Bumper Plate - Buying Guide

Whether fitting out a commercial gym or upgrading your home gym, you need to ensure that you are buying what’s best for you. A bumper plate is one of the essentials especially if you are engaged in CrossFit or Olympic Weightlifting. Armortech Bumper Plates are among the best bumper plates available on the market today.

When trying to decide which option is best suited for your individual needs and situation it isn’t always so clear what is the right option for you. There are a number of bumper plate options available at Flex Fitness Equipment, so we have created this buying guide to help find the best fit for you.

Armortech V2 Black Bumper Plates

Our most popular bumper plate, Armortech V2 Black Bumper Plates are a solid combination of quality and cost effectiveness. Available from sizes 5-25kg, these plates have a sleek design that is easy on the eye while also being constructed to withstand the toughest of workouts time and time again whether in a garage gym or commercial setting.


The competitive price point make these a best seller, as popular with beginners at home as they are with even the most advanced lifters.



  • Stylish and sleek design
  • Embossed Armortech logo and Weight
  • Bevelled Edge for Better Grip
  • Stainless Steel inserts
  • Durable - Long life plates
  • Minimal bounce
  • Smart Economical Choice
  • Battle Tested
  • Easy to Wipe Down clean
  • 10,000 drop batch tested
  • Suited to Indoor use

Armortech V2 Crumb Bumper Plates

For those wanting a bit more colour in their gym the Armortech V2 Crumb Bumper Plates offer a great alternative. Made from virgin rubber, these plates make even less noise upon impact than the Black Bumpers as well as being colour coded with flecks which makes for easier differentiation from one another.

Ranging from 5-25kg, Crumb Bumper Plates are at a slightly higher price point than Black Bumpers but are for those after a bit more colour and a quieter, softer bounce whether it be for home or commercial use.


  • Made from virgin rubber
  • Low Odour Rubber
  • Extremely Durable - Long Life plates
  • Bevelled Edge for Better Grip
  • Low controlled bounce for safety
  • They have a stylish, sleek design
  • Colour coded to weight.
  • 10,000 drop batch tested
  • Battle Tested
  • Textured feel to plates
  • Can be used outdoors on rough abrasive surfaces
  • Suited to Crossfit where you repeatedly drop the plates from a height

Armortech V2 Competition Bumper Plates

Our Competition Bumper Plates are the most premier of the Armortech range, geared towards elite level lifters and high performance training these plates meet all IWF specifications and dimensions. Ideal for those wanting the highest quality equipment for their training facility, these plates add a level of prestige

to any environment. Ranging from 10-25kg the Competition Bumper Plates are built for the best.


  • Stylish Matte finish
  • IWF Approved Specifications and Colour
  • Has a nickel plated disc to facilitate a firm and stable hold
  • Super Durable
  • Protective Rubber Flanges
  • Fit more plates on the Bar
  • Weight Tolerance +/- 10 grams
  • Consistent Dead bounce
  • Suited to Olympic Lifting on a professional Level


  • The price is on the higher side. However, considering its durability and that it is IWF-approved, it is worth the price if you are training for a competition.


Now that we’ve seen the best bumper plates available in the market today, here is a preview of what you should look for in a bumper plate:


Like anything, price is a big factor. If you are setting up a big commercial gym and need lots of plates - its best to go for the black or crumb bumpers. After all they will be getting smashed with every workout so no point buying the competition plates.


Design is an important factor. Whether it’s a home gym or a commercial gym - think through the look and feel of what you are trying to create.

Dead bounce

When using bumper plates, it is normal to drop them or even slam them. Buying a bumper plate that has little or no bounce after dropping is the best choice. The less bounce a bumper plate has, the less likely it will be for the centre rings to become loose.

Centre rings

Armortech bumper plates are made from high grade rubber and to ensure that there is no metal to metal contact, the rings are set inside the rubber plates. This will prolong the life of your bumper plates as they will not wear off due to regular friction.


When buying bumper plates, it is important to remember that you will be loading more than one on either side. Buying a bumper plate that has a slick design to give room for more than one bumper plate is ideal if you are going heavy.

At Flex Fitness Equipment, you will find Armotech Bumper Plates that have a sleek design to allow multiple loading. With this, you will be able to add more weight as you progress with your training. The bumper plates won’t dent or buckle when you drop them and this makes them the best choice.

There we go! You can now log into https://www.flexequipment.com.au/ and buy your bumper plates. Like you’ve seen above, every bumper plate has its advantage and will be a great choice for you. your choice will depend on your personal preference and also the budget you’ve set aside for the purchase.


Armortech V2 Black Bumper
Armortech V2 Crumb Bumper
Armortech V2 Competition Plates
Color Black Colour Coded Text Colour Coded to IWF Spec
Finish Gloss Matte Matte
Rubber Solid Rubber Virgin Rubber Solid Rubber
Kg's Embossed Yes Yes Yes
Durability Good Super Not for Everyday Use
Price Economic Value Competition Training
Bounce Low Dead Bounce Low Controlled Bounce Consistent Dead Bounce
Stainless Steel Insert Flush to Plate Inset to Plate Flush to Plate
Max 7ft Bar Loading 180kg ( In Bar ) 180kg ( Inc Bar) 200kgs +
Testing 10,000 drop batch tested 10,000 drop batch tested N/A
Best for Hi Rep - Indoor Use Hi Rep Indoor / Outdoor Use Platform Work - Pro Olympic Lifting