GORUCK End of Year Sale – Monster’s Birthday Bash
Right now GORUCK is holding their final sale for the year 2018 – Monster’s Birthday Bash (Year End Sale).
You can find a large number of items held over from Black Friday / Cyber Week, but a lot of new deals (and items there were not available on Black Friday) as well.
This sale ends 12/31.
GORUCK 12 Days Of Christmas Sale
For the Christmas holiday 2018 GORUCK had a variety of items on sale daily that also included a free event registration with purchase. The item changed each day.
Each of the following entitled the purchaser to a free event registration:
- Buy a GR1 Heritage (Made with waxed canvas)
- Buy MACV-1 boots
- Buy a Rucker
- Buy a 10L Bullet
- Buy any Bundle
- Buy a GR1 (limited runs)
- Buy a 26L GR2
- Buy Women’s Apparel
- Buy a GR1 Curved Straps
- Sign up for a Challenge
- Sign up for Star Course
- Buy a $100 Gift card
GORUCK Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2018 Sale
GORUCK, like a lot of other retailers, has a really big sale in November for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
For 2018, GORUCK’s Black Friday and Cyber Week sale was really big – but now it is over.
Their next really big sale will likely be “Christmas in July 2019”, although they will possibly have smaller sales and specials before then, such as Father’s day.
If you missed out, you can still shop their best selling items at any time of the year.
What did GORUCK have on sale for Black Friday 2018? Here’s a sampling.
For Black Friday 2018 they had discounts on the following items. These sales continued into cyber week, as supplies dictated.
- GR1 (All Colors Excluding Black) – $285 (28% Off)
- GR2 (All Colors) – $385 (22% Off)
- GR3 – $425 (22% Off)
- Bullet Ruck (All Colors | 10L) – $135 (31% Off)
- Rucker (All Colors) – $175 (34% Off)
- Echo (All Colors) – $195 (34% Off)
- Essential accessories like the sternum strap ($9) and padded hip belt ($49) were also on sale.
- MACV-1s (Black) – $155 (21% Off)
- They also launched a new color for the MACV-1s – Coyote brown. It was not on sale.
They also had an interesting special offer for 1 day – buy a black GR1 at full price and get a free pair of black MACV-1s.
All the best rucking accessories were on sale as well.
- Ruck Plates and bundles
- Tough Bag, Packing Cubes, Kit Bags, Sandbags, Wire Dopp, Water Bottle, and Panels were all on sale from 15% to 40% Off.
- Select apparel items were also on sale for up to 45% Off
For Cyber Week (the week starting with Cyber Monday) GORUCK events were on sale – with a huge discount:
- 50% Off Challenge & Survival Events (Excludes Selection) w/ code “CYBER50”
- 30% Off Firearms Events w/ code “CYBER30”
They also continued to offer the Black Friday items for sale, where quantities allowed.
Does GORUCK have discount codes and coupons?
GORUCK frequently issues discount or coupon codes, and has special sales, such as Christmas in July (XIJ) or Black Friday.
But, they also have an ongoing discount of 25% off your total order of gear and events for :
- Military (Active Duty, Active Reserve, National Guard)
- Police – including Air Marshals, Fish and Wildlife officers, and much more
- Firefighters and EMTs
- Government employees
- Students – College, University, etc.
GORUCK calls this their Earned Service Discount
The best part is that this is a standing offer – it never expires and is applicable to your entire order!
GORUCK Christmas in July 2018 (XIJ)
GORUCK’s Christmas in July 2018 sale (XIJ) has come to an end. This was a really big sale – discounts on rucks, ruck plates, apparel, and more. They even added event discounts for the 2nd half of the sale.
The GORUCK Christmas in July 2018 sale ran from Monday July 2nd through Sunday July 15th (nearly 2 full weeks).
Here’s some examples of the great deals they had on gear. Most of these were limited by quantity – meaning once they reached a certain level of sales, the price went back up. This meant you had to act quick to get the best deal.
- GR1 in Arid, Woodland Camo, Multicam, and Sand colors for $205
- GR2 (Navy Blue, Coyote Brown) for $255, and Black for $295
- Echo (Arid, Multicam, Java) for $165. Black for $199.
- Rucker 2.0 (Ranger Green, Wolf Grey, Steel, Coyote Brown) for $145, Black for $155.
- Ruck Plate bundle – 10lb, 20lb, and a 30lb plate for $165
- Many other items on sale including accessories and apparel
For the 2nd week of the sale they added steep discounts on events. Here’s some of the event deals.
- 40% off Challenge Event
- 40% off Survival Event
- 15% off Firearms Training
- 15% off the Star Course – Star Course is a very challenging 50 miler.
