The curling on them is kind of coarse, like a cheese grader. But I just ran a file over the grips a couple times to smooth them out. If you don't want to file it, you can also paint the grips with clear nail polish to soften them down. Then, if you want to go back to original, you just clean it off with a cotton ball dipped in nail polish remover.
Excellent it’s have durable well made and complete my set will buy again easy in store pickup and fast service I love sears and it’s fri employees Oh McDonald had a farm EIEI0 and on this farm he had a weight set
You can't go wrong with these.
Heavier weights get to wide in size. Prefer the narrow disc style for higher wt. dumbells. The Sears web site is a confusing mess!