Man using a chin up bar

25 Top-Rated Chin Up Bars to Build Upper Body Strength

The benefits of pull ups in your regular work out can’t be understated. You will work your back, arms, and shoulders and if you experience back problems, you may see a drastic improvement after incorporating pull ups into your exercise regimen. Unfortunately, we don’t all have time to make it to the gym, or even if you can, your gym may not have the best equipment for these kinds of upper-body workouts. Luckily, purchasing a chin-up bar is very affordable, and most installations are simple, too.

We have compiled a list of 25 top-rated chin up bars, listed below in alphabetical order. Ratings are based on Amazon and are current at the time of this publication. Whether you’re looking for a doorway-mountable chin up bar, a wall-mountable, or joist-mountable version, you’ll find an option that works for you on this list.

1. Cap Barbell Power Rack Exercise Stand

Cap Barbell Power Rack Exercise Stand

Current Rating: 4.3

This power rack is a good choice for your home gym for a variety of exercises, but looking at it also reveals how well suited it is for your chin ups. You can secure it to the floor, but most reviewers didn’t feel the need with all the stability already built in to this unit. And if you also want to incorporate some weights or bands with this rack, you can use it for your entire workout.

Key Features: 

  • Double-gusseted for added stability
  • 12- and 14-gauge steel construction
  • 46″D x 50″W x 85″H

Cost: Est. $103

2. Ecotric – Wall Mounted Chin Pull Up Bar Gym Workout Fitness Home Mount Fitness 500lbs

Ecotric - Wall Mounted Chin Pull Up Bar Gym Workout Fitness Home Mount Fitness 500lbs

Current Rating: 4.3

This chin up bar mounts to your wall, so it’s not taking up valuable floor space when not in use.  All the hardware needed to install this bar is included, and it’s a simple matter of affixing the brackets to your wall studs.

Key Features: 

  • 11-gauge steel construction
  • 500-lb max capacity
  • 50″ bar length and 1.25″ diameter

Cost: Est. $70

3. Firstlaw Fitness Extreme I-Beam Pull Up Bar with Bent Ends and Rubber Grips – Red Label

Firstlaw Fitness Extreme I-Beam Pull Up Bar with Bent Ends and Rubber Grips - Red Label

Current Rating: 5.0

This isn’t the typical chin up bar, but it accomplishes the same task. It affixes to the I-beams commonly used in garages or basements, which makes this seem like a perfect fit for some home gyms. The rubber grips prevent your hands from slipping, and the multiple hand placement options will give you variety in your workouts.

Key Features: 

  • Fits I-beams from 3.5″- 11″ wide
  • 600-lb max capacity
  • Lifetime warranty

Cost: Est. $199

4. Fitleader Ceiling Mounted Pull Up Bar 48″ on-center mount holes fit for 16″ and 24″ ceiling joists

Fitleader Ceiling Mounted Pull Up Bar 48 on-center mount holes fit for 16 and 2 ceiling joists

Current Rating: 4.1

This chin up bar is installed on a ceiling, and it’s ideal for 8-foot ceilings. The mounting configurations work for both 16″ and 24″ ceiling joists, and you will want to ensure it’s secured into those joists for safety. The bar has nonslip paint for additional stability in your workout, and the bar itself would be great to attach bands, rings, or ropes for more variety in your workouts.

Key Features: 

  • Steel bar with non-slip paint
  • 220-lb max weight construction
  • 48″ bar width

Cost: Est. $49.99

5. Garren Fitness – Maximiza Pull Up Bar – Doorway Pullup Bar / Chinup Bar with 3 Sets of Screw-in Door-Mounts

Garren Fitness - Maximiza Pull Up Bar - Doorway Pullup Bar Chinup Bar with 3 Sets of Screw-in Door-Mounts

Current Rating: 4.5

This chin up bar is only the bar, but when combined with the included heavy-duty mounting hardware and a doorway, this bar turns your home into a fitness center. You can adjust the bar to fit any doorway between 26″ to 36″ and once secured, you can put up to 300 pounds of weight on it.

