Unless you’re a true kettlebell purist who believes that the accepted Russian “pood” (36 pounds) is the only weight worth lifting in kettlebell form, you’re gonna have more than one kettlebell. And if you’re gonna have more than one kettlebell, you’re gonna need somewhere to put them. After all, they’re not exactly something you want to stub your toe on — no matter if they’re as heavy as a pood or not.
So again, they just can’t sit around on your floor all haphazard like. They require a dedicated storage device — usually in the form of a specialized rack — to keep them in order.
What to Consider When Buying a Kettlebell Rack
Capacity: It wouldn’t make a lot of sense to buy a kettlebell rack that can support a dozen kettlebells if you only own two and couldn’t ever imagine owning more than four. That’s just way too much empty space! On the flip side, you don’t want to buy a rack that holds four kettlebells if you see yourself purchasing a 10-kettlebell set sometime in the near future. That’s just way too little space!
Spacing: Depending on the layout of your living space or home gym, you may prefer to purchase a rack with several vertical tiers; you might prefer to buy a shelf that extends laterally; or your kettlebells-to-square-foot ratio may require you to score a rack that extends both upwards and outwards.
Okay, with that out of the way, here are the three best space-conscious storage options you can buy to put those pesky kettlebells in their place…
Best Single Kettlebell Storage Rack: Iron American Single Kettlebell Heavy-Duty Hook Wall Hanger
Why It’s a Perfect Fit: Again, if you’re a kettlebell purist, you’ve only got two logical options: 1) Leave the kettlebell on the floor; or 2) hang it from a wall. If you’ve got no room on the floor, the Iron American hanger will elevate your lone kettlebell to a height that leaves it within easy reach.
Why There’s a Better Resting Place: Be absolutely certain that you never intend to buy another kettlebell in your life, or this wall hanger is going to look like a silly selection the instant you buy a second kettlebell.
Best Rack for Six Kettlebells or Fewer: Body-Solid GDKR50 Compact Kettlebell Rack
Why It’s a Perfect Fit: The Body-Solid GDKR50 rack enables you to allocate a full corner of any room to your kettlebells, and arranges them in a vertical manner where you can put your lightest ones highest off the ground, and your heaviest ones much closer to the floor where they should be. As long as you own at least three kettlebells, this rack won’t look too underutilized, and it leaves space for if you ever wish to acquire a few more.
Why There’s a Better Resting Place: For the majority of people, there will be no reasons to seek out more storage solely for kettlebells. However, this is another case where the storage capacity of the rack has a clearly defined limit, and any subsequent kettlebell purchases are going to end up on the floor. If you’re buying units in 10-pound increments, this should be more than enough. If you insist on owning every five-pound kettlebell increment, keep reading.
Best Rack for Seven Kettlebells or More: Power Systems Studio Premium 3-Tier Kettlebell Rack
Why It’s a Perfect Fit: To store a kettlebell properly, it’s better to have flat, heavy-duty shelving as opposed to the angled shelving designed for holding dumbbells. The Power Systems Studio rack provides that optimized shelving style along three tiers, along with sufficient space to hold up to 12 kettlebells.
Why There’s a Better Resting Place: As ample as this spacing is, 12 kettlebells is a pretty large number to own, so think long and hard before you commit to purchasing a rack of this capacity. Yes, you can use the leftover space to store other items, but there’s a reason why every certified dumbbell rack is angled, while every kettlebell rack is flat.