November 20, 2015
A very solid piece of gear. The padding isn't soft, it's extremely firm (as noted by some other reviews), but let's face it - this thing is meant for working out hard, not lounging. So I had no problem with that at all. One small issue - it's a bit difficult to raise the bench to its most upright position due to the close tight proximity of the thick pads where the seat meets the back. Otherwise, I'd have given this 5 stars.
Pros:Very solid bench.
Cons:Difficult to raise the bench to its most upright position.