Key Features: 

  • Chrome steel construction
  • 300-lb max capacity
  • Fits doorways from 26″ to 36″

Cost: Est. $36.98

6. GoFit – Elevated Chin Up Station

GoFit - Elevated Chin Up Station

Current Rating: 3.6

This chin up bar is highly portable and can be used for a wide variety of uses. For installation, it’s a simple matter of hanging it on the door frame and using gravity and leverage to keep you safe while you use it. You can also use it on the floor in the doorway for your sit ups and crunches, or laid flat on the ground for slightly elevated push-ups.

Key Features: 

  • Assembly required; hardware included
  • Plastic construction
  • Fits doorways from 32″ to 34″

Cost: Est. $51.12

7. GRONK Fitness Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar | Best Multi Grip Chin Up Station

GRONK Fitness Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar Best Multi Grip Chin Up Station Perfect For Bodybuilding Powerlifting Workouts At Home Or Gym Up To 800lbs Easy To Install Training Equipment

Current Rating: 4.3

This wall mounted chin up bar has an incredible number of grips and therefore offers a much wider variety of workout than a lot of its competitors. Changing your grip will change the muscles you target in your workout, and that means one piece of equipment can contribute greatly to your overall fitness.

Key Features: 

  • Powder-coated steel construction
  • 800-lb max capacity
  • 48″ x 7″ x 16″

Cost: Est. $171.54

8. Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

Current Rating: 4.1

This doorway chin up bar is installed with only a metal clip to secure it to the door frame. And several reviewers have claimed it’s plenty secure enough to use even without the clip. This bar relies on leverage and gravity to ensure your safety, and when brought down and sat on the floor, it can be used for dips and push ups, as well.

Key Features: 

  • Durable steel construction
  • 300-lb max capacity
  • Fits doorway from 24″ to 32″

Cost: Est. $23.53

9. Joist Mount Pull Up Bar & Product Bundles by Ultimate Body Press

Joist Mount Pull Up Bar & Product Bundles by Ultimate Body Press

Current Rating: 4.3

This ceiling mounted chin up bar is set up to buy in your choice of three different bundles with other useful equipment. You can buy it with ab straps, gymnastic rings, or a body weight resistance trainer. Once affixed to the joists in your ceiling, the bar’s foam padded grip should help prevent any hand blistering while you push yourself to your limits.

Key Features: 

  • Knurled steel with foam padding
  • Can buy with 3 product bundles
  • 42″ wide bar, 21″ grip spacing

Cost: Est. $79.95

10. Jumping – Physport Doorway Pull Up Chin up Bar for Home Gym

Jumping - Physport Doorway Pull Up Chin up Bar for Home Gym

Current Rating: 4.5

This bar can be installed in any door way between 24″ to 39″ and it can be installed at any height, providing you with a variety of workouts. If you install it a few inches from the ground, you can use it as a bar to hold your feet while you do sit ups; hang it mid way up the door to use it for dips or a bit further for hanging leg raises. This one bar can give you a full workout.

Key Features: 

  • Hardware included, easy installation
  • Nonslip foam grips are removable
  • Fits doorways from 24″ to 39″

Cost: Est. $30

11. Matrix Ventures – Triple Door Gym Ultimate 3 In 1 Pullup Doorway Bar

Matrix Ventures - Triple Door Gym Ultimate 3 In 1 Pullup Doorway Bar

Current Rating: 4.3

This chin up bar is that and so much more. It has the standard doorway install that several of its competitors do, but it also has a lower bar that adds stability and allows you to transition from pull ups to dips and ab workouts without having to change the bar’s location at all. This set also comes with heavy duty suspension straps, which is ideal for your suspended push ups. There are 35 different exercises you can complete with this piece of equipment, so you won’t ever run out of ideas to keep your workout interesting.

Key Features: 

  • Foam grips on heavy duty steel
  • 300-lb max capacity
  • 100% money-back guarantee

Cost: Est. $60

12. MS Sports – Joist Mounted Pull Up Bar with Neutral Grip Handles by MS Sports

MS Sports - Joist Mounted Pull Up Bar with Neutral Grip Handles by MS Sports

Current Rating: 4.6

This chin up bar is ceiling mounted and has a heavy-duty steel construction. You can affix it to the beams of your ceiling or into your garage on its exposed rafters. The bar is meant to last without any rubber handles that will deteriorate over time; only a knurled grip that will prevent slipping.

