I've covered Prime Day weights deals since 2015 and this is a vintage year—up to 56% off dumbbells from NordicTrack, PowerBlock and CAP

Amazon's Prime Day weights deals have landed and I'm impressed—here's what I recommend

NordicTrack Select-A-Weight Adjustable Dumbbells
NordicTrack Select-a-Weight adjustable dumbbells are one of the Prime Day weights deals that caught my eye
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I've just spent my morning combing through Amazon's Prime Day listings looking for standout discounts on dumbbells, kettlebells and barbells, and let me tell you—my browser is straining under the number of tabs I have open.

In case you've been living under a rock, Amazon Prime Day is an annual two-day sale that began on July 16 and finishes at midnight on July 17. You'll need to be a Prime member to access the deals on offer, but there's a 30-day free trial to take advantage of (it's $14.99 a month thereafter).

I've been testing and recommending weights, as well as covering fitness deals in sales events, for eight years, and I must say this year has been a pleasant surprise, with discounts on a wider range of products than usual.

Before I list my picks, it's worth saying that despite what other websites may say, the Bowflex SelectTech 552 adjustable dumbbells are not—I repeat, NOT—on sale. Amazon list them at a sale price of $429, but Bowflex lists them at a normal price of $429 (with free shipping FYI). The 552s come highly recommended and are normally a perennial fixture in sales—but not this year for whatever reason.

Thankfully, there are plenty more deals to pick from and you'll find my initial selections below. I'll be refining and adding to the list over the next 36 hours.  

You can also browse regularly updated coverage of the best Prime Day kettlebell deals and Prime Day supplement deals from my colleagues.

Quick links

Where Amazon goes, other retailers follow. Use the links below to check the latest offers.

Dumbbell deals

Adjustable dumbbells

CAP Barbell 25lb Adjustable Dumbbell: was $112, now $48 at Walmart

CAP Barbell 25lb Adjustable Dumbbell: was $112, now $48 at Walmart

Save $64 Walmart muscles in on the action early (and in fact Amazon lists this dumbbell at $149.99) with a substantial saving on a single adjustable dumbbell. The weight options begin at 5lb and go up in 5lb increments to 25lb, using a simple twist of the handle when it's in its cradle to swap plates in and out. While it may be a little light for regular exercisers, it's a great choice for beginners.

NordicTrack Select-a-Weight Adjustable Dumbbells: was $349, now $296.64 on Amazon

NordicTrack Select-a-Weight Adjustable Dumbbells: was $349, now $296.64 on Amazon

Save 15% For once, Amazon is underplaying this saving because these adjustable dumbbells are widely listed for $399. This pair distinguish themselves with 15 weight options which go up in 2.5lb intervals and a comfortable handle. They're called the best pair for strength training at home in our selection of the best adjustable dumbbells.

PowerBlock Elite EXP Adjustable Dumbbells pair: was $449now $287.98 on Amazon

PowerBlock Elite EXP Adjustable Dumbbells pair: was $449, now $287.98 on Amazon

Save 36% Powerblock uses a plate-and-pin approach to adjustable dumbbells, and while these cost more than others, you can buy expansion packs in case you ever need to go heavier than 50lb. While these were reduced before Prime Day, the price has been slashed by another $70. 

Spinlock dumbbells

Yes, these are a type of adjustable dumbbell, but it takes longer to change weights than the selectorized dumbbells above. They also tend to be much cheaper, so I've pulled them into their own section.

Amazon Basics Adjustable Dumbbell Weight Set: was $49.99, now $39.99 on Amazon

Amazon Basics Adjustable Dumbbell Weight Set: was $49.99, now $39.99 on Amazon

Save 20% The best budget adjustable dumbbell gets a welcome discount. Our reviewer found that the handle can get a bit uncomfortable after a while, but at this price for two who's complaining? Each dumbbell goes up to a maximum of 18.7lb, so men may want to consider the heavier set below.

