Rucker 3.0 - Built By Scars
Rucker 3.0 - Built By Scars
Rucker 3.0 - Built By Scars
Rucker 3.0 - Built By Scars
Rucker 3.0 - Built By Scars

Rucker 3.0 - Built By Scars

Regular price $255.00



Custom Rucker 3.0

1 of 1 Rucker 3.0, featuring black multicam shoulder straps and hidden internal pocket

The Rucker® 3.0 features ergonomic lumbar support and a less abrasive fabric used on the back panel and underside of the shoulder straps — you can even wear it shirtless with no friction burn.

    • Lumbar padding supports the natural curve of your back
    • Hi-vis reflective stripe across the front for safety
    • 4 padded handles: top, bottom, and both sides
    • 3 rows of external MOLLE webbing on the front and side let you customize your ruck, like adding a Padded Hip Belt
    • Frame Sheet supports the integrity of the pack as you weigh it down and allows you to carry a heavier load more comfortably
    • Interior d-ring and hydration tube exit port under the top handle of the ruck
    • YKK zippers with silent, glove friendly zipper pulls constructed from parachute 550 cord
    • Opens flat so it's easy to pack and organize. Special Forces medical rucks share a similar design.
    • Ruck Plate® compatible
    • Shoulder straps are extra padded to carry heavier loads more comfortably
    • 4 internal pockets: 1 large mesh zippered pocket, 1 small go-to zippered pocket, 1 large elastic pocket, and the Ruck Plate® pocket (25L features an additional  Ruck Plate® pocket in place of the large elastic pocket) 
    • External slant pocket provides quick access to small items
    • Highly water resistant aka rainproof
    • Bottom grommet drain holes
    • Includes adjustable and removable Training Sternum Strap
    • 2"x3" hook and loop on the front panel to customize with the patch of your choice
    • Additional 2"x3" hook and loop patch panel on the Ruck Plate® pocket
    Specs + Materials 
    • Primary Material: 1000D CORDURA®
    • Back Panel & Shoulder Strap Underside Material: 210D HT (High Tenacity) CORDURA®
    • Lumbar Support: 10MM EVA Foam Padding
    • 20L Standard Dimensions: 11.5"W x 18"H
    • 20L Standard Depth: 5.5" at bottom, tapered to 4.5"
    • 20L Small Dimensions: 11.5"W x 16.5"H
    • 20L Small Frame Depth: 5.5"
    • 20L Ruck Plate® Pocket Dimensions: 9.5"W x 11.75"H
    • 20L Standard Frame Shoulder Straps: 15.9"L x 1/2"W
    • 20L Small Frame Shoulder Straps: 14.75"L x 3/8"W
    • 20L External Slant Pocket: 11"W x 10"H
    • 20L Internal Elastic Pocket: 11"W x 12.5"H
    • 20L Internal Mesh Pocket: 11"W x 10"H
    • 20L Internal CORDURA® Pocket: 11"W x 6.5"H
    • 25L Dimensions: 12"W x 20"H x 6.75"D
    • 25L Main Ruck Plate® Pocket Dimensions: 9.75" x 15.5"
    • 25L Lower Ruck Plate® Pocket Dimensions: 9.5"W x 11.75"H
    • 25L Shoulder Straps: 16.5"L x 5/8"W
    • 25L External Slant Pocket: 11.5"W x 12"H
    • 25L Internal Elastic Pocket: 11.5"W x 12.5"H
    • 25L  Internal Mesh Pocket: 12"W x 13"H
    • 25L Internal CORDURA® Pocket: 11"W x 6.5"H
    • Sternum Strap: 17" - 7.5"L x 1"W
    • Reflective Stripe: 300 cd/lux m²
    Ruck Plate Compatibility

    The Rucker® has been purpose-built for weighted PT and to be the best rucking backpack ever built. It has an elevated Ruck Plate® pocket that will securely fit a 10LB Ruck Plate, or a 20LB / 30LB Rucker Ruck Plate®.

    The 25L Rucker® features two (2) Ruck Plate® pockets and can securely fit up to 65 lbs of plates utilizing one (1) 45LB Ruck Plate® (primary pocket) and one (1) 20LB Ruck Plate® (secondary pocket).

    Note: The 25L secondary pocket cannot fit a 30LB Ruck Plate®, if you need more than 65 lbs (good on you) there’s plenty of room for a Filler Bag in the main rucksack compartment or you can always add a Sandbag for even more fun.

    45LB Ruck Plates® only strap in securely to the 25L, however they will fit into the interior elastic pocket of the 20L (suitable for upright rucking, but not ruck PT aka burpees and bear crawls).

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    Rucker 3.0 // New Features

    Zero Irritation When Rucking Shirtless

    Say goodbye to friction burn. All-new 210D HT (High Tenacity) CORDURA® on the back panel and underside of the shoulder straps is less abrasive and doesn't irritate skin or chew up delicate apparel (looking at you, merino wool).

    Ergonomic Lumbar Support

    An additional 10mm of EVA foam padding along the bottom section of the back panel supports the natural curve of your back. It’s raised up, protects you from friction from seams on pants, belts or Tough Leggings or anything back there. And if it’s exposed to your skin, that’s no problem either.

    Hi-Viz Reflective Safety Stripe

    Reflective safety stripe across the front of the ruck allows for visibility even when on the move at night.

    Redesigned Frame Sheet

    3mm thick, full-width frame sheet no longer tapers towards the bottom, ensuring consistent support and rigidity no matter how high your ruck is cinched.

    Tested + Proven

    At thousands of GORUCK Challenges since 2015

    Padded Handles for Ruck PT

    Padded top, bottom, and side handles - four (4) in total. Use the padded handles for suitcase carries, overhead press, overhead lunges, thrusters, ruck twists, you name it.

    Elevated Ruck Plate® Pocket

    The Rucker® securely holds 10LB, 20LB and 30LB Ruck Plates® high on your back in an elevated Ruck Plate® Pocket (the 25L size features a second pocket that secures a 45LB Ruck Plate® for up to 65 lbs of weight in your rucking backpack).

    Optimized for Hydration

    The rucker is equipped with an internal D-Ring to clip in your hydration bladder and an exit port for your bladder tube is found under the top handle of the ruck.

    Training Sternum Strap (Removable + Adjustable)

    Keeps the Rucker® secure without constricting breath or movement and is adjustable by the MOLLE on the straps.

    Bottom Drain Holes

    2 grommets on the bottom of the ruck to drain water for when you find yourself doing hydro burpees in the ocean, lake, or fountain.

    Hip Belt Compatible

    Complete with side MOLLE to integrate perfectly with the Padded Hip Belt. A hip belt allows you to distribute heavy loads to your hips over long periods of time while carrying your backpack for rucking (think the GORUCK Challenge or Star Course), plus keeps the ruck stable during Ruck PT.

    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

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