GIANT Northland Open Trap Hex Bar

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The Northland Open Trap Hex Bar is the next great weapon to add to your weightlifting arsenal! The fourth iteration of our open hex design features a built-in jack, upgraded solid steel feet for stability, hex bolt removable handles, and the ability to be racked on most standard-size power racks. 

There are several trap bars like this on the market with varying features that make each unique. We designed ours with the features we felt were most important while keeping the cost down and believe it's the best value on the market!

New Features:

Equipped with 28mm and 38mm knurled handles that are 25" on center allowing for more performance options.  

We upgraded the packaging to protect the different pieces of the barbell during transit. 

The most common use for this barbell is for deadlifts, pressing actions, walking lunges, farmer walk carries, safety bar squats, and bent-over rows.  The truth is you can get creative and the possibilities are endless with the use of this barbell.  We hope you love it!

Additional Information:

This barbell is made for dropping at lower heights when performing deadlifts, shrugs, carry’s etc.  This bar is not made for dropping from overhead lifts or from a squat position.  

Tolerances can range +/- 3% of all specs. We do not recommend this barbell with use of competition bumper plates since the tolerances of competition plates (50.4mm) are very tight and could cause an issue. Regular iron plates and bumper plates will work perfectly. 

* New Update - Due to customer feedback, we changed our handles to fully knurled, fixed (non-rotating) and more aggressive volcano knurling on all new production.  

Existing V4 Open Hex Owners - If you are looking at upgrading the handles to our new style with aggressive volcano knurling and a center knurling markings click here. 




The Northland bar is equipped with a built-in jack made of solid steel feet, which keeps the bar stable and makes loading and unloading the bar a breeze.


The fixed handles are fully knurled to ensure a secure grip. The handles are also hex bolt removable and can be interchanged to fit your needs in a variety of exercises.


The distance between collars on the Northland Bar is 51.25 inches, making it safely rackable on most standard-size power racks.


Brand - GIANT

Bar Use - Specialty

Weight - 45lbs

Length - 85.25"

Handle Diameter - 28mm, 38mm

Loadable Sleeve Length - 16"

Sleeve Diameter - 50mm 

Loading Position Height - 23.75"

Frame/Shaft Length - 51.25"

Distance Between Handles - 25"

Jack Loading Capacity - 600lbs

Functional Weight Capacity - 800lbs

Knurl - Medium-depth

Shaft Coating - Black Powdered Coat

Customer Reviews

Based on 123 reviews
Nick L.
Great but

It’s a great budget trap bar but has some small improvements I’d line to see for the price. It’s not balanced and the bar side drops down especially when set on the rack. The sleeves are chrome and are less tactile and just feel cheap compared to the stainless on the rest of their bars. The grips are fantastic and the coating is good. Just a small note, the seams of the joints are spot welded not a full bead and first time using this bar a giant pile of metal shavings came out of the gaps in the welds and went all over my gym mats.

Daniel P.
Always great

Always great stuff and staff 👍

Brent E.

GIANT Northland Open Trap Hex Bar

Katharina U.
Love shopping local!

My garage gym was pretty much complete, other than the open trap/hex bar I picked up from Giant Lifting in Tukwila. I own pretty much everything else already but if I hadn’t, I would 100% be purchasing more from Giant. Hex/trap is beautiful and exactly what I needed for farmers carries and hex DL’s.

Awesome trap bar!

Love this bar. Premium features at a great price point. Knurling is on aggressive side. IMHO best value open trap bar on the market.