GORUCK has released their long awaited sandbag today. They’ve put out four different sizes ranging from 20 pounds to 80 pounds, filler bags to put the sand in, and weight patches so you know how much is in their. The pricing is incredibly reasonable when it comes to high quality sandbags and make sure to sign up for a Challenge to get 20% off as well.
GORUCK sells sandbags in 20lb, 40lb, 60lb, and 80lb increments. In addition each one comes in either black, multicam, or coyote coloring. I’ll personally be picking up one of the 40lb coyote sandbags in the future for training.
The filler bags are meant to keep a layer between your sand (or other weight) and your sandbag. This will prolong the life of your sandbag by keeping the zippers clean of sand. These can also be used in your ruck so that you don’t have to go through the hassle of creating your own training weight. It’s nice that they released so many sizes so that you can easily turn a 60lb sandbag into a 50lb sandbag if one muscle group isn’t ready for that heavy of a weight yet. They come in 10lb, 20lb, 30lb, and 40lb sizes.
The weight patches are designed to go on the outside of the sandbags and let everyone know how much weight is in there. However, I’d personally love to see someone rock a 10lb patch through a GORUCK Challenge as I’m sure the Cadre would have a ball with it. GORUCK is currently selling these patches for the same price ($5) as the rest of their patches.
I just got turned on to Go Ruck and I am trying to train and find the gear that for when they are here in Utah but it seems like all of the Go Ruck sandbags are all sold out. Any idea where else I can go? Thanks
Brian Lohr says
Although I’ve never used them I’ve heard AMAZING things (from friends) about Brute Force Sandbags. They’ve been making sandbags for longer than GORUCK has and they’re items are actually in stock :)
Otherwise, if you’re set on GORUCK, they usually restock a couple sandbags once a month or so.
Thanks for getting back to me and I put in an order with Brute Force yesterday.
Brian Lohr says
Awesome! I’m planning on ordering a sandbag from them soon and then do a comparison between the Brute Force sandbag and the GORUCK sandbag eventually.
Carlos Orduz says
Brian how’s it going? Question…I recently read the blog on Sand vs Bricks. I’ve been having this debate with myself all week because I picked up a 10L Bullet when they were on sale and love it, but my bricks are a tight fit. Are the filler bags waterproof? I emailed GR about it but the I think they thought I was talking about the actual sandbags and not the fillers. I was kinda thinking about doing my 1st LIGHT with a Bullet so I’m curious. Thanks man!!!
Brian (All Day Ruckoff) says
The filler bags are not waterproof. They are as durable as they come though so you’ll definitely want to use one. My suggestion would be to fill one up with sand then put the filler back into an actual dry bag. Seal Line makes nice ones but I’m not sure what size you’ll need.
The other way to go is to post in the event and see if steel plates are acceptable. There have been a number of Cadre who have allowed participants to use 25# steel plates in place of bricks or sand. It definitely depends on the Cadre if a steel plate is acceptable but they fit PERFECTLY in a 10L Bullet. I’m hopeful that they’ll officially become acceptable sometime in the future because I love how much space they save.