It’s hard to believe the title but it’s true… GORUCK now has an apparel line for women. With all of the talk of SKU reduction I was worried that they might back burner this but here we are with even more pieces (and sizes and colors) than I was expecting.
GORUCK Women’s Apparel
On July 18th, 2018 GORUCK released three shirts (one being long sleeve), two shorts, two jackets (simple windbreaker and half-zip), and simple pants all designed for women. Women’s apparel has been something we’ve heard requested time and time again and it’s very cool to see these out of the development and “fit” phase and into the shipping phase!
GORUCK Women’s Half-Zip
The half-zip was incredibly popular when it was released in men’s sizing so it’s exciting to see it available in a women’s cut too! As of the release date these are retailing at $65 which seems very reasonable for a half-zip.
GORUCK Women’s Simple Windbreaker
The simple windbreaker is an interesting piece of apparel. It is first, and foremost, a windbreaker. It can shed some drizzle but it is not built for pouring rain sessions. It also doesn’t come with a hood which should tell you something about the environment it’s built to thrive in. If you’re looking for a light, packable, windbreaker then this is a great option. If you’re looking for something to withstand a storm then you should keep looking.
GORUCK Women’s Tough Tee (Scoop-Neck, Long Sleeve Scoop-Neck, V-Neck)
The Tough Tee is a staple for us at GORUCK events so it only makes sense one would be released sized to fit the ladies. The men’s sizing was generous and, unlike some of the other apparel items, we didn’t hear of many women using the men’s version of these. GORUCK released a long sleeve scoop-neck version ($45), a short sleeve scoop-neck version ($40), and a short sleeve v-neck version.
GORUCK Simple Shorts (5″ and 2.5″)
It’s summer time so it only makes sense that some shorts would be released. When it comes to durability we’ve found the simple shorts and challenge shorts to be pretty much equal. Simple shorts are a great step into the women’s apparel game and here’s to hoping they’re a success! It’s interesting to see them offered in both 5″ and 2.5″ lengths as well.
The only thing now on the mind is when will the Tough Page be flooded with men wearing the 2.5″ shorts instead of RPs?
GORUCK Women’s Simple Pants
The simple pants are great for events. They shed water fast, they dry quickly, and they can take a beating. With GORUCK continuing to focus on rucking and their events having a women’s cut for this is great.
GORUCK Women’s Apparel Thoughts?
What are your thoughts on the women’s apparel? As a guy the first thing I did was forward the apparel link to my wife and ask her what she wanted. She doesn’t consider herself a rucker so she might have a somewhat unique opinion on them that meshes better with people looking to buy apparel for their non-rucking significant others instead of ladies looking for the best rucking apparel.