the end of the day, a kettlebell is just a cannonball with a handle. And the AmazonBasics kettlebell is just that. The AmazonBasics cast iron kettlebell does break protocol three times, however.

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