Looking for a deal on some GORUCK Gear? Huckberry just added the GR1, Radio Ruck and Civvy Aviator’s Kit Bag to their lineup.
The bonus? Besides getting one super tough bag, you get Huckberry credit back ($10 or $15 depending on item) and free shipping. That’s a pretty sweet deal.
And if you’re a new signup for Huckberry.com, use this affiliate link and get $5 credit towards your first purchase. - Mike
How to Case Like a Spy AKA Don’t be Weird [GORUCK]
Interested in doing a GORUCK Challenge but want to start a little smaller? That’s what the GORUCK Light was made for. We hear it’s not necessarily easier, just shorter and with less weight. You will be tested but remember, it’s all mental.
- 4-5 hours
- 7-10 miles
“If you can do a mud-run or a 5K, you can do Light. Our Cadre will introduce you to the power of a team.”
Huckberry has a week long deal that brings the GORUCK Light down to $55, but you have to act fast. Want to see if a Light is in your area? Check the GORUCK Events Map.
Don’t forget to check out our write-ups of the GORUCK Challenge. Bryan was in Class 050 and I (Mike) was in Class 031.
[Photo via GORUCK Facebook]
Note: If you are a new signup for Huckberry.com, use this link and get $5 credit. This is an affiliate link and when you make your first purchase, I get $10 credit. But once you’re in, you’re free to distribute your own link however you want! Pretty sweet deal if you ask me. - Mike
GORUCK just launched some new rucks. Well, not really new but a different take on what they currently offer. This is the new Slick line.
They have no exterior MOLLE webbing, no Velcro (for a patch), and no exit port for your hydration bladder’s tube.
“Tip: SK26 is less identifiable which makes it more covert than GR1. And while you’re using it as a daypack anywhere in the world, that’s important stuff.”
Check out their full line if you’re interested:
They look good and I’m sure there are a lot of people who like what GORUCK offers but don’t have a need for external MOLLE. In fact, I don’t really use the MOLLE on my GR1 on a daily basis but I do like that it’s there (Mike).
“The word ‘slick’ is commonly used in the most elite Special Operations Units to mean suit and tie as a uniform: full suit and tie, preferably grey or black, nice shoes and nice watch, lookin’ like an agent. Slick rucks mirror this image, wherever you are. And they conceal beer pretty well, too.”
Interested in doing a GORUCK Challenge? They have a little something for everyone. Click here to see the comparison if full detail.
Check out our write-ups if you’re interested:
» Mike - Class 031: GORUCK Tough: An account of the GORUCK Challenge
» Bryan - Class 050: What’s a GORUCK Challenge? A 13 Hour Adventure that Will Introduce you to Yourself
If you are or know a lady who has been on the fence about doing a GORUCK Challenge due to all the sweaty guys grunting around, you’ll be excited to learn that there are some women only Challenges on the horizon.
“Women’s Only classes are not The GORUCK Challenge lite. The patch is the same, and it will be earned, as it always has been. The only difference is that these classes are only open to female participants. All other classes are open to both men and women.”
Head over to their site for the details.
Ruck Across America - You probably aren’t a stranger to GORUCK but the Ruck Across America is something a little different. GORUCK Challenge alumni are carrying a GORUCK GR1 across the country and adding special things to it here and there. A very cool idea and worth checking out. Consider donating to the Green Beret Foundation and follow the trek on either the site, Twitter, or Facebook.
Jason at GORUCK goes over attaching carabiners to MOLLE webbing.
“Carabiners always on my packing list because I always have one attached to my GR1. A carabiner attaches perfectly to the MOLLE webbing on its exterior, but as with all things, some techniques are better than others. So here’s the step by step.”
Since doing the GORUCK Challenge, I get asked a lot about which GORUCK bag someone should get. I really tell them to get whichever one they think they’ll use the most. Although, it will make a difference if you are 7 feet tall and order their smallest bag (ECHO) but you should pick the ruck…
These guys deserve your respect.
I don’t speak for anyone else but myself when I say this, but as a country, we need to stop idolizing athletes by wearing team jerseys and start wearing shirts, hats, hoodies, whatever that support our military. Don’t let it stop there, find ways to get involved by sending care packages, writing letters, anything you can do to show your support.
These individuals put their lives on the line every single day to make sure we can sleep safe and sound. Get your priorities straight and honor the real heroes.