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Specifications

 Bowflex SelectTech 5.1Bowflex SelectTech 5.1s
Bowflex SelectTech 5.1Bowflex SelectTech 5.1s
Unit Weight63lbs70lbs
Dimensions56″ L x 26″ W x 20″ H61″ L x 28″ W x 49″ H
Max Weight Capacity480lbs600lbs
Max User HeightUp to 6’2″Up to 6’2″
Foam Pad Thickness2″2″
Incline/Decline Position6 positions
17-degree decline to 90-degree incline
6 positions
20-degree decline to 90-degree incline
Design and FeaturesHeavy-duty quality steel
Removable leg hold-down brace
Quality stitched padded upholstery
Heavy-duty quality steel
Removable leg hold-down brace
Quality stitched padded upholstery
StorageNot foldable
Has wheels for easy storage
Foldable
52″ L x 28″ W x 23″ H
Has wheels for easy storage
Warranty30 years frame
1-year upholstery
15 years frame
1-year upholstery
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Similarities

Both adjustable weight benches have a similar maximum user height recommendation

  • The maximum user height recommendation for both the Bowflex 5.1 and Bowflex 5.1s is up to 6’2”.

Both adjustable weight benches have the same foam pad thickness

  • The Bowflex 5.1 and Bowflex 5.1s both use a 2” foam pad.

Both benches have similar features

  • The Bowflex 5.1 and Bowflex 5.1s are made of heavy-duty quality steel featuring a removable leg hold-down brace. They also have quality stitched padded upholstery for added comfort.

Differences

Both the Bowflex 5.1 and Bowflex 5.1s have different unit weights

  • The Bowflex 5.1 weighs 63lbs, while the Bowflex 5.1s is heavier at 70lbs.

Both have different dimensions

  • The Bowflex 5.1 adjustable weight bench has a length of 56”, a width of 26”, and a height of 20”.
  • The Bowflex 5.1s adjustable weight bench has a length of 61”, a width of 28”, and a height of 49”.

The Bowflex 5.1 and Bowflex 5.1s both have a different maximum weight capacity

  • The Bowflex 5.1 has a maximum weight capacity of 480lbs, while the Bowflex 5.1s can cater for a total weight up to 600lbs. Both weight capacities include the user’s body weight and weights.

Both adjustable weight benches have slightly different incline/decline positions

  • The Bowflex 5.1 has six positions, a 17-degree decline to a 90-degree incline.
  • The Bowflex 5.1s has six positions, a 20-degree decline to a 90-degree incline.

Only the Bowflex 5.1s is foldable

  • The Bowflex 5.1s folds with folded dimensions of 52” length, 28” width, and 23” height. The Bowflex 5.1 is not foldable, but both adjustable weight benches have wheels for easy moving and storage.

Both adjustable weight benches have different warranties

  • The Bowflex 5.1 has a 30-year warranty for the frame and a 1-year warranty for upholstery, while Bowflex provides a shorter 15-year warranty for the 5.1s’ frame, and a 1-year warranty for upholstery.

Conclusion

The Bowflex 5.1 and Bowflex 5.1s are both sturdy and reliable adjustable weight benches. However, it will depend on your preferences when choosing between the two.

Here are some notable differences that might help you in choosing which bench is right for you:

  • The Bowflex 5.1s has a higher maximum weight capacity. This may be important to you if you do weight training, particularly with heavier weights.
  • The Bowflex 5.1s can be folded up to save space when not in use.
  • Though the Bowflex 5.1s offers a good warranty, the 5.1 has a better warranty.

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