Softtouch Ballet Barre 4.5 Feet Review 2017

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The Softtouch Ballet Barre 4.5 Feet is an affordable portable metal barre that is made from high-quality materials.

I bought a portable barre because of space constraints. I specially like how the powder-coated bar stays flawless despite the constant moving because it is purposely created to be scratch resistant.

It has a few setbacks like its fixed height settings, but it is stable and sturdy. Take it from a buyer who has been enjoying it for three years and counting.

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Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Easy to assemble
  • High weight capacity
  • Height adjustable
  • Scratch resistant
  • Non-skid rubber feet

Cons:

  • Limited height settings
  • Uncomfortable bar and vertical support connections
  • Some reports of missing or damaged pieces

Features

Adjustable Height

The Softtouch Ballet Barre can be adjusted  from 31″ up to 49″.

However, its flexibility is somewhat limited because it only has fixed height settings that you can choose from.

The levels cannot be liberally adjusted. They go up by 4″ increments, but the range is still fine for both ballet or simple workouts.softtouch-ballet-barre-4-5ft-freestanding-portable

Scratch-resistant Barre

This single barre features an elegant bronze-colored powder-coat finish that will not fade or be scratched easily.

Non-skid Rubber Feet

This portable barre is stable enough for its intended purpose.

Its stability is further reinforced by the non-skid rubber on its feet.

Design and Specifications

softtouch-ballet-barre-4-5ft-scratch-resistantThe Softtouch is a portable barre that is 4.5 feet long and 2 feet wide. Its size is just right for a single user.

However, your space can be limited by the connections between the bar and the vertical support. They are composed of protruding metal plates and bolts. You may hurt your fingers when your hand slides to them, so you should be cautious not to reach that far.

It has a 1.5″ rail diameter that is the optimum size for users of any age.

It is sturdy enough to hold users weighing up to 300 lbs.

F.A.Q.

Is it easy to set-up?

Yes. There are no instructions but the components are labeled properly so it is still easy to identify what parts should go together. However, some people reportedly received missing or damaged parts, specifically bolts and washers.

Is it easy to disassemble for storage?

It is easily collapsible. You just need an allen wrench to detach the top of the legs from the bar.

Is this freestanding barre stable?softtouch-ballet-barre-4-5ft-stable-feet

Yes. Its rubber feet help the barre be stable, even on carpeted floor.

How much weight can it support?

It has a weight capacity of 300 lbs. However, remember that this is a portable ballet barre so it is still only recommended for light stretching and keeping your balance.

Is it height adjustable?

Yes. However, the settings are fixed at 4″ increments.

Other Options

If you are looking for a portable single barre made of metal, the Vita Vibe BD48 is a better option.

It’s six inches shorter but it has a modular design so you can just buy longer barres to extend its current length. It is also fully adjustable to suit your desired height.

Best of all, it has a 10-year warranty.

For more options, you can check out our comparison of the 5 best portable ballet barres here.

Conclusion

The Softtouch is a sturdy metal barre that can serve its purpose at an affordable price.

Although its restricted height settings pose a significant limitation, it generally still serves its function and can be a good option for home and personal use.

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