I am a fitness enthusiast and a certified trainer. kettlebells are one of the best pieces of fitness equipment.
Unfortunately we do not have high quality kettlebells like Kettlebellkings available here in India among the options available I found these Amazon basics to be the best of the lot.
I prefer kettlebells to be solid cast-Iron with powder coating, these are not powder coated but painted, which is not a bad thing as they are protected from rust but they can be a tad slippery, especially if you sweat a lot.
I have ordered a pair of 20.5, 15.9, 13.6, 4.5 kg kettlebells so 8 in total. pound for pound good equipment is the best investment you can make for your health apart from nutritious food and training.
I ordered the 13.6 first and the moment I held it I could tell it was a quality product. Having liked the 13.6 I ordered the 20.5 15.9 and 4.5 (4.5 for shoulder mobility exercises). The 20.5 13.6 and 4.5 kg kettlebells were all excellent, no chipping in the paint, uniform paint job, no burrs, ridges or grooves in the horns, they were beautiful. I liked just picking them while walking around the house. Their bases were even and they stood perfectly on the floor. Perfectly weighted too. I did some swings and snatches and they were great.
Now the reason for my 4 star rating instead of a 5 star, 6 of the 8 kettlebells the 20.5 13.6 and 4.5 were good but the 15.6 kg kettlebell was not to the same standard it was almost as if they were made by a different manufacturer. The paint job was uneven had lot of grooves, paint was chipped the base was uneven due to paint globs, had to return one of the 15.6 pair because it was really bad. Wanted to return both but decided to keep one as it had only a few paint chips. So my recommendation to you go for anything except the 15.6 and to the manufacturer: you have a good product please ensure good quality with proper checks.
Also kettlebells are not dumbells they are used for training in a different fashion entirely. I recommend that you watch some videos by good instructors like Pavel Tsatsuoline ( Enter the kettlebell etc ) or Steve Cotter they are available for free on YouTube before u begin training. Train well.
Quality of the kettlebell(KB) is good; could have been better. It has a slight seam below the horn and some burr on the body. This could have been easily fixed before the paint job. Base of the KB is not properly flat. It is fine for most of the moves, except for KB-supported pushups. It looks like Amazon's quality check needs some serious improvement. Do these imperfections affect the functionality? I need to use the KB for sometime and see. The quality issues made me to deduct a star from rating. Due to negligent and lousy packing by Amazon, paint at the base came off slightly during transportation. Amazon should learn from other online reatailers like Flipkart on how to carefully and beautifully pack items with some branding. I did not go for replacement, since it takes away some days out of my KB practice. KB is big and heavy for beginners (see photos). It is perfect for me. However, newcomers with little experience with weights may go for a lighter 25Lb KB based on their fitness level. Overall, Amazon Basics KB is a good starter's KB offering great value for money. If you are particular on quality, save some money and go for better ones from a reputed company. If you are looking for a reasonably good KB to start with, just buy this one. Remember to check the KB after delivery for quality issues. If you are not happy, get a replacement or else you may return it.
Got the 15.9kg kettlebell. Looks exactly like the pic in the customer gallery. Very good quality finish. Handle is a little too smooth. Really worth the price considering other sellers charge almost 5-10 times the price for the same weight.
Love these kettlebells. They are the first I have ever bought but they do the job just fine. No nonsense and easy to transport. It's cast iron so dorn worry throwing it around. Having it in your room makes it perfect if you have a busy schedule, keeps you motivated and it makes sure you workout atleast once a day. Five stars from me. Delivery was on time as well.
Pros Perfect weight and size Comfortable handle Looks good too Cons - Wish there was a rubber or plastic base to avoid floor damage if it drops Wish there was a grip on the handle - although the handle is smooth and nice but grip would have helped avoid palm bubbles
Its a painted cannonball with a handle.I thought I would breeze through the routine but it made me sweat.Its suitable for guys with average fitness level .Females should start with a lighter weight between 8 to 10 kg