Best Rucking Jackets

Best rucking jackets
Photo Courtesy: C.C. Chapman

The best rucking jackets are:

  1. GORUCK Waterproof Jacket
  2. Women’s Switchback Adjustable Waterproof Jacket
  3. BALEAF Men’s Packable Jacket

The weather can be unpredictable sometimes, in some places you can even experience 4 seasons in a single day. It’s always best to be prepared for any weather conditions when you go out for a ruck, especially if you’re in a ruck event and you don’t really have time to go bring your change of clothes.

When looking for a rucking jacket, you’re mainly looking for qualities that ensure that the jacket is durable, water proof or water resistant (to help you when you’re rucking in the rain, comfortable, and is aesthetically pleasing.

Here’s our picks for the best rucking jackets:

1- GORUCK Waterproof Jacket

GORUCK waterproof jacket

The GORUCK waterproof jacket has been tested and approved by Special Forces Cadre. Since the standard is set so high, you can be rest assured that the essentials in what you look for in the a rucking jacket is covered.

The material is made from ToughShield Fabric. What does that mean and why should you care? well since it’s made from ToughShield Fabric, this makes this jacket:

  • Waterproof
  • Windproof
  • Weatherproof
  • Breathable

Having a waterproof jacket is key to when you need to ruck in the rain. Not only that but it makes it super convenient that you have a 3 in 1 type of jacket.

Check out GORUCK’s Waterproof Jacket (link to GORUCK)

2- Women’s Switchback Adjustable Waterproof Jacket

This is one is for the ladies. You can’t go wrong with Columbia. We chose this jacket specifically because:

  • Made for the outdoors,
  • Flexible (makes it a great option if you do include some HIIT workouts during your ruck sessions),
  • Waterproof
  • Breathable
  • Removable hoodie
  • Adjustable fit
  • Easily foldable to fit in your rucksack

It is worth nothing that they do have over 40 different color options.

Check out the Women’s Switchback Adjustable Waterproof Jacket on Amazon (link to Amazon)

3- BALEAF Men’s Packable Jacket

While we’re not fans of the fluorescent Yellow color of choice, but it is actually safe for late night rucking. Thankfully for us it does come in 6 different colors.

Other than the color choices, the BALEAF jacket is made from 100% Polyester. Its very lightweight which is awesome when you’re rucking with all that weight in you rucksack.

Similar to the Woman’s Columbia jacket this jacket is packable into the back packet which is great for those crazy-changing weather days.

Other key features of this jackets are:

  • Waterproof
  • Breathable
  • Ventilation system
  • 6 Pockets
  • Adjustable hood

Check out the BALEAF Men’s Packable Jacket on Amazon (link to Amazon)

Adam Sheriff

Adam is an experienced rucker and has been in the game for the past 5 years. He competed in a local ruck challenge and was hooked ever since. He has been actively helping people get into rucking and has set up local ruck events to help spread the word and encourage more people to get in on the action. When he’s not out rucking or setting up ruck events in town, he manages

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