The first and only rucksack specifically built for Ruck Plates®.
We designed and built the Rucker® so that it would be the best rucksack for rucking, better than any rucking backpack on the market, and it is. Then we added more features so it would be the best for Ruck PT and GORUCK Events, and it is.
Rucker 3.0 // New Features
Developing the Rucker 3.0®
When I first saw the Rucker 3.0 prototype, I was skeptical. I questioned the material selection and wondered if the lumbar support was something that would make a noticeable difference. I hate gimmicks. Life in Special Forces taught me to embrace the suck, but it also forced me to always search for a better way to do things, and to keep testing those theories in reality. In this case, there would be no substitute for a ton of miles, carrying anywhere from 20 to 90 pounds.
The first thing I focused on was the lumbar support. Immediately, I found it a marked improvement, like nothing I’d ever felt, but time would reveal the real truth. Over the next several months, I found myself never reaching for my older rucks. It was always Rucker 3.0. This was when I knew it was a winner. Then, sharing it with some other Cadre who had the same reaction — that was all the confirmation I needed.
The new 210D back panel fabric — I wondered whether it would hold up, so I began doing PT in my garage and in my driveway, drags and pulls and all sorts of fun GORUCK style stuff. Over and over, again and again, and my driveway turned into the proving grounds with our local GORUCK Club. We had zero issues, it was all performance, no failure. The back panel is not a place where you see a ton of exposure, but at our Challenges you see enough, and at Selection you see more, so it has to hold up. The most recent Cadre Reunion event confirmed what we had already tested: when pain is the name of the game, it’s nice to have some small comfort in your life, and a back panel that causes zero friction burns is the way to go. And it doesn’t fail. I’m not skeptical at all anymore. Rucker 3.0 is the most comfortable rucksack I’ve ever worn, and it’s not close.
Jason McCarthy, GORUCK Founder