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Best Sandbag for Home Workouts

Let’s review the best sandbags for your home (or garage) workout. Sandbags are great. They are heavy enough for strength building and they can be much more versatile than a barbell – because there are so many more ways to carry them. Complete your gym equipment and gear with sandbags. Including sandbags in your workout routine can give a completely different set of exercises that you wouldn’t be able to do with barbells and dumbbells. Aside from being inexpensive, they are also easy to store and have various uses. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Let’s compare and contrast all these sandbags. Sandbags – Overview You might be new to the fitness world, and you may be wondering what to fill your sandbag with. Well, the apparent answer is sand, which you can easily find in hardware stores. Sandbags come in various sizes, with diverse load capacities, and at differing levels of quality. Working out with sandbags, though extremely hard, is highly effective and offers many benefits. It improves resistance and performance by conditioning [Read more …]

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GORUCK GR3 Rucksack

Let’s review the GR3 Rucksacks from GORUCK. Founded by a former Green Beret, GORUCK equipment and gears are synonymous with battle-tested and lifetime guarantee. All of GORUCK’s equipment and rucksacks go through a comprehensive examination to severe conditions to make sure your backpack will keep your belongings safe. They create incredibly functional and practical bags, and every bit and hole is designed with a lot of thought for durability and functionality. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: GR3 Rucksacks – Overview The GR3 is a gigantic bag! GORUCK describes it as one of the most oversized feasible carry-on bags and they are serious about it as it can carry 45 liters (expandable to 65L) with official dimensions at 22″ high and 14″ wide by 9″ diameter. It is so much bigger and bulkier than GR1 and GR2. The GR3 is made of 1000D CORDURA ballistic nylon, which is a long-lasting material that withstands abrasions, holes, and scrape; combine that with the heavy-duty YKK zippers, and you get yourself a remarkably durable backpack that can [Read more …]

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GORUCK GR2 Rucksack

Let’s review GR2 Rucksacks. Simple but tough. You can describe GORUCK equipment and apparel as such. From footwear to rucksacks, it’s undeniable that they make things last for a long time. They are incredibly durable, overly functional, and are made with the highest quality standards using only highly tough military-grade materials. GR2 is created to withstand the harshest environment, so you can take it with you and conquer the world. Its design is minimal outside, but on the inside, it is made of excellent bulletproof materials and has enough space to carry all your things. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: GR2 Rucksacks – Overview The GR2 rucksack comes in two sizes – 34L and 40L. 34L is an average-sized ruck and is perfect for shorter people (under 5’8″). It weighs 4.35 lbs with dimensions of 31.75cm x 59cm x 23cm and is suitable for short-term travel. The GR2 40L is, of course, a larger ruck and is fitted for long-term travel. It weighs 4.75 Lbs with dimensions of 31.75cm x 56cm x 23cm. [Read more …]

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GORUCK GR1 Rucksack

Let’s review the GR1 Rucksacks from GORUCK. When it comes to rucksacks, the first name that comes to mind is GORUCK. GORUCK specializes in making durable, quality, versatile, and rugged rucksacks, and now they are bringing back GR1 – exclusively overbuilt in the USA. GR1 is irreplaceable. To put it simply, there is no other rucksack/backpack in the market that comes close to what GR1 is. It is rainproof, comfortable, easy to carry, has a lifetime guarantee, and performs both in office and outdoor settings. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: GR1 Rucksacks – Overview GR1 opens flat to make it more manageable to pack and organize. It is excellent for light travel, where you can easily see the entire interior and accommodates some personal and office items. There is a sizeable elastic sleeve on the main compartment’s back wall and three rows of MOLLE webbing across the top. It also has a bombproof laptop compartment which is well guarded with sturdy padding on both sides, a false bottom, and a plastic sheet frame [Read more …]

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GORUCK Bullet Ruck

Let’s review the new Bullet Ruck from GORUCK. If you are looking for an EDC (Everyday Carry) or a rucking sandbag, look no further. GORUCK Bullet Ruck can be your most used and favorite bag. GORUCK is recognized for outstanding durability and they build the toughest rucking gear for everyday, travel, and intense workouts. Bullet Ruck is a great daypack, a loyal hiking backpack, and an absolute EDC bag for many people. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Bullet Ruck – Overview The interior construction of Bullet Ruck is similar to many of GORUCK’s bags — with a hidden top pocket, a mesh bottom pocket along with the interior of the front panel, and a slip pocket against the back. If you are working from home and in need of a different surrounding, you can take this bag with you to a coffee shop. It can fit your laptop, and it also has an external pocket on the front suitable for your charger, notebook, pens, and mobile phone. Or maybe it’s a weekend, and [Read more …]

