Ruck Plate - 20 LB Expert

Ruck Plate - 20 LB Expert

Made in USA

The Expert 20 LB Ruck Plate is a good starter weight with two super-wide handles.

Expert Ruck Plates are shorter than standard (longer) Ruck Plates. This allows you to position the weight higher on your back with the use of Cinch Straps or a foam block.

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The best weight to ruck. Ruck Plates are compact and fit seamlessly in our rucksacks for superior stability. Made in the USA to exacting standards of quality and craftsmanship, GORUCK Ruck Plates represent the very best of American manufacturing.

You want the 20 LB if you are:

  • Over 150lbs. and signed up for a GORUCK Light
  • Under 150lbs. and signed up for a GORUCK Tough or Heavy
  • New to rucking

Primary Features


  • Ductile iron ore
  • Break strength of approximately 90,000 lbs
  • Powder coated matte black (rust resistant)
  • Ergonomic, rounded edges and handle openings


  • Designed to fit in Original Ruck laptop compartments or elastic interior pockets
  • Super-wide grab and go handles
  • Workout without a ruck

Weights are heavy and shipping heavy things isn't easy. Each 20 LB Ruck Plate (Expert) purchased outside of a bundle will always have a $12 Shipping & Handling fee and ship in its own box. Ruck Plates cannot currently be shipped internationally.


Rating Yes
Availability Usually Ships in 5 to 7 Days
Scars Lifetime Guarantee No
Color Black
Made in USA Yes
Manufacturer GORUCK
Weight 20 lbs
Primary Material Ductile iron ore
Dimensions 9in x 11.5in x 1in


Weight 20.000 lbs
Length 9.000 in
Width 11.500 in
Height 1.000 in
Ruck Plate - 20 LB (Expert) is rated 4.9167 out of 5 by 60.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ruck Plate I really enjoy the size of the Ruck plate as opposed to bricks because I can use a smaller ruck when training and when doing events. It fits nicely in the laptop area or within the inside panel. The one thing that bothers me is that when doing things like bear crawls or another movement that has your ruck tilting angles, the plate moves around and can knock you in the back of the head if you do not pack other 'cushiony' items in there. My suggestion would be to cut a piece of the yoga block to place below and above the plate. I left mine in bubble wrap, but have heard some of the guys tease me about that, so fellas beware if you do that.
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As Promised I have had this plate for several months now and can say I love it. I use it for everything to include training, TDYs and other trips, shopping with my family, and all other practical and odd other adventures. On a side note: I have had issues with bringing this through airport security at major East coast airports. The major concern was the weight of the plate. I voiced my opinion about the weight of an average woman's handbag and that sometimes helps. I even had to check it once since the TSA agents said the item weighed too much and could be used as weapon. Furthermore, I'm looking at purchasing the 45lb plate and skipping the 30lb just to save some money.
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from plates are a good idea BLUF: plates beat BFR's every time. So I own at least one of every weight of plates from goruck, and in some cases two of the 45lbs and the 20lbs, they work great in a solid ruck sack, I unfortunately am a 5.11 junkie, I love their "rush 24/48/72" styles, but I will say the plates are a great idea, I wrap mine in a beach towel and slide them into the laptop sleeve inside my rucks and head out, they don't move around, there are no edges to dig into your back and they sit flush against your back so they don't become unbalanced or pull side to side against your shoulders.
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Equipment I purchased the 20 lb plate for training purposes. I throw it in a pack and do a variety of exercises (pull-ups, push-ups, squats). I've also done treadmill workouts. My favorite workout though is a good outdoor ruck with friends - and some "refreshments" along the way. PT and friends equals a tremendous day! Bottom line, this is an invaluable tool for physical fitness training as it adds variety and can be scaled accordingly. The plate itself is extremely well made and easily secured in a good pack. Customer service was outstanding as was delivery.
Date published: 2016-07-12
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