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GORUCK GR1 Review (Travel Backpack) | Pack Hacker
At the time of this review, we’ve been testing the GORUCK GR1 for about a week.
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This bag is simple, tough, and backed by a well-tested repair-or-replace program. Short of purposefully slicing into it, there’s little you can do to it that it can’t withstand. But it comes with militaristic undertones that aren’t to everyone’s taste.
Hands down GoRuck GR1. It’s built to carry tons of weight and has an outstanding warranty. Just check out their subreddit for more info including people selling bags
To this day, most the GR1 is the only backpack I’ve seen to not use the zipper where it’s a hook bent over, so it eventually can bend out and let the pull come off. It’s a solid piece of metal, high quality YKK, and the pulls are awesome.
I’m around your height and I found the laptop compartment to be a bit uncomfortable as well. Just could always feel my laptop poking me in the back where something like my goruck GR1 doesn’t seem to have that problem.
I can get my switch case, my Sony xm4 + case and maybe a few other things in the main laptop compartment, and just mostly flat tech things and cables in the front. For organizing tech and being quickly accessible it’s great.
WTT - Goruck GR1 Heritage 26L, Dark Oak (new with tags) for both Alpha One Niner Evade 1.5 FULL (green) and the Alpha One Niner Pathfinder(red lining).
- SOLD Goruck Gr1 26l Heritage olive $300 shipped. [URL REMOVED] SOLD.
Honestly it’s awesome, I’ve never had a problem with it. I’m 6”1, so a tad bigger than average but it fits very comfortably and has tons of space. It’s more than big enough for 3-5 day trips (being a student I take about the same length trips home) and anything extra you want to bring, I frequently stuff it full, for travel I couldn’t imagine using the GR1 without the front pouch and extra organization it brings.
I'd take a look at the GoRuck GR1. It may not be what you want but definitely worth at least considering. I've had very positive experiences with their customer service.
Other Product Specs
Volume: 21L or 26L