GORUCK Ruck Plate Carrier 2.0 full view coyote brown
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GORUCK Ruck Plate Carrier

Let’s review the new Ruck Plate Carrier from GORUCK. Ruck Plate Carrier 2.0 is a significant improvement from the previous version and if you have extra, considering an upgrade is not a bad idea. It is used to build functional muscles and can melt fat with multiple bodyweight exercises like lunges, squats, presses, crunches, etc. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Ruck Plate Carrier – Overview What makes the GORUCK Ruck Plate Carrier 2.0 distinct is the addition of the 210d HT Cordura to the shoulder straps’ back and interior. It is sleek and makes it viable to run and workout with your shirt off which was an uncomfortable approach with the 1.0. It also fixed the rugged fabric that delved into your back in version 1.0 and improved it with a small padded lumbar support. The Ruck Plate Carrier is intended to carry the same 20lbs and 30lbs Ruck Plates high and secure on your back with an added solid hook and loop closure. It has a simple design, is very much streamlined, and [Read more …]

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GORUCK American Training Sweat Pants

Let’s review the new American Training Sweat Pants from GORUCK. Sweat pants began as basic workout apparel, but it has evolved and can now be used for multiple purposes. High-quality sweatpants are now suitable to exhibit the casual style outside the constraints of the gym or home. But the sweat pants that we will focus on are the kind that we can use in any sort of adventure or sports – from hiking to camping and from warm-up to the most intense workout. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: American Training Sweat Pants – Overview American Training Sweat Pants are made of 74% nylon, which is highly elastic, durable, and water/stain-resistant. Sweat pants build up body heat, making you become hot and sweat faster during your workout. These sweat pants will keep you cool and ultra-comfortable and will not restrict your movements. They are as comfortable as wearing your sweat pants while watching your favorite series on Netflix. The performance fabric used in American Training Sweatpants is stretchy, breathable, and abrasion-resistant. The midweight performance [Read more …]

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GORUCK Rucker 3 – Small Versus Standard

Let’s review GORUCK Rucker Backpacks. The GORUCK Rucker 3.0 is the newest version of the successful “Rucker” made by GORUCK. Rucker 3.0 updates on several inefficiencies in version 2.0 and exhibits many modifications and improvements. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: GORUCK Rucker 3 Video Review on YouTube Here’s the Standard frame 20L Rucker 3 in action: GORUCK Rucker Backpacks – Overview The GORUCK Rucker is perfect if you are searching for a robust and sturdy backpack suitable for your daily life and is also good as a weighted backpack for rucking, weighted workout, and impromptu fitness. Rucker is a long-lasting everyday carry bag, a great weighted backpack useful for fitness workouts. It is also reliable for travel, especially if you want to get a good workout to maintain and increase strength and stamina while having a vacation. Many issues with the Rucker 2.0 have been resolved with Rucker 3, and it has become even more comfortable to use. There is zero irritation and friction burn if you decide to go trucking shirtless using [Read more …]

Altama OTB Maritime Assault Mid Boot Review
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Altama OTB Maritime Assault Boot Review

Let’s review the Altama OTB Maritime Assault Boot (Buy on Amazon) from Altama. No, it’s not a Chuck Taylor Converse – it’s a special-purpose boot originally made for the US Navy Seals. They wanted a shoe that fit and worked like the Converse shoes (i.e. a very simple design) but wanted something that could be used in amphibious operations. These are sometimes called tactical chucks for that reason. Luckily for the rest of us, these shoes can do a lot more than that – and they look good doing it!

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GORUCK Spearhead Web Belt Review

Let’s take an in-depth look at the GORUCK Spearhead Web Belt. Why are we reviewing this belt? It’s a nice belt, but expensive. So you probably want to take a careful look at it before you buy. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: GORUCK Spearhead Web Belt – Overview The GORUCK Spearhead Web Belt is a Grip6 belt. It provides a minimalist look with extreme durability. Ever had a belt break? Yep – it happens. And the more complicated the belt, the more likely it’s going to fail when you need it. It’s a web belt, so it is low profile. Itlies down flat and won’t protrude out from the pants or dig into your skin. This uses the Grip6 patented no-slip locking mechanism to keep the belt in place all day long. (NOTE: The belt does tend to slide around a bit, at least in our testing – meaning you’ll notice after a while the buckle is off to the left or right, but this is purely aesthetic. The belt stays as tight (or [Read more …]