Our standard of compatibility is that Ruck Plates® will be stable and secure in your Ruck with minimal shifting.
The 25L Rucker® features an additional pocket to securely fit a 45LB Ruck Plate®, which can be paired with a 20LB Ruck Plate® for 65 lbs of total weight.
If you have a GR1®, we recommend the longer Ruck Plates® — 20LB or 30LB for GR1
45LB Ruck Plates® only strap in securely to the 25L Rucker®, however they will fit into the interior elastic pocket of the 20L Rucker® or GR1® (suitable for upright 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, progress in increments of ~10 lbs, and ultimately max out at ⅓ of your bodyweight. It’s more important to keep proper form 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.