These are a pretty good set of affordable and fairly high quality weights. When you open them up, the first that will hit you is the smell. The oily, oily smell.
You'll either love that smell or hate. Either way, it soon goes. The Weights themselves are cast iron, but the finish on them is a little rough. This doesn't affect performance but it does affect aesthetics.
The actual dumbbell itself has a nice wide handle for you to grab hold of, and the grip hurts a lot less than other dumbbells I've used which are similar, but can really mash up your hands.
The rubber trim on the inside of the lock is a nice extra too, and makes a huge difference for some reason - you certainly won't have any trouble with it coming loose.
The carry case, although handy, isn't brilliant quality and sadly arrived broken - I thought it would have arrived smashed due to the weight of the, er, weights inside - but the case itself arrived intact apart from the clasps used to lock it shut which had snapped off. Odd?
It's not a huge problem though, as a velcro strap wrapped around the handle fixes it shut. This is an odd item. Some things about it are really good. Some things really bad. Some things feel like they're very good quality and in other things feel cheap.
Overall, I like them and I'm happy with them though. They serve their purpose - which admittedly isn't the most difficult or complex task in the universe - but nonetheless, they're up to the job in hand... quite literally in hand that is.
These are somewhere between a 3 and 4 star product for me. I'm going to give them 3 stars I think. They would have got 4 if the box hadn't arrived broken.