Goldens' Cast Iron Dumbbells and Kettlebells

Goldens’ Cast Iron Dumbbells (Sold in Pairs)

28 Reviews


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In Stock!
SHIPS 7-10 business days from date of order.
High Quality Cast Iron

Goldens Cast Iron Dumbbells are a masterpiece of old school American-made industrial cast iron design. A throw back to the old days. Our weights a designed to look rough, old school, 19th century industrial, not pretty. We figure you’ll use your weights, not stare at them! They will last generations! We pour the same high quality cast our for our dumbbells that we use for major manufactures worldwide.

They are SOLD IN PAIRS. The current selection ranges in weight from 5lbs to 50lbs.  Higher weights are coming very soon.  Don’t rely on gym availability. Instead, get your own set of Goldens’ Cast Iron Dumbbells. They are guaranteed to meet the highest demands of your workout routines.


  • Proprietary Ductile Cast Iron Blend – The best of ductile and gray iron properties.
  • Weight range: 5LB to 90LB
  • Tolerance: +/- 3%
  • Handle Diameter: 1.125″ (5LB-15LB), 1.25″ (20-50LB), 1.5″ (55 and above)
  • Handle width: 5″ (5LB – 50LB)
  • Finish: Black Semi-Gloss High Performance Coating
  • Smooth Sand Textured Grip for Comfort and Performance
  • Made in the USA from 100% Recycled American Steel. All Goldens’ Cast Iron Dumbbells are produced at our foundry’s and machine shops in Columbus and Cordele, Georgia.


Shipping from our facility in Columbus, Georgia is 10-15 (business days)* from the date of your order, due to high demand and order volume. When your order ships, we will send you an email with tracking information. If you have ordered multiple items (thank you!) or items which ship in separate boxes, we will send you an email as each package ships. In addition, it can be 2-5 consecutive days* after shipping from the foundry to receive your product. *Business days: Monday through Friday, or a 5 day week. It does not include weekends.


If your product(s) have not arrived and there is an error in shipment, we require that you reach out 7 days from shipment notification. If there is an issue, immediately contact info@goldenscastiron.com to report a missed shipment. At that point, we can trace the item(s) and if lost, we reship and file a lost claim. Beyond that window, it is impossible for us to trace and claim, therefor, impossible to guarantee a reshipment. So time is of the essence for you.


If you want to pickup from our foundry in Columbus, Georgia, then you certainly can! Just order online. For the street address, type “local pickup”, then Columbus, GA 31901, select “local pickup” to waive shipping! That’s it! Remember, no need to call! We’re filling orders daily so we will contact you via email when your order is ready for pickup. We won’t have your order ready until we contact you!



You may return any new and unused product for a full refund or equal exchange under certain specific conditions listed below. We will pay the return shipping, only on the first item you return, if conditions are met.  You are responsible for the return shipping for other items after the first, free returned item. To be eligible for a full refund of the product cost, you must notify us within 24 hours of the delivery of your product and meet the conditions below.

In the event that you receive a dumbbell or kettlebell which appears to be structurally damaged (bent, warped, or in some way affecting the structural integrity of the cast iron), we will work closely with you to evaluate it and get you what you need. Damage means specifically structural damage, not aesthetics, such as scrapes and scratches to the paint surface from shipping. The cast iron is extremely durable and can easily be touched up with Rust-oleum or an equivalent.

One note. Aesthetically, our dumbbells ends are deliberately casts asymmetrically and may appear as a casting error, but in fact are correct. Opposite sides of each end are deliberately flared to look old school and imperfect, but are exceptionally stable and durable.


Any claims for defects or damage must be submitted to Goldens’ Cast Iron within 24 hours of your receipt of the product. Please email pictures of the defect to us at info@goldenscastiron.com so that we can evaluate and resolve the problem. No returns on full kettlebell and dumbbell bundles, unless there is 100% catastrophic damage of the entire bundle. Consideration is only given to evaluate damage to an individual weight within those bundles. Please email images of a damaged weight from the bundle to info@goldenscastiron.com within 24 hours of delivery of the product to qualify for exchange or refund of that weight.


