The Maxi Climber Vertical Climber is a #1 bestseller in the "Strength Training Weights" category at Amazon. Portability and durability drive the Maxi Climber's popularity, along with the easy $199 price tag. (It's been reduced from $299.) Exercise equipment is a staple of the holiday shopping season, as people already plan -- in the backs of their minds -- their New Year's resolutions. Fitness is an evergreen choice, and products that promise an easier way to achieve it always sell briskly.
That makes for a crowded category -- but this is one sector where following the crowd is often a good idea. Word gets out about good products in the fitness world and the best equipment rises to the top of the bestseller lists. The Maxi Climber Vertical Climber has won fans and converts in the competitive stair climber space. 1100-plus customer reviews give the Maxi Climber an average score of 4-of-5 stars. Discrepancies exist about how sturdy it is, but those on the plus side show conviction in their praise, even large people who might cause the Maxi Climber the most trouble:
"Well-made sturdy and easy to put together. I am 6 foot five so sometimes my knees hit the lower grips. All in all very well-made and great exercise product."Most INTERESTING FINDS on Amazon]