Fully welded from 11 gauge steel, so itís incredibly over-built and thereís no loosening bolts to worry about. Tall bar catch tabs make it easier to rack the weight and thereís a secondary set lower down for safety. Both sets of bar catches feature polymer wearguards to help protect the bar knurling. Another wearguard on the side of the post protects the finish from plates that are propped there during plate exchanges. Bench pad features dense foam and heavy duty 32 oz. top-stitched upholstery, but itís sized to not get in the way.