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Taylor Stitch x GORUCK Meets The Hard Road Loadout

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Taylor Stitch and GORUCK have partnered up to create the perfect gear for adventuring off the beaten path. The Hard Road Loadout has everything that you need for your outdoor journeys.

Introducing the Hard Road Loadout—the special collaboration between Taylor Stitch and Jason and Emily McCarthy of GORUCK. This capsule brings you all the necessary gear to get out into nature and explore the less trodden paths.

Jason and Emily’s message of “doing hard things” and their unwillingness to compromise on the quality of their products made coming together on a collaboration capsule with Taylor Stitch an easy decision.

So they put their heads together on a run of limited edition gear specifically designed to get outside and take the rougher road. That can mean choosing a hardscrabble climb over a tamer hiking path, getting outside for a ruck, or taking the stairs instead of the escalator because, at the heart of the GORUCK initiative, it’s simply about doing that little bit extra whenever you can.

Everything in The Hard Road Loadout collection is designed to perform under pressure and withstand years of abuse (and stand up to the occasional misogi) so you can stay focused on the goal at hand, namely, doing hard things.

Here’s our round-up of The Hard Road Loadout Collection.

The GR1 USA Pack in Raindrop Camo Ripstop WashWax ($550)

The GR1 USA Pack in Raindrop Camo Ripstop WashWax. Photo: Taylor Stitch.

For those who know GORUCK, the GR1 needs no introduction. It’s an overbuilt workhorse of a backpack featuring bomb-proof laptop protection, meticulously dialed-in ergonomics, and a slew of functional pockets and features. Built in the USA and field tested by US Special Forces, the GR1 is about as badass as a backpack can get. So with this limited edition model from Taylor Stitch’s GORUCK collaboration, they simply added their own flavors to a winning recipe by using 100% organic cotton waxed canvas from our buddies at Halley Stevensons and finishing it in Taylor Stitch’s iconic Raindrop Camo colorway.

Because if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it; and the GR1 doesn’t break easy.

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The Performance TAC Hat in Black ($28)

The Performance TAC Hat in Black. Photo: Taylor Stitch.

The limited edition TacHat designed in collaboration with GORUCK features a lightweight, sweat-wicking nylon construction in a classic black finish. Finished with VELCRO® closure, a classic six-panel design, and a customizable, removable VELCRO® front patch.

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The Merino Half Zip in Forest ($158)

The Merino Half Zip in Forest. Photo: Taylor Stitch.

Designed by Taylor Stitch in collaboration with the folks at GORUCK, this soft and sturdy half-zip is an ideal layer to have handy in the pack. Breathable, moisture-wicking, and tailored to a classic, easy-wearing silhouette, The Merino Half Zip is finished in a handsome Forest colorway that will wear in gracefully with every outing, whether it’s a five-mile ruck or just a run to the store.

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The Challenge Cargo Short in Black ($98)

The Challenge Cargo Short in Black. Photo: Taylor Stitch.

Designed by Taylor Stitch in collaboration with the folks at GORUCK, The Challenge Cargo Short is a high-performance tech short with a low-profile design that won’t stick out in a crowd. Fast-drying, abrasion-resistant nylon is bolstered with a touch of stretch for easy movement through any conditions, while Taylor Stitch’s dedication to quality craftsmanship ensures years of faithful service, from morning runs to coffee runs and everything in between.

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The Deploy Packable Shell in Dark Navy ($198)

The Deploy Packable Shell in Dark Navy. Photo: Taylor Stitch.

In California, everyone is advised to have an earthquake kit on hand, so Taylor Stitch knows a thing or two about being prepared, and having served in the US Special Forces, GORUCK co-founder Jason McCarthy knows a thing or two about having the right gear on hand as well. So together, they designed the Deploy Packable Shell, your own personal rough-weather emergency kit. It’s small enough to disappear in a backpack, durable enough to beat back the nastiest of forecasts, and with hand warmer pockets and durable YKK zipper, it’s plenty functional too.

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The Merino Base Layer Tee in Sharkskin ($98)

The Merino Base Layer Tee in Sharkskin. Photo: Taylor Stitch.

Designed in collaboration with the adventurous team at GORUCK, The Merino Base Layer Tee offers the functionality of activewear in a classic, well-tailored package that won’t stick out at the bar. Naturally moisture-wicking merino is blended with a touch of stretch for added mobility with a soft, natural handfeel. Quick drying, comfortable, and as ready to ruck as it is to hit the town.

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Skyblue Featured Video: GORUCK – The World’s Toughest Gear

GORUCK is 100% independent so they’re free to pursue the harder path, to take between 2-4 years to develop every new product, to test them relentlessly, and to proudly claim with smiles on their faces that they build the best gear on planet earth for the toughest users anywhere.

Everything they manufacture comes with their Scars Lifetime Guarantee, which is the most beloved program at GORUCK. If you break it, they fix it (or replace it, if they must). There’s no receipt necessary — they can recognize their own stuff — and your date of purchase does not matter. Hence lifetime.

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