To some a free standing pull up bar may seem a little frivolous but the truth is there are many legitimate reasons for this type of equipment. Many of these bars are portable so they are perfect for outdoor workouts. There is also the issue of not having a solid surface to attach a stationary bar to. While there are not a lot of differences between free standing pull up bars it is the little details that make the big difference. These bars made the list because of their solid construction, industry reputation, and individual features that set them apart from other bars on the market.
The Mod 2 is a crowning achievement in free standing pull up bars. They have managed to incorporate all of the best features of multiple bars into a single frame. Its best feature by far is the fact that its portable. Read Full Review
When it comes to free standing pull up bars it would be nearly impossible to beat this model. It incorporates everything you could ask for while being portable. Setting it up and breaking it down takes only a few minutes and it is designed to withstand even the harshest of elements. The fact that it breaks down into pieces would make you think that is a little flimsy but this is in fact one of the most solid free standing pull up bars on the market. It adjusts up to 9 feet tall so it fits everyone and the extra wide frame gives you tons of space to move around. It also offers two different grip positions for more pull up options. The grips are thick and comfortable on the hands while still allowing for a decent grip. What really sets this pull up bar apart from the rest is its Olympic bar rests which turn it into a make shift power cage.
The Tactical Athlete Pull Up System is one of the most popular in law enforcement and military training. It is easy to set up and easy to adjust to fit anyone. It is also perfect to use with bands and suspension equipment. Read Full Review
This is another awesome free standing pull up bar that can transported anywhere. Set up and take down takes only a few minutes and a single tool. It can adjust from 5 to 9 feet tall to fit literally any one. The width of the frame is very spacious so there is a lot of room to move in and out of the frame as well as swing from side to side. The base is as stable as they come; you would feel comfortable hanging upside down from this bar. The bar is the perfect thickness and perfectly knurled for grip and comfort. One downside is the single grip bar with no other hand placement options. This system also comes with anchors on each side for band and suspension movements which triple your workout options.
Xmark maintains a pretty low profile in the industry, but gear like this deserves the spotlight. This is a solid piece of equipment that has multiple functions. Its not exactly portable, but its small footprint makes it perfect for the home gym. Read Full Review
One popular form of the freestanding pull up bar is the power tower. These towers are not portable like a traditional freestanding bar, but they have their own features that make them desirable. Few people do the power tower better than Xmark Fitness. The base is not super wide but it is sturdy once it is set up. This magnificent piece of equipment has an extra wide pull up bar to do traditional and wide grip pull ups. The bar is comfortable to grip and offers enough texture to maintain your grip throughout a set. Beyond that there are stations on the power tower for crunches, deep push ups, dips, and leg raises.
The Body Tower is an excellent example of what a power tower can be. It is great for home gyms and commercial gyms alike. If you are looking to pile on as many options as possible with one tower this may be it. Read Full Review
Bowflex may be a controversial presence in the fitness industry but the Body Tower is all quality. It has a super wide base for total support during every movement. It offers multiple comfortable grip positions to perform all versions of pull ups. It comes with an adjustable dip station to fit your size and your goals. The Body Tower also comes with straps for performing all sorts of movements including leg raises. The rounded back support for dips is not exactly great for back support but it is an awesome stretching aid that can be incorporated into other exercises.
Steel Fit manages to jam a whole lot of workout into this one simple piece. It is full adjustable to fit every height and multiple exercises. This is one of the few single bar models that can actually be mounted to the ground. Read Full Review
This is another free standing bar that has a ton of options. First of all this bar is wide and sturdy there is no doubt about that. The base is light enough to be moved, but can be mounted to the floor for extra stability. The bar is a little rough, but it is nothing that some gloves or calluses cant handle. The frame is sufficiently wide enough to comfortably move around inside of the bars. This is important because the bar can be adjusted anywhere between 2 and 9 feet so you can use it not only for pull ups, but rows, push ups, ab work, and more. If that wasn't enough Steel Fit offers the option to purchase a rack bracket system to turn this into a make shift power cage.