It's just weights. The dumbbell is coated with some solid protective enamel. The grip on the ones I got were smooth though some in-store had checkered textures. Welds seem nice, and no rattling inside from loose specks of enamel.
I ordered this and the 5lb weights, so the were delivered together. I don't know how far Sears is from my address (driving distance), but they arrived looking like they had gone around the world twice. It looked like it had been through a hurricane.
I knew it had been delivered because I the delivery person nearly busted a hole in the door when he dropped the box. I guess he didn't have the insight to consider a heavy box would hit the ground and whatever it connected with, very hard.
Poor packaging on the part of Sears. Something like this should be wrapped in bubble wrap.
Poor delivery service on the part of UPS.
I was excited about this purchase and the presentation and delivery really spoiled everything.
Worth the price!!!