Hi-Temp Bumper Plates

4.6/5 of 26 Reviews

By: Hi-Temp

What You Need to Know About Hi-Temp Bumper Plates

Grab a set of American made Hi-Temp bumper plates and take your lifts to the next level. Hi-Temp bumpers have been a staple at affiliates for years because of their incredible durability. Hi-Temp bumpers are made in Alabama from recycled tires and steel inserts, for a bumper plate that can withstand tons of punishment.

Hi-Temp bumpers are constructed using a thick, less dense mix of rubber than many other bumper brands. This rubber mix results in a bumper that is a bit wider than many other brands. This additional width, combined with the forgiving low density of the rubber mix, results in a high-bounce bumper that resists cracking or "taco-ing".

Note: the bar in the images above are provided for reference purposes only- these sets do not come with a bar.

For a durable, American-made bumper, go with a Hi-Temp bumper plate.

Package Contents and Specifications


2 Hi-Temp Bumper Plates

  • Weight: 10, 15, 25, 35 or 45lb
  • Material: Rubber with a solid steel insert
  • Origin: USA



10/15/25/35/45 - Complete: This 190 pound full set of bumper plates by Hi-Temp is a must for the well-stocked home gym. Multiple sets are great for commercial gyms as well. This set comes with 4 pairs of black full rubber bumper plates- one set each of 10 pound, 15 pound, 25 pound, and 45 pound plates.

10/15/25/45/45/45 - Full Outfit: This 370 pound set of bumper plates by Hi-Temp ensures that all your bases are covered, for 1 or two people. Whether you are a novice lifter or throwing around some real weight, this set has the weights you need. Need to go heavier? You can either add iron in or contact us for a custom quote on a larger package.

Why choose a Set of Hi-Temp Bumpers?

Not all bumpers are created equal. Here's why your next bumper plates should be Hi-Temp bumpers:

  • Hi-Temp bumper plates feature a steel insert that is designed to far outperform the brass bumpers used by the competition. A steel insert will take much more abuse without malforming- and it is machined to exact tolerances to fit all high-quality olympic bars.
  • Hi-Temp bumpers use a rubber formulation that combines a mix of_high bounce with high durability.
  • Hi-Temp bumpers 10 and 15 pound bumpers are more stable because they are thicker. This makes them more stable than most 10 or 15 pound bumpers- which are the most fragile bumper plates due to their thinness.
  • Hi-Temp bumpers all have the same standard diameter- you can mix and match to load your bar.
  • Finally, Hi-Temp bumper plates are backed by our no-questions-asked satisfaction guarantee- plus a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. Use them and love them- or send them back free!

Learn More About Bumper Plates

How can I choose the bumper plates that are right for me?

Bumper plates come in a few standard sizes, and are generally sold in pounds or kilograms. Hi-Temp bumpers are sold by the pound. Here is a chart with rough pound and kilogram weights:

Bumper Weight Best Size For:
10 lbs ~ 5 kg Teaching Olympic lifts and for women or teenagers
15 lbs ~ 7 kg Same uses as the 10s, but this offers greater stability at only a slightly heavier weight
25 lbs ~ 11 kg A Very popular weight as they are very durable and throwing these on an Oly bar gives you 95 pounds (Fran Rx)
45 lbs ~ 20 kg Most popular size for gyms- 45's let you load your bar and make serious strength gains

What is a bumper plate?

A bumper plate is a weight plate for Olympic bars that is made almost entirely of rubber (with a steel or brass collar in the middle that accepts an Olympic bar).

Why bumper plates?

The "end state" of the Olympic lifts is overhead or at the shoulder. Many lifters drop the weights from overhead. Since bumper plates are almost entirely rubber, being dumped from the shoulder or overhead will not damage the weights, bar, floor, bystanders, the lifter, etc...

Bumper plates are also great for garage gym use- the rubber construction is much quieter than traditional metal construction.

What exercises can I do with bumper plates?

  • Snatch
  • Clean and Jerk
  • Press
  • Thruster
  • Deadlift
  • Squat
  • Bench
  • Overhead lunge
  • And even more!

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