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Why You Should Ruck With A Weight Vest

Rucking is great form of exercise. It's a great way to enjoy nature, get some fresh air, while burning as much calories as running without the impact on your joints.

However, rucking typically involves adding weight to a rucksack, which only adds weight to the back of your body. This un-even load can cause discomfort and back pain.

Weight vests on the other hand load weight evenly on the front and back and for those reasons alone it is already much better than a rucksack for rucking.

There are many more reasons why weight vests are superior (especially if you choose the right one).

In this blog post, we will discover 4 reasons why weighted vests are superior to rucksacks!

Rucking with a weight vest

Weighted vests are a great alternative to rucksacks for rucking.

When choosing whether to buy either a weight vest or rucksack for rucking, here are the main things to consider.

  • Weight Capacity
  • Comfort and Form
  • Multi-use
  • Custom Loading

Weight Capacity

Rucksack plates typically only go up to 45lbs. This may be a good weight for long distance that are over 5miles. However for shorter distances it is not enough weight to really garner a intense rucking session.

Weight vests on the other hand can go up to 225lbs. This weight can be very challenging even for short rucking sessions of 1mile.

In addition, it can be great practice for firefighters and military personnel who may want to be prepared to carry a person on their back in emergency situations.

6 mile hike with 25lb vest and hydration bladder

Comfort and Use

As the weight increases on your rucksack so does the imbalance from the rucksack. As you add more load, your center of mass is moved even further back.

Rucking with an uneven balance will cause your body to lean forward to compensate. This poor posture can cause neck-pain, back-pain and shoulder-pain.

Weightvests on the other hand increased the weight evenly on the front and back of you body.

Regardless of how much weight you add, the center of mass will remain in the same plane as the center of mass of your own body. This will leave to a much more comfortable rucking experience.

Lastly, with a weight vest, the load is spread evenly over a larger surface which reduce any tugging at the shoulders


Weighted vest are not just for rucking or hiking. You can use them for HIIT training, hill sprints, running, circuit training, calisthenics, rock climbing and much more!

The weight vest is also great to incorporate a hybrid rucking which could involve performing 5 push-ups or 5 squat jumps every quarter mile.

Custom Loading

Many rucksacks require, a customized weight so that the rucksack can be comfortably worn. These custom weights can be very pricy at $135 for 45lbs.

Most weight vest also require custom weights. However the patent-pending Kensui EZ-VEST is compatible with standard weight plates that are used in the gym and sold practically anywhere.

They are much more affordable and can be used outside of the weight vest for barbells and dumbells. This weighted vest doesn't require customized weights just for rucking!

How Can I Get The EZ-Vest?

Rucking is the best of both worlds giving you the best part of walking and lifting.

This all-in-one device will allow you to do all sorts of exercises and not just limited to rucking.

Furthermore it comes with not just a 100-day money-back guarantee but also a lifetime warranty. That means you can Try it, wear it, and if you don't see improvements in your body in 100 days, send it back for a full refund!

Not Available In All Areas

Keep in mind the vest is in high demand especially due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the current sale pricing, so stock is extremely limited.


Maximum Capacity: 110lbs

Material: Fiberglass and Polyester

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Maximum Capacity: 225lbs

Material: Leather and Metal Alloy

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