Deciding to buy a power or squat rack is big decision. In fact, it’s one of the biggest decisions both public and home gym owners can make. If you’ve already purchased some new Rogue Fitness barbells — or are in the process of laying out your dream gym from the ground up — it’s time to find the perfect power rack or squat stand to complement and serve as the focal point to your space.
Rogue Fitness makes a wide variety of power and squat racks, which can assist every lifting-based need. This is ideal for the gym and home gym owner, but it can also be tedious because it requires a lot of research to find the perfect fit. For example, Rogue Fitness offers well over 20 power racks and over 10 squat stands — all with different attributes.
Outside of the wide variety, Rogue Fitness power racks and squat stands have a number of positives going for them. First, they are made to last with quality materials that can withstand the heaviest beatings (they’re tested thoroughly). Second, a bunch of the Rogue Fitness racks can be customized with both colors and equipment packages, which can save you an extra step of purchase. Lastly, Rogue Fitness does an exceptional job at laying out their rack’s specs on their product pages, so no one gets left in the dark.
Below, we’ve split some of the best Rogue Fitness power racks and squat stands into different categories. Need a simple squat for just back squat or do you need a fully built out monster rack? We have you covered.
Best Rogue Power Racks
Best Power Rack for the Money: Rogue RE-3 Echo Power Rack
Best Power Rack for Everything: Rogue RML-490C Power Rack
Best Power Rack With Pull-Up Bar: Rogue R-3 Power Rack
Best Power Rack for Squats: Rogue RM-4 Monster Rack 2.0
Best Power Rack for Small Space: Rogue RML-390C Power Rack
Best Power Rack for Low Ceilings: Rogue RML-490C Power Rack
Best Rogue Squat Stands
Best Squat Stand for the Money: Rogue Echo Squat Stand 2.0
Best Squat Stand for Everything: Rogue SML-2C Squat Stand
Best Squat Stand With Pull-Up Bar: Rogue S-2 Squat Stand 2.0
Best Squat Stand for Squats: Rogue Echo Squat Stand 2.0
Best Squat Stand for Small Space: Rogue S-4 Squat Stand 2.0
Best Squat Stand for Low Ceilings: Rogue Echo Squat Stand 2.0
Differences Between a Power and Squat Rack
Before diving into the different categories, we should clearly lay out the main difference and uses between power racks and squat stands. Power racks are built with four main pillars and athletes can choose to squat inside the rack (with safeties), or on the outside. Most power racks will include places to hold weight on the sides, and many will have a pull-up bar going across the top.
A squat stand is exactly as the name states, a stand for squats. Granted, a lifter can perform things like shoulder and bench presses with these racks, but their main functionality is to support weight when squatting. These stands will often have a base with two pillars extending up to hold weight.
What to Look for With Rogue Fitness Power Racks & Squat Stands
Investing in a new power rack or squat stand is a pretty big deal. This piece of equipment will more than likely be the focal point of your home or garage gym, so getting the specs right and understanding them is incredibly important. Similar to Rogue Fitness’ barbells, the company does an exceptional job at breaking down the racks and stands’ products specs to help you easily understand what you’re getting.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that before investing it’s a good idea to check out Rogue Fitness’ warranty policies, so you can gauge what they have offer for what you’re purchasing. Below, we’ve outlined three major characteristics (besides price) that come with Rogue Fitness power racks and squat stands that can help you be mindful when shopping.
In all of the power racks and squat stands reviewed, Rogue Fitness offers an 11-gauge steel construction. What does that mean? For steel and other metals, their gauges determine their thickness. Every metal will have its own formulation for calculating the gauge of the metal used (thickness), so Rogue Fitness’ 11-gauge steel is their way of demonstrating what you can expect with their metal’s thickness.
Another unique feature Rogue Fitness offers with their power racks and squat stands is how they’re labeled and what these labels mean. If you glance over their racks and stands, then you’ll notice a lot of them have consistent names, and that’s for good reason. These names will often signify compatibility with one other racks/stands in addition to which accessories will work on them.
The last attribute we’ll discuss is footprint and this includes the dimensions of the power rack and squat stand. If you’re building a private or public gym, then careful attention to space can be a make or break for success. Some things to keep in mind are what else you’re trying to build around the rack, how high your ceilings are, and what else you might want to add to the gym in the future.
