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 …]

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 …]

GORUCK American Training Shirt
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GORUCK American Training Shirt Review

GORUCK’s Black Friday sale is live! Check out their deals on rucksacks, apparel, boots, and more! Let’s review the GORUCK American Training Shirt. This is my new favorite workout shirt. Why? It’s stretchy, tough, fits well, and it is made in the USA (with a lifetime guarantee.) Want to find out much more? Read on… Here’s some of the styles tested: Let’s review this high-performance training apparel for men. GORUCK American Training Shirt Review – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: (Coming Soon) GORUCK American Training Shirt Review – Overview First of all, let’s talk about the fit and cut. This shirt is cut for an athletic fit with short sleeves. I don’t want long baggy sleeves on a workout shirt, but short sleeves sometimes ride up too. The sleeves on this shirt do tend to ride up a bit, and if you are rucking with a GR1 rucksack or similar, this can lead to some abrasion from those tough straps – but you can just [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 …]

GORUCK Simple Shorts in Navy
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GORUCK Simple Shorts Review

GORUCK’s Black Friday sale is live! Check out their deals on rucksacks, apparel, boots, and more! Here’s our GORUCK Simple Shorts review. What are Simple Shorts? They look like regular formal shorts (with pockets and belt loops) – but they are actually a very different sort of apparel. Simple Shorts are lightweight, comfortable, tough, and made for physical activity. These are shorts are meant for physical fitness – like a GORUCK challenge event – or just about anything else. By the way, if you don’t know what “rucking” is, it’s simply walking or hiking with a loaded backpack – it’s a great workout and the loaded rucksack brings your upper body into play. But given that these are cut like formal shorts (and therefore have pockets and belt loops) means these are very versatile shorts you can wear in many different situations. (As compared to athletic shorts – which aren’t appropriate in most places outside of the gym). We’re going to tell you more in depth, here’s the styles available now from GORUCK: We’re going to use a lot of [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 …]

GORUCK Simple Pants for Men
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GORUCK Simple Pants Review

Here’s our review of GORUCK Simple Pants. What are Simple Pants? They look like jeans – but they are actually a very different sort of apparel. Simple Pants are lightweight, comfortable, tough and made for activity. These are pants meant for physical activity – like a GORUCK challenge event – or just about anything else. But given that they are cut like jeans (and have pockets and belt loops) mean these are very versatile pants you can wear in a lot of different situations. We’re going to tell you more in depth, here’s the styles available now from GORUCK: We’re going to use a lot of GORUCK supplied photos here – because it is hard to take good pictures of pants. I’ll upload custom photos soon. Before we move on, let’s say a quick few words about rucking as physical exercise. GORUCK Simple Pants – Pants for Rucking GORUCK is the rucking company. What’s rucking? It’s hiking with a loaded backpack – aka a rucksack in military parlance. Ruck marches are the foundation of physical conditioning in the US armed [Read more …]

GORUCK MACV-1 Lightweight Rucking Boot in Coyote Suede (6")
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MACV-1 Lightweight Gen2 Boot Review – GORUCK

GORUCK, the rucking company, makes a lightweight jungle boot they call the MACV-1. And they’ve now launched the 2nd generation of this lightweight, comfortable boot. The newest MACV-1 boot has an improved rubber outsole for better all-terrain performance, and an upper made out of improved leather. But there is much more to this pair of boots – and that’s what we’ll talk about in this review. We’ve just received our pair of MACV-1 boots (6″ in Coyote Suede) and our hands-on (feet-on?) testing has begun. Consider this to be a “first look” and we’ll update with further details as we find out more about this great new footwear. Here’s the products we’ll be reviewing: Let’s take a close look. GORUCK MACV-1 Video Review from our YouTube Channel Want to see these bad-boys in action? Check out these videos: Here’s the Black Leather version: This video focuses more on the GORUCK Rucker, but it’ll give you an idea of how we test this gear: MACV-1 Lightweight Rucking Boot – Sizing Let’s talk about fit and sizing because that is what most [Read more …]