Appalachian Training is the go to place for armor so it should come as no surprise that they just introduced what may be the best non-ballistic training plates that you can easily purchase. I say that it may be the best for one reason – weight.
These new plates are made from dense plastic. They replicate the shape, size, and curvature of a typical SAPI plate. Most importantly, they also replicate the weight of a standard plate. These weigh in at 6.5 pounds each which is heavier than most training plates on the market and very close to the weight of actual plates.
The new training plates are available in medium and large sizes. They are sold in pairs. Check them out at Appalachian Training.