It has been two weeks since the last GORUCK Store Update (maybe a new trend?) and this time around they brought two new items and one new bundle. The two new items are the Cinch Straps, which are used to hold bricks secure or attach sleeping bag type objects to your ruck, and a scale for weighing your pack. The new bundle is a set of Multi-Cam Shadow Pockets that contains one Large and one Extra Large Shadow Pocket.
GORUCK Cinch Straps
The Cinch Straps seem like an awesome addition to the GORUCK line up. Before I started using the Brick Panel I was using a similar set up and it worked really well. In addition to holding bricks GORUCK has posted images of these supporting sleeping bags on the outside of the pack.
Even though that is a great use I’m sure 98% of the sales of the Cinch Straps will be to keep that weight high and off your lower back. If you haven’t rucked with weight high on your back before you’re missing out. It gives you such a good sense of structure that you won’t want to go back a non-raised weight set up.
GORUCK Digital Rucking Scale
When you show up at GORUCK Selection or GORUCK Heavy you’re going to have your pack weighed. That’s a fact. It would probably be nice to know what your pack weighed before you showed up to one of those crazy events so maybe a scale would be a good purchase. Even if you only end up using it for one event I’m sure it will be worth it. You want to know what your ruck weighs before you show up and if your ruck doesn’t make weight I guarantee that you’re going to have a bad time.