I’ve been a college sports performance coach for 20 years and have used hundreds of medicine balls over that course of time. This includes all different brands and styles.
Recently, I decided to do my own side-by-side comparison. So, I bought 10 different medicine balls. Some are med balls that I’ve used before and I added in a few more popular medicine balls to try out.
This Rogue Medicine Ball was one of those ten and I’ve been using it now for the past couple of months.
In this review, I’ll break down everything you need to know about the Rogue Medicine Ball so you can make an educated decision about whether it’s a good fit for your own gym.[no_toc]
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Why Trust My Reviews? I’ve spent 20 years as a collegiate sports performance coach and have been lifting personally even longer. I’ve bought and used equipment for both 14,000 square foot weight rooms and for my own garage gym. Finally, I only review products I’ve personally tested.
Rogue Medicine Ball
Price: C+ (I paid $115 plus tax*)
Shipping: B– ($36.76 for all 3 rogue balls. Arrived in 3 days)
Details aka Specs
The ball I bought is a 20-pound ball, but they have weight options ranging from 4 pounds to 30 pounds.
The diameter of the ball is 14″ which is a pretty standard size for wall balls.
Ball comes with a 2-year warranty but quote: “Warranty is only voided if the product is abused by repeated impact on a rough, aggregate surface or from slamming the product on the ground from overhead.”
This is also pretty standard for most wall ball manufacturers. Most wall ball makers will explicitly state that they are not intended for medicine ball slams.
Having said that, for the purposes of my testing, I’ve slammed every medicine ball I bought… a lot. It was really the only way I knew to expedite challenging the durability of each ball.
The all-black look of the Rogue Medicine Ball is sharp.
The Rogue Wall Ball and the Rogue Rubber Medicine Ball were the second to arrive, behind only the Dynamax ball that came with Amazon Prime shipping.
From a durability standpoint, it’s been one of the best balls of the entire group. I’ve slammed each of these balls over 600 times at the time I’m writing this and the Rogue ball still looks great and has held its shape well.
Almost $37 for shipping for three medicine balls feels a little steep. Especially when the Rogue balls are already some of the most expensive out of all the medicine balls I tested.
For an extra $37 dollars I could have potentially bought a whole extra medicine ball. To their credit though, they did arrive fast. And, if you can catch one of their ‘3 Ships Free’ deals it can be a gamechanger.
The seams on the Rogue ball are more outward than inward. They can help a bit with finding grip on the ball, but overall I really wasn’t a fan of the seams not being smooth.
This ball didn’t have the same bounce from the floor as compared to the PB Extreme and the Dynamax. Again, I understand they’re not designed to be slammed, but many home gym owners are going to only own one medicine ball and use it for everything they do.
Overall, it’s a really good medicine ball. It has a good look and has been very durable. As a Wall Ball, it does an excellent job.
If you’re a fan of Rogue products and want a Wall Ball that is going to look great and be extremely durable, this ball can be a great option.
However, for me personally, because of the total cost of the ball, I simply think there are other balls that are overall a better value.
Visit the Rogue Fitness website to get more info and/or purchase your own Rogue Medicine Ball.
For my complete review of all ten medicine balls I bought and tested check out my Best Medicine Balls for a Home Gym.