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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. Want to learn more about specialty bars? Then check out our article: Best Specialty Barbells for Strength Training.

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

Weight47lbs / 21kg
Length59" / 1,500mm
Width22.2" / 565mm
Heigth4.8" / 124mm
Handle Sleeves Diameter1.9" / 50mm
Warrantied Weight700lbs / 318kg

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 centered 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. To learn more, check out Can Trap Bar Deadlifts Replace Squats?
  • 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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09/13/2022
Stephen W.
US US

Great bar!

Can't complain for the price point. I knew it wasn't going to be a Kabuki. I did wish for the feet side to be heavier so it wouldn't tilt and have the bar touch the floor on the closed side, but it works as advertised. That's not a deal breaker nor a star off. Nor is it a deal breaker that when I put a 45 on, it tilts as there isn't a heavy counter weight on the feet. It works as is.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Getting stronger/maintaining health.
09/16/2022

Bells of Steel

Hey Stephen, Thank you for the review and the feedback on our Olympic Open Trap Bar. We will continue to improve on our design and your feedback is very helpful. Yours in strength, William & the BoS crew

MP
08/02/2022
Michael P.
US US

Traps (and back, and glutes, and legs) of steel by Bells of Steel

What a great bar! It's well designed, solidly constructed, and expertly finished. I love the duel handles and the built in jacks; loading and unloading plates is so much easier. The open design makes it very versatile; its not perfectly balanced from front to back, but that's a minor issue. IF the knurling was a little more aggressive, I'd like this bar even more. Would I recommend it to a friend? I already did!

  • My Fitness Goal Is: 55 years old - my goal is to defeat gravity for as log as possible
08/02/2022

Bells of Steel

Hey Michael, Thank you for the review! We are so happy your are loving the Open Trap Bar. Also let your friends know they can use the code WELCOME at checkout for a free piece of merch! Enjoy all your gainz! Yours in strength, William & the BOS crew

KH
08/01/2022
Kyle H.
CA CA

Hex Bar!

I am extremely impressed with the Bells of Steel open hex bar. I work with athletes and have been looking for a sturdy open hex bar to train them with. This bar fits the bill. It’s cheaper than the competitors open hex bars and extremely durable. I have the athletes dropping the bar daily and it has held up great. Would highly recommend this hex bar for anyone considering it!

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Athlete Training
Bells of Steel Olympic Open Trap Bar / Hex Bar Review
08/02/2022

Bells of Steel

Hey Kyle, Thank you for the review, The Open Trap bar is a great option for athletes and will be sure to help with athletic performance! Yours in strength, William and the BOS crew

JK
07/26/2022
Joshua K.
US US

Value equation redefined

The open trap bar is sturdy and well made. Additionally, it is very efficient in regards to space, and the design allows for additional movements. I am very pleased with this purchase.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Move mountains
08/02/2022

Bells of Steel

Hey Joshua, Thank you for the review! The open end of the trap bar leads to so many additional possibilities, my favourite is using it for bent over rows. Enjoy the gainz! Yours in strength, William & the BOS crew

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07/25/2022
Anonymous
CA CA

Best purchase

My overall experience was amazing makes my workouts way better truly recommend this.

07/25/2022

Bells of Steel

Hey Leonel, Thanks for the review! We are happy to know we are improving your workouts and therefore your gainz! Yours in strength, William & the BOS team