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6 Tried & Tested Tips for Rucking in the Rain

Tips for Rucking in the Rain

If you’re rucking during a rainy week or have signed up for an event that will take place during bad weather conditions, you’ll likely end up rucking in the rain.

Rucking is a great way to get your heart rate up and break a sweat but be warned that it can also be pretty miserable when it’s raining and you are not prepared.

In this article, we will show you six tips for rucking in the rain.

If you’re looking to prepare for a ruck in the rain, we recommend keeping the following rucking gear in mind. These items will help you stay more comfortable while carrying a heavy rucksack.

Tips for Rucking in the Rain

If you’re looking for a challenging outdoor activity that will help you work on your fitness, rucking is a great option. Here are six tips for maximizing your rucking experience: 

Get a Good Rain Jacket

When it comes to weather protection, there are a few key things to keep in mind. First, get a good rain jacket. Not all rain jackets are created equal, so make sure to read the features and reviews before purchasing.

Rucking in the Rain

We recommend the Columbia Men’s Watertight Ii Jacket because it is waterproof, lightweight, and easy to pack. The details of this jacket, such as its waterproofness and seam-sealed construction, are essential for any rainy day.

Columbia Men’s Watertight Ii Jacket’s features:

  • The lining is made of polyester, which makes the jacket water-resistant and waterproof.
  • Easy to pack, and you can stuff it in its own pocket.
  • The jacket will keep you warm and make it easy to ruck in the rain.

Ruck Rain Cover for Your Rucksack

A rain cover is a must-have accessory for any rucksack, and a good one will keep you dry while you’re out rucking. There are a few options on the market, so it’s important to choose one that fits your needs and budget.

The rain cover will also protect your rucksack from debris and keep it clean.

The Silfrae Waterproof Rucksack Cover is waterproof, cheap, and will get the job done. Before purchasing, make sure to check the size of your rucksack and get the cover that will fit properly.

Waterproof Boots

Waterproof boots are essential for those who ruck while it’s raining. They protect your feet from getting wet and can also help keep you warm on colder days. There are a variety of waterproof boots to choose from, so be sure to find the right fit for you. The best waterproof boots will also have good traction to help you stay safe on slippery surfaces.

Having the correct sized boots is essential for keeping your feet dry during a wet ruck. There is no point in getting waterproof boots if they are too loose and let water in.

The Garmont Men’s T8 Extreme GTX Insulated Boots are a perfect choice. Shoes constructed with GORE-TEX Insulated Comfort product technology are designed for outdoor use in the rain, snow, and cold. They feature waterproof and breathable materials that ensure optimal thermal insulation for use in cold weather.

These boots are AR-670-1 compliant, and they look and feel great.

Here are the Garmont Men’s T8 Extreme GTX Insulated Boots features:

  • Materials that offer excellent breathability and ventilation which quick-dry and provide good ventilation
  • Designed for outdoor use in the rain

Rucking Socks

When it comes to socks, Merino wool is the best you can get. The fabric reacts flexibly to the weather. The cloth tightens up so it can keep the body temperature in adverse weather. It loosens its curled strands during hot weather.

Try the MudGear Ruck Socks. These socks are known for their ability to function in strenuous environments, making them perfectly suited for adventurous outdoor sports like hunting, OCR, hiking, GORUCK events, and active-duty military personnel. Made with comfortable merino wool and polypropylene fabric, these socks are pleasant to the touch and help protect feet.

The top layer of mesh fabric, which is ventilated, dissipates heat and keeps you dry and comfortable with prolonged exercises. The joints in the midsole give vertical channels for moisture movement, which increases thermal control. The merino wool blend also provides added moisture-wicking and anti-odor properties.


Rainy days can be a pain when it comes to keeping your head and face dry. But, with the right headgear, you can stay cool and comfortable all day long.

Luckily the Columbia Men’s Watertight Ii Jacket comes with a hoodie that’s a perfect combination of waterproof and lightweight. Other options include beanies, caps, and maybe hats.

Ziplocked Bags

Often, when hiking in the rain, it is important to bring along equipment that can be easily damaged if it becomes wet. By keeping important equipment, such as a GPS or tent, in waterproof ziplocked bags, you can ensure that they stay dry and protected. Additionally, by having these items separated from other gear, you can keep them organized and less likely to get wet if they do fall out of your rucksack.

A ziplock bag is a no-fuss and easily available option, but it can be difficult to dry all of your equipment once it becomes wet.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, rucking in the rain can be a fun and challenging way to get your workout in. By following these tried and tested tips, you can make the most of your rainy day ruck. Be sure to stay safe and dry while you’re out there!