Gungnir Allrounder

  • Manufacturer: Gungnir of Norway
  • Purpose: Multipurpose
  • Bar Weight: 20kg
  • Gender: Men
  • Tensile Strength: 216,000
  • Yield Strength: N/A
  • Knurl Type: Medium
  • Center Knurl: Yes
  • Knurl Marks: Dual
  • Shaft Finish: Satin Hard Chrome
  • Shaft Diameter: 28mm
  • Sleeve Finish: Electroless Nickel
  • Sleeve Type: Grooved (SlideLock)
  • Rotation System: Bushings
  • Made In: Norway
  • Warranty: Lifetime

Read below to get a closer look at the Gungnir Allrounder Bar including product details, features, a full Garage Gym Lab review, real user feedback, and more.


Gungnir Allrounder

The Gungnir Allrounder is one of the most revolutionary barbells on the market. This bar includes a built-in collar system with a titanium SlideLock to secure your plates on the bar – no need for external collars.

This is a premium multipurpose bar with several notable qualities including a center knurl, electroless nickel sleeves, and of course the patented SlideLock.

This is a premium bar at a premium price. I own this bar in my personal collection, and I use it frequently.

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Features & Highlights

  • Satin Hard Chrome – The Gungnir Allrounder includes a beautiful-looking satin hard chrome that gives off a matte finish. Chrome is a cost-efficient plating that does a good-but-not-great job at fighting off oxidation. You won’t get the same feel as you would with a non-plated finish like bare steel, stainless steel, etc… but you get a nice blend of feel and rust resistance without the larger price tag.
  • 28mm Shaft – The bar includes a 28mm shaft, which is more consistent with Olympic weightlifting. This is will offer a comfortable grip for most people and it will generate more whip than a 28.5mm diameter commonly seen on a multi-purpose bar.
  • Medium Knurling – The Allrounder has one of the most refined knurls that I've ever felt. It's not aggressive by any means, but it provides a good texture, a good grip, and it's machined extremely well.
  • Dual Knurl Rings – This bar offers dual knurl rings, which is standard for a multi-purpose bar. This allows you to perform both Olympic Weightlifting movements as well as powerlifting movements, but the bar is catered more towards Oly lifting given its diameter.
  • SlideLock Technology – The SlideLock mechanism used on the Allrounder bar is brilliant and it functions flawlessly. Lift, slide, lock – it's that simple. The lock is made out of titanium and has been proven to hold basically anything that can be thrown at it through substantial testing.
  • Electroless Nickel Sleeves – The sleeves on the bar are finished in electroless nickel, which is one of the best finishes for oxidation resistance. It's also one of the nicest-looking finishes available. 
  • Center Knurl – The Allrounder Bar does include a center knurl, which is great for those who want some additional texture on back squats. This knurl is fairly passive, so it will still be comfortable in the front rack position.
  • Strong Warranty – This bar comes with a lifetime warranty.
  • Made in Norway – This bar is made in Oslo, Norway.

From the Manufacturer

What They're Saying at

The Gungnir Allrounder Bar has received very positive, but limited feedback from users. With an average rating of 5/5 at, here are some of the things they have said:


  • “The sliding collar mechanism works flawlessly, is simple, and the whole barbell is exceptionally well made. I won’t be looking back, that’s for sure.”


  • None Noted

Garage Gym Lab Review

Garage Gym Lab has reviewed this bar. You can read the full review here or you can view the synopsis below.

Gungnir Allrounder - End Cap In Garage Gym
Gungnir Allrounder
Final Verdict
The Gungnir Allrounder is a one-of-a-kind barbell with an slick internal collar system. This multipurpose bar offers several nice features and specs. It's a high-performer with a high price tag. If you have the budget and the need, the Allrounder may be an awesome addition to your barbell arsenal.
Sleeves & Spin
Finish Type - Feel
Finish Type - Oxidation
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