Key Features: 

  • Steel construction
  • Neutral grip handles
  • 4 mounting bolts included

Cost: Est. $42

13. Perfect Fitness – Perfect Basic Pullup, Pull Up Progression Bar

Perfect Fitness - Perfect Basic Pullup Pull Up Progression Bar

Current Rating: 4.5

This bar is specifically intended to be used as three separate, but similar, workouts to help you measure and continue your progression. You can start with the rows which are possible because of the spring loaded bar that, when configured as such, will offer you the perfect amount of resistance to allow you to complete a rowing work out. Beyond that, the pull up can be practiced as well as the chin up.

Key Features: 

  • Adjustable arm
  • 220-lb max capacity
  • Fits door frames from 27″ to 36″ wide

Cost: Est. $20

14. ProSource Heavy Duty Easy Gym Lite Doorway Chin-up Pull-Up Bar

ProSource Heavy Duty Easy Gym Lite Doorway Chin-up Pull-Up Bar

Current Rating: 3.6

This door frame-mountable chin up bar is adjustable and fits any door way from 24″ to 39″ wide. The foam cushioned grips will prevent slipping and minimize your fatigue with added comfort and safety. You can install this at whatever height is appropriate for you and for whatever workout you choose. Dips, chin ups, sit ups – you can do them all with this one bar.

Key Features: 

  • Mounting hardware included
  • 220-lb max capacity
  • Fits door frames from 24″ – 34″

Cost: Est. $19

15. Pure Fitness Weight Training/Workout: Upper Body Exercise Doorway Bar

Pure Fitness Weight Training Workout Upper Body Exercise Doorway Bar

Current Rating: 3.7

This doorway chin up bar is easily installed in seconds with no hardware or tools. The bar grips are ribbed for extra security and comfort, and when you’re pulling your own body weight to your limit, you’ll certainly appreciate that.

Key Features: 

  • Heavy-duty steel with 6 foam handles
  • 250-lb max capacity
  • 38″ bar, 4.3″ minimum doorway depth, 6.3″ maximum doorway depth

Cost: Est. $19

16. Sportneer Pull Up Bar Doorway Chin Up Pullup Bar Multi-Grip Trainer Workout for Home Gym

Sportneer Pull Up Bar Doorway Chin Up Pullup Bar Multi-Grip Trainer Workout for Home Gym Holds Up to 330 lbs

Current Rating: 3.9

This door way chin up bar is a fast install, like several others, but the efforts made to prevent door damage is decidedly unlike others. The padding on this bar isn’t just for your comfort but for your door’s protection, too. The grips you’ll use are a soft foam, and the door padding is a more dense, reinforced padding that won’t break down.

Key Features: 

  • High-grade steel construction with non-slip padded foam grips
  • 330-lb max capacity
  • Fits doorways from 24″ to 36″

Cost: Est. $30

17. Stamina Doorway Trainer Plus (Black, Chrome)

Stamina Doorway Trainer Plus Black Chrome

Current Rating: 4.2

This door frame chin up bar has 5 distinct grips for 5 different workouts. You can also easily use this bar on the ground or in the door frame to do your sit ups and crunches along with your push ups and dips. And with its heavy-duty, professional quality steel construction, you won’t have to worry about bending or breaking this piece of equipment.

Key Features: 

  • Steel construction with 12 foam grips
  • 330-lb max capacity
  • Highly portable

Cost: Est. $30

18. Ultimate Body Press Ceiling Mounted Pull Up Bar

Ultimate Body Press Ceiling Mounted Pull Up Bar

Current Rating: 4.3

This ceiling-mounted chin up bar will be perfect for a home that has either 16 or 24 inch joists. The entire length of the bar is covered with a high-quality foam padding to make sure no matter where you place your hands, they’ll be protected.

Key Features: 

  • High-density foam on 3 foam grip positions
  • Fits 16″ and 24″ joists
  • Satisfaction guaranteed

Cost: Est. $80

19. Ultimate Body Press Ergonomic Joist Mount Bar

Ultimate Body Press Ergonomic Joist Mount Bar

Current Rating: 4.3

This ceiling-mounted chin up bar is one that will easily install onto your exposed rafters or the beams in your basement. Once installed, it’s a solid piece of equipment without any give that you can expect to hold your body weight with ease.

