This is unlike any wimpy lat bar you've ever used. The 1-3/4" thick powder-coated bar is a part of our line of "Hog Leg" fat bars and blows traditional 1" chrome bars away. The thick handle feels solid in your hands and doesn't slip.
Some folks prefer a straight bar instead of a traditionally curved lat bar. The advantage is you can do more exercises with it comfortably with an extra-wide grip, such as cable curls and tricep pressdowns.
It even beats lat bars that have a rubber-coated grip. The powder coating on this bar provides a great grip also, and there's no chance of it wearing out or slipping like rubber, and it's easier to clean.