For example, if you’re building out a small garage gym, then you don’t want to invest in a huge power rack that takes up 90% of the garage, and then limits other pieces of equipment you might want to buy in the future. Space matters.
Coaches and Athletes’ Thoughts On Rogue Racks and Stands
Zach Bartell — Owner of SoCal Powerlifting
“At SoCal Powerlifting we have four Rogue MLW-4 Monster Lite Wall Mount racks. Since the installation of these there have been few complaints. They are extremely durable and can handle a ton of tonnage without taking a beating. We have our racks bolted into our concrete walls and floors so stability has never been a concern. One issue we do seem to run into with these racks in particular is that their width is greater than a normal power rack or cage. We have had quite a few lifters go to rack the barbell to have the plates on the bar hit the rack first throwing off the lifters balance and making the rack that much more difficult.
Rodrigo Manzo — Strength Coach & USAPL Powerlifter
“The gym I currently train at used Rogue Rigs and I used a Rogue Monster Rack for a year at one of my previous gyms. The Monster Rack is very stable and safe. It has many hole height options, which is more ideal and closer to combo rack options. Also, it looks great, and has plenty of space within the rack. The only issue is that it can only accommodate one person at a time.
The Rogue Rigs I’ve used can accommodate multiple people and they allow for more exercise variations (pull-ups, split jerks, snatch balance, etc). The downsides with the rigs is there are less hole options (huge issue for shorter athletes), and they can shake if used by others when doing things like kipping pull-ups, and so forth.”
Breaking Down the Power Racks and Squat Stands
Instead of attempting to combine both power racks and squat stands for each category, we’ve split them into two different sections within each. So below you’ll find our top two picks for Rogue Fitness Power Racks and Squat Stands for each “best” sub-category.
Best Power and Squat Rack for the Money
Best Rogue Fitness Power Rack for the Money
1. Rogue RE-3 Echo Power Rack
In Rogue Fitness’ own words, “For the athlete on a budget, the Echo R-3 is an affordable power rack that still offers Rogue’s trademark durability and quality craftsmanship.” This rack offers a lot of the same construction specs as other Rogue power racks, but has slightly less dense hardware and takes up less space. If you’re a recreational lifter who needs a power rack for casual workouts, then this power rack is a good start.
- Exceptional 2×2″ 11-gauge steel construction with 1/2″ hardware sizing.
- Includes a skinny and fat pull-up bar with a foot print of 53″ x 32″.
- Base retail price of $569.00, and must be bolted to floor for use.
- Shop and learn more about the RE-3 Echo Power Rack
Ideal For: Cost Conscious Gym Owner, Recreational Athletes
2. Rogue Bolt-Together R-3
The Rogue Bolt-Together R-3 earns out second spot for the best power rack for the money for a couple reasons. Besides being one the more cost efficient options Rogue Fitness makes for power racks, it’s also very space efficient and takes up a 53″ x 34″ footprint. This is Rogue Fitness’ most compact power rack, so if budget and space are high up on your concern, then this rack will be a good bet.
- Solid 2×3″ 11-gauge steel construction with 5/8″ bolts and fasteners.
- A top pull-up bar that comes with a fat and skinny option for back training variety.
- Base retail price of $725.00 and must be bolted to floor.
- Learn more about and shop the Rogue Bolt-Together R-3
Ideal For: Recreational Athletes and Powerlifters
Best Rogue Fitness Squat Stand for the Money
1. Rogue Echo Squat Stand 2.0
This squat stand could best be described as Rogue’s most bare bones stand. For cost efficiency, this is Rogue Fitness’ best model and it takes up minimal space. Although, cost efficiency doesn’t mean “cheap”, as this model still offers solid construction specs such as 2×3″ 11-gauge steel and a black powdercoat finish.
- Adequate 2×3″ 11-gauge steel construction and 2×2″ 11-gauge steel base.
- Requires minimal space with a 48.5″ x 48″ footprint.
- Retail price starting at $275.00.
