I test kettlebells for a living — 5 best Prime Day deals I love

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I recently tried and tested some of the best kettlebells for weightlifting, rounding them up in order of ones I'd use myself and the pros and cons of each. Scouring Amazon during Prime Day, some of these finds made it on the list!

I often tell clients that less is more when building strength and muscle, and a reliable, durable kettlebell is one of the best ways to ramp up your strength and conditioning training. You only need some basic tools to strengthen your muscles at home, and kettlebells allow you to get creative with your workouts while accessing an endless list of kettlebell exercises.

So, why not save on kettlebells even though Prime Day is over, and cash in on the fitness deals below? I’ve sifted the discounts to bring you my favorites that are still live despite Prime Day finishing.

5 best kettlebells to buy this October Prime Day

Lifeline kettlebell was $75 now $68@ Amazon

Lifeline kettlebell was $75 now $68@ Amazon
Save on the premium Lifeline brand during Prime Day. The Lifeline Kettlebell is cast in one solid piece, creating a more durable handle. These bells have no seams, burrs, welded handles or rough spots.

Bowflex SelectTech 840 kettlebell was $199 now $149 @ Amazon

Bowflex SelectTech 840 kettlebell was $199 now $149 @ Amazon
This Prime Big Deal won't last long. Save 36% on the hugely popular Bowflex SelectTech 840 kettlebell from the leading brand. The kettebell replaces 6 weights, adjusting from 8-40lbs using an easy dial system. Get motion tracking, trainer-led workouts and more with a free JRNY Mobile-Only membership for 2 months upon purchase.

Amazon Basics’ cast-iron kettlebell was $32 now $14 @ Amazon

Amazon Basics’ cast-iron kettlebell was $32 now $14 @ Amazon
We highly rated the Amazon Basics’ cast-iron kettlebell for those on a budget. Now you can slice an extra saving off the retailing price. It's durable and super convenient, but we recommend some chalk to enhance the grip. 

Bells of Steel adjustable kettlebellwas $249 now $199 @ Amazon

Bells of Steel adjustable kettlebell was $249 now $199 @ Amazon
Save 20% on this ergonomically designed competition-style adjustable kettlebell. Weight ranges between 12-20.5kg in 0.5kg and 1kg increments. You can even add the 13kg expansion pack to get a wider weight range. 

Yes4All kettlebells was $50 now $45 @ Amazon
Save 10% on three kettlebells ranging between 5-15lbs of weight. That's the lowest price

Yes4All kettlebells was $50 now $45 @ Amazon
Save 10% on three kettlebells ranging between 5-15lbs of weight. That's the lowest price in 30 days! Elevate your weight training days with these high-quality cast iron bells from popular brand Yes4All, complete with flat bottoms for easy use and storage.

The best kettlebells should be grippy and easy to use, but you'll need to learn how to hold a kettlebell properly as the grip differs for more technical lifts.

Adjustable kettlebells are great if you need a wider weight range in a compact space, but they can feel cumbersome to hold and are tricky to position during overhead movements, snatches and cleans. But if you don't mind sacrificing ease for a big save in cost, they are well worth investing in. 

If you're on a budget, I loved testing the Amazon Basics Kettlebell, although the grip isn't great, so you'll want to buy some liquid chalk or grip gloves to help you out.

It's worth remembering that size isn’t indicative of how much the kettlebell weighs too. Competition kettlebells are uniform regardless of weight, so read carefully before you make a purchase to identify the weights first. Some bells increase in size in line with the weight, so it’s worth looking at the type and brand of the kettlebell first before you buy one.

Sam Hopes
Senior Staff Writer - Fitness

Sam Hopes is a level III qualified fitness trainer, level II reiki practitioner, and senior fitness writer at Future PLC, the publisher of Tom's Guide. She is also about to undertake her Yoga For Athletes training course. Having trained to work with mind and body, Sam is a big advocate of using mindfulness techniques in sport and fitness, and their impact on performance. She’s also passionate about the fundamentals of training and building sustainable training methods.  When she's not writing up her experiences with the latest fitness tech and workouts, you’ll find her writing about nutrition, sleep, recovery, and wellness.