The hexagon 8lb dumbbell is nothing fancy. It's black and rough. It's simple There is nothing extraordinary about it. If you're looking for a tool to do some exercises at home in you're free time, this product will work wonders. There are many different arm exercises you can do with a dumbbell to help get in shape. I used this product for awhile and it worked great. I felt like my arms were really able to get in shape. I actually ended up purchasing another dumbbell though, different brand, because the middle part of this one was extreamly rough. I developed blisters on my hands. I don't like wearing gloves when lifting weights, and it is a must with this product. The exterior will tear your hands apart. The price is reasonable for dumbbell. It seems a little expensive, but it's about average for this product. I would like it better if there was a rubber padding wrapped around the inside to help protest my hands. It will definitely last you a long time though. I don't think anything could break it or cause it to malfunction.