GORUCK Rucker 4 Review

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GORUCK makes the Rucker even better with the new Rucker 4.0.


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Rucker 4 in Tropic MultiCam (500D Cordura). This is the 25L size and comes with hip belt and chest strap. Quality is great!

Here’s some of the gear you can get now from GORUCK. NOTE: These are shipping mid-March.

Rucker 4.0 (Tropic Multicam) Reserve yours now - tough 500D Cordura and good looks. They've made it tougher by getting rid of extraneous zippers (and using hook and loop instead) - and putting more padding at the top.
Rucker 4.0 (Black) Rucker 4.0 is also available in black. 20L or 25L size. This one is made from 1000D Cordura.
Rucker Long Range (Coyote Brown) Rucker Long Range - Go long distance with 33L or 39L of capacity. This is the 33L.
Sternum Strap Certain Rucker models come with a Sternum Strap - but if the size you get does not, we highly recommend this useful accessory. It helps give you a way to stave off fatigue by varying the straps.

Let’s take a look.

GORUCK Rucker 4 Hands On Review

What’s new?

The good news is they’ve kept all the features you loved from the Rucker 3.0

That means the improved framesheet, the handles, the reflective stripe, the lumbar support – and perhaps best of all – that non-abrasive back panel and shoulder straps.

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This is an evolution of the Rucker 3. MOLLE, Top handle, patch, reflective stripe, and attached hip belt are all still here.
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Side handles, side MOLLE, you can see the low-abrasion shoulder straps in this view too.
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Grommets for water draining and the bottom handle.
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Is that hip belt removable? Yes – it’s weaved into the side MOLLE.

But – they took the toughness further by minimizing the use of zippers in the 4.0.

That’s right – the interior zippers are gone – and replaced by hook and loop (aka Velcro).

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The interior pocket – showing the veclro. There’s a handy pull tab, and a flap
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The mesh pocket also gets velcro.
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Mesh pocket is good to see what you have at a glance.

They’ve also added some padding at the top – to keep your head better protected when you go low with the ruck.

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Padding up top.

It’s not uncommon to have a plate slide forward while doing bear crawls or similar things – and having the padding will be nice.

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The exterior slant pocket is gone. That was yet another zipper (and the one most likely to break -in my experience). But it sure was nice having an exterior pocket – even if it didn’t fit very much.
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Rockin’ the spearhead.
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Time to test!

Rucker 4.0 Review – In Summary

That’s our review of the GORUCK Rucker 4.0.

The Rucker 4 will be even tougher than before. And it looks pretty good too.

Verdict? It’s a solid evolution of the Rucker 3. Get it for your fitness rucking needs. If you are looking for EDC / Travel – the GR1 and GR2 are still the bags to beat though.

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Do you need the hip belt? Yes, get the hip belt. (and chest strap)

Now what?

Check out our GORUCK Buyer’s Guide and find the right rucksack for you.

Need ruck weights? Check out these bad boys – the Bonehead Ruck Weights bring a cool style to the ruck march.

Find more products from GORUCK.

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Tropic MultiCam from Crye Precision

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This looks like a good place to test…

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Get your ruck on!