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Tim Dewyngaert 07-13-2013 10:16 PM

GoRuck Sandbag
 
I am wondering if anyone has had any expierence with these yet? They have been sold out since.. it seems like.. since they went on sale. I know that I'm probably going to get a lot of "make your own" posts, but I think these look really well made. They come with the filler bags included, and they are reasonably priced for what you get. Not to mention it's seems like they have a great customer service policy. The company, from everything I can gather seems like it has a great core value system and is made right here in the USA, can't beat that in my book. I'm leaning toward buying one as soon as they come back in stock .. just looking for someone to give me a great review and seal the deal.

Here's a link ....WFS

[URL]https://www.goruck.com/Gear/Details/sandbag-60lb?cat=54[/URL]

Tim Dewyngaert 07-15-2013 09:39 AM

Re: GoRuck Sandbag
 
Really? Not a one ?

Evan Williams 07-15-2013 06:06 PM

Re: GoRuck Sandbag
 
I've got one on the way...I'll post back once it finally arrives!

Tim Dewyngaert 07-16-2013 04:35 AM

Re: GoRuck Sandbag
 
Awesome! ..Thanks

John Kedzierski 07-16-2013 05:56 AM

Re: GoRuck Sandbag
 
[QUOTE=Tim Dewyngaert;1178631]I am wondering if anyone has had any expierence with these yet? They have been sold out since.. it seems like.. since they went on sale. I know that I'm probably going to get a lot of "make your own" posts, but I think these look really well made. They come with the filler bags included, and they are reasonably priced for what you get. Not to mention it's seems like they have a great customer service policy. The company, from everything I can gather seems like it has a great core value system and is made right here in the USA, can't beat that in my book. I'm leaning toward buying one as soon as they come back in stock .. just looking for someone to give me a great review and seal the deal.

Here's a link ....WFS

[URL]https://www.goruck.com/Gear/Details/sandbag-60lb?cat=54[/URL][/QUOTE]


YUP! Got the 60# bag last Friday. It comes with x2 30# filler bags and I also ordered x2 20# fillers and a 10# filler for versatility.

I've used Rogue bags and Again Faster and I must say this thing hands down destroys them with ease. If you've ever used a GORUCK product it's very well made and field tested in Challenges. The difference in the sandbags is the filler bags. Double velcro closure on the filler bag and NO interior poly bag. Also there are more handle options and beefier as well.

The interior poly bags that go into the filler sleeves are the weak point of most sandbag systems as they will burst in time. My gym just replaced about 25 of the poly bags on the AF ones. Now AF as always stood behind their product and replaced the poly sleeves right away without question however in time they will break again. The GORUCK ones are just impressive.

Pete Nadeau 07-16-2013 01:51 PM

Re: GoRuck Sandbag
 
The GoRuck Sandbag looks almost like my Ultimate Sandbag. I have the Ultimate Sandbag “Strength Shell” I made 2-50lb filler bags using heavy duty contractor bags. They have held up for almost 2 years

Tim Dewyngaert 07-17-2013 08:27 PM

Re: GoRuck Sandbag
 
John,

Thanks for the info, like I said, I am sold and just needed the final seal of approval. Received and will be ordering as soon as available. Thanks Again.


Pete,

I have heard good things about the Ultimate Sandbag products. I just think this GoRuck bag is going to better suit my needs. But thanks for weighing in.

Douglas Menikheim 09-07-2013 07:56 PM

Re: GoRuck Sandbag
 
Anyone know if i ciuld use the go ruck filler bags in a medium rogue sandbag? I have a $100 gift card to rogue and was going to get a sandbagbefore i saw the goruck bags. If the goruck filler bags arebetter id rather use the money i have to buy the rogue sandbag and some other stuff.

Christopher Morris 09-24-2014 12:02 PM

Re: GoRuck Sandbag
 
I'm going to bump this thread to brag on GoRuck.

I want to get a sandbag. (My wife's birthday request was a sandbag for the home gym. She's not the jewelry type. :D)

I searched on the forum here to see what the recommendations were about manufactured vs. DIY sandbags.

I noticed on [URL="https://www.goruck.com/en/t/FAQ"]GoRuck's website[/URL] (wfs) that they offer a 25% discount to active and former military. I sent an email asking about it, and had a reply and discount code within minutes.

I ordered an 80# sandbag right away. Ground FedEx shipping was free.

I am excited to get a top-notch sandbag! It comes with two 40# inserts. I'll also add a little DIY with contractor bags filled at 10# increments. That will give me a lot of weight options.

Jayme Gruber 10-06-2016 01:32 PM

Re: GoRuck Sandbag
 
Bumping an old thread here.

I was looking into getting a sandbag from Rogue but noticed they're sold out of the Large size. Did some searching and found this thread. Sounds like this sandbag might be the best quality out there. Anyone have any experience? Was kind of bummed to see the website says that filler bags are sold separately when it looks like people who started this thread said their bags came with the filler bags included.

I know you can DYI something like this, but I don't mind spending a few bucks to make sure I get something sturdy, good handles, reliable, etc. My only thing keeping me from thinking Goruck might be the best bet is it looks like they top out at 80# and I might want to add more in the future, the Rogue one can go up to 160#

Thoughts?