- Learn about the Rogue Echo Squat Stand 2.0
Ideal For: Cost Conscious Shoppers
2. Rogue S-1 Squat Stand 2.0
The Rogue S-1 Squat Stand 2.0 earns our second pick, as it’s both cost and space efficient. This model is the smallest in the Rogue S-Series squat stands and was tested with a bar weight of 1,000 lbs, so it will be perfect for most lifter’s needs unless you’re Ray Williams. Outside of cost and space, this stand offers a couple solid construction features such as 2×3″ 11- gauge steel and has a Westside hole pattern.
- Base and stands are constructed with 2×3″ 11-gauge steel.
- Minimal footprint of 48″ x 48″ and Westside hold pattern for adjust height.
- Base retail price of $345.00.
- Learn more about the Rogue S-1 Squat Stand 2.0
Ideal For: Simplicity and Athletes On a Budget
Best Power and Squat Rack for Everything
Best Power Racks for Everything
1. Rogue RML-490C Power Rack
In our opinion, this is one of Rogue’s best power racks for every gym need and it’s somewhat cost efficient comparatively to others they offer. A good power rack for everything will allow seamless transition between things like squat, rack pulls, bench press, over head press, and everything else. Also, this rack comes with solid construction features that suggest long-term durability.
- Durable 3×3″ 11-gauge steel frame construction and black zinc .625″ bolts/fasteners.
- Available in multiple colors with Westside hole spacing and strong safety pins.
- Ample room inside rack for a variety of movements and skinny pull-up bar.
- Check out all of the color options and specs for the RML-490C
Ideal For: Home Gym Owners, Functional Fitness Athletes, and Powerlifters
2. Rogue RML-390F Flat Foot Monster Lite Rack
This power rack is unique because it offers a solid constructive base and somewhat minimal footprint. The smaller footprint is great for those who need to save space and still want versatility with their rack. Granted, it’s worth noting that with compact sized power racks, mindfulness of space allotment becomes increasingly more important.
- Solid uprights composed of a 3×3″ 11-gauge steel and a 2×3″ 11-gauge steel base.
- Westside hole spacing and the rack takes up a 48″ x 49″ footprint.
- Check out all of the details on the Rogue RML-390F Rack
Ideal For: Garage and Home Gym Owners
Best Squat Stand for Everything
1. Rogue SML-2C Squat Stand
The Rogue SML-2C Squat Stand earns out top squat stand for everything for a few reasons. First, it’s important to note that squat stands will be slightly more limited compared to power racks, so we kept that in mind when considering “everything”. This squat stand includes a pull-up bar for upper body pulling variety, along with Westside hole spacing to accurately adjust squat, bench, and rack pull heights.
- Strong 3×3″ 11-gauge steel uprights and 2×3″ 11-gauge steel base.
- 11 customizable colors and black zinc bolts and fasteners.
- Somewhat space efficient footprint with a 48″ length, 49″ width, and 92″ height.
- Check out everything that comes with the Rogue SML-2C Squat Stand
Ideal For: Customization and Versatility
2. Rogue S-2 Squat Stand 2.0
The Rogue S-2 Squat Stand 2.0 earns our second pick for three major reasons. First, it comes with the option of getting an adjustable fat/skinny pull-up bar. Second, it’s competitively priced at $425.00 for the construction specs it has to offer. Lastly, it’s compatible with a lot of Rogue Fitness’ accessories, so it’s easy to equip and build out to be much more than a stand stand alone.
- Solid and durable construction with 2×3″ 11-gauge steel uprights and base.
- Compatible with multiple Rogue Fitness accessories and dual pull-up bar option.
- Economical footprint of 48″ x 48″ with Westside hole spacing.
- Learn why the Rogue S-2 Squat Stand 2.0 made our list
Ideal For: Durability and Versatility
Best Power and Squat Racks With Pull-Up Bars
Best Power Rack With Pull-Up Bars
1. Rogue R-3 Power Rack
The Rogue R-3 Power Rack is our favorite pick for the pull-up bar category because it’s designed with both a fat and skinny bar going across the top. This makes it easy to do pull-ups with the grip thickness you desire without having to adjust or go out of your way.
- Stable 2×3″ 11-gauge steel uprights and bases with a footprint of 53″ x 34″.
- Fat and skinny pull-up bars that run across the top of the rack.
