These are the only barbell collars you should consider.

Aug 20, 2018

Why? We combine recommendations from sources you trust like Wirecutter and The Spruce, and combine them with Amazon reviews to make your buying decision a no brainer.

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Here are the top 10 in order of most recommended:

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Best Barbell Collars - KYLIN SPORT Pair of 2" inch ABS Locking Collars Clamp Hook Grip w/ Quick Release Secure Snap Latch For Standard Olympic Barbells See on Amazon
Greententljs Olympic Barbell Clamps Solid Nylon Quick Release Pair of Locking 2" Barbells Lock Weights Bar Collar Clips for Professional Crossfit Strong Lifts Weightlifting Fitness (Black) See on Amazon
Quick Release Pair of Locking 2" Olympic Size Barbell Clamp Collar Great for Pro Crossfit Training by Clout Fitness (2-Pack Black) See on Amazon
YYGIFT Quick Release Pair of Locking 2" Olympic Size Barbell Clamp Collar Great for Pro Crossfit Training

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Ritfit Pair of 2" Inch Pro Olympic Barbell ABS Locking with Quick Release Black Secure Snap Latch For 2-Inch Diameter Size Olympic Bars Set Of 2 Clamps (BLUE)(Free BAG !!!) See on Amazon
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Barbell Collars Shopping Guide

In the video below, some of the different types of available barbell collars are discussed and demonstrated, so you can see first hand how the various mechanisms work. Spring collars are arguably the simplest solution, though sometimes you have to apply some decent pressure to get them to slide on and off the bar. Velcro collars are another simple solution and won't get stuck coming on or off, though they might give way a little bit more than spring collars if you're dropping your barbell a lot. The other options covered are collars with fancier locking mechanisms, which provide the highest ease of use and the most secure hold of your weights, but be aware that they might come at a higher cost. These are also the barbell collars you're more likely to see in use at weightlifting competitons.