Sunny Health & Fitness SF-XF9933 Half Rack Power Cage
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|165.3 lbs||1,000 lbs||25+||Safety bars,
The Sunny SF-XF9933 is one of the power cages from the Power Zone series released by Sunny Health & Fitness in 2020. Unlike the Sunny SF-XF9925 that we’ve already reviewed here, this is a half cage but offers the same sturdiness and weight capacity. It’s a pretty well-built strength training cage, and so far, it has gathered a fairly decent amount of 5-star reviews from users.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 64.3L x 50.4W x 86.9H inches (163L x 128W x 220H cm)
- Assembled weight: 165.3 lbs (75 kg)
- Max. weight capacity: 1,000 lbs (453.5 kg)
- Possible exercises: 25+
- Warranty: Frame 1 year / Parts 180 days
Similar to the SF-XF9925 model, the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-XF9933 half rack is made of 14-gauge, 2″ x 2″ steel tubing. All the bars in its construction are double-coated with a durable paint finish. The color used for the main frame is black, while the color used for the pull-up bar assembly, safety bars, and j-hooks is orange. This considerably improves the overall aesthetics of the unit which can be quite a motivational factor as well.
This half rack is not too bulky, but it is not small either. Its footprint is approx. 64.3″L x 50.4″W (163 x 128 cm), but you’ll need a clearance of at least a few feet on each side and at the front of the unit. That’s because it is intended for use with Olympic, 7-foot barbells.
The unit’s height is approx. 86.9″ (220 cm). This being said, the rack won’t fit in a room with a 7-foot (214 cm) ceiling. Plus, it is recommended to leave at least a foot of clearance at the top of the unit, to be able to perform all the pull-up exercises correctly. As a general idea, the maximum user height recommended for this rack is 6’4″ (193 cm). However, taller persons should be able to use it as well.
The Sunny SF-XF9933 half power rack is rated for a maximum weight of 1,000 lbs (453.5 kg) which is not bad for a cage made for home use. This also applies to the safety bars and j-hooks.
The rack’s upright bars feature 18 adjustment holes for the attachment of the j-hooks and safety bars. It’s important to mention, though, that their diameter is only 0.82″ (2 cm), not 1″ (2.5 cm). Therefore, standard 1″ attachments, like other j-hook sets, or dip attachments won’t fit on this rack.
The unit’s base bars rest on large rubber pads. However, just as for any strength training machine, it is recommended to place and use it on a rubber mat. The unit’s lateral base bars also have anchor points so you can secure the rack to the floor if needed. However, if its storage posts are loaded with several heavy weight plates, this half rack should not budge, no matter what loads you use, or what exercises you perform. It is pretty heavy itself; its net weight is approx. 165 lbs (75 kg).
Other parts and accessories
The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-XF9933 Power Zone Half Power Rack includes several attachments and accessories. To begin with, it comes with a multi-grip pull-up bar attachment. It features three horizontal bars at different heights, with the maximum height being ~86″ (220 cm). They have a textured surface for an improved grip. The middle pull-up bar has two attachment positions. Also, the whole pull-up bar assembly can be attached upside down for a different configuration.
Like most other power racks, the Sunny SF-XF9933 model comes with a set of two j-hooks and a set of two safety bars. They are rated for a maximum weight capacity of 1,000 lbs (453.5 kg). They feature a thick layer of rubber on their upper sections to prevent paint chipping and reduce noise when placing the barbell on them. As we’ve mentioned above, their attachment pins are 0.82″ (2 cm), not 1″ standard. Therefore, standard pins won’t fit on this rack. However, the included j-hooks and safety bars are sturdy enough to last a lifetime if used accordingly.
On the list of attachments included with this Sunny Health & Fitness half power rack, we can count six storage posts. They attach to the rear upright bar of the rack. Their exact weight limit is not specified, but they should be able to hold several weight plates of any weight each. They are 2″ in diameter, so they are meant for Olympic weight plates. Their sleeves are not removable, so you cannot load them with Standard 1″ plates. Six spring clips for securing the weight plates on the storage posts are also included.
The base bars of the cage feature several holes for attaching resistance band pins. Six pins are included with the cage. Their heads are flattened to prevent the resistance bands from slipping off.
Several other attachments are available (but not included) for this Sunny Health & Fitness power cage. Among them, we can count a set of dip handles, a landmine attachment, a U-ring attachment, and a lat pull-down attachment, and a power bench.
- Wide grip pull-ups
- Muscle pull-ups
- Behind head pull-ups
- Around the world pull-ups
- One-arm pull-ups
- Weighted pull-ups
- Close grip chin-ups
- Wide grip chin-ups
- One hand chin-ups
- Weighted chin-ups
- Hanging knee raises
- Hanging leg raises
- Calf raises
- Wide squats
- Twisting squats
- All kinds of resistance bands exercises
- … and more.
Of course, if you opt for any of the aforementioned attachments, you will also be able to perform dip exercises, presses, lat pull downs, and more.
Assembly and Maintenance
The Sunny SF-XF9933 requires complete user assembly. However, the task is far from being difficult, and shouldn’t take more than two hours of your time. You will basically have to put together the base of the unit first, then add the upright bars, close the rack with the pull-up bar assembly, and finally install all the other attachments. All the necessary tools are included and the manual provides clear step-by-step assembly instructions and schematics.
Once the rack is fully assembled, you don’t have to worry too much about maintenance. It is recommended, though, to wipe off any sweat droplets that may fall onto the frame at the end of the workout. Other than this, you should also periodically inspect the rack, checking for loose bolts and parts, and re-tighten them if it’s the case.
- Sturdy frame, 14-ga, 2″ x 2″ steel;
- Excellent weight limit – 1,000 lbs (453.5 kg);
- Adjustable pull-up bar assembly;
- Rubberized j-hooks and safety bars;
- 18 adjustment positions for the safety bars and j-hooks;
- 6 resistance band pins for the base of the cage;
- 6 weight plate storage posts;
- Safety springs for the storage posts included;
- Anchor points on the base bars of the cage;
- Over 25 possible exercises;
- Multiple optional attachments available;
- Easy to assemble;
- Tools for assembly are included;
- Little maintenance required;
- Decent warranty.
- Dip attachments are not included;
- Storage posts are only for Olympic 2″ weight plates;
- The attachment holes are 0.82″ (2 cm), not 1″ (2.5 cm), so standard attachments won’t fit on this Sunny rack.
The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-XF9933 is a half rack power cage designed for home use. It offers a fairly decent weight capacity of 1,000 lbs, it comes with safety bars, j-hooks, plate storage posts, and a multi-grip pull-up bar assembly. It offers the possibility to perform more than 25 exercises and even more than that if you opt for some of the available attachments. In all, it’s a fairly decent power cage for users of all levels, offering excellent value and quality for the price.