If your product(s) have not arrived and there is an error in shipment, we require that you reach out 7 days from shipment notification. If there is an issue, immediately contact info@goldenscastiron.com to report a missed shipment. At that point, we can trace the item(s) and if lost, we reship and file a lost claim. Beyond that window, it is impossible for us to trace and claim, therefor, impossible to guarantee a reshipment. So time is of the essence for you.

Old School, high quality American made cast iron dumbbells.

What are dumbbells?

Dumbbells are individual weights, made of cast iron or other heavy material, that are used individually or as a pair to exercise and build certain muscle groups in a gym or at home.

What are dumbbells used for?

Dumbbells are associated with intense muscle isolation, unlike kettlebells, which are associated with dynamic movement and cardio. Typically the chest, biceps and shoulders are isolated. There is a cardio component as well but with more intense isolation for strength training.

What are 3 benefits of dumbbells?

Strength balance, between extremities, eliminates muscle imbalances. Higher intensity workouts and safer on joints than barbells.

Why dumbbells are called dumbbells?

Back in the 17th century, athletes used small bells to workout with. But to keep the noise down, the clapper, that strikes the bell and makes the sound, was removed, making the bell “dumb”. Hence the name, “dumbbell”!

What are dumbbells made out of?

Dumbbells are typically made of cast iron, although there are some cast iron weights coated in rubber. Then there are some made of concrete with a plastic shell.

Do dumbbells really work?

Yes. As long as you start small with higher repetitions, later building into heavier weights and fewer repetitions for strength training.

Should I use dumbbells everyday?

No. Since dumbbell workouts are high intensity isolation of muscle groups, it is recommended that a 2 day break between muscle groups allows better recovery time.

Will dumbbells reduce belly fat?

High endurance, aerobic exercise is the best choice for reducing belly fat. Of course a healthy diet, in addition to aerobic and strength training combined will help you lower belly fat.

How heavy should dumbbells be?

To start, 5-10 pounds for women, 10-15 pounds for men. Higher reps (10-20) is best with lighter weights as you build those muscle fibers. You’ll feel the difference as you grow and at the point, you can increase your weights incrementally. Don’t over do it in the beginning. You can risk injury. Build naturally.

Will 25 lb dumbbells build muscle?

Resistance training is key. So lower weights will tone but not build muscle fibers. There is typically a combination of proper carb loading and resistance training to fuel muscle growth.

Can I get in shape with just dumbbells?

Yes, if your goal is to build lean muscle mass, dumbbells are your best choice. The best way to do that is to use low weights with high reps in the beginning, then reverse with higher weights and fewer reps.

Product Reviews

28 reviews for Cast Iron Dumbbells (PAIRS)

  1. Mary

    Heck, I didn’t think America made kettlebells anymore. I’ve been looking everywhere. I read a GQ.com article about kettlebell and dumbbell shortages and to my surprise you guys make them! Ha! So glad! Telling friends!

  2. Kenneth

    These cast iron dumbbells are really nice! Just as good, if not better than the ones at my gym! I was pleasantly surprised. Definitely recommending to friends.

  3. David

    I really wanted to get some cast iron dumbbells to help me pump up my biceps and these are really beyond my expectations! Much better quality than the imported ones I had. Got rid of those.

  4. Sam van der Poel (verified owner)

    I’m very happy with my dumbbells! They feel and look great. I’m also happy to be buying American made. Thank you, and I will surely be back for more.

  5. Robert

    Got my dumbbells! Thanks! Man, I’ve been searching forever. You can’t get any good quality weights right now. Nobody makes them in this country, except for you guys. Thanks! I’m pumpin’ me some Goldens’ Cast Iron now!

  6. Michael Lomsky (verified owner)

    My use case is doing various exercises with a bench and standing, etc. I like dumbbells in general for strength training.

