Hi-Temp Bumper Plates have been made in Tuscumbia, Alabama, for over a decade. This makes them one of the few American-made weightlifting plates still around.
Unlike iron plates or the poor construction of many imported bumpers, Hi-Temp Bumpers are hard to crack. They are made of recycled vulcanized rubber and have a 2-inch stainless steel insert. As one could expect, the manufacturing process can sometimes cause aesthetic blemishes. Regardless, you will find that these quality plates still perform to your expectations.
These bumper plates also stand out because the collar is inset from the plate. This means better protection when you load multiple plates. This design also reduces the risk of inserts getting impacted or coming out.
Hi-Temp Bumpers are 445 millimeters in diameter and within .5 pounds of the claimed weight, give or take. You can order these plates in pairs (10-pound, 15-pound, 25-pound, 35-pound, or 45-pound), or in a full set option where combined weight ranges from 160 pounds to 1,000 pounds.