Every time I come across the name Goruck, I envision slogging my way through a tough wooded area or climbing challenging hills. There is a reason for that: Goruck sponsors many outdoor challenge events based on special forces training. In fact, the products we’re showcasing today were developed by an ex-Special Forces soldier who knows a thing or two about being in the wilderness and needing gear that is tough and can hold up to the rigors of the elements.
Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!Goruck produces bags that are useable in Baghdad or NYC. The company offers a variety of sizes, most of which are TSA-compliant for overhead storage. The bags have enough storage for a solid weekend away, plenty of compartments for your valuables and a durable outer shell made from 1000 denier CORDURA.Let’s just say that these are some really great heavy duty bags built to carry your stuff and last a lifetime (Puppy is optional).Happy Rucking!
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I really enjoy the outdoors, especially during the Fall. I can”t wait for the temperature to drop just a bit so I can break out my heavier clothing. When I saw the items from Tom Beckbe I knew I wanted to bring them to your attention. The product line is geared towards hunters, but these garments and bags have a very multi-purpose feel to them.The Tensaw jacket features a waxed shelter cloth shell, a corduroy-lined collar for warmth and – really nice touch – a cotton twill lining dyed in Alabama red clay.Not terribly cold out but you need a little protection and some storage pockets? The Kinsman vest has you covered.Looking for a durable duffle to carry your gear? Check out the Canvas Weekender. The bag is made from waxed army duck canvas and features Horween leather trim. It is also has a waterproof liner.If waxed canvas isn’t your thing, you can opt for this beautiful Horween leather Weekender bag that will patina beautifully with age.
Kathy sent me a link about Made in Mayhem, a San Francisco-based company that uses premium materials to create as they say: “durable sophisticated and functional goods”. What’s cool about the site is the range of products, from a simple leather wallet to a crocodile-embossed leather backpack… and a lot of things in between.The “Fredrick” on the left is a crocodile-embossed leather backpack, while the “Eleanor” is a shoulder bag of the same material with hidden, shorter handles.The “Franklin” is an iPad case with additional pockets for phone, business cards, etc.
The “Canyon Combo” features a wool blanket and leather harness.
The “Aloha Beach Bag” has a Hawaiian floral print with leather accents.
Leather belts, wallets and a variety of other goods are waiting to be discovered at Made in Mayhem.
Minuteman Watches assembles its products in the USA, sourcing its movement and some parts from overseas. What makes the Minuteman watches stand out, in our opinion, is that a percentage of the profits have gone to Veterans since the company was founded.Right now, they are thinking about producing a line of 4-5 cushion type cases. Here are the designs they are currently considering.Want to help out? Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know which ones you like most.