Our standard of compatibility is that Ruck Plates® will be stable and secure in your Ruck with minimal shifting.
If you have a Ruck Plate Carrier™, we recommend the shorter (Standard) Ruck Plates® — 10LB, 20LB or 30LB.
The 20L and 25L Rucker® feature an additional pocket to securely fit a 45LB Ruck Plate®, which can be paired with a 20LB or 30LB Ruck Plate® for up to 75 lbs of total weight.
If you have a GR1®, we recommend the Long Ruck Plates® — 20LB or 30LB.
45LB Ruck Plates® only strap in securely to the 20L/25L Rucker and Long Ruck Plate Carrier, however they will fit into the interior elastic pocket of the GR1® (suitable for upright weighted rucking, but not ruck PT aka burpees and bear crawls).
WHEN IN DOUBT
Start With 20#
The relationship between your body, the weight, and the rucksack will determine your level of comfort on the move. Our recommendation for most people is to start with 20 lbs of weight for rucking, progress in increments of ~10 lbs, and ultimately max out at ⅓ of your bodyweight. It’s more important to keep proper form while rucking than to have more weight.
SANDBAG + RUCK TRAINING
Put Your Ruck Plate® to Work
Join the GORUCK Sandbag & Ruck Training Program. Our workouts are simple (but not easy), scalable to all abilities, and you can do them anywhere.