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Full-Body Strength Training System.

Hip Belt and Ruck Weights are Sold Separately.

Color: Grey
Size: S/M

Say Goodbye to Boring Workouts

Get Outside. Walk.
Transform Your Body and Mind.

"You're never too old to get wild!"

"I'm a 67 year of cancer survivor using Rucking to help stave off further osteoporosis.

It quickly became clear that my makeshift pack wasn't supporting properly and would hurt so I did finally order the wild gym Rucking Backpack. Big difference!"

Betty W. - Rucking Backpack Customer and Wild Person

What Makes Our Ruck Different

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Extreme Padding

For the most comfortable Rucking experience.

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Vest Inspired Design

Spreads the weight over a large area for the most comfortable fit.

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Supportive Aluminum Frame

Keeps the pack from collapsing and puts the weight in the correct position for all day comfort.

Best Ruck

I’ve had a lot of rucks from GoRuck®, and this one is the best. Period.

The front straps and water bottle holder are perfect.

The ruck fits perfectly, hugs the back well, even with heavy weight.

Love this and thank you for making such a perfect Ruck!

-Mike R.

Designed Specifically For Rucking

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Ergonomic Back Support

Hugs your body and keeps the weight close.

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Carrying Weight Builds Strength

Rucking builds full body strength and burns fat.

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Dedicated Plate Pockets

Keeps the weight in the proper position close high on your back.

What is Rucking?

Rucking is low-impact strength training.
Rucking is the outdoor way to:
Build Strength
Lose Weight
Become the Wildest Version of Yourself

Dedicated Plate Pockets

Keeps the weight in the optimal position on your back.

Weight Plate Sold Separately

Why You Should Ruck

Get Outside

Rucking is inherently done outside which has multiple health and mood boosting benefits.

Build Strength

Rucking is a form of resistance training which helps build full-body strength.

Boost Your Mood

Exercise is a natural anti-depressant and getting outside helps even more.

Pet Friendly

Rucking is the perfect activity to do along with your furry friend to help with both your health and fitness.

Increase Bone Density

Rucking is an effective way to increase bone mineral density which is an important factor for health and longevity.

Low Impact Exercise

Rucking is a low impact form of exercise while still burning at least 3 times the amount of calories as walking.

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For All Ages & All Bodies

Whether you are just starting your fitness journey or a seasoned athlete - Rucking is the perfect way to exercise.
It's easy for a broad range of ability levels to Ruck together in a way that ensures everyone gets a safe and effective workout.
Rucking brings people together.

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According to data from the United States Army - Rucking burns at least 3-times more calories than walking.

And it's estimated that calorie burn is even higher under certain circumstances.

Customer Testimonials

Philipp P.

"Wild Gym creates innovative products targeted for the average individual to become the best self they can be. What I find much more inspiring are the transformations that happen when normal people introduce new fitness habits into their lives consistently. And this is what Wild Gym excels at."

Mary U.

"I love how Rucking fits seamlessly into my life! I was so pleased to note the difference in fitness from a year ago. I really savor feeling my body work hard on the incline and still being able to hold a conversation with my friend at the same time. I can't wait to do lots more!"

Chris M.

"Exceeded all my expectations and has set a high bar for any future ruck packs! It surpasses other ruck packs that are twice as expensive. This makes it an excellent choice for beginners like me, as well as seasoned Ruckers looking for a cost-effective yet high-quality option. Highly recommended!"

100% Money Back Guarantee

If you're not completely satisfied and feeling wilder during the first 30 days we'll offer a refund - no questions asked.

Fast Shipping

Domestic orders ship 2-day standard.

Buy Now. Pay Later.

Start Rucking today with 4 interest-free payments today with Shop Pay

Lifetime Warranty

If your Ruck breaks from any design or manufacture flaw we will fix it for FREE!

Technical Specs


S/M: 3.75 pounds

L/XL: 4.25 pounds


S/M: 16.5"L x 11"W x 7"H

L/XL: 18.5"H x 12"W x 7"H

Plate Pocket Size

Both size Rucks will hold two 8.5" x 11.5" x 1.5" plates in the dedicated plate pockets.

*More weight can added to the interior of the pack.


Grey: Custom UHMWPE (15 times stronger than steel)

Black, Green, Blue: 600D Super Abrasion Resistant Poly


Lightweight, strong, high-grade aluminum frame

Laptop Compatability

Fits laptops up to 15.5" x 10"


S/M: 22L

L/XL: 27L

Choose Your Size

Our hybrid design is meant to spread the weight over your entire body for the safest and most comfortable Rucking experience.


Can't find what you're looking for? Send a note to: - we're happy to help!

Fast Shipping

Domestic orders ship 2 Day standard

Support 24/7

Contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

30 Day Returns

Simply return it within 30 days for a refund or exchange

Buy Now. Pay Later.

Get your Rucking Backpack with interest-free installments with Shop Pay.

Customer Reviews

Based on 39 reviews
Michelle Peters
Great Offer

I love the Wild Gym rucking package. It gave a first timer options for carrying different weights. I am loving it! Soon Inwill be going on longer rucks with heavier weight. Thank you, Wild Gym!

Sheri Glasscock
Love the backpack

Been using my Wild Gym backpack for two weeks now and really notice the difference in my walks. Doing 6.5 miles 2-3 times per week with the 20 lbs plate. Building up my endurance to get to my 8 miles I usually did without weight. Notice a big difference in the strength in my legs and glutes. Ruck On!

Matt S
Forward Thinking

Over the years (military background), I've used a lot of different backpacks. This is by far the most comfortable I've used. Plus I love the whole concept behind Wild Gym. Full marks!


Great quality. Smart design

Michael W
Worth the investment

I had been rucking with an old Osprey for a little while, with all the weight loaded down in the bottom. With the Ruck loaded with plates up high and close to my back the experience is much improved. The Ruck when loaded down does not bounce, even when "ruck shuffling" flat, up or downhill. I am not using the hip belt, and tbh I don't think I'll ever need it. The straps are the differentiator which make this better than the "other guys". The shape is anatomically kind, and sits very comfortably under load. It feels similar to my fully loaded "backpacking" style backpack. I love the flask holder and the extra pockets on the front straps.