Today, we are going to take a look at another set of Bowflex dumbbells, the bigger brother of Bowflex 552s the Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Adjustable Dumbbells. They offer the same great quality and functionality, but with a heavier set of weights. Instead of 52 lbs, these bad boys go up to 90 lbs. As with the 552s, we will go through the features, why you should buy them and the pros and cons of these dumbbells.

Do you want the Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Adjustable Dumbbells now? Full reviews and the product listing are available below.




  • Adjustable dumbbells that do the work of multiple dumbbells in one
  • Weight adjusts from 10 lbs up to 90 lbs in 5-lb increments with the twist of a dial
  • Suitable for basic toning and strength exercises, as well as heavy leg lifts
  • Durable moulding surrounds the metal plates to create smooth, quiet liftoff
  • Includes “Secrets of the 4-Step Rep” DVD with more than 30 exercises. Weight Settings (kgs): 4, 7, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 32, 34, 36, 39, 41


Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Adjustable Dumbbells at a glance

We have already reviewed one set of dumbbells from Bowflex, the 552s. The Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Dumbbells offer the same quality and robustness of their smaller counterparts. Once again, they save you more space and money, given they are a heavier set of dumbbells. The big difference between the sets is that the 1090s go right up to 90 lbs, giving you the ability to lift heavier weights for those bigger gains.



Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Adjustable Dumbbell Review


With a wider range of weights, the Bowflex 1090 Dumbbells allow for a total body workout. Going all the way up to 90 lbs, these dumbbells allow you to perform heavier exercises for better gains or hardcore cardio workouts. Exercises like squats, lunges, chest presses and bent-over rows are all movements that are best performed with a heavier set of weights.

This time, by replacing 17 sets of standard dumbbells, the Bowflex 1090 Dumbbells will save you space. By replacing even a larger set of dumbbells, they will save you the sameif not morespace compared to the 552 set. Looking great in red and black, they will once again not look out of place in any home gym.

With 5-lb increments between 10 and 90 lb, the Bowflex SelectTech 1090 dumbbells still allow a full range of exercises to suit any workout routine, but this time with a greater range of weights.

A wider range of weights: with an extra 38 lbs of available weight, these dumbbells will allow the same amazing range of exercises that can be performed with the 552 set, but using heavier weights. Leg exercises, heavy presses and back exercises will all achieve better results from the use of larger weights.



Pros and Cons

This is a brief summary of the product reviews on Amazon. At the time of writing, these dumbbells have a 66% 5-star rating out of 615 reviews. If you want to read these in more detail, they can be found here.



One of the main pros is the range of weights that these dumbbells offer. A large number of reviews mention the fact that a full weight training workout can be followed as the dumbbells go up to 90 lbs. By allowing for a heavier workout, reviewers have commented that they can perform all the exercises they need for a total body workout.

Space-saving is another big plus point. Even with the larger plates that are needed for a heavier weight, these dumbbells still take up virtually no room and can fit into any home, garage, or bedroom gym.

Cost is another great pro. Saving you a small fortune on individual dumbbells, the Bowflex SelectTech 1090s mean you will not break the bank while trying to set up a home gym. The Rep Rubber Hex Dumbbell Set that offers 16 sets of dumbbells from 5 to 100 lbs costs $2,939.00 while, at the time of writing, the Bowflex SelectTech 1090s with stand comes in at $619.17.



One of the cons of these dumbbells is that the handles feel sharp when the weight is heavy. I have first-hand experience of this but I must say that personally speaking, it is my only con. I always wear full finger gloves while using these dumbbells.

A few users have reported that the dumbbell plates have broken. A number of reviewers have reported that you cannot drop them. The manual does state that you should, under no circumstances, drop them.

Another con is that the dumbbell is very long so as to allow for the attachment of all the plates. This can get in the way of some exercises.  




Offering the same great features as the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells, the 1090s give you more scope to perform heavier lifts. Saving you space in your house, time at the gym, and not to mention your wallet. The Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Adjustable Dumbbells can meet all your workout needs in a compact, convenient setup.