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!
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Yes the bells are slightly more money than bells from the other 2 major companies. But.... there's just something about the "geometry" etc. of these bells. They feel better, especially in the racked position. Somehow they feel lighter in the hand than a comparable bell (even though they're the same weight since I measured every bell), which in turns makes you feel like you can get in that one more set, one more rep, etc. I'm just bummed they don't have them in 22 Kg. Maybe someone can answer why bells in general jump from 20 Kg to 24Kg? Overall just a great product.
The fit and finish on this kettlebell is amazing and the comfort due to the design is just incredible.
Thank you so much. So glad you're happy with them!
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.
Wide & Open Base
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.