    I recently purchased 20,30,40, and 50 dumbbell pairs. They came 30, 40, and then 20. I made a second order for the 50s after the 30s and 40s came. All dumbbells are individually packaged. Comically, 1 30lb dumbbell arrived with 1 40 dumbbell. 2 days later the other members of the pairs came. A few days later I ordered the 50s, and they came a few days before the 20s which were in my first order. The 20s came today; a few hours ago.

    They ship in heavy cardboard that in every case was busted up and the corners of the dumbbells were scratched and scraped a little bit. It looks like more or less normal wear and tear if you use them on concrete floors. I do not think the various shippers care about the product, and always the package was opened. None of this bothers me, but some folks might care, so it’s worth letting you know.

    For me, it’s clearly a quality product, and it’s made in the USA. I am very happy to help a US business with all the current virus related economic issues.

    I will add that several friends have seen my dumbbells, and have ordered their own.

    I plan on ordering heaver than 50s when they are available.

  7. Bobby Beverly (verified owner)

    Love these dumbbells. I love how they look and how they feel in my hands. I highly recommend. Prompt shipping as well. Huge thanks to the folks at Goldens Cast Iron for making them!

  8. Nickolay Lamm (verified owner)

    Feels like high quality dumbells. Smells like they just got painted but that adds to the charm.

  9. Laterrance BriceLa

    Nice and prompt

  10. alan j krawitz (verified owner)

    Recently ordered a pair of 50s and they’re very well-made, arrived promptly. They’ve made my home workouts that much better!! Looking forward to purchasing the 80s or 90s as soon as they’re available. To usher in our new President, I think everyone should buy American…..and start with Golden’s Cast Iron!!

  11. Nick Errico

    I’m glad I came across this American made company. I was wondering when your projected time frame is for dumbbells over fifty pounds.
    I’m interested in a set of 70lbs.

  12. Audrey Yeazel (verified owner)

    Love all my dumbbells!!

  13. Gabriel (verified owner)

    I’m very happy with all the dumbbells I ordered, and even happier to finally be able to support American-made industry again. You guys do a fantastic job. I’ll be ordering heavier dumbbells when those become available. Keep up the excellent work.

  14. Robert Johnson (verified owner)

    Got my dumbbells today and in good time and in good shape, I’ m happy. I got them all from 30Lbs to 50 Lbs and placed them on the the rack I put together just yesterday, when it was delivered. Funny side note, the Fed Ex guy got a good workout unloading them and handing them off to me! I’ll be waiting for the heavy ones to be offered, up to a hundred pounds would suit me for now, but I’ll take what I can get. Made in USA!

  15. Matt Dunaway (verified owner)

    The dumbbells are outstanding. And I’m very proud to say they are made in Columbus, GA! I can’t weight (pun intended) for the 60 – 100 pounders to be available!!

  16. Mary Grace Boyd (verified owner)

    I love my cast iron dumbbells! They are high quality and super durable. I mainly work out in my garage with a cement floor and these weights are tough as nails (much like myself)!

  17. Sam

    Nice dumbells.
    I’ll order a heavier set when available.

  18. Troy Guy (verified owner)

    Beautiful high quality dumbbells! So glad that I didn’t go with the smelly rubber imports! I have my 50’s now and I will definitely be ordering heavier when you make them available!

  19. Ron Hasenbeck (verified owner)

    Not only are these awesome weights, made here in America, the folks at Goldens have the absolute best, most patient, customer service you can imagine! Thanks, all…I’ll be back for more!

  20. Jordan S (verified owner)

    As many of you may remember, back in my day we got hit by this Covid pandemic that made gym equipment soar to ridiculous prices. This company saw an opportunity and stepped up and started making their own weights. I have a 35 and 40 pound dumbbell set, and found the price fair, even if shipping hurt a little. I am pleased with the quality, and it makes me happy to support an American business. I will likely end up purchasing a few more sets over time from here. The handle is a little thicker than I was used to with other sets, but that hasn’t been a negative, just a heads up.