Christopher Morris 10-12-2016 04:39 PM

Re: GoRuck Sandbag
 
I had just ordered my GoRuck sandbag when I commented before. Now I've had some use with it over the past two years.

At the time I ordered, the two insert bags were inlcuded. The filler bags hold 40# each... I think I filled them with pea gravel. I lined the bag with a contractor garbage bag, filled it to the correct weight, and tied off the garbage bag. The filler bags have a double velcro closure, and they close nice and snug. I've never had any problems with anything spilling out.

I made my own 10# filler bags by putting the gravel in a contractor bag and wrapping it tight with Gorilla tape. I've never had those leak either. I have three bags of 10#, so I can put in my sandbag 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, or 90#. If I have the two 40# bags in the sandbag, I can't get more than one of my 10# bags in there, so 90# is the limit. It's tough to get it zipped closed with more than one extra 10# bag. If you want more weight than that, you should go with the Rogue sandbag.

The durability of the GoRuck is fantastic. I like to do cleans, and drop the bag from shoulder height. I also run with the sandbag on my shoulders, and it gets tossed on the dirty ground while I'm still moving when I'm ready for a break. Everything on the sandbag is still intact - no damage whatsoever to straps, zippers, or fabric.

I like the design. There are straps all over this thing. Straps in the middle to clean it with two hands. Straps on the ends for dragging it.

If this is the weight range you're looking for, it is a fantastic piece of equipment.

Jayme Gruber 10-13-2016 06:25 AM

Re: GoRuck Sandbag
 
[QUOTE=Christopher Morris;1265456]I had just ordered my GoRuck sandbag when I commented before. Now I've had some use with it over the past two years.

At the time I ordered, the two insert bags were inlcuded. The filler bags hold 40# each... I think I filled them with pea gravel. I lined the bag with a contractor garbage bag, filled it to the correct weight, and tied off the garbage bag. The filler bags have a double velcro closure, and they close nice and snug. I've never had any problems with anything spilling out.

I made my own 10# filler bags by putting the gravel in a contractor bag and wrapping it tight with Gorilla tape. I've never had those leak either. I have three bags of 10#, so I can put in my sandbag 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, or 90#. If I have the two 40# bags in the sandbag, I can't get more than one of my 10# bags in there, so 90# is the limit. It's tough to get it zipped closed with more than one extra 10# bag. If you want more weight than that, you should go with the Rogue sandbag.

The durability of the GoRuck is fantastic. I like to do cleans, and drop the bag from shoulder height. I also run with the sandbag on my shoulders, and it gets tossed on the dirty ground while I'm still moving when I'm ready for a break. Everything on the sandbag is still intact - no damage whatsoever to straps, zippers, or fabric.

I like the design. There are straps all over this thing. Straps in the middle to clean it with two hands. Straps on the ends for dragging it.

If this is the weight range you're looking for, it is a fantastic piece of equipment.[/QUOTE]
Thanks for the info. I do think the design of the handles on the GoRuck make it seem like a better option. It does end up being more expensive now that it doesn't come with any filler bags though. I've honestly not done much sandbag work at all. I was primarily planning to use it for weighted carries. Is 80-90lbs sufficient for that use, or do you think if that's my main plan I need it to possibly go heavier?

Christopher Morris 10-13-2016 10:13 AM

Re: GoRuck Sandbag
 
Honestly, 80-90# can feel a little light for carrying it on the shoulders and running, so I make the distances for the run longer. You can go for a while with 80-90#, like 400-800m per interval.

If you want a heavier burden run for a shorter distance (like 100-200m), then go for the heavier sandbag.

I think of the sandbag up to 90# for more metcon activities where the weight is lighter but you can keep moving and do more reps. For the different activites I use it for, the lighter sandbag suites my needs better. It feels too light for dragging ([URL="https://youtu.be/UeI88Fq1Cwk?t=22s"]like this[/URL] - wfs), but good for everything else I like to do.

Jayme Gruber 10-13-2016 02:57 PM

Re: GoRuck Sandbag
 
[QUOTE=Christopher Morris;1265466]Honestly, 80-90# can feel a little light for carrying it on the shoulders and running, so I make the distances for the run longer. You can go for a while with 80-90#, like 400-800m per interval.

If you want a heavier burden run for a shorter distance (like 100-200m), then go for the heavier sandbag.

I think of the sandbag up to 90# for more metcon activities where the weight is lighter but you can keep moving and do more reps. For the different activites I use it for, the lighter sandbag suites my needs better. It feels too light for dragging ([URL="https://youtu.be/UeI88Fq1Cwk?t=22s"]like this[/URL] - wfs), but good for everything else I like to do.[/QUOTE]
I live like a 5 minute walk from the gym. Was thinking about getting it and throwing it on my back for my walks to and from. More steady state cardio type stuff, not sure if I'll be running with it or trying to do lots of different activities. Sounds like I might be better off getting the heavy one to be safe though. Thanks for the info.

Christopher Morris 10-16-2016 07:16 AM

Re: GoRuck Sandbag
 
If you've got a barbell and bumpers at home you could test out the walk with some weight. Try it with 80# on a barbell on your shoulders, then try it with 160#. If shouldering the barbell is uncomfortable for that distance, roll a little towel to cushion on your traps.


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