Let’s get something straight from the beginning – there are many better benches than this. This review is in the context of a bench that folds down for easy storage.
And with that proviso, the Body-Solid Foldable Inline/Decline Bench is pretty good.
The seat is 15 inches (38.1cm) long and 10 inches (25.4 cm) wide at its widest point; it tapers a bit towards the front. The back is 32 inches (81.28 cm) long by 10 inches (25.4 cm) wide and it stands at just over 18 inches (46 cm) high.
The back adjusts to seven different angles from decline to almost upright (not quite 90 degrees) and it’s a comfortable enough item to use. I used mine for fairly heavy dumbbell work and it was sturdy and reliable throughout.
It also has foot bars you can hook your feet under to keep you steady during decline work, which is a useful addition.
The advantage of this sort of bech is that it folds away. When folded it’s just over 9 inches (23 cm) thick, so if you have that sort of clearance under a bed, for example, you can store it nicely out of sight. It was just a fraction too thick to fit under my bed, so I had to lean it against a wall. Even doing that it’s still a space saver.
If I had one crticism of this bench it’s that the seat doesn’t adjust. I never felt myself slipping down on it too much but I’d prefer an adjustable seat for incline work.
All-in-all, in the context of the sort of bench this is, it scores well. It comes fully assembled too, so there’s no faffing around with spanners and instructions translated poorly from Chinese.