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Best Pull Up Bar

Pull-ups are a simple but highly effective exercise for working your back muscles. Plus, to perform pull-ups, you only need a straightforward piece of equipment, the pull-up bar, which makes them perfect for any home gym.

However, depending on your home gym setup, certain types of pull-up bars may be more suitable than others. For instance, if you need to pack away your equipment after each workout, a wall-mounted bar won’t be a good choice. So a doorway pull-up bar could be a great solution.

But if you have looked for a pull-up bar you will have noticed there are many variations to choose from. So we are going to look at our top picks for the best pull-up bar to suit a range of different users' needs and goals.

 

At a Glance - Our Top Picks

Best Pull-Up Bar - Mirafit Heavy Duty Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar

Best Budget Pull-Up Bar - Ultrasport Pull-Up Bar

Best Doorway Pull-Up Bar - HAKENO Pull Up Bar

Best Pull-Up Bar for Crossfit - Gravity Fitness Heavy Duty Wall Mounted Pull-Up

 

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Top 9 Best Pull-Up Bars

1. Mirafit Heavy Duty Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar

 

Mirafit Heavy Duty Black and Silver Multi Grip Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar

 

Type

Wall Mounted

Maximum Weight Capacity

150kg

 

Mirafit is an excellent UK-based company that has managed to combine affordability and great quality. And as we expected, their wall-mounted multi-grip pull-up bar is exactly that.

Aesthetically it looks great with the silver and black combination that makes it stand out when mounted.

The multi-grip bar offers a good variety of grip options from narrow and wide parallel bars to standard-width angled bars. Plus, you can do extra wide-grip pull-ups on the angled support.

At 1.2m wide, it's perfect for users with longer arms, ensuring you don’t risk bumping your elbows which can be an issue on door-mounted pull-up bars.

With a bar diameter of 2.5cm, it has a good balance for a strong grip but without being too thin that it can dig into your hands.

For mounting the bar, it comes with all the wall fixings you need but you will need the correct drill bit.

Overall, you can’t go wrong with the Mirafit Pull-Up Bar as it is high-quality and from a trusted UK brand with excellent customer service.


Pros

  • High quality
  • Multiple grip options
  • Wide at 1.2m
  • Anchor kit included (but you need a drill bit)
  • Trusted UK brand


Cons

  • Costs a little more than some other options, but you get what you pay for.

 

 

2. Ultrasport Pull-Up Bar

 

Ultrasport Pull-Up Bar

 

Type

Door Frame Hanging

Maximum Weight Capacity

80kg

 

If you are looking for a cheap and cheerful, no-drill, doorway-mounted pull-up bar, then the Ultrasport Pull-Up Bar could be the one for you. It’s a popular choice as it costs only about £20 and will get the job done.

In terms of grip positions, you get to choose from narrow and wide grips on the straight part of the bar. Plus you get a couple of standard width neutral grip options.

For comfort, there are foam handles which prevent your hands from digging into the bar and although they aren’t commercial-grade handles they are good enough considering the cost.

But we have seen the padding split for a couple of users in the section where it presses against the door frame. But it partly depends on if you have a decorative door frame that is uneven.

Nonetheless, the splitting foam didn’t seem to cause any damage to the door frame itself.

It is very easy and quick to mount the bar on your door frame and it can be done in a few seconds. So you can easily take it down when it is not being used.

So, if you want a straightforward and budget-friendly doorway pull-up bar then this is a very good choice with its variety of grip positions.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • No-drill install
  • Various grip positions
  • Quick and easy to put up and take down
  • Comfortable handles

Cons

  • Door padding can split against decorative door frames
  • Limited to width of the doorway

 

3. JX FITNESS Pull Up Bar

 

JX FITNESS Pull Up Bar

 

Type

Wall Mounted

Maximum Weight Capacity

199.58kg

 

Next up we have a wall-mounted pull-up bar with a twist from JX Fitness which has added versatility and still only costs about £40.

It comes with a stable straight bar design but with forward-poking neutral handles for a neutral grip option. Plus, the straight bar is slightly cambered on the ends like a pull-down bar you would find in the gym.

But the key feature for the added versatility is the hoop JX welded underneath the bar so you can hang a boxing bag or TRX straps. This means you can target more muscle groups, although you will need to buy a pair of functional training straps.

However, there is one point of improvement we would like to have seen in the wall mounting bracket. The holes are positioned quite close together, which could concentrate a lot of the weight on a small area of your wall. Especially when it can apparently hold up to 200kg.

Despite our slight concerns, the JX Fitness Pull-Up Bar is budget-friendly and provides extra versatility that will be perfect for someone wanting a full body workout from their chin-up bar.

Pros

  • Affordable costing about £40
  • Added versatility with functional trainer hoop
  • Strong pull up bar

Cons

  • Concerns over how close the bolt holes are together.

 

4. Gravity Fitness Heavy Duty Wall Mounted Pull Up - Best For CrossFit

Gravity Fitness Heavy Duty Wall Mounted Pull Up

 

Type

Wall Mounted

Maximum Weight Capacity

199.58kg

 

If you need a solid, high-capacity straight pull bar then the Gravity Fitness Heavy Duty Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar could be the one for you.

This pull-up bar will be particularly appealing to CrossFit athletes who want to practice muscle-ups as the bar has plenty of space from the wall at 90cm and has a smooth bar. So, you can easily rotate your hands around the bar without damaging the skin on your hands.

Although this bar costs a little more than some other options on our list, the cost reflects its heavy-duty build that can handle up to 200kg.

Plus, it comes equipped with all 12 anchors for wall mounting. Once properly installed, the bar feels solid as a rock and you can feel confident while using it.

Its straight bar design and high weight capacity make it perfect for any serious CrossFit enthusiast.