Will GORUCK have a Christmas in July 2019 sale? They almost certainly will.
GORUCK Black Friday 2017 Sale
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 on the Echo – GORUCK’s smaller (16L) ruck.
- New colors for several pieces of gear
- Great discounts on accessories such as the wire dopp
I think the big question on everyone’s mind: Will the GORUCK GR1 be on sale for black Friday 2018?
From the above you can see that last year had the GR1 on sale. Of course, this was prior to the big price increase – so we’ll see what they do for 2018.
At some point during the sale they also added bundles – such as a rucking accessories bundle that included a chest strap and waist belt, a sandbag bundle, packing cubes and the wire dopp, and a bundle consisting of the GR2 ruck and the Bullet ruck.
There were various apparel items on sale as well including the Challenge pants and Challenge shorts (but not the Simple pants). Various GORUCK shirts were also on sale.
Many of the smaller accessory items were offered at a discount, including: tough bag, padded field pockets, and water bottle pockets.
The GORUCK Ruck Plates also saw a substantial price increase this year.
Will there be a Black Friday sale on ruck plates? I think yes. Why? Because they are seeing competition from Titan Fitness and others such as F3 that offer similar items.
The GORUCK ruck plates are of the highest quality – but let’s face it – we’re talking a big chunk of iron (in a convenient form factor). Buyers tend to be less picky on the details for these sort of items.
The GORUCK MACV-1 ruck boot will be available soon (It is in pre-order status as of this date). Given pent up demand, I doubt that item will be on sale personally. I also think it’s also very price competitive with other boots already.
NOTE: In hindsight the MACV-1 in black was in fact on sale, but they used the occasion to launch a new color (Coyote brown) and those were not on sale.
GORUCK Events may be on sale as well, as they were for Christmas in July.
What will GORUCK actually do for Black Friday 2018? We won’t know until later in the year, so be sure to check back again.
GORUCK Black Friday 2019 & Cyber Monday 2019 Sale
We’re a long ways off from Black Friday 2019 – but you can bet that GORUCK’s Black Friday 2019 sale will happen the entire week of November 25th, 2019 (Thanksgiving week).
Fans of the brand are eagerly waiting to find out what rucking gear will be offered for sale.
While we wait to find out what GORUCK will have on sale, check out their best selling gear – which is available year round.
GORUCK Price Increase
In late August 2018 the founder of GORUCK announced that an across the board price increase of 20-30% was coming on September 1, 2018 – for all rucksacks and apparel.
The price increase did take place after the Labor Day holiday.
The GR1 backpack now costs $395. GORUCK still offers the Earned Service Discount (a 25% discount) for those eligible.
This is their first price increase of the GR1 since it came out in 2010. The increase is to help offset the cost of labor – because the bulk of their products are made in the USA.
GORUCK Christmas in July Sale 2017
GORUCK has an annual sale in July, deemed the GORUCK Christmas in July sale. It normally runs the week of July 4th.
For 2017, there were some great deals, such as:
- Discounts on the Bullet Ruck and Rucker
- A new piece of gear: the GR3 – their biggest ruck yet at 45L capacity. It also had great pre-order discounts.
- Various discounts on apparel and other accessories
GORUCK Father’s Day Sale 2018
For Father’s Day 2018 GORUCK held a special sale. What was on sale?
- Buy a $100 e-gift card, get a free Light event,
- Camo bullet rucks for $119,
- The slick (non-molle) GR3 (their largest (45L) ruck!) for $90 off,
- discounts on the Kit Bag,
- and discounts on apparel.
Does GORUCK have a Labor Day Sale?
For 2018, GORUCK delayed their first ever price increase on the GR1 to occur after the Labor Day holiday (the price increase was originally scheduled for September 1st).
Does GORUCK have a Veterans Day Sale?
Yes – they do.
For Veterans Day 2018 GORUCK had sale items all weekend long. The items on sale were:
- Buy a GR1 at Full Price + Get a FREE GR1 Padded Field Pocket ($75/value)
- 35% Off All USA-Built Apparel (Men’s + Women’s)
- A limited # of Ruckers at $175 (Normally $265) 34% Off
- A limited # of Bullets at $135 (Normally $195) 31% Off
- Compression Tough Bag at $55 (Normally $90) 39% Off
Does GORUCK Have a Memorial Day Sale?
GORUCK does not have a Memorial Day sale.
In the US, Memorial Day is for remembering those that have given their lives in the defense of freedom in the military or otherwise in the line of service.
While some retailers may have these sales, for a veteran friendly and military friendly business such as GORUCK it is not considered a special occasion to sell products.
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