Key Features: 

  • Welded steel construction
  • Ergonomic bar
  • 48″ bar with 15-degree angles

Cost: Est. $55

20. Ultimate Body Press Wall Mount Pull Up Bar with Four Grip Positions

Ultimate Body Press Wall Mount Pull Up Bar with Four Grip Positions

Current Rating: 4.2

This wall-mounted chin up bar is a great option if your home has the standard 16″ wall studs. It comes with four grip positions to vary your workout without changing your routine too much. Which means that if you thoroughly enjoy the workout you get from a pull up, varying it slightly will target extra muscles and you can still feel that pleasant burn as you work new muscles.

Key Features: 

  • Mounts to standard 16″ studs
  • 42″ wide bar
  • Satisfaction guaranteed

Cost: Est. $60

21. Ultimate Body Press Wall Mounted Doorway Pull Up Bar

Ultimate Body Press Wall Mounted Doorway Pull Up Bar

Current Rating: 4.5

This wall-mounted chin up bar is ideal for use just above a standard door’s frame because it’s designed to fit king studs spaced 24″ to 30″ apart. The ergonomic grip has a 15-degree incline that will allow you to get your pull ups and chin ups in without the added discomfort of doing so in an unnatural grip position.

Key Features: 

  • 1.25″ thick steel bar construction
  • 36″ bar, 15-degree angle
  • 100% Satisfaction guaranteed

Cost: Est. $55

22. Ultimate Body Press XL Doorway Pull Up Bar with Elevated Bar & Adjustable Width

 

Ultimate Body Press XL Doorway Pull Up Bar with Elevated Bar & Adjustable Width

Current Rating: 4.1

This doorway bar installs like many of its peers, but the chin up bar is actually above the door frame which means it provides significantly more head room for your workout than its competitors. This is an ideal bar for someone who wants a temporary install with the extra height of over 6 feet.

Key Features: 

  • 300-lb max capacity
  • Fits 24″ to 34″ doorways
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed

Cost: Est. $60

23. Valor Fitness CHN-UP Pro Style Mount Chin Up Bar

Valor Fitness CHN-UP Pro Style Mount Chin Up Bar

Current Rating: 4.0

This chin up bar is installed onto a wall and is a heavy-duty steel construction with a powder coating to prevent hand slips. The hand bars are positioned for a variety of grips and are 1.25 inches in circumference. The clearance from the wall is 30″ which should give you plenty of room for your workout without encroaching into your living space too terribly.

Key Features: 

  • Powder-coated steel construction
  • 48″ wide bar with multiple grips
  • 5-year warranty

Cost: Est. $123

24. Yes4All Doorway Pullup Bar / Chinup Bar – Fit Doorways 24” – 34” & Support up to 200 lbsYes4All Doorway Pullup Bar Chinup Bar – Fit Doorways Support up to 200 lbs

Current Rating: 3.4

This doorway chin up bar is chrome-coated, heavy-duty steel construction so you can feel both safe in its durability and pleased with its appearance. You can install this bar in a variety of heights and in two different methods; both will allow for a quick suspension install and re-install. So you can affix the plastic knobs to one position, say the chin up position, and the metal caps on the floor for your sit ups. You will twist the bar until it is secure in either position and untwist to switch. It couldn’t be easier!

Key Features: 

  • 200-lb max capacity
  • Heavy-duty steel with protective chrome finish
  • 1-year warranty

Cost: Est. $15.99

25. Yes4All Wall Mount Chin Up Bar

Yes4All Wall Mount Chin Up Bar

Current Rating: 3.7

This wall-mounted steel chin up bar has a 20″ clearance from the wall to the edge of the handles and a 12″ clearance to the bar, so please note this may not leave you enough room for some of the specific workouts you have in mind. For leg lifts, you will have to be cognizant and use this facing away from the wall, but it should still work. The bar itself has 2 differently sized holes to allow it to work for either 16″ or 24″ studs, and installation will be a breeze either way.

Key Features: 

  • Steel construction with foam grips
  • 300-lb max capacity
  • 1-year warranty

Cost: Est. $30

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