Let’s review the Rucker 3.0 which is now available in Multicam colors.
I ordered one as soon as it dropped, and it hasn’t arrived yet – but let’s get ready by taking a tour of the features.
The latest version of GORUCK’s Rucker is the ultimate fitness training backpack ever built. It now comes in Multicam for use in a wide range of conditions and is available for armed forces and civilians worldwide.
Here are some of the styles we are going to look at:
GORUCK Rucker 3 Multicam – Our Review
To test this product, we got hands-on and in-depth.
Here’s what we found:
GORUCK created Rucker 3.0 to provide several updates and improvements from Rucker 2.0’s flaws. If you decide to go shirtless during your rucking, Rucker 3.0 will not hurt your skin and shoulders. Thanks to its all-new 210D HT (High Tenacity) CORDURA® on the back panel and underside of the shoulder straps. It has two different sizes so you know what to use for your everyday grind. The Small Frame 20L Rucker is 1.5″ shorter than the Standard 20L Rucker, ideal if you are smaller or have a small torso. The Standard Frame 25L is taller and can accommodate taller people up to 6 feet.
Want to find out more? Check out our hands-on, in-depth GORUCK Rucker 3 – Small Versus Standard review.
Before we talk about Multicam, let’s focus on what’s new with the Rucker 3.
Multicam Rucker 3.0 – Overview
What are the improvements of the Rucker 3.0 from the earlier version?One of the most noticeable improvements is the shoulder straps’ bases which now use a new, smoother, and sleeker material called 210D HT (High Tenacity) CORDURA. The straps have the same amount of foam within and look the same from the top. Even the back panel uses non-abrasive material.
The frame sheet of Rucker 2 is soft and flexible and tends to fold over when you have a plate up, and there is no support. GORUCK managed to fix that issue with the Rucker 3. The frame sheet now runs the whole width of the pack’s bottom, and it works properly under any circumstances.
GORUCK added a 10 mm EVA foam lumbar support on the back using the same 210D material. The Rucker 3.0 has the new version of GORUCK’s Sternum strap, which is bigger and better. The chest strap gives you control over where the straps lay on your shoulders and trap. The sternum strap is highly recommended, especially if you are going any distance with weight. The strap is broader, and it cuts less into your chest when tightened, although it is somewhat smaller than the prior strap. Another improvement is the buckle that is now bigger and sturdier.
Some features remained untouched from the Rucker 2, including the elevated plate pocket and an elastic pocket. The D-ring for the hydration bladder is still there as well as the Velcro panel to route the hydration tube. Even the zippered pockets are the same as the previous version.
Other features of Rucker 3.0 include a 2″x3″ hook and loop on the front panel to customize with the patch of your choice. Four padded handles (top, bottom, and both sides), YKK zippers with silent, glove-friendly zipper pulls constructed from parachute 550 cord, rain/water resistant, and bottom grommet drain holes.
Rucker 4.0 is the tool for getting more powerful if you train hard on ground, grass, and concrete. It utilizes YKK zippers with silent, glove-friendly zipper pulls created from parachute 550 cord. The Frame Sheet allows you to carry a heavier load more enjoyable and supports the pack’s integrity as you weigh it down.
This rucker highlights lumbar padding that supports the natural curve of your back and four padded handles on the top, bottom, and both sides. It also has a hi-vis reflective stripe across the front for safety and three rows of external MOLLE webbing on the front and side to let you customize your ruck.
Rucker Long Range
The Rucker Long Range is made for GORUCK Selection and other endurance events. This is a comfortable rucksack that will make a heavier load more bearable even as you move out for miles and miles on end. It has padded straps and the fabric placed on the back panel and bottom of the shoulder straps not to cause friction burn. You can even wear it shirtless, and it plays excellently with soft fabrics like Merino.
To support the natural curve of your back, there is also Lumbar Support through an added 10mm of EVA foam padding along the bottom section of the back panel. The Rucker Long Range has two large compartments and multiple pockets, so you have plenty of room for supplies and keep things tidy. It is available in 33L and 39L with a Training Sternum Strap and hydration tube exit port under the top handle of the ruck.
Rucker 3.0 uses 1000D CORDURA® as its primary material and 210D HT (High Tenacity) CORDURA® as the back panel and shoulder strap underside material. This makes it very comfortable for rucking and other workouts. Available in 20L and 25L, Rucker 3.0 can be worn shirtless with no friction burn. It comes with a newly redesigned, wider, and more solid Training Sternum Strap to better spread heavy loads.
It has the same design as the Special Forces medical rucks and opens flat, making it easy to pack and organize. It is highly water-resistant with bottom grommet drain holes and an external slant pocket that provides immediate access to small items. It has a 2″x3″ hook and loop on the front panel to customize with the patch of your choice and an additional 2″x3″ hook and loop patch panel on the Ruck Plate® pocket.
GORUCK Rucker Summary
Ruckers from GORUCK are made to be abused on rucking events and are also made to rock your travel adventures. They are tough enough to endure tossing and dragging and also comfortable enough to be worn shirtless. They are available in different sizes to conform to your different workouts and come with a Scars Lifetime Guarantee.
Multicam Rucker 3.0 Review – In Summary
That’s our review of Multicam Rucker 3.0.
Ruckers from GORUCK are made to be abused on rucking events and are also made to rock your travel adventures. They are tough enough to endure tossing and dragging and comfortable enough to be worn shirtless. They are available in different sizes to conform to different workouts and come in Scars Lifetime Guarantee.
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