Best Doorway Pull up Bars on the Market

In this article, I will discuss the best doorway pull up bars and why I think they are the best. But first I will list some of the pros and cons of training at home on this pull-up bars.


The pros of those bars are that you can train at home, or simply said at peace, there are no distractions(like the guys at the gym/park yelling “beast mode” all the time). You set the rules at your place. I like the idea of training at my home, because I am an introvert and because of this I noticed I feel more comfortable training alone. And also the weather will not be a factor in your house. How many times you wake up and you see that the weather is not very nice, and you realize that you have to train at the gym or do some push ups at your place? Well, you will not face that problem if you have a pull-up bar at your place.


I can think of only one con of training with your doorway pull-up bar, and that is the limitation of moves that you have. Because in most cases there is a ceiling right above you and because of that you can not perform exercises like the muscle up and the pullover.

Overall I think it is better to have a pull-up bar at your home if it is really rainy outside.

And here are the top picks starting out with

Shamrock Triple Pullup, Dip and Suspension Gym(price 79$)


I really liked it because, it is a combination of dip bar and pull up bar, and it comes out with stripes. As you can see this is a doorway pull up bar. Can be mounted for seconds on doorways wide from 24″ to 32″  and right after that you can start your workout. This construction can take up to 300 lbs trainees. It also has foam grips for better grip on the bar. The dip bar is hooked, it can be removed for seconds. You can perform some of the basic exercises like pull ups, chin ups, inverted rows, dips, push ups(on the straps). And also some of the advanced exercises like one arm chin ups, front levers and back levers.

And here is a review of this product from Amazon.


You can order one of this home gyms from here.

Stamina Doorway Trainer Plus (Price 22$ was 60$)


The good thing about this doorway pull up bar is that you can remove it and do triceps dips on it or push ups, and it can be removed very quickly. I liked it not of its ability to do push ups but the ability to do all kinds of grips on it. From what the owners of the product say is that this equipment has 5 different grips, but I can see more than that, so that is a big plus for this pull-up bar. It supports lighter trainees than the previous bar, which is 250 lbs. It also has thick padding on it, for a better grip. You can perform a lot of exercises on it because it can be removed and used for Push ups, sit ups, and triceps dips. But when is mounted you can do a lot of the basic pulling exercises.

And here is a review from a user of this equipment from Amazon


You can order one of that multi-grip equipment from here.

Joist Mount Chin up Bar(Price 29.99$, was 69.99)


Compared to the other pull up bars, you mount this once, and if you mount it, you can’t remove it like the other ones. You can but it takes longer, and if you do that, the next time it is not very safe to mount it on the same place.

I liked this bar because it is simple, and I like the simple stuff. Always keep it simple. (That is why I only train with my bodyweight it is enough. There are always new challenging moves, that I need to build up the strength to be able to perform).

As you can see it is 48″ wide, and it is slightly knurled for better grip. The weight that this pull-up bar supports depends greatly from where you put it on. You can use gymnastic rings on it.


This review is larger because there is a guide on it, how to mount, check the bellow link for further information

You can order one of those from here.

Valeo Chin Up Bar(Price 13$, was 21.99$)


This is my favorite because this is made as simple as possible. This pull-up bar has foam covering and includes some mounting hardware with it, and that is it, there is nothing else. The only problem with it is not removable like some of the bars from the list but fits the price perfectly. You can perform most of the listed pulling exercises above. And as you can see from this review from Amazon, it will support the weight 250 lbs for sure.


You can order one right here.

I recommend every one of them and if you ordered from here please don’t forget to leave a review in the comments.

By | 2015-11-01T20:22:29+00:00 May 24th, 2015|Reviews|11 Comments

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  1. Sadie May 25, 2015 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    This is a great post. To be honest whenever I think of at home work out equipment I normally always think of treadmills or bikes. This is out of the question for me as I have a little downtown apartment, but these doorway pull up bars seem to be a good at home alternative to bulky equipment. I also love the idea of avoiding the weather. I will not leave the house if its too gross out.. exercising can wait! haha.

  2. Peggy Menke May 26, 2015 at 2:29 am - Reply

    Hello, Lyubomir. Wow, you did your research on these bars. I like all of them except the Joist mount chin up bar, only because it will not be as safe the next time you use it. Good work and you site looks great!

  3. Riaz Shah May 26, 2015 at 4:16 am - Reply

    Always wanted to get me one of those pull up bars, they look so cool especially after watching how Oliver Queen does it on Arrow. Do you think there’s such thing as Oliver’s pull up bar?

    • Lyubomir May 26, 2015 at 8:48 am - Reply

      I believe they are custom made, but yeah there is such a thing 🙂

  4. Moritz May 26, 2015 at 9:01 am - Reply

    great information about pull up bars.
    I don’t have time, money and motivation to go to the gym regularly, so I am always looking for ways to exercise at home.
    Those pull up bars are perfect for me as there is no other way for me to make pull ups at home.
    I will have to make up my mind which one to choose.

    • Lyubomir May 26, 2015 at 9:53 am - Reply

      Find the time Mortiz, whenever you can, do it. 🙂

  5. edy May 26, 2015 at 9:03 am - Reply

    Holly Molly.. These pull up bars are having are awesome! The pricings have dropped down so low. I would love to purchase one and train my back at home. Yay!

    Thanks for sharing it here.

    • Lyubomir May 26, 2015 at 9:50 am - Reply

      Glad I helped Edy 🙂

  6. Teresa May 26, 2015 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    I like the idea of having one of these doorway pull up bars at home. It’s more convenient than going out of the home during freezing cold weather. I’m that sort of person who prefers to stay at home when it’s not necessary to get out.

    • Lyubomir May 26, 2015 at 12:23 pm - Reply

      I am just the same, but it is good for us to go out Teresa 🙂

  7. James February 9, 2017 at 3:44 am - Reply

    great information about pull up bars. Thanks for the detailed review. It was really helpful.

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