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Open Trap Bar / Hex Bar 3.0 – Rotating Sleeves

The Open Trap Bar is one of the most versatile barbells to have in your gym. Smoother pulls and being easy to load gives you an unmatched deadlift experience.

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The Trap Bar, also known as a Hex Bar is one of the greatest innovations in strength training equipment.

The Trap Bar often called a Hex Bar, is one of the best specialty bars for building strength and developing power in the deadlift.

Our latest in-house designed model has three core benefits that will make training with your new trap bar a dream.

We firmly believe that if it’s a barbell, the sleeves should rotate. Unlike almost any other trap bar on the market, our trap bar features rotating sleeves. To keep the bar more compact for both storage and shipping, the sleeves are a little shorter than full-length barbell sleeves; however, the plate block has been made extra thin, allowing for a full 7 B.o.S.45lb  iron plates to be loaded on each side. Fit even more calibrated plates with a maximum weight of 700lbs.

It Has a Built-in Deadlift Jack

A feature never seen before on a home gym hex bar, and is usually reserved for abhorrently expensive models. The Bells of Steel Open-Ended Trap Bar has a pair of built-in bar jacks. By rotating the bar vertically like a lever until it’s sitting on the feet of the jacks, the weight plates end up mere inches from the floor. This allows you to add and remove plates with total ease. The entire process is effortless; no longer will your trap bar be neglected and left on the sidelines simply because of the time and effort required to load and unload the bar.

An Open-ended Frame

This ingenious design offers several benefits over the traditional, closed-frame design.  The most important of these being access to far more movements than before. By opening up the front end of the bar, it is now possible to use your trap bar for split squats, Romanian deadlifts, weighted carries, lunges, and more, while still being perfectly balanced for your deadlifts and shrugs.

Rotating Sleeves

We firmly believe that if it’s a barbell, the sleeves should rotate. Unlike almost any other trap bar on the market, our trap bar features rotating sleeves. To keep the bar more compact for both storage and shipping, the sleeves are a little shorter than full-length barbell sleeves; however, the plate block has been made extra thin, allowing for a full 7 B.o.S.45lb  iron plates to be loaded on each side. Fit even more calibrated plates with a maximum weight of 700lbs.

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Specs

Weight21 kg/47 lbs
Length1500 mm
Width565 mm
Heigth124 mm
Handle Sleeves Diameter50 mm
Warrantied Weight700 lbs

The Benefits of a Trap Bar (Hex Bar)

It is considered by many to be both superior and safer than deadlifting with a traditional straight bar, as the load is centred and more balanced with a Trap Bar, which puts much less stress on the spine.

Here are just a few reasons why it should be your go-to specialty barbell:

  • Trap Bar deadlifts produce less strain on the lumbar spine than conventional straight bar deadlifts. This makes Trap Bar deadlifts useful not only if you have a pre-existing back injury (or if you just want to give the lower back a break without skipping their deadlift days), but also if you are a beginner who is still trying to develop baseline strength levels.
  • Training with a Trap Bar develops power as well as raw strength, and the carry-over from this kind of training into other sports is undeniable – Olympic weightlifters, Strongman athletes and powerlifters, and professional athletes alike can all benefit from incorporating Trap Bar deadlifts into their training.
  • Trap Bars with dual-handles like the B.o.S. Open-Ended Trap Bar, when used with the higher handles, can allow lifters with limited mobility due to an injury to still practice, perform, and perfect their deadlift. The higher handles are also useful for you if you’re having trouble keeping a flat back, as the higher starting point and shorter range of motion makes it easier to train this position and build some hip and back strength before starting to pull from the floor.
  • Trap Bars are just extremely versatile training tools. Standard deadlifts are only their primary use, but you can also use your Trap Bar to train:

    Farmers Carries, Romanian Deadlift, Single-Leg Deadlift, Shrugs, Seated Deadlift, Walking Lunges, Split Squats.

  • Adding a Trap Bar into the mix is just an excellent way to spice up your training and expand upon your training variety. Trap Bar deadlifts are mechanically different than a straight bar deadlift so that they will work your hips, quads, and back differently.
  • You will not find a nicer, more versatile, higher-performance Trap Bar that you love at a better price anywhere, and the B.o.S. Open-Ended Trap Bar, the only economical trap bar with a built-in bar jack! See the image for the exact dimensions. 700lb warrantied weight capacity. Weighs 47lbs.
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01/21/2022
Alan A.
US US

This is an awesome trap bar

It comes fully assembled, great built quality. Lifting with this open trap bar feels awesome.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Pack on muscle
01/27/2022

Bells of Steel

Hi Alan, Thanks for the 5 star review on our B.o.S Open Trap bar! One of the most versatile barbells out there. Happy to hear you love your product! Get those gainzz! Happy lifting! Irene and the B.o.S Crew

AQ
01/20/2022
ARMANDO Q.
US US

Hex bar

Best hex bar on the market for that price

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Strenght
Bells of Steel Open Trap Bar / Hex Bar 3.0 - Rotating Sleeves Review
01/27/2022

Bells of Steel

Hi Armando, Nice set up! Happy to hear you love our B.o.S. Open Trap Bar! Solid bar and cant wait for you to get your gainzz! Happy lifting! Irene and B.o.S. Crew

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01/04/2022
Anonymous
US US

Great Piece of Equipment

I bought this for my son to use in our home gym. It works amazingly well. He loves the design as it allows him to easily adjust the weight on the trap bar without needing help.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Strength and Speed improvement
01/11/2022

Bells of Steel

Thanks for the great review! Such a versatile barbell for your son to build his strength and it is safe to use on his own. Glad he loves the B.o.S. Trap Bar and hopefully the entire family can get in on the gainz! Happy lifting! Irene and the B.o.S. Crew

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01/03/2022
Anonymous
CA CA

Open Trap Bar

I like the bar very much. It has a nice feel when using it and the feet are very useful for loading and unloading plates. The only negative comment I have is that the black finish in places was not well done. It looks like the burnishing of the metal was poorly completed in places and although covered in black some roughness can be seen and felt in some places on the bar. This is a minor concern as it does not impact usage.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: General fitness so as to maintain functional strength.
01/03/2022

Bells of Steel

Thanks for the review! We appreciate your feedback and your opinions matter to us. Please reach out to our support team and we would gladly resolve any concerns you have with our products. We would love to help you and make sure our customers are happy! We are glad that you are overall happy with the open trap bar. Such a versatile barbell to have in your home gym and get em gainz! Happy lifting! Irene and the B.o.S. Crew

AN
12/28/2021
Adam N.
CA CA

Hex bar

Great bar. Knurling excellent, built in Jack a huge benefit, and rotating sleeves are a nice touch. Handles perhaps on the narrow side but overall really happy with this. Smokes the traps!!

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Maximal strength
Bells of Steel Open Trap Bar / Hex Bar 3.0 - Rotating Sleeves Review
12/29/2021

Bells of Steel

Hi Adam, Thanks for the great review! We are happy you are pleased with the B.o.S. Hex bar. Get those trap gains! Happy lifting! Irene and the B.o.S. Crew

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