LFUP (Loop – Front Upper Patch) Review

LFUP (both colors)

The idea for this item came from Kevin Maestri and the actual product is sewn by Todd Forkner. Both Todd and Kevin have other gear for sale in the ADR shop so if you’re interested in supporting them then that is a great way to do that. The LFUP (Loop – Front Upper Patch) is […]

RuckWorks PatchPALS Review

RuckWorks PatchPALS - Grey Spearhead

PatchPALS are a way to add more Velcro to your ruck by utilizing the webbing that your ruck already has. They are Velcro rectangles (2″x1″) that are sewn to a Velcro attachment piece which wraps around any webbing on your ruck. As I type this I realize that this is a terrible explanation so hopefully […]

GORUCK Shadow Ruck SD25 Review

GORUCK SD 25 Sewn Logo

One of the most often asked questions asked to me is about a cheaper alternative to a GR1 for GORUCK events. Everyone wants a bag that is tough enough for a GORUCK event but not everyone wants to pay $295 for one. The Shadow rucks were released in October, 2013 and were priced from $95 […]

Brick Panel Review

Brick Panel - Hanging Left Side

Update: The Kickstarter was not successful but Todd (Gear N8tion) has made some for sale in the ADR Store. If there are any available they can be found here. Todd Forkner has designed a way to easily and conveniently strap bricks into your GORUCK pack. I got in contact with him and was able to […]

GORUCK Sternum Strap Review

GORUCK Sternum Strap Foliage Attached

A week or so ago GORUCK released a sternum strap (finally) for their rucks. It only took them 3 years or so but it’s finally here… the GORUCK sternum strap. I picked one up (along with a few other things) and figured I’d post some pictures and my thoughts on it. As many of you […]

Web Dominator (ITW) Review

ITW Web Dominator Front

Web Dominators have been crucial to my hydration system since my second GORUCK Challenge. During my first challenge my bladder’s hose was flopping all over the place and wouldn’t stop smacking me in the side of the head. In addition every time we did anything remotely close to the ground the hose would just drag […]

Maxpedition Sternum Strap

Maxpedition Sternum Strap

Most people don’t know this but if you call Maxpedition up (at 1-310-768-0098) you can buy replacement parts for their backpacks. One of the replacement parts you can buy is a replacement sternum strap. The GORUCK bags don’t come with sternum straps and there are a number of people who would like them to so […]

Mystery Ranch Chestie Mil Sternum Strap

Mystery Ranch Chestie Mil Sternum Strap

The Mystery Ranch Chestie Mil Sternum Strap is exactly what it sounds like… it’s a replacement sternum strap for Mystery Ranch backpacks. It also turns out that it fits perfectly on the shoulder strap MOLLE on GROUCK bags. Quality The quality of the strap is exactly what you’d expect from Mystery Ranch. It’s well put […]

GORUCK GR1 Review

GR1 Inside Logo

The GORUCK pack used in these pictures is essentially brand new. The old review had pictures of my original GR1 after it had been through a ton of events. GORUCK has made some minor modifications to the pack since I bought my first GR1 so I figured the images should be updated so that you’ll […]