PIG FDT Alpha Gloves have been proven in combat by US Special Operations soldiers who require MAXIMUM dexterity for fast & accurate shooting
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Best Gloves for Rucking and Physical Training

What are the best gloves for rucking or other outdoor physical fitness training? We’ll take a look at some options for protecting your hands in this article. What is Rucking? Rucking is walking with a loaded backpack. It’s a cheap, simple exercise that burns calories and builds aerobic endurance due to the added weight on your back. Burn more calories than walking and with less impact than jogging. And you can do this anywhere you can walk – in an urban or rural setting. Do you need gloves for the ruck march? Maybe not. But, if you are participating in a GORUCK challenge event, gloves can help. As an example, you may end up doing bear crawls, push-ups, or carrying [Read more …]

The 5.11 Tactical RUSH12 backpack is a 24L capacity backpack with MOLLE and 24L capacity.
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GORUCK Rucksack Alternatives

Need to buy an affordable rucksack? If you need a rucksack for ruck training, we believe the GORUCK GR1 is the best blend of durability, style, and functionality for fitness or Every Day Carry. But, GORUCK recently increased their prices dramatically. Is the GORUCK GR1 too expensive? That’s for you to decide. And while we still think the GORUCK GR1 or the GORUCK Rucker 2.0 are the best option for rucking and general use, we also understand that this price increase may have put these bags out of reach for many. Therefore, we will compare and contrast some GORUCK GR1 alternatives from 5.11 Tactical, Mystery Ranch, and London Bridge Trading (LBT). Why do we love the GORUCK products? There’s a [Read more …]

GORUCK's Rucker 2.0 - a purpose built rucksack - no laptop compartment, more padding in the straps , and compatible with GORUCK Expert ruck plates.
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Rucking Accessories and Gear

Now that you’ve picked out your ideal rucking backpack you should look at some rucking gear that helps you get the best packing and storage efficiency out of your backpack. We’re going to review several rucksack accessories. These choices have been vetted by rucking enthusiasts – so consider them the “best of the best”. MOLLE We’re going to mention “MOLLE” a lot in this article. MOLLE, or Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment, is the military’s solution for versatile equipment loading and accessories. The most important feature of MOLLE is the rows of heavy-duty nylon (also called PALS) stitched into equipment that let you customize and configure as your needs dictate. Rucksacks like the GORUCK GR1 contain both internal and external MOLLE [Read more …]

A GORUCK rucksack with event patches.
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Where To Buy Morale Patches for Rucking

What is a Morale Patch? Morale patches are the informal insignia that military units use to help build an esprit de corp – a feeling of pride, fellowship, and common loyalty shared by the members of a group. Let’s talk about the the role morale patches play in rucking, and where you can find a morale patch (or tactical patch) that might help you express some style or humor and join in on the camaraderie. We’ll also cover a variety of tactical patches that serve practical purposes. You can ruck alone, but rucking really comes alive when you are part of a group or club – a team of like minded individuals tackling a humbling and challenging shared experience. A [Read more …]

GORUCK GR1 rucksack in multicam color
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GORUCK Black Friday 2018 Sales

GORUCK Black Friday 2018 Sale GORUCK, like a lot of other retailers, has a really big sale in November for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. After the recent GORUCK price increase, fans of the brand are eagerly awaiting what the sales might be for Black Friday 2018 (and Cyber Monday). Unfortunately, we don’t know what will be on sale just yet. Shop GORUCK Now But, we can tell you what they had on sale last year. We do expect the GORUCK Black Friday 2018 sale will run all week long, as it did last year. GORUCK Black Friday 2017 featured a lot of great deals, such as: $50 off the GR1 backpack Up to almost $100 off the GR2. Discounts [Read more …]

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Best Shoes For Rucking

What are the best shoes, boots, and trail running shoes for rucking? We’ll take a look at some options for rucking footwear in this article. We love rucking because it is so simple. It is easy to pick up and there is not a lot of equipment necessary. But it can be hard on your feet. Especially if you aren’t conditioned to walking long distances at a fast pace. In this article, we’ll give you some important tips and tricks to protect your feet as well. We’ll talk about the best socks for rucking too, because that’s also important. What is Rucking? Rucking is walking with a loaded backpack. It’s a cheap, simple exercise that burns calories and builds aerobic [Read more …]