GORUCK should not exist. Jason McCarthy was a Special Forces soldier, not a businessman, when in 2008 he had what he calls a stupid idea to build a bag that would thrive in Baghdad and New York City. There was no business plan, or launch strategy, or equity raises.
There was simply a Special Forces way of life, a community to live up to, and another to build.
So, yes we build gear. Yes, we lead events, build teams, and strengthen communities. But only because if we didn’t, we’d have to find some other way to change the world, one day at a time.
The Vest Guy has been custom manufacturing vests, packs, slings, and arm bands for over 25 years, and all of them are made in the USA. All of our products are custom made to order, so if you want a different color or pocket layout, that is our specialty. Buy with confidence from an expert, someone that has been in the field and knows what it takes to produce a practical, reliable, fully functionally piece of equipment. The owner, Rob Daugherty, served 16 years in law enforcement, 4 1/2 years as a firefighter/EMT, 8 years as a professional wildlife photographer specializing in vests for CERT, Police, Military, Photographers, Fire-Rescue, First Responders, Emergency Management, Incident Commanders, Emergency Communications, ARES, EMS… Rest assured, with being in business for over a quarter of a century, our Lifetime Warranty means something, actually it means everything.