Comparing Apollo and Atlas
Apollo (the larger one): 8-32kg
in 4kg increments
8kg/18lb, 12kg/26lb, 16kg/35lb,
20kg/44lb, 24kg/53lb, 28kg/62lbs, 32kg/70lbs
Atlas (the smaller one): 4kg, 6kg,
and 8-24kg in 4kg increments
4kg/9lb, 6kg/13lb, 8kg/18lb, 12kg/26lb,
16kg/35lb, 20kg/44lb, 24kg/53lb
Apollo: Comparable to traditional competition kettlebells, its larger size is better suited for people roughly 5' 8" and taller. The larger size also means the contoured arm rests provide more surface area, making them even more comfortable in the rack position than Atlas - so a smaller person who is training long sets of jerk or long cycle may prefer Apollo for that reason.
Atlas: It's roughly 20% smaller than Apollo in its body (the handle sizes are about the same, and the window - the space inside the handle - is actually a little larger in Atlas, making it a great handle for two-hand swings). Atlas' smaller size makes it easier to swing two bells between your legs and keeps the weights in better alignment with hip and shoulder joints for smaller framed people.
Both Atlas and Apollo kettlebells have great balance and maneuverability.
Reasons to Choose Apollo: Apollo is a great fit for taller people with a broader frame. But if maximum comfort, heavy weights, or high repetition sport-type training are priorities, you may want to go with Apollo even if you're on the smaller side.
Atlas Pros: Atlas moves more quickly. If you like to sprint, juggle, or are used to more compact hardstyle kettlebells, you may prefer Atlas regardless of your size.
The Takeaway: Atlas was designed for smaller people, and Apollo for larger, but truly, anyone can use either; you can't go wrong!
This is a great kettlebell. I have several different bells from several different major manufactorers. I wanted to give this a try so I went with the 20kg Atlas. I have thousands of snatches in with this bell and it is exceptional. Good quality, easy on the hands, and feels good in the hands. The weight distribution just causes it to float. If you purchase one, I will warn you, you might like it better than any other bell you have.
I am not normally a person that does reviews, either positive or negative… However, I love my Atlas bell and felt compelled to say such! Hands down the best feeling bell I have had the pleasure to swing! I just sent an email about the magnetic weights and received a reply in under 30 minutes.
Good size for my frame, took this bell along for vacation like I have my other bells , but really used it. Looking forward to getting another one thanks.
Patented contouring hugs your arm, guiding it to the right position for max performance, alignment and elimination of bumps and bruises caused by other kettlebells.
The Pro Kettlebell’s hollow core allows for an addition of our magnetic chip weights and keeps its center of mass high, for fast and smooth maneuverability.
The extra-wide opening at the bottom of the kettlebell provides extra stability and is the perfect size for gripping, making it a second handle for many exercises.
Smooth on the top and underside yet textured on the sides, this handle comes with a raw finish, feels amazing in your hands and is certain to get you extra reps.