I’m working on training for ruck marches in the Marine Corps, and I plan on doing a couple weighted vest walks for conditioning in the mornings (~3 miles) along with some longer rucks once a month on the weekends. My goal is to get up (after a long time) to about 100 lbs.
Weighted vests are a little cheaper and easier to adjust the weight, but the ruck sacks have hip straps and the weight distribution will be closer to what I’ll be doing in the Corps. But for the frequency I’ll be rucking, I think the vest might be better on my back.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I found a 100 lb vest on Ebay for about $110, so if anyone knows a good pack/vest for around that price they recommend, that would help as well.