Pros

  • High weight capacity
  • Good distance from the wall
  • Smooth bar is good for crossfit
  • Heavy duty

Cons

  • Slightly higher price point
  • Limited grip options

 

5. GYM MASTER Heavy Duty Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar

GYM MASTER Heavy Duty Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar

 

Type

Wall Mounted

Maximum Weight Capacity

150kg

 

The GYM MASTER wall-mounted pull-up bar has a multi-grip bar that offers narrow, standard, and wide grip choices. So you can effectively target certain areas of your back.

Although the knurling on the bar isn't particularly strong, some people prefer the knurling to not be quite as harsh on your hands.

At 1.2 meters wide, it's wide enough to accommodate users with even the longest of arms and won’t have to worry about feeling restricted.

When mounted, the bar is 60cm away from the wall which gives you enough room to perform chin-ups facing away from the wall if you want to use the angled grips in reverse.

The quality of the bar feels solid and can comfortably support up to 150kg when mounted correctly.

While it comes with the wall anchors you need, we chose to invest in higher-quality anchors from a local DIY store as the included ones are not the best but would still get the job done.

Considering its price, the GYM MASTER Pull-Up Bar is an excellent choice for those looking for a multi-grip wall-mounted pull-up bar that is budget-friendly.

Pros

  • Multiple grip options
  • Wide 1.2m frame
  • Good quality
  • Moderate knurling, can be a good or bad thing depending on preference.

Cons

  • Basic wall anchors, but they are good enough.

 

6. JX FITNESS Door Frame Pull up Bar - Best Door Pull-Up Bar

JX FITNESS Door Frame Pull up Bar

 

Type

Door Frame Hanging

Maximum Weight Capacity

120kg


We have another option from JX Fitness but this time their door-mounted option which will fit door openings with a depth of 12 - 21cm and 72cm to 92cm wide.

A nice feature is that when you aren’t using the pull-up bar, it can be collapsed down to take up even less space.

They have also designed it in a way that the bar is in front of the door so you can go slightly wider with your grip which can be an issue with some door-mounted designs.

JX Fitness has also included a welded hoop on the bar so you can hang other equipment on the bar. Although, you will need to be careful that the bar is securely mounted to the door frame and won’t move.

It does say it can withstand up to 200kg but ultimately it will also depend on your door frame and they suggest only using it up to a user weight of 120kg.

Nonetheless, it gives you a good pull-up bar which is space-saving and allows for slightly wider grip chin-ups.

Pros

  • Foldable
  • Wider than doorway grip options
  • Added versatility
  • Comfortable grip

Cons

  • Says 200kg capacity but will depend on your doorframe.

 

 

7. Sportneer Doorway Chin Up Bar

Sportneer Doorway Chin Up Bar

 

Type

Door Frame Hanging

Maximum Weight Capacity

200kg

 

The Sportneer Doorway Chin-Up Bar is a straight chin-up bar that has been well thought out for extra safety and ease of use.

A feature we don’t see very often but is very helpful is the built-in spirit level to make sure the bar is level when you use it.

Sportneer has also made the end supports extra large and they pivot. This means they have more friction but also, if the bar tries to move a little bit the pivoting movement will make the pad tighten more from the weight on the bar.

For added safety, they have also included lock nuts on the bar to prevent it from unwinding as you use it.

While this high-quality bar is slightly pricier than basic models, at around £35, it justifies the additional £10 - £15 investment for a safer chin-up experience.

Pros

  • Extra safety features help to keep the bar secure
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Good quality

Cons

  • Higher cost for a straight bar, but well worth it
  • Limited to the width of your doorway

 

8. Ultrasport 2-Way Pull-up Bar

Ultrasport 2-Way Pull-up Bar

 

Type

Door Frame Hanging

Maximum Weight Capacity

100kg

 

The UltraSport Door Frame Pull-Up Bar is the most basic pull-up bar option in our list but also the most affordable at about £15.

It is a straight bar which extends and tightens between doorways ranging from 66.5cm to 93cm wide and presses against the frame to keep it stable. But make sure you have it tightened enough to prevent it from slipping.

The downside of this design is that you are limited to the width of your door frame for grip options. But due to its simplicity, you can also mount it lower on the door frame and use it to anchor your feet for sit-ups and other various exercises.

Overall, if you are on a tight budget and want a simple pull-up option that you can leave in the doorframe if you want to, this will get the job done. 

Pros

  • Budget friendly
  • Simple
  • Compact
  • Can be used at various heights

Cons

  • Can slip if not tight enough
  • Limited to the width of your doorframe

 

9. HAKENO Pull Up Bar

HAKENO Pull Up Bar

 

Type

Door Frame Hanging

Maximum Weight Capacity

208.65kg

 

With so many chin-up bars that have similar designs, Hakeno has modified the design to include a few extra features.

Firstly it comes with plenty of padding so you can get a comfortable grip but they also have welded a hook to the bar to attach a functional trainer which comes included. The trainer strap being included makes this brilliant value for money as a functional trainer strap could be £60 by itself.

They have also cleverly included a neutral grip option for the folding support arms. This gives you the bonus of extra grip options but it can still be folded down to take up minimal space.

While they claim it can support up to 208kg, we recommend not going this high as its strength will also rely on your doorframe.

Overall, for its price and the inclusion of functional trainer straps, the Hakeno Pull-Up Bar is a great deal.

Pros

  • Functional trainer straps included
  • Comfortable grip
  • Foldable
  • Grip variations
  • Great value for money

Cons

  • Wouldn’t trust it to the capacity of 208kg as it will depend on your door frame

 


Rounding Up

So, that is our list of the best pull-up bars and we hope you have found one that suits your training goals, budget and home gym.

Now it is time to put in the work.