We recently acquired a portable aluminum Elite XL Free Standing Pull-Up Bar by www.TrapezeRigging.com in Florida. For our purposes of using the bar as a restorative tool, this portable rig is great because we needed something that assembles and breaks down quickly and is easy to carry. The whole rig in its carrying bag is about 40 pounds.
While there are other “portable” pull up rigs that are supposedly more stable, they won’t be as light and as portable which was a requirement for our workshop needs @ The Lean Berets. We got a couple of upgrades like the neutral grip bar and carrying bag, so our final cost was about $410.00 US dollars.
SAFETY: All “portable” pull-up bars are going to lack some degree of stability; therefore, there is a limitation to which bar exercises can be performed with optimal bar stability. We don’t recommend more athletic over-the-top bar moves on any portable rigs, and depending upon the bar and surface, even moves like the “muscle up” might not be appropriate. If you need more stability–just use a permanent pull-up bar system.