CAP Barbell Adjustable Dumbbell Weight Set: was $159.99, now $69.99 on Amazon

CAP Barbell Adjustable Dumbbell Weight Set: was $159.99, now $69.99 on Amazon

Save 56% With a maximum of 30lb on each dumbbell, you're less likely to outgrow this spinlock set. And if you do, the 1in plates can be used on other standard dumbbell handles and barbells.

Fixed dumbbells

CAP Barbell Coated Dumbbell Weight 40lb single: was $55.99, now $39.99 at Amazon

CAP Barbell Coated Dumbbell Weight 40lb single: was $55.99, now $39.99 at Amazon

Save 29% Fixed-weight hex dumbbells are my go-to for functional strength training, and this one from CAP Barbell is a great option, with hexagonal sides to prevent rolling. They're robust and sturdy, with no interchangeable plates to rattle or come loose during dynamic exercises like the dumbbell snatch.

Yes4All Rubber Grip Encased Hex Dumbbell 20lb single: was $58.17, now $27.99 at Amazon

Yes4All Rubber Grip Encased Hex Dumbbell 20lb single: was $58.17, now $27.99 at Amazon

Save 52% Several of these Yes4All hex dumbells are discounted ahead of Prime Day, but the best deal I've found is on the 20lb. It is cast iron and coated with PVC to control odors.

RitFit 5-300LBS Rubber Encased Hex Dumbbell pair 10lb: was $69.99, now $39.99 at Amazon

RitFit 5-300LBS Rubber Encased Hex Dumbbell pair 10lb: was $69.99, now $39.99 at Amazon

Save 43% Rubber-encased dumbbells are the go-to option for functional fitness fans. They’re sturdy, ergonomic, and robust, making them an ideal fit for dynamic exercises like thrusters. The rubber exterior will also be kinder to your living room floor if you accidentally drop it. If that sounds good to you, this 10lb pair is a cost-effective option, especially now it’s close to half off in the Prime Day sale.

Dumbbell sets with racks

Amazon Basics neoprene coated hexagon dumbbells: was $42.06, now $20.39 at Amazon

Amazon Basics neoprene coated hexagon dumbbells: was $42.06, now $20.39 at Amazon

Save 52% Whether you're just starting out, prefer Pilates or are rehabing after injury, these light dumbbells fit the bill. All of the Amazon Basics discounts have limited stock, so don't hang about if these are right for you.

CAP Barbell 150lb Dumbbell Set With Rack: was $189.99, now $149.99 at Amazon

CAP Barbell 150lb Dumbbell Set With Rack: was $189.99, now $149.99 at Amazon

Save 21% Adjustable dumbbells are great for strength training, but if you prefer dynamic exercises like snatches and devil presses then fixed weight sets are the way to go. This 5lb-25lb rack from CAP Barbell ensures you still have plenty of weight options and a neat place to store them all. At $149.99, it's $10 cheaper than its sale price from the last Prime Day.

Kettlebell deals

Amazon Basics Cast Iron Kettlebell 25lb: was $24.99,now $19.99 at Amazon

Amazon Basics Cast Iron Kettlebell 25lb: was $24.99, now $19.99 at Amazon

Save 20% Even at full price I think this cast-iron Amazon Basics 'bell represents good value, and my colleague's collection of Amazon basic kettlebells has served her well.

Sunny Health & Fitness Vinyl Coated Kettlebell 15lb: was $43.99,now $26 on Amazon

Sunny Health & Fitness Vinyl Coated Kettlebell 15lb: was $43.99, now $26 on Amazon

Save 41% The 15lb and the 10lb from this series from Sunny Health & Fitness have both dropped in price. The vinyl coating is great for protecting your floors from scuffing and you can collect a range of weights in cheerful bright colors.

Signature Fitness Cast Iron Kettlebell 20lb: was $44.99, now $23.99 at Amazon

Signature Fitness Cast Iron Kettlebell 20lb: was $44.99, now $23.99 at Amazon

Save 47% This cast-iron kettlebell stands out because of its wide handle which should allow you. toperform two-handed kettlebell swings without issue. It has an average star rating of 4.7 stars from almost 3,000 people.

