Tough Hoodie - Full Zip (Light)

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A simple full-zip sweatshirt, built to perform. Lightweight performance built for rucking, GORUCK Events and everyday active life. Fits and feels like your favorite shirt only it dries faster and breaks less. Built to thrive in NYC, on a raid in Baghdad, at a GORUCK Challenge, and at your favorite bar.

In the design, we removed the hood’s drawstring that nobody ever uses anyway. No thanks. Our design philosophy is Less is More, More is Lazy. We prefer simple things that just work. Like us.



  • Tough365® fabric is breathable and abrasion resistant with four-way stretch
  • Fits and feels like your favorite shirt, only it dries faster and breaks less
  • Soft like cotton with nylon's strength and polyester’s wrinkle-resistance
  • Performs better than cotton in warm weather - doesn't absorb moisture, it wicks it away
  • Lock down zipper that won't flap around while on the move
  • Two external front pockets at the perfect height for your hands
  • Simple design without hood strings
  • Subtle GORUCK spearhead on the bottom seam
  • Made in USA: Compare our pricing and performance to other brands made overseas with huge margins on top of many middlemen and this piece would cost 3x what it does now. Welcome to building the best in the United States of America





Performance apparel that's not shiny. Looks and feels like cotton with nylon's strength and polyester's wrinkle-resistance.


7% Nylon/93% Polyester

Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, do not bleach, hang dry.

The Story Behind the Hoodie

There’s Irish blood running through my veins and I have the skin to match, so the sun and I are at odds wherever I go, all the time.

But that doesn’t stop me. Em and I were in Cartagena, yes of Romancing the Stone, never far from the equator and the sun was beating down and it was Africa hot. I’m no stranger to sunscreen but eventually, it wears off and I fry. Been there done that, no thanks. So in her words, I’m that guy, and quite ridiculous looking, and their shirtless on a beach in paradise is my full zip hoodie. No t-shirt on underneath, and no apologies, just the hoodie — whenever there’s sun, it’s my go to. With the kids at the kiddie pool, chasing priceless gems, all of it.

This one day was the only day on our entire trip I wore shorts, and even though every time I cracked a fresh beer I put more sunscreen on my knees fried and peeled and went through that whole drama for the next two weeks. Fun. But the rest of me was fine, even my pride, eventually — grin. Emily smiled and told me I should’ve worn my Simple Pants, too. As usual, she was right, even though I think she was joking,right?

This is a great lightweight fabric and the hoodie keeps the sun off and dries fast but it’s classic simple, so you can wear it anywhere, too. Travel Train Ruck, and at the bar.


Scars Lifetime Guarantee

We use premium fabrics and premium threads and we reinforce zippers and take additional steps in construction to ensure that our apparel thrives during a lifetime of abuse. It’s never meant for a landfill and we don’t build it with that in mind. We believe if you buy something for one season, you can wear it all the seasons of your life.


We’ll happily patch up any holes or reinforce any stitching to keep you on your way in our Built in the USA GORUCK Apparel. If you’re actually able to wear our apparel out and we cannot repair it, we will replace it, free of charge. Don’t think of this as a pure replacement program, think of this as a repair program. We build the best and want it to last forever, with you.


Massive fire damage and mutilation are not covered as a matter of policy, but it’s always a conversation. If an ember from a Colorado campfire sparks your direction and then there’s a hole, we’ll happily patch it up, free of charge. If you send us a pile of ashes, that’s a slightly different story. If you share that story, we’ll get you back in action at a discount.

And we’ll send you a note of congratulations and do 50 push-ups, in your honor.


Measurements refer to actual garment dimensions. Garment may shrink slightly after first wash. Follow care instructions to ensure minimal shrinking.

Additional Info
0.67 LBS
Made in USA:
Scars Guarantee:
7% Nylon/93% Polyester
Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold, do not bleach, hang dry
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