Simple Pant (Grey)

Simple Pant (Grey)


We took the best of workwear blue jeans - the toughness, the simplicity - and chose a tough as nails 2-way stretch fabric that packs down to nothing and dries lightning fast. They’ve got articulated knees for a greater range of motion and a curved waistband for a better fit — when you move, they move with you.

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The same performance fabric as the Challenge Pant in an athletic jean cut you can wear everyday, all day. The Simple Pant keeps the Challenge Pant's articulated knees, but trades the cargo pockets and diamond gusset for back pockets and a simple, straightforward look.

  • Tough and simple
  • Fits like your favorite pair of jeans
  • Back pockets and finished belt loops
  • Slight two-way stretch for improved mobility
  • ToughDry™ fabric is abrasion resistant and dries lightning fast
  • Articulated knees for greater range of motion
  • Horizontal pockets so stuff doesn't fall out
  • Curved waistband for better fit
  • Made in the USA

The Simple Pant Explained by Jason, GORUCK’s Founder

Blue jeans are a good look when they don’t put diamonds and sparklers all over ‘em. Simple and classic is better, and I’ve been a Levi’s 501 wearer for a long time.

But my 501’s get wet and they’re twice as heavy. I’m on the move and they fight back. If I’m rucking or biking to the bar, they slow me down and I’ll be lucky if I don’t blow out another crotch, same as the last pair. The Simple Pants are the reason I’ve traded in my 501’s.

We took the best of workwear blue jeans - the toughness, the simplicity - and chose a tough as nails 2-way stretch fabric that packs down to nothing and dries lightning fast. When you move, they move with you -- on a bike and on foot from bus to bus, subway to subway, town to town.

And when you have to stretch to pick up what Monster left behind.

Be a hard target, not an easy one. Why horizontal pockets? If you’re on the move and your pants (or shorts) have side loading pockets, you’re an easy target for pickpockets and the devil of cracked screens.

It’s always better to be a hard target. Wallet in my left pocket, phone in my right. Thieves and gravity, go elsewhere.

If the only miles you get are scrolling with your thumbs, these are not the pants for you. But if you’re the active type and you’re tough on things, the Simple Pants, like GR1, are the new standard of excellence in performance and American manufacturing.

Jason Signature

Jason McCarthy
10th Special Forces Group, 2006-08
Founder, GORUCK

Primary Features

Simple Pant

Scars 6 Month Apparel Guarantee

Up to 6 months: We’ll repair or replace (at our Scars team’s discretion) your GORUCK Built in the USA apparel for free. No matter how many Challenges you do, no matter how much you abuse them. We stand behind what we build.

After 6 months: Defects in materials or workmanship will continue to be replaced or repaired at our discretion. Excessive abuse will be repaired for a reasonable fee. We define reasonable by saying we’re not in the business of making enemies. We define excessive by saying it can’t survive a Kill Bill Hattori Hanzo sword or bullets or probably some of the other things we haven’t heard of yet that you’ll subject it to.

The bottom line: We’ve spent two and a half years testing GORUCK apparel at our Challenges and it holds up. You can pay less for cheaper stuff that will fail – brand whatever pants and the seams will bust and then you’ll buy another cheap pair that maybe even costs a lot of money. And the cycle continues. We believe in building the best and we believe scars are character and should be repaired, not replaced. The best things in life get better with time.


Rating Yes
Materials ToughDry™: 94% nylon, 6% spandex
2x3 VELCRO/patch sold separate No
Color Grey
Gender Men's
Care Instructions Machine wash cold, only non-chlorine, bleach when needed, tumble dry low, cool iron if needed
Manufacturer GORUCK
Made in USA Yes
Scars Lifetime Guarantee No
Scars 6 Month Guarantee Yes


Weight 0.520 lbs
Length 1.000 in
Width 1.000 in
Height 1.000 in
Simple Pant (Grey) is rated 4.7097 out of 5 by 93.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight, breathable, and comfortable This is an initial review. The pant fits well, very comfortable, throughout the leg it it fits like a relaxed fit jean. I had to bump up a waist size, because of my thunder thighs, but I am not your regular joe in thigh size. The pant is very lightweight, and though the material seems like it would be very noisy and distracting during movement, it is actually quite subtle and does not detract from your activity. I live in Hawaii and the heat index here varies quite a bit, walking around and riding in the pant is not overwhelmingly hot, air seems to flow to be able to cool you down. Overall so far within the first week, I am enjoying this pant.
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants Great pants. Very lightwieght, yet durable. I have disproportionately large hips from playing football and these fit me very well where most other pants don't jive well for me in this area. With these pants I could buy my true waist size (34") and not crush my man parts. My only complaint is that the opening of the front pockets is a little high making it difficult to pull things out of that pocket when I am sitting down. Now that I have these pants what I really would like is a pair of shorts from GORUCK cut out of the same mold!
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pants for Active Work I bought these pants to wear as business casual in an environment where I need to wear a collared button up shirt, and also demonstrate box jumps and deadlifts in dress shoes. These are the best possible option. Very light, stretchy, durable. Only negative that I have experienced is if you get an oil stain (from cooking), it is very difficult to get the stain out compared to cotton or other synthetic pants. I would have given 5 stars, except the cost is prohibitive. Buy a size larger, very slim fitting but stretchy.
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny I was expecting a great pant when I ordered this item from GORUCK cause for the most part they knock their gear out the park. The pants far exceed my expectations and are a favorite daily pair. One thing to note - I have a stocky build and am bottom heavy. The cut is great but they do have a slimmer profile. Plenty of flexibility and room but if you have big calves and thighs, they will be tighter around those parts. I have taken then out rucking, fishing, worn them to work, family functions, etc and have looked great. You cant beat the style and you cant beat the comfortability. They are simple, sleek and tough. It's that Simple - no pun intended. I plan to pick up a few more pairs!
Date published: 2016-10-14
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