Let’s review the GR1 Rucksack from GORUCK.
Just in case you haven’t heard of it before, Rucking is walking/running with a weighted rucksack (backpack). It is the foundation of Special Forces training, but civilians like us can definitely go rucking as well. It burns 3x more calories than simply walking. Any backpack will do, but if you want a backpack that will last a lifetime and can comfortably bear a lot of weight with stability, a Rucksack from GORUCK will carry you through.
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GR1 Rucksack – Overview
GORUCK builds the best and the most premium rucking gear, and GR1 is the toughest everyday carry ever produced. It comes in 21L and 26L versions, and the only difference they have is their dimensions. It is a very solid and sturdy bag with a minimalist tactical look. There’s only one big compartment, another small in front, and the molle outside the rucksack blends harmoniously with the bag. The straps are essential parts of a backpack, especially when you are rucking, and it’s good to know that GR1 has very comfortable yet solid straps that will get softer over time.
The GR1 is not only for rucking. You can also use it if you travel and if you travel a lot, it is a great companion as it opens flat like a suitcase making it easier for you to pack and organize your stuff. You can fill it up with your clothes and other things for a weeklong trip, or you can also conveniently put your office stuff like a laptop, notebook, charger, etc. For hiking, it can also accommodate your change clothes, water bottle, mobile phone, snacks, etc. The YKK zippers open and close smoothly with its silent, glove-friendly zipper pulls constructed from a parachute 550 cord.
It can fit a 17″ laptop with its large laptop compartment behind your back that has a false bottom so that when you set your ruck down, your laptop won’t even notice. The back of the bag won’t bend because it has an internal frame making the bag feels like a brick. The handle at the top is also durable and rugged. It has three internal pockets – one large elastic pocket, one large mesh zippered pocket, and one small go-to pocket. There are three rows of external and internal MOLLE webbing across the front and sides of the GR1, so you can customize it.
GR1 Rucksack Review – In Summary
That’s our review of GR1 Rucksack.
Aside from it being the toughest everyday carry ever built, the GR1 also comes with GORUCK’s Scars Lifetime Guarantee. It has a minimal look with a tactical design and durable construction. From rucking to hiking and traveling, the GR1 is versatile enough to carry whatever you throw in. It comes in various colors of Black, Coyote, Ranger Green, Steel, and Wolf Gray.
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