  21. Randy (verified owner)

    I ordered the whole shebang (5-50lbs.) and they shipped out within a few days and were at my door in five days. Everything showed up except for my two 40lbs. which arrived after another five. Out of the 20 dumbbells I ordered, there was only one mistake, a third 45 instead of a 40. Mary from customer service responded to my email almost immediately and had a 40lb. weight shipped to me and the 45lb. picked up.
    I love these weights, they’re rock solid and feel great in my hands. The customer service was top notch as well. The fact that these weights are made in the USA was what made me take a chance on them, and I’m glad I did.
    I wholeheartedly recommend these dumbbells and I will be buying the heavier weights once they become available.

  22. David Crockett (verified owner)

    I bought a set of 10 lbs to see how they are . They are super. They feel great in the hand. They make you want to lift them. I will be buying 20 lbs soon. I will probably work my way up. They are a great product made in the USA. I am into cast iron lately. I bought an American made skill too. Buy American and get a good product. The shipping may be expensive but the product is great and you cannot go wrong. They also look good.

  23. Pacman (verified owner)

    Purchased nearly a full set of dumb bells last year. Proud to see they are made in the U.S.A. but prouder still in my hometown!! Great products. I use them nearly daily and can’t wait for the 60+ pounders to come online.

  24. Jessica Heverling

    Received my dumbbells recently and love them. It Makes me workout even harder knowing that they were made in the USA! Thank you!

  25. George Santana (verified owner)

    Awesome… dumbbells. well made.

  26. George Santana (verified owner)

    Awesome well made.

  27. randall napoli (verified owner)

    As a certified trainer I wanted to build my home gym during the beginning of the pandemic I purchased 15, 20, 30, 35,50’s db’s,,,,I have been waiting to see if they would increase product line with heavier weights,,,, so happy to hear you are,,, looking forward to adding 60+ when available

  28. Elliott Rosengarten (verified owner)

    Great quality dumbbells.

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Dumbbell Sizes

We offer dumbbell sizes from 5LB to 90LB, and a plethora of weight sets to complete your in-home gym or fitness center. Weight length varies from 8.5”  to roughly 15”. Handle diameter sizes: 1.125″ (5LB-15LB), 1.25″ (20-50LB), 1.5″ (55 and above)

Quality Design

Goldens’ Cast Iron dumbbells are specially engineered to be well balanced with a textured grip for comfort and performance that is not too rough or too smooth. The grip is just right, whether you lift with or without chalk. Our dumbbells offer proper control.

Quality Manufacturing

Goldens’ Cast Iron dumbbells and kettlebells are created from top quality, American-made steel and consist of a proprietary Ductile Cast Iron Blend – The best of ductile and gray iron properties. Our finishing process offers black semi-gloss high performance coating.

Made in the USA

Goldens’ Foundry has been producing quality industrial cast iron products since 1882. A 5th generation family-owned company with 138 years of American-made industrial cast iron experience, producing durable, top quality machined ductile iron castings for companies, worldwide, including our durable cast iron kamado grills, fire pits, kettlebells and dumbbells, all of which will outlast and outperform any other similar product on the market. 


Goldens’ ships directly from Columbus, Georgia, with additional distribution on the west coast. We take great care and pride in packaging your products to be safely and securely shipped to your location. Once you order, you’ll receive order confirmation and additional tracking information so that you can follow your products. Ground shipping is offered for weights 5-50. Above that weight class, your items are shipped via standard freight.

Goldens’ Mantra

Work out. Grill out. Chill out! We believe in bringing people together through fitness, great food and relaxation to give families and friends opportunities to connect and enjoy life. Whether it’s working out with our Cast Iron Weights, grilling steaks on our Cast Iron Cooker or just sitting around one of our Syrup Kettle Fire Pits, we make it easier for folks to get healthy, enjoy great food, then slow down a bit and focus on the moments that really matter. 

Goldens’ Cast Iron

Work out. Grill out. Chill out. Goldens’ Cast Iron offers quality American-made cast iron kamados, syrup kettle fire pits, kettlebells and dumbbells that last for generations! Welcome to the Iron Age!

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