GORUCK GR1 21L Rucksack Review 24
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GORUCK GR1 Rucksack Review

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: Let’s check it out… 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 [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 …]

GORUCK American Training Sweat Pants used in running navy
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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 …]

GORUCK Rucker 3.0 brown
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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!

GORUCK Spearhead Web Belt (Brown)
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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 …]

Darn Tough Micro Crew Midweight With Cushion Sock 1466 with MACV-1 Black
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Best Rucking Socks

Best rucking sock? That’s what we aim to find out. We’re out in the field , ruck marching relentlessly to find the best rucking sock. Check back in a few weeks and we’ll have test results. Here’s some of the styles were going to look at: On to the socks! Best Rucking Socks – Overview What do we need in the best rucking sock? That’s what we’ll discuss here. (Stand by for details!) Our field test will reveal what the key features are. MudGear – Ruck Sock We put these through some real mud – and they lived up to their name. This was an 18 mile ruck march through swampy trails that varied from dry to calf deep water – and lots of mud, of course. Darn Tough – Hiker Micro Crew Cushion Review How do these do when wet? I had these on for a 10 mile/30 lb ruck march after a stormy, rainy day. A few places on the trail, I had to go full immersion. While having wet socks isn’t fun – there were really no [Read more …]

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GORUCK TAC Hat Review – Rucking Hat

Here’s our review of the GORUCK TAC Hat. Yep, it’s a hat. But seriously – this is a good hat you may want to pick up. We’ll explain further here. This is a tactical hat – so that means it is basically a baseball cap with a velcro patch area up front. But there’s more to talk about, so read on. Here’s some of the things we’ll be looking at in this GORUCK TAC hat review, including accessories: All right, let’s take a look. GORUCK TAC Hat – it’s a Tactical Hat First off, let’s discuss what a tactical hat is. It’s a baseball cap – but it has a hook and loop (velcro) area up front for patches. Why patches? Well, you can identify yourself or show a bit of style. Some tactical hats have velcro up front, and in the back – but not this one, it’s front only. That’s ok to me, because the front is all I need. As you can see from this side view, the hat is made from 6 separate panels. But, there [Read more …]

GORUCK MACV-1 Black Leather Generation 2 Boot
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GORUCK MACV-1 Generation 2 Rucking Boot (Black Leather) Review

GORUCK has released the Generation 2 version of their lightweight jungle rucking boot – the MACV-1. Here’s this brand new boot – 6″ high in black leather. This is a great boot – it is not a hard-core all-terrain boot, but rather a more well rounded, comfortable boot. And it is meant to go the distance. We’ll review all the special features of this boot in this review. Let’s take an up-close look. GORUCK MACV-1 Video Review from our YouTube Channel Here’s the Black Leather version: Want to see these bad-boys in action? Check out this video of the Coyote Brown: This video focuses more on the GORUCK Rucker, but it’ll give you an idea of how we test this gear: MACV-1 Generation 2 – What’s New? We mentioned this is the 2nd generation of the MACV-1 boot, so let’s talk about what is new and improved first. Perhaps the biggest improvement is the new all-terrain outsole. GORUCK took feedback from the wearers of the original boot and made a more aggressive lug pattern on this version. Here’s one thing [Read more …]