I wanted a pair of dumbbells for my exercising. Nothing huge and heavy, I did not plan to turn into a bodybuilder; just a couple of 2-3 lb nice looking dumbbells to tone my arms and upper body.
My husband bought me two Wieder neoprene dumbbells, 2 lb each. He only paid around $5 or 6 for them both. The dumbbells are coated with neoprene (a sort of rubber) which makes them nice to hold onto and slip-free; if my palms get sweaty during a workout, I still have a good grip on the dumbbells. They are small and dark purple in color - definitely a women's pair of dumbbells. Serious weight lifters might laugh at them, but as I said, I do not want bulging muscles.
I use the dumbbells keep my upper body in shape. Sometimes I take them when I am on a treadmill, enhancing the workout, other tmes I exercise with them separately. With the weights being so small, it is not hard, I can exercise while watching TV, yet I see the results I want. I like these dumbbells, they serve their purpoe well.