Black Widow Raised Handle Hex Bar

  • Manufacturer: Black Widow
  • Purpose: Trap Bar
  • Bar Weight: 52 lbs
  • Single/Dual Handles: Dual
  • Knurled: Yes
  • Handle Diameter: 31.75mm
  • Shaft Finish: Powder Coat
  • Sleeve Finish: Powder Coat
  • Olympic-Sized Sleeves: No
  • Rackable: No
  • Sleeve Length: 11″
  • Made In: USA
  • Warranty: N/A

Read below to get a detailed look at the Black Widow Raised Handle Hex Bar including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.


Black Widow Raised Handle Hex Bar

The Black Widow Raised Handle Hex Bar is the dual-handled version of their standard Hex Bar.

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Features & Highlights

  • Dual Handle Height – The Black Widow Raised Handle Hex Bar includes dual handles to allow for full and partial range-of-motion lifts.
  • Knurled Handles – The handles on the BW Raised Handle Hex Bar are knurled in a medium pattern and they measure almost 32mm in diameter, which is in-line with many top-end trap bars.
  • Not Rackable – This bar is intended to be used from the floor.
  • Sleeve Length – With a 11″ loadable sleeve length, you won’t get as much loadable length as the normal Hex Bar or as much as other competing bars.
  • Powder Coat Finish – Powder Coat is a very common finish on specialty bars. It does a good job at limiting oxidation, but it does tend to show scuffs easily.
  • Non-Olympic Sized Sleeve – The sleeves on the Black Widow Raised Handle Hex Bar aren’t Olympic-sized, which means you won’t be able to use standard collars. My personal recommendation for this bar is Proloc since they can be used on any bar. They work very well and they’re well-priced.

What They’re Saying at Black Widow

The Black Widow Raised Handle Hex Bar receives positive feedback from users. With an average rating of 5/5, here are some of the things people have said at


  • “By far the best trap bar I’ve ever used. Rugged, heavy duty, beautiful welds and power coat finish. Best of all, this is made in America. I bought the bar with raised handles as I’m 6’4’’. Highly recommend.”
  • “Got the raised hex bar. The coating is durable and looks like it’ll last a long time. Dean was responsible and shipped quickly despite all that’s going on. Thanks guys.”
  • “Man, I just love this thing! Everything about it is perfect. The look, the welds, the grips. It is easily my favorite piece of equipment.  Knowing this thing was made in the USA makes it even better.”
  • “Just as described. Quality welding and cool design! Love it love it love it!”
  • “I could not be happier with the bar. The welding is more exceptional than ever, beautiful and consistent, and improved from gear I bought just a year ago. I order all of my gear from Dean in bare steel partly just to appreciate the welds. The knurling is effective but not sharp, and certainly not cheap. Insane knurling is unnecessary anyway with hex bars; your neutral grip is far stronger than your pronated barbell grip.”


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