Yes4All Powder Coated Kettlebell 31lb: was $51, now $39.49 at Amazon

Yes4All Powder Coated Kettlebell 31lb: was $51, now $39.49 at Amazon

Save 23% If you'd like to add cleans and snatches to your home training, but aren't ready to invest in a competition kettlebell, this is a great halfway house. It's also available in heavier weights, although only the 31lb option is currently. discounted.

Yes4All Kettlebell Vinyl Coated Cast Iron: was $24.96, now $17.49 at Amazon

Yes4All Kettlebell Vinyl Coated Cast Iron: was $24.96, now $17.49 at Amazon

Save 30%. This 10lb kettlebell from Yes4All is built of solid cast iron, with a vinyl finish to protect it (and your home) from scuffs and bumps. The wide handle gives you plenty of room to grip and the flat bottom allows you to easily put the 'bell down without it tipping over.

CAP Barbell Black Cast Iron Kettlebell 35lb: was $56.27, now $33.23 at Amazon

CAP Barbell Black Cast Iron Kettlebell 35lb: was $56.27, now $33.23 at Amazon

Save 41% These solid cast iron kettlebells from industry leaders Cap Barbell. The wide handle and lightly textured surface make it ideal for Crosstraining and classic moves like the kettlebell snatch and clean. 

PowerBlock Adjustable Kettlebell: was $169.00,now $126.34 at Amazon

PowerBlock Adjustable Kettlebell: was $169.00, now $126.34 at Amazon

Save 25% For those looking to get multiple weights in one neat package, this adjustable kettlebell from PowerBlock is a great choice. Although a little on the pricey side, you get four kettlebells in one with 18, 22, 26 and 35 lb increments (the handle by itself weighs 18lb). We've not yet seen discounts on the Bowflex adjustable dumbbell and this makes a great alternative.

WeGym Soft Kettlebell 10lb: was $49.99, now $39.99 at Amazon

WeGym Soft Kettlebell 10lb: was $49.99, now $39.99 at Amazon

Save 20% If you feel vulnerable using cast iron kettlebells, you might want to invest in a soft kettlebell option like this one from WeGym. Filled with steel sand, the cushioned PVC base is more forgiving, similar to a sand-filled medicine ball. 

Yes4all Three-handle Kettlebell: was $47.99,now $40.79 at Amazon

Yes4all Three-handle Kettlebell: was $47.99, now $40.79 at Amazon

Save 15% . If you, like me, struggle with gripping slippery kettlebell handles, this ergonomic three-handled kettlebell by Yes4all might be right for you. The side handles make it easier to perform exercises where the kettlebell would be held upside down, like a goblet squat, without losing your grip or dropping the 'bell. 

Yes4all Adjustable Kettlebell set: was $94.99,now $73.10 at Amazon

Yes4all Adjustable Kettlebell set: was $94.99, now $73.10 at Amazon

Save 23% . If the PowerBlock adjustable kettlebell is out of your price range,  this adjustable kettlebell set from Yes4all makes a great stand-in. This 'bell goes up to 40lbs, (with option of 7.8, 12.4, 18, 24, 28.6, 34 and 40lbs) so it's slightly heavier than the PowerBlock, but around $50 less. 

Prime Day weights deals FAQs

When is Prime Day?

Prime Day 2024 will take place July 16-17.

In 2023, Amazon's summer Prime Day event started on Tuesday, July 11th, and drew to a close at midnight the following day.

In recent years, Amazon has offered a second bite of the cherry with a Prime Day-like sale in October.

Amazon Prime Day first began in 2015 to celebrate Amazon's 20th anniversary.

Jonathan Shannon
Editor

Jonathan has worked as an editor of health and fitness websites since 2016. He discovered running, yoga and the gym workouts through work, and is passionate about helping readers enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle with trustworthy advice.

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