THE BURDEN - Leather Kettlebell


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Maine Tanned-Leather:
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The Burden is the brainchild of Jocko Willink and Pete Roberts. Born during the COVID-19 Pandemic, as the nation experienced a shortage in functional fitness equipment, The Burden was designed in 48 hours as a versatile tool for fitness enthusiasts.

The Burden offers something a traditional cast-iron kettlebell does not, the ability to add weight in the form of sand, stones, lead-shot, steel-shot, and our favorite: Pennies. Featuring 100% Maine Oil-Tanned Full-Grain Leather and embedded wood handle, brass eyelets, and a woven lace to cinch shut with whatever media you choose to fill it with. The Burden is sewn with a heavy-duty braided cord used in safety harnesses and high-tensile tow straps. You will break before The Burden does.

The way The Burden is built, it takes more stabilizer muscles to tame in your workout. It lands softly on your forearm, chest, or shoulder, and over time will mold to your grip. The Burden may have just killed the kettlebell.


  • Small River Rock - 10-12 lbs
  • River Rock with Sand - 15-20 lbs
  • Lead-Shot - 38-40 lbs
  • Rocks and BB's - 15-20 lbs
  • Steel-Shot - 25-35 lbs
  • Pennies ($50 worth) - 32 lbs

[pennies are the true meaning of "Free-Weight" and our favorite to put in The Burden, don't tell The Federal Reserve]

Patent Pending.

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  • 5
    Great purchase

    Posted by Randal Ulloa on May 27th 2020

    The burden is by far the best workout equipment buy that I have ever made. It’s a kettlebell that you can take anywhere. I no longer have to buy different size kettlebell. The burden allows me to go heavy or light.

  • 5

    Posted by Sue Melnick on May 27th 2020

    Can’t wait to take it on a long hike

  • 5
    Tough as Hell

    Posted by Unknown on May 22nd 2020

    Great tool to use when you don't have any other options for weight lifting, tough and durable, only draw back is if it isn't tight enough, your pennies can start to go flying when doing snatches. Overall, great product that I'll be using for a long time

  • 5
    The Burden

    Posted by Marius Laursen on May 22nd 2020

    I had wanted to purchase the Burden ever since I saw it on Instagram! It did not disappoint! The craftsmanship is second to none and I can't wait to put it to the test!!

  • 5
    Great addition to the home gym

    Posted by David on May 21st 2020

    A great, American made and versatile kettlebell for home and travel...

  • 5
    Beautifully crafted

    Posted by Jesus Osorio on May 21st 2020

    This product for sure delivers on its promise. In the beginning, I was afraid that it could break by putting too much weight, but once you feel it in your hand, you realize how strong it can be. I have used it for several weeks now, with ~25lbs on it, while doing clean, snatches, swings, presses, and tossing it around. It has only gotten better as the leather stretches a little bit with the use, so it can fit more weight. The handle feels great and it definitely has added an extra stability element to my workouts as it moves around more than a regular KB when you clean/snatch it. Great product!

  • 5
    Origen Burden leather kettlebell

    Posted by Rick on May 21st 2020

    Spectacular product! Excellent quality and versatile! I walk miles with The Burden and it feels comfortable in hand.

  • 5
    New Normal

    Posted by Dale Kowatch on May 21st 2020

    The Burden. It’s a counterintuitive name. You see, this little piece of leather and lace, if used incorrectly, is a serious burden. You’ll trip over it, stub your toe on it, or watch it fall to the dogs as a new chew toy. If used correctly though, it’s no burden at all. It makes you sweat, want to vomit, and rips your hands and muscles to shreds. Glorious, painful shreds. I filled it with change. And it’s paying me back by changing me. Pay your dues to The Burden and it’ll pay you back, with interest.

  • 5
    The Burden

    Posted by Trevor on May 20th 2020

    Arrived on time and looks great! Finally got my hands on the media to fill it today. Ready to get to it.