The 5.11 Tactical PT-R Weight Kit: Your Portable Gym in a Bag

Portable, Durable, Versatile, Customizable Sandbags

Let me tell you about a piece of gear that's more than meets the eye – the 5.11 Tactical PT-R Weight Kit. This is not some ordinary exercise equipment; it's a call to arms for your muscles, a rugged invitation to embrace the demanding, exhilarating life of constant training.

First, let's talk about what you're getting here. This kit arrives with two PT-R 25 liners, each ready to be filled with up to 25 pounds of sand. It's a beautifully simple concept – add the sand, and voila, you have your portable workout. Even without the sand, these liners make impressive training weights in their own right. The roll-top openings, a lovely touch of practical design, make the filling process as painless as it gets.

The liners snugly fit into a Physical Training – Ready bag, a resilient little wonder of 1050D Nylon that laughs in the face of abrasion. This bag is designed to carry up to a whopping 50 pounds. It's like your very own personal boot camp, ready to be unrolled at your command.

Design-wise, there are eight non-slip handles thoughtfully scattered around the bag. The variety of grip points opens up a world of different workout possibilities. You'll never be short of creative ways to break a sweat with this kit. And the dual color options, black or kangaroo, are quite fetching in their understated, rugged charm.

Here's a bit of advice, though. This kit doesn't come with sand, so make sure you've got a source handy when you're ready to start training. This is just a minor bump in the road, a small inconvenience in exchange for a kit that's a major step up in your fitness journey.

But this kit is more than just a collection of items; it's an ethos, an ethos of continuous self-improvement, of strength, and of resilience. Whether you're in your living room, your backyard, or on some far-flung adventure, the 5.11 Tactical PT-R Weight Kit is ready to challenge and inspire you. And for the price tag of $145.00, it's a compelling investment in your health and well-being.

As they say, ‘no pain, no gain.' Well, with this kit, you'll definitely feel the gain. Happy training!


  1. Versatility: With two PT-R 25 lb liners that can be used separately or together, you can adjust the weight to your preference, tailoring your workout as needed.
  2. Durability: The Physical Training-Ready bag is made from 1050D Nylon, known for its high strength and abrasion resistance. The bag also features reinforced bottom and end panels for additional durability.
  3. Design: Eight reinforced, non-slip handles offer a variety of grip points for different workouts. The roll-top liners are designed for easy filling.
  4. Portable: It's lightweight (when empty) and compact, making it ideal for home workouts, outdoor training, or when you're on the move.
  5. Cost-effective: Considering the versatility and durability of the kit, the price tag of $145.00 could be seen as a reasonable investment in long-term fitness.


  1. Sand Not Included: Despite being a weight kit, the sand for weight isn't included. You'll need to source this separately, adding to the cost and convenience factor.
  2. Limited Weight: Although you can adjust the weight between 0 and 50 lbs, it's limited to that upper boundary. For some users, especially those looking for more intense weight training, this may not provide enough resistance.
  3. Comfort: While the ‘no hardware' design ensures durability, it may not be as comfortable to use compared to some other workout equipment. Depending on how you use it, it could potentially cause discomfort.
  4. Single Side Opening: The bag has a single side opening which, while protecting the zipper, might make accessing or adjusting the sandbags inside less convenient.
  5. Color Options: While this may seem trivial, there are only two color options available – black and kangaroo. If aesthetics are important to you, the lack of variety might be a downside.


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