- Learn more about the Rogue R-3 Power Rack’s construction
Ideal For: Cost Efficient Shoppers and Versatile Workouts
2. Rogue RE-3 Echo Power Rack
This rack is eerily similar to the Rogue R-3 Power Rack, but is more of a little brother to the R-3 rack. We like this rack for pull-ups because it also offers the fat and skinny bars that run across the top of the rack. The three main differences between this rack and the Rogue R-3 rack is the price tag, the accessory options, and the footprint.
- Stable 2×2″ 11-gauge steel uprights and base, along with 32″ x 53″ footprint.
- Fat and skinny pull-up bars that run across the top of rack, must be bolted to floor.
- Check out the construction specs for the Rogue RE-3 Echo Power Rack
Ideal For: Budget Shoppers and Recreational Athletes
Best Squat Stands With Pull-Up Bars
1. Rogue S-2 Squat Stand 2.0
This squat stand is simple and perfect for someone who needs a rack that offers just a single pull-up bar running across the top. We like this squat stand because it’s simple and is somewhat cost efficient. Plus, the base is stable so there’s less concern of the stand wavering when doing things like weighted pull-ups.
- Simple design with 2×3″ 11-gauge steel and 48″ x 48″ footprint.
- Single skinny pull-up bar that runs across the top of the rack.
- Check out the simple design of the Rogue S-2 Squat Stand 2.0
Ideal For: Simplicity, Versatility, and Pull-Ups
2. Rogue S-3 Squat Stand 2.0
This squat stand could be considered the older brother to the S-2 squat stand. In fact, the specs are eerily similar, but there’s one defining trait that’s differentiates this rack from the S-2 and that’s the fat/skinny pull-up bars that come along with this rack and the height. The S-3 rack comes in with a maximal height of 110″ compared to the 92″ S-2.
- Simple design with 2×3″ 11-gauge steel and 48″ x 48″ footprint.
- Skinny and fat pull-up bars that run across the 110″ uprights.
- Learn more about the construction of the Rogue S-3 Squat Stand 2.0
Ideal For: Pull-Up Variety
Best Power and Squat Racks for Squats
Best Power Racks for Squats
1. Rogue RM-4 Monster Rack 2.0
Our top Rogue Fitness power rack for squats is the Rogue RM-4 Monster Rack 2.0. This rack is great because it’s designed to be slightly larger and has the construction specs to withstand heavy squats. For example, this rack offers oversized 1″ hardware and uprights and a base that’s composed with 3×3″ 11-gauge steel.
- Strong and durable 3×3″ 11-gauge steel construction with larger 1″ hardware.
- Spacial footprint of 53″ x 53″, so there’s ample room for safely spotting and dropping.
- Customizable colors and this rack is easy to accessorize accordingly to your needs.
- Check out everything the Rogue RM-4 Monster Rack 2.0 has to offer
Ideal For: Public Gym Owners, Experience Home Gym Owners, Versatility
2. Rogue RML-490C Power Rack
We like this rack for squats because it’s larger, customizable, and constructed to last. For starters, this rack is slightly larger on the inside and can accommodate even the biggest squatters. The uprights and base are constructed with 3×3″ 11-gauge steel and the hardware is black zinc, which is one of Rogue’s most durable materials.
- Carefully constructed 3×3″ 11-gauge steel hardware with black zinc hardware.
- Westside hole spacing to accommodate every type of rack height.
- Easy to build on with accessories and customizable color schemes.
- Check out how customizable the RML-490C Power Rack can be
Ideal For: Athletes Who Love Customizing Their Gear and Versatility
Best Squat Stand for Squats
1. Rogue Echo Squat Stand 2.0
This squat stand is perfect for someone who needs a simple stand and wants a minimalist design. Rogue Fitness states that this stand can withstand 500 lb squats with ease, so if you’re squatting around or below that weight, then this stand will be a good bet. Will it be ideal for those squatting 500+ lbs? Probably not, but for the recreational and budget friendly lifter, this is a great bet.
- 2×3″ 11-gauge steel upright and 2×2″ 11-gauge steel base.
- Holes spaced 2″ apart on the uprights and a footprint of 48.5″ x 48″.
