GORUCK Rucker 3 Versus Rucker 2
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GORUCK Rucker 3 Review

Let’s review the Rucker 3 backpack from GORUCK. This is the 3rd generation of GORUCK’s Rucker backpack – it’s made specifically for fitness training purposes. We’re going to focus on these features, and what is new and improved from the last version (the Rucker 2). The Rucker is the ultimate backpack as fitness tool – and is a far better choice than the GR1 or Bullet for this purpose. And now it gets even better with this 3rd version. Why? That’s what we’ll explain in this review. In this review of the Rucker 3 we’ll take a close up look at Rucker 3 Versus Rucker 2. GORUCK Rucker 3 Review on YouTube Why read when you can watch? Here’s a [Read more …]

GORUCK Rucker 2 with 30 lb plate inside.
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GORUCK Rucker Review

GORUCK is SOLD OUT of the Rucker 2, but Rogue Fitness still has the Rucker – get it while it lasts. Let’s review the Rucker backpack from GORUCK. Rucking for fitness? Which of GORUCK’s backpack models do you need? You’ve probably been considering the GORUCK GR1, or another of the GORUCK backpacks. The Rucker is the ultimate backpack as fitness tool – and is a far better choice than the GR1 or Bullet for this purpose. Why? That’s what we’ll explain in this review. In this review of the Rucker we’ll take a close up look at Rucker Versus GR1. GORUCK Rucker Review on YouTube Why read when you can watch? Here’s a short overview of the Rucker, from our [Read more …]

GORUCK Sandbag in 60 lbs size with Bullet ruck and MACV-1 boots
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GORUCK 60 Lb Sandbag Review

Here’s my review of the GORUCK 60 lb sandbag – I picked this up to start the GORUCK Sandbag & Ruck Training program. This is my first sandbag – and I’m pleasantly surprised. Not only is this training fun – GORUCK makes a great product that is very versatile. Here’s some of the gear we are going to look at: Let’s take a look at what makes this sandbag a versatile piece of training gear. GORUCK Sandbag Review on YouTube Want to take a quick look? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: GORUCK 60 Lb Sandbag – Overview First, let’s take a tour. What features does the GORUCK Sandbag have? We’re looking here at the 60 lb size. [Read more …]

GORUCK MACV-1 Lightweight Boot in Coyote Suede (Gen 2)
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GORUCK MACV-1 (Gen 2) Rucking Boot in Coyote Suede Review

It’s here! GORUCK has released the 2nd generation of their lightweight rucking boot – the MACV-1. We’ve got our pair and we’re deep in the review process – so far these have met or exceeded our every expectation. GORUCK makes rucking gear. Rucking is walking or hiking for distance with a loaded backpack (aka rucksack.) Do you need special boots to go on a ruck march? No, you don’t. But GORUCK has used their expertise in building super-functional and useful gear to make what are intended to be the best rucking boots possible. We’ll tell you all about the special features of the MACV-1 boot in this article. Here’s the products we’ll be reviewing: Let’s take an in-depth look. GORUCK [Read more …]

GORUCK Challenge Pants - Tough technical pants that are comfortable too
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GORUCK Challenge Pants Review

Here’s my hands-on (legs-on?) review of GORUCK’s Challenge Pants. What are Challenge Pants? They are a super-tough technical pant made by GORUCK – the rucking company. Rucking is walking or hiking for distance with a loaded backpack (aka rucksack.) Do you need special pants to go on a ruck march? No, you don’t. But GORUCK has used their expertise in building super-functional and useful gear to make what are now my favorite pair of pants. For doing anything – not just rucking. I’m writing this in my hotel room in Seattle at 3:52am, wearing Challenge Pants. Why? Because they are the ultimate pants for travel too. So, whether you are looking for rucking clothing, workout pants, or serious traveler gear [Read more …]

GORUCK Women's Simple Pants - Tough pants for working out, travel, and more.
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GORUCK Women’s Simple Pants – Pants for Rucking and Workouts

Let’s take an in depth look at GORUCK’s Women’s Simple Pants. First, let’s explain what Simple Pants are. These are GORUCK’s all-around comfortable and tough workout pants for women. GORUCK is the rucking company – so it stands to reason that these pants were purpose built with rucking in mind. Rucking is walking long distances with a heavily loaded backpack. If you’ve never hiked 5 or 6 miles with a 20 or 30 lb backpack on your back you are in for a humbling experience! But Simple Pants are super-versatile and comfortable – you can do so much more than just working out and rucking. We’ll explain why in this article. Let’s dive right in. Here’s the Simple Pants apparel [Read more …]

Grip strength is important for ruck events - the rucksack will spend a lot of time on your back - but you may have to carry other items, sometimes called "coupons"
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GORUCK Training – How to Prepare for the PT at Ruck Events

A common question about GORUCK challenge events – what sort of PT ( Physical Training) challenges are likely to happen? And how can you prepare? Most of the following exercises may be required with or without your loaded rucksack. For “Light” events there’s usually a lot of PT without the ruck – but it’s better to be over-prepared in this regard. HINT: It’s best to train with your rucksack! Also note that this sort of dynamic exercise with a loaded rucksack is best done with a chest strap and a hip belt or waist belt on your rucksack. Why? Because it lets you tighten down the ruck such that it won’t be moving around excessively. Secondly, this is also the [Read more …]

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GORUCK Black Friday 2020 Sales

GORUCK Christmas in July 2020 (XIJ) GORUCK has two really big sales every year – Christmas in July (XIJ or X-Mas in July) and Black Friday. Christmas in July 2020 is over! What was on sale? Here’s some of the deals: Various colors of the GR1, GR2, and GR3 on sale Rucker and Bullet backpacks – various types Women’s GR1 – on sale for the lowest price I think it has ever been! Apparel Field pockets of all sizes Challenge Pants, Simple Pants, and more apparel And more! The founder of GORUCK indicated this sale was more about clearing inventory – there was a heavy focus on rucksacks and clothing – rather than fitness implements (ruck plates, etc.) that have [Read more …]

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 …]

GORUCK GR1 Rucksack alternatives
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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 (EDC). But, the GORUCK bags are pretty expensive – even with their recent price cuts. 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 at these prices the bags may be out of the reach of many. Therefore, we will compare and contrast some GORUCK GR1 alternatives from 5.11 Tactical, Mystery Ranch, and London Bridge Trading (LBT). Here’s [Read more …]