NordicTrack Vault Review 2021

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Last Updated: May 26, 2021

In this NordicTrack Vault review, we take a look at the new strength training system that NordicTrack refers to as an “interactive home gym.” The Vault is a free-standing cabinet system with a 60” full-length mirror on the front and storage shelves inside. The “Complete” Vault includes an exercise mat, two yoga blocks, three resistance bands, three loop-bands, 5lb to 30lb dumbbells, 20lb and 30lb kettlebells and a towel — all of which fit inside the cabinet. The Vault “Standalone” does not include any of the accessories but otherwise is the same cabinet system with shelves on the inside and the mirror on the front. The Vault stands 72.65” high and is 24.5” wide. However it is only 14” deep, so you can place it in front of a wall and it doesn’t jut out into the room significantly.

NordicTrack Vault Review 2021

With many people looking for home exercise options these days, the Vault is an impressive free-standing gym that allows users to see themselves and an iFit image reflected in the mirror. Like other mirrored systems, this projects a video image on the screen while also reflecting the user. This way you can see yourself and correct your own form while working out – as well as see the iFit trainer. The Vault includes dual 3” speakers and has a 32” rotating HD touchscreen. It also includes iFit free for the first year.

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Who It’s For: Those who want to a full gym system that tucks neatly into a cabinet with a mirror on the front

Nordictrack has integrated several key features into the Vault. It is a good buy for users who:

  • Want the benefits of strength training at home
  • Need something that stands upright and doesn’t take up much space
  • Like the functionality of the cabinet/mirror system that looks like furniture when you’re not using it
  • Appreciate the full iFit library for targeted training
  • Are looking for something that develops the cardiovascular system as well as muscular strength and endurance
Pros
  • Free standing strength training system is space-conscious
  • Allows people to workout at home
  • Takes up significantly less space than other weight-training systems
  • Looks like regular furniture when not in use
  • Cabinet holds all the weights so they safely tucked inside
  • Mirror reflects the users image while the touchscreen projects the iFit trainer
Cons
  • New and untested; no long term data on durability and technology
  • 72” is only 6 feet tall — this may be too short for many users
  • Bright light from a window could make the mirror or screen hard to see

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NordicTrack Vault FeaturesNordicTrack Vault Specs
  • Free Standing Fully Enclosed Strength Training System
    • The Vault packs a lot in there! We’ve seen free standing resistance systems and wall-mounted mirror designs, but the Vault kind of adds everything together into one compact but impressively functional design. The cabinet holds all your equipment while the screen projects the iFit workout and the mirror reflects your image. We’ll have to see how this system changes the home-strength training model as this is the first fully enclosed unit that also includes free weights and interactive programming.
  • 24” x 60” Pivoting Reflective Mirror
    • The mirror is the predominant feature on the Vault. While the cabinet tucks back behind to store your equipment, the mirror itself is the front panel. When not in use, this looks like a regular cabinet system. When you turn it on, the mirror lights up gently to reflect your image along with various workout metrics.
  • 32” Rotating HD Touchscreen
    • The whole mirror isn’t a screen – the screen itself is 32” and placed ideally for visibility. This way, you aren’t competing to see your image over the top of the iFit trainer. The screen/mirror combo makes it so you can see both at once.
  • Includes 1-Year NordicTrack iFit® membership**
    • iFit has been building their library of classes and content over the past few years and with the emergence of COVID this year, we saw even more integrated programming than ever before. iFit provides all types of strength training, resistance training, HIIT, cardio as well as stretching and yoga.
  • Carbon Steel Frame and Freestanding Construction with Heavy Base
    • The Vault includes a safety wall strap, mounting bracket and safety latch. It is tip test approved and should stay in position when you use the Vault. The addition of weights to the inside further increases the stability of the system.
  • Footprint: 72.65” H x 24.25” W x 14” D
    • The Vault only stands about as high as a standard treadmill and is just 24” wide – so this is not an overly large machine. The 14” depth doesn’t encroach much into your room.

TECHNOLOGY:

  • 32” Rotating HD Touchscreen
  • Includes 1-Year NordicTrack iFit® membership**
  • Dual 3” Speakers
  • Bluetooth Audio
  • 24” x 60” Pivoting Reflective Mirror
  • Carbon Steel Frame
  • Freestanding Construction with Heavy Base
  • Tip Test Approved
  • Safety Wall Strap with Mounting Bracket and Screws
  • Safety Latch

ENGINEERING:

  • Vault Vertical Storage
  • 17” x 17” Microfiber Cleaning Towel
  • Hanging Shelves
  • Footprint: 72.65” H x 24.25” W x 14” D
  • 258lb cabinet weight (not including weights)

COMPLETE STRENGTH TRAINING SYSTEM:

  • 6 Sets of Custom NordicTrack Dumbbells (5lb – 30lb)
  • 2 Custom Kettlebells (20lb and 30lb)
  • Three Heavy Resistance Bands (20lb, 30lb, 50lb)
  • Three Resistance Loop Bands (Light, Med, Heavy)
  • Dual-Textured Exercise Mat
  • Two Yoga Blocks
  • Premium Shelves

WARRANTY:

  • 10-Year Frame Warranty
  • 2-Year Parts Warranty
  • 1-Year Labor Warranty

NordicTrack Vault Functionality Review

The Vault should work well as a strength training system as long as you use iFit. Without subscription content, this is just a mirrored cabinet. Users could create their own workouts to do in front of the mirror, but when you purchase the Vault you are essentially signing up for ongoing subscription content. The iFit trainers are impressive and provide lots of class options and different methods of training.

Bottom Line:

We love the many exercise options that are currently being released which make it easier for people to workout in the safety of their own homes. Historically, home weight-systems were large, unsightly, and often required a huge dedicated space such as a garage, workout room or basement. For those people living in apartments or shared spaces, it was difficult to get a good strength-training workout at home. These days, we’ve seen the emergence of several reflective systems that reduce the amount of floorspace needed and look like a regular mirror or piece of furniture when not in use. This makes it so you can workout in your living room, dining room or other open area without having a bunch of weights all over the floor. The Vault is one of the best of these with a fully enclosed cabinet and mirrored front. The Vault by NordicTrack will hold all your equipment which then gets tucked away when you’re not using it. iFit has an extensive library of content with varied strength training, HIIT, bootcamp and cardio workouts. All you need is some open floor space and you can workout at home. No need for a garage gym, unfinished basement or dedicated workout room. We look forward to testing the Vault in person and hope to see more evolutions such as this hit the market in the future. People want to maintain their health and home-based systems are both safer and more interactive than ever before.

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