- Check out the simplicity of the Rogue Echo Squat Stand 2.0
Ideal For: Squats, Plain & Simple, Squats
2. Rogue SML-2C Squat Stand
Our second favorite squat stand for squats is a bit more heavy duty compared to the Echo Squat Stand 2.0. We like the Rogue SML-2C Squat Stand because it’s been tested with over 1,000 lbs and offers very strong construction features. If you need a solid and customizable rack, then this will be a good bet for those trying to really build out their home gym.
- Customizable colors and a 3×3″ 11-gauge steel base and uprights construction.
- Westside holes running up the uprights and this stand can hold over 1,000 lbs.
- Check out the Rogue SML-2C Squat Stand is great for squats
Ideal For: Customization and Heavy Squats
Best Power and Squat Racks for Limited Space
Best Power Racks for Limited Space
1. Rogue RML-390C Power Rack
If you’re limited on space and want a fully equipped power rack, then the Rogue RML-390C Power Rack will be your best bet. This rack comes with 3×3″ 11-gauge steel and offers the buyer the ability to adjust the width within the rack to save on space. Also, this rack can easily be accessorized and offers Westside holes running up the uprights.
- Length: 34″ (with smaller option)
- Width: 53″
- Height: 90.375″
- Check out all of the sizing specs for the RML-390C Power Rack
Ideal For: Space Conscious Athletes That Love Customization
2. Rogue RE-3 Echo Rack
This rack is another great option for those who are concerned about their space. The uprights and base are constructed with 2×2″ 11-gauge steel and it offers a fat and skinny pull-up bar. In terms of size, this rack is on the smaller end, but there’s a big but that comes with this rack, and that is that it must be bolted to the floor before use.
- Length: 32″
- Width: 53″
- Height: 90.375″
- Learn more about the Rogue RE-3 Echo Rack’s sizing
Ideal For: Limited Space Gyms
Best Squat Stand for Limited Space
1. Rogue S-4 Squat Stand
The Rogue S-4 Squat Stand is possibly the best option for anyone who has the smallest space available and still wants to squat. Unlike the other squat stands that a solid connected base, this stand is composed of two free standing bases, which can easily be moved after a lift for easy storage. This also opens up the availability for making this stand the most versatile dependent on one’s lifting environment.
- Length: 26″ (per one stand)
- Width: 22″ (per one stand)
- Height: 72″ (per one stand)
- Check out all of sizing specs for the Rogue S-4 Squat Stand
Ideal For: Very Limited Space
2. Rogue S-3 Squat Stand 2.0
Our next squat stand pick for limited space is the Rogue S-3 Squat Stand 2.0. This stand is pretty similar to the other ones Rogue offers, but earns our second spot by a whole one inch. In terms of construction, this rack is solid and comes with 2×3″ 11-gauge steel and a fat/skinny pull-up bar.
- Length: 48″
- Width: 48″
- Height: 110″
- Lean about the Rogue S-3 Squat Stand 2.0′s sizing
Ideal For: Limited Space Gym Settings
Best Power and Squat Racks for Low Ceilings
Best Power Racks for Low Ceilings
In terms of the best Rogue Fitness power racks for low ceilings a lot of the racks come in at the same height. Below, we’ve listed our favorite three Rogue Fitness power racks that have the lower height. Granted, if height is a very big issue for you, then we’d recommend looking at the squat stands below, as they’re much lower in total height.
Best Squat Stands for Low Ceilings
If your biggest concern with a squat stand is height, then Rogue Fitness does a pretty job at accommodating those needs. Their stands are much shorter than the power racks above (almost two feet shorter), and also do an adequate job at limiting total spacial footprint. Below, we’ve included the top three shortest squat stands Rogue Fitness offers.
- Rogue Echo Squat Stand 2.0: 70.375″
- SML-1 Rogue 70” Monster Lite Squat Stand: 72″
- Rogue S-4 Squat Stand: 72″
If you’re on the market for a new Rogue Fitness Power Rack or Squat Stand, then hopefully this list can help send you in the right direction. What’s most important to consider when shopping for a new high value piece of home gym equipment is how it will fit with your long-term goals. It’s always a good idea to consider the below two questions before buying.
- Is it a wise investment for the direction you want to take your home gym in with current and future equipment?
- Are the warranty, specs, and space allotment worth the price?
Feature image(s) from Roguefitness.com.