This is our third iteration of our open hex design. The GIANT NORTHLAND BAR V3 is a gym gains weapon to add to your arsenal. There are many trap bars like this on the market with varying features that make each unique. We designed this with the features we felt were important while still being cost conscience. We wanted to make this affordable and still have key features that are typically found only in more expensive designs. We hope you like it. If you are skeptical then wait for reviews to come out. We are working on one in house and will have this available next month. Thanks for your interest!
Some key features on this new design:
- OPEN HEX DESIGN
- BUILT IN JACK- EASY LOADING
- UPGRADED SOLID STEEL FEET FOR STABILITY
- FIXED/REMOVABLE HANDLES (1.25" and 2")
- KNURLED HANDLES
- ADDED GUSSETS FOR STRONGER MAXIMUM CAPACITY
- REMOVABLE BOLT-ON SLEEVES FOR TRANSPORT/REDUCE SHIPPING COSTS
- 15+" OF SPACE FOR PLATES.
- BRANDED ENDCAPS
- 45LB OVERALL WEIGHT.
Additional details will be provided as we get closer to launch. We are estimating OCTOBER timeframe for arrival and shipping. We are running a pre-order special at $299.99 that will be available the first week of September. Our initial stock is limited- get yours while you can.
The Hex Bar V3 is proving to be a versatile addition to my garage gym! Besides the deadlift, I see opportunities for frame carries, lunges, and Cone rows given the wide handles.
My only suggestion… I wish the rotating handles had a locking mechanism to allow for pressing with the bar.
Great bar and can be used for multiple workouts and it’s a great price
The trap bar is pretty good. The built in jack sits level which makes it easy to load plates. Welds seem good. I was happy to see it has 3 different size handles, but I'm not a fan of them rotating. If you're doing multiple reps of heavy deads, the handles rotate a little when you set it down which then creates a little bit of slack when you go to do your next rep. It's not the end of the world and it at least forces you to pull the slack out each time like you would on a standard barbell. THe other thing I don't love about the handles are the sizes. The smallest size is smaller than a standard barbell and the next size up is bigger. I often neglect working on grip so it is another good forcing function, but I feel it would have been smart to have a handle closer to a standard barbell. The largest handle is huge but fun to use. Overall, I would definitely recommend this bar for the price.
I have some mixed feelings about this bar but overall it is a great value considering the features.
Loadable, multiple grips, great knurling, light weight making it easier to move when not loaded.
I'm a bit shorter than most at 5'6" and find the grips to be a tad too far apart although I am sure that I will get used to it.
The width between the feet is quite large and may be difficult for anyone trying to do pin-pulls from a rack.
I wish there was an option to lock the handles in place. I love using trap bars for bent over rows. At the top of the movement, the handles will turn in making it a little awkward.
Powder coat is a little thin and can scratch easily.
I got the bar for a couple of weeks now and have used it a few times. I really like it. So far so good with everything.
I hope the jacks on the rear can be a bit heavier, since the bar will not balance (it is front heavy). My diy fix is to put 2 2.5 lb change plates on the jack, to make it balance.