Fully welded from 11 gauge steel, so it’s incredibly over-built and there’s no loosening bolts to worry about. Tall bar catch tabs make it easier to rack the weight and there’s a secondary set lower down for safety. Both sets of bar catches feature polymer wearguards to help protect the bar knurling. Another wearguard on the side of the post protects the finish from plates that are propped there during plate exchanges. Bench pad features dense foam and heavy duty 32 oz. top-stitched upholstery, but it’s sized to not get in the way. Pad height is 17 inches from the floor.