Looking to add a power rack with a lat pulldown attachment to your home gym? Here is a breakdown of the best squat racks with lat pulldown for every gym and budget.
When you think about it, your power rack is a lot like the frame of your house.
The basic frame can do quite a bit, but it’s the add-ons that take it from a basic squat cage to something that resembles a multi-functional training machine.
You can dress it up with plenty of add-ons, from a landmine attachment, multi-grip pull-up bar, use it as weight plate storage, and so on.
And one of the most popular ways to level up your power rack is with a lat pulldown attachment.
Training a lot of the same muscles as the almighty pull-up, the lat pulldown attachment is actually much more than this. The pulley system means that you can also attach a tricep rope, ankle straps, or any other of the cable machine attachments out on the market.
Below is a breakdown of the best power racks with lat pulldown attachments on the market right now.
Read on, find the cage and attachment that suits your goals and budget, and level up your squat rack into a full-body training machine.
Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage with Lat Pull Down Attachment
⭐ Best value pick for power rack with lat pulldown
With the explosion of home gyms since the Covid pandemic shuttered countless gyms and sent everyone scrambling to build a garage gym, there has been a huge increase in the number of gym equipment companies.
For the consumer, this is absolutely great news, as we now have our option of commercial-grade fitness equipment without the commercial-grade prices.
I can think of no better example of this then with the Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage (with optional lat pulldown attachment).
You get all of the bells and whistles that comes with a low-priced power cage, included 2” by 2” steel construction, safety pins, a multi-grip pull-up bar, and a total weight capacity of 800lbs.
The lat pulldown attachment is a top and bottom pulley system that attaches at the back of the cage. A chrome rail slides the pulley easily up and down, and Fitness Reality ships a pair of lat pulldown bars (39” and 20”) that are padded for comfort and a secure grip.
The cage is exceptionally well-reviewed on Amazon, with nearly 7,500 five-star reviews (click here to read the reviews on Amazon), and at around $600 for the cage and the lat pulldown attachment, it wins for best-bang-for-your-buck cage and lat pulldown combo.
Marcy Home Gym Cage System with Lat Pulldown
The Marcy Home Gym isn’t exactly a power cage. It’s not a half rack either. It’s somewhere in the middle, but honestly, it doesn’t really matter.
This thing has a metric ton of features and functionality—including the lat pulldown attachment that you are looking for.
The cage has safety pins, a wide base for safe lifting, and Marcy backs this puppy with a two-year warranty.
The pulley system can slide up for lat pull downs or you can slide it to the bottom of the rail for rows and curls. Once you progress beyond pulldowns the rack has a knurled pull up bar with both hammer and overhand grips.
In terms of max weight capacity, the manufacturer tops it at 300lbs for the user and 410lbs of weights on the stand.
Users report being able to assemble the whole thing on their own in 2-3 hours, but that once it’s all put together, they were impressed by the sturdiness and heavy-duty construction.
When Amazon has it in stock, the rack runs at around $300 (check Amazon for current pricing and availability).
Fitness Reality X-Class Commercial Grade Power Cage with Lat Pulldown
Fitness Reality X-Class cage is a heavy-duty, ass-kicking power cage for the more advanced lifter who is looking for something that can take heavier weights.
The frame is thicker with a 2 inch by 3 inch steel frame. The foot base is also longer than most power cages in this price bracket, with extended feet that are designed to handle the added weight capacity.
Fitness Reality rates this thing as being able to handle up to 1500lbs of weight.
Thick safety arms are there to help spot you and protect your gym floor and weights. And a long arcing pull-up bar lines the top of the cage.
The pulley system is a built-up version of the smaller Fitness Reality cage reviewed earlier, but has the same top and bottom configuration, and you get a long pulldown bar and a shorter row bar along with the cage and lat pulldown attachment.
The X-Class (nope, it’s not the preferred power cage of X-Men, I checked) is pricier than it’s little brother, at around $1,400 (check Amazon for current stock and pricing).
Titan Fitness T-3 Power Rack with Lat Pulley
Titan Fitness is one of the best makers of high-quality fitness gear for home and box gyms. I’ve had a chance to use and review a lot of their stuff over the past few years, and I have always been impressed with their durability and reasonable price points.
The Titan T-3 Power Rack continues this trend, with a heavyweight 2 inch by 3 inch frame, 6” side holes for accessories, safety bars and a thick straight pull-up bar.
This rack, costing around $700 depending on the height and depth of the rack you want (check Titan Fitness’s website for current pricing and stock), is an absolute monster in terms of its total weight rating, with a total rack capacity of 4,400 pounds. (That is not a typo.)
The lat pulldown attachment and pulley system rolls smoothly up and down the rail for top and bottom use. Installation of the pulley system is surprisingly straightforward, with the whole thing bolting on the inside of the back of the cage.
HulkFit Power Cage Elite with Lat Pulldown Bar
⭐ Best power cage and lat pulldown bundle
Besides having a name that I can relate to (“Hulk smash!”), HulkFit makes some snazzy racks and equipment for garage and home gyms. I’ve had a chance to take their half rack and cable cross-over machine attachment for a rip and was impressed with the toughness of the gear.
While they sell the lat pulldown attachment separately, the thing isn’t designed to fit the holes and set-ups of other kinds of racks and cages, so you either have already own the HulkFit cage (which is an awesome power cage, by the way), or buy it (at around $350 for the base model, it’s an excellent deal for a high-grade cage).
The HulkFit Power Cage Elite is the best priced bundle.
You get a world-class, 1,000lb power cage with dip bars, J-hooks, safety bars, and one of the best multi-grip pull up bars on the market. The Elite comes with a lat pulley system to do lat pulldowns or rows and curls from the bottom position of the rail.
The Elite is priced super competitively, at around $600 (price fluctuates a little—check Amazon for current pricing and availability). Also, with that bright yellow paint job you’ll never lose it 😉
Rogue Monster Lat Pulldown Attachment
⭐ Best price-is-no-option lat pull-down attachment
To call this an attachment isn’t very accurate. It’s basically a lat pulldown machine that happens to clip to your Rogue Monster Power Rack.
Framed with 3 inch by 3 inch American steel, this thing is an absolute beast.
Instead of adding weight plates to your lat pulldown attachment, this is basically a gym lat machine, with a 300lb weight stack, adjustable foam rollers to keep your legs in place, and a heavy-duty seat pad.
Beneath the seat pad is a foot plate and a pulley cable with which you can convert the machine quickly for seated rows.
Rogue ships this badass lat pulldown attachment with carabiners, Rogue’s stainless steel lat bar, and band attachment pins to change weight resistance quickly and effortlessly.
As you can probably guess, this monster isn’t cheap, running at around $2,500 (check Rogue’s website to see if its in stock and current pricing).
Rogue’s gear, which I have reviewed and owned plenty of over the years (including their adjustable weight bench, hip thruster pad, barbells for home gyms, and much more), is pricy, but it’s legit. Their equipment is battle-tested by athletes, their products are made in the USA, and I simply trust that they are going to send me something that will last.
For the Rogue Monster Power Rack owner, this is a worthy investment.