I'll be honest: I've been on the hunt for a dumbbell set long before the pandemic. As a former collegiate athlete, I've always found that the best way to unwind from a long (stressful) day at work is by doing something positive, and a workout usually fits the best.
Nevertheless, as someone who was privy to working long hectic, I rarely had time to have a gym membership, let alone go work out at the gym. Meaning, I needed to invest in the best home gym equipment, with the best dumbbells ranking first on my list.
I test-and-trialed dozens on the market — from adjustable ones to stainless steel versions — and while all were good, now one pair was great, and I was looking for just that. And, after months (and months) of trial-and-error, I eventually found this set from Amazon.
The Portzon Neoprene Dumbbells checked all my boxes: they came in a two-piece set — with one for each hand — as well as offered a variety of weights (ranging from one to ten pounds), and were non-slip; meaning you weren't going to experience any "accidents" when using them.
Portzon Set of 2 Neoprene Dumbbell Hand Weights, 5lb Pair l
Was $28.99, Now $20.29, at Amazon
This dumbbell set is perfect for use in any exercise or program to tone and sculpt your arms, shoulders, and back, including cardio for higher intensity.
Plus, the unique HEX shape was ideal for someone living in a smaller NYC apartment and needed to stack them when not in use. I could easily store them under any table or console and do so without fear that they will roll on out at any point (remember: they're non-slip!). And, the most favorable aspect of this pair was just how versatile these dumbbells were.
As someone who likes to switch their routine up, I never want to do the same thing every day, let alone for more than 10-minutes; here, this choice offered full range and supreme control.
The high-quality cast iron provided durability, toughness, and stability, regardless if I was doing a tricep kickback or bent-over row. I could mix-and-match the exercises as many times as I wanted to and do so without fear of any incidentals or accidents. And, want to know something else?
Right now, for a limited time, you can score this dumbbell set on sale during Amazon Prime Day's epic two-day sale.
Meaning, if you are looking to sculpt, tone, and firm everything from your triceps, shoulders, and arms, now is the time.
I recommend running, not walking, to your nearest computer and adding these Editor-approved dumbbells to your shopping carts. It's the investment that's worth making.