Don’t buy any dumbbells that are like this if you can help it.
These were given to me as a gift. I suspect that they were part of some larger inexpensive set of some weight bench or exercise product.
They aren’t bad enough to throw out. I keep them in the upstairs bathroom in case I get motivated to do a few exercises when I’m up there.
These are 3 pound and 5 pound hand weights in the standard dumbbell shape. However the coating is a smooth black plastic. They tend to slip in your hands which I don’t like at all. In fact, it might even make them a little more dangerous, especially in the summer. If one slips out of your grip and falls on a foot that could be a big ouch!
Also, the edges of the larger ends aren’t shaped as nicely as better sets. To be fair I have to say that they are very slightly hexagonal. They don’t quite roll away by themselves on a dead level surface. But the amount of shaping is so minimal that they do roll very easily, and would never stay put on anything with a slight incline to it.
I don’t want to hurt the feelings of the person who gave these to me. He was so proud that he had found a gift he thought I would like. But if it weren’t for that I would probably send them to goodwill. I much prefer my Neoprene Coated Dumbbells.