Below are a few products not sold by GORUCK that are useful and recommended for training and/or partaking in GORUCK Challenges, Expeditions, and similar events. For the Challenge Pant & Shirt follow the GORUCK link to the right. There is also a message board towards the bottom to ask questions.
"Before this goes all Wednesday... great boot and takes minimal if any time to break them in" -Bryan
"Well made, in summer wick sweat away from skin, in winter keep your feet warm, they are soft, only socks I've worn that helped prevent blisters, they also have a lifetime warranty and it is easy to use they don't jerk you around" - Jenn
"Helps with inner thigh chafing, retaining heat, and also dries fairly quickly" - Bryan
"Helps with inner thigh chafing, retaining heat, and also dries fairly quickly. Legging version works well for cold weather events" - Bryan
"Reduces some of the friction on your feet if you are getting hot spots" - Bryan
"Great if you have problems where your little toe always tries to push under the next one" - Kevin
"Base layer that keeps the ruck from grinding your back all night" - Tom
"Great 2nd layer and is merino wool so wicks away moisture and keeps you warm, they hold up through events too" - Bryan
"3rd or external layer, dries fast and is comfortable" - Bryan
"Worth the price, great rain shell and/or windbreaker. Held up through multiple Heavy Challenges" - Bryan
"External layer for cold weather events, allows for warmth and minimal loss of movement"
"Good gloves for any event, hold up pretty well to concrete and other surfaces during events" - Bryan
"Good cap for cold weather events and blocks wind unlike looser wool caps " - Bryan
"Work great for cold weather events and hold up to the rigors of events" - Bryan
"Keeps your face and neck warm in cold weather" - Bryan
"Love these headbands they keep your hair back wick sweat and stay on your head" - Jenn
"Buff that keeps your face and neck warm, plus it's a skull face... enough said" - Bryan
"This worked amazingly well on the over night 20 miler and snow storm" - Jim
"American made quality sunglasses, frames are covered for life (just don't lose them while out for a night on the town, that's not covered) "
GOOD LIVIN' GEAR
"Used through all my events, lost one to saltwater though, but all other conditions its been great. Has red light, which all headlamps should have "
"Better than a waist belt and hold up well strapped to the ruck through the external molle " - Bryan
"Have had the same one through all my events, but you do have to make sure you clean it. Hasn't popped yet"
"I always keep a spare hose with me, twice in cold weather events I've had to give someone my backup"
"I replace my non-bite storm valve that the bladder comes with, with this one and keep the other as a backup. This once is easier to use"
"Solid dry bag with a valve to get all the air out, also has a semi-waterproof zip up pocket on the outside to store things you need to get to ASAP" - Bryan
"Always have at least 2 of these with me. Used to help carry Jerry cans, sandbags, team weights, etc."
"Keeps everything dry even while fully submereged, this size fits Trail Toes, Leukotape, Body Glide, and some other random items" - Bryan
"Always have them for clipping gear and/or coupons to self or other structures. Also required for Heavy Challenges"
"Keeps everything dry even while fully submereged, this size fits car keys, ID, $20, and some Tylenol in it" - Bryan
"Great to keep from having to deal with shoes coming untied"
"Game changer for any joint pain you may get through the events" - Bryan
"Good notepad with waterproof paper, lots of note taking in the expedition events" - Bryan
"Two person tent thats is light weight, easy to set up, and has held up through multiple expedition events and basic camping" - Bryan
"Protractor for map reading, most events I have been too have been 1:24,000 or 1:25,000 which this has both"
"I'm sure there are more expensive and "better" sleeping bags out there but this one has held up great and kept me warm during the expedition events I have done and is fairly light weight" - Bryan
"Basic compass for map reading, good to have one that you can lay flat on the map"
"Good pillow that takes up minimal space in a ruck"
"Decent sized ferro rod compared to most fire starting kits out there. Pretty much anything smaller is not worth buying (size matters)" - Bryan
"Self-inflating sleeping pad and holds air well compared to most I've tried" - Bryan
"Easy to use, lightweight water filtration system" - Jenn
"Does high volume fairly quickly and water is some of the best water I have had (and I'm not the only one who has said that)" - Bryan
"Chili Mac is my favorite (along with blueberries and milk), but all of these meals are pretty good for any of the expedition events" - Bryan
"Most commonly an add on item for events to make a Swiss Seat. If you like the finer things in life like your balls not being crushed, use this over just rope" - Bryan
FOOT CARE & ANTI-CHAFING
"Awesome product to toughen up your feet for a Heavy or HCL type of events, but it does have a special aroma to it" - Bryan
"Works as a good preventative for blisters and hot spots"
"Another preventative for blisters, I put this on the Achilles, but overall some of the best tape you can have for joint support taping" - Bryan
"Stops chafing in all those places you don't want chafing, highly recommended" - Bryan