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:
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.
Multicam Rucker 3.0 Review – In Summary
That’s our review of Multicam Rucker 3.0.
The new Rucker 3.0 is the most comfortable rucksack ever built that you can wear even if you are shirtless with no friction burn. It has a wider and stronger Training Sternum Strap to better separate heavy loads. The improved frame sheet, the new, less abrasive material on the straps and back panel, and the built-in reflective strip are the noticeable and huge changes Rucker 3 has from the previous version.
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