The 6 Best Kettlebells in 2021

Table of Contents How to Choose a KettlebellHow We Choose Staff, Courtesy of CAP If…

Staff, Courtesy of CAP

If you are thinking about investing in a home gym, a kettlebell is a great place to start. They are relatively affordable, easy to use, and incredibly versatile—plus they take up way less room than a weight rack. If you are a beginner to lifting, you will want to start with a lighter weight—under 15 pounds. But even if you start with a lightweight kettlebell, you can use it as resistance training as you get stronger. Look below for a guide on how to pick the best one for your kettlebell workouts, and in depth reviews on some of our favorite kettlebells.

How to Choose a Kettlebell

When choosing a kettlebell the obvious most important aspect is the weight. This mostly comes down to personal fitness, strength, and preference, but if you are new to lifting, you will want to start light, so a set, adjustable kettlebell, or a single kettlebell under 15 pounds is the best way to go. You will also want to consider what the kettlebell is coated with. Uncoated kettlebells will have the best grip, but they also can be hard on your hands and even cause damage to your floors if you aren’t careful. Coated kettlebells usually have an uncoated handle, which means that they won’t be any easier on your hands, but they can help protect your floors. There are also plastic covered kettlebells, which will be the easiest on your hands—and your floors—but they can also be a bit slippery, which can cause an issue with kettlebell swings and heavier options.

How We Choose

To find the best options among the many kettlebells out there, we researched the most popular models available. We looked at expertly tested reviews from trusted sources like Wirecutter and Men’s Health. We then took into account price, durability, grip, and weight. Finally, we consulted more than 19,000 reviews, written by people who’ve bought these models on sites like Amazon and Walmart, to settle on these six.

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Best Grip

CAP Barbell Cast Iron Competition Weight Kettlebell

These kettlebells are relatively affordable, and they come in a great range of sizes—9 to 88 pounds. Since they don’t have a coating on the handle, they can be a bit hard on the hands, but it also means that they have great grip. It also has a flat bottom, which helps keep it stable in exercises where you need it. 

  • Lots of weight options
  • Very grippy
  • Can damage floors if not careful


Dumbbell Converter

Kettle Gryp

Kettle Gryp


If you already have a solid set of dumbbells, you may not need to get a whole other set of kettlebells. This dumbbell grip can transform any dumbbell into a kettlebell. It grips around the handle at the bottom, and closes securely at the top. Plus it weighs about a pound, so it is easy to travel with, and won’t effect your workout too much. 

  • Works with any weight
  • Affordable


Best Coated

Amazon Basics Vinyl Kettlebell

Amazon Basics


Coated kettlebells like these are great for protecting your floors, reducing noise, and it can even help the kettlebell from corroding. These come in weights of 10 up to 50 pounds, and are quite affordable, with the heaviest weight costing under $75. 

  • Good grip
  • Lots of weight options


Easy on the Hands

TKO Kettlebell

Even more protective than a coated kettlebell is this plastic covered kettlebell that comes in weights of eight, 10, 15, and 20 pounds. These are great for using in areas that you want to protect your floors, and they are especially easy on your hands. Unfortunately, since they are smooth plastic, they can also get pretty slippery, and won’t have the grip of a traditional kettlebell. 

  • Affordable
  • Protects floors


Best Adjustable

Adjustable Kettle Bells Weight Set



We’ve all heard about adjustable dumbbells, but what about an adjustable kettlebell? This one can range from 10 to 40 pounds, and it has a thick rubber base, which gives it good grip, and protects the floor. The plates are easy to adjust, and can be switched out with a twist of the knob on top. It is a bit expensive, but since it’s basically a bunch of kettlebells in one, we figure it’s worth the price.  

  • Weight from 10-40 pounds
  • Easy to adjust


Best Set

Best Choice Products 3-Piece Kettlebell Set

Best Choice Products

This kettlebell set is a great option for beginners looking to build their home gym. It comes with three kettlebells, with weights of five, 10, and 15 pounds, and a rack to store them on. The low weights are a great place to start for people newer to working out. Plus, for under $45, you are getting a great deal.

  • Affordable
  • Grippy handles

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