The GORUCK GR1 is a medium-sized travel pack that can handle just about anything you might want to throw at it. And while we do love it, the heavy weight and high price can be hard to swallow. View Details & Buy: https://packha.kr/s1dy
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0:49 – Material & Aesthetic
2:45 – External Components
5:37 – Inside the Pack
10:13 – Durability & Testing
11:36 – Pros & Cons
12:04 – The Verdict
The GR1 is the smallest sibling in the GORUCK backpack family, and kind of blurs the line between travel backpack and daypack. At 26 liters, we think it’s a pretty great option for a weekend bag, although some super-minimalists could probably use it as a one bag travel pack. It offers a lot of the things we have come to know and love from the GR2 and GR3, and overall we’ve really enjoyed testing this thing out.
For those who might be unaware, GORUCK is a backpack brand with a pretty interesting history. The company was started by a former Green Beret and they have some pretty extensive military roots (which you can kind of tell just by looking at the bags). They also lead “rucking” events all across the US, where people train by running up mountains while carrying shockingly heavy weights in their backpack. Yeah, seriously.
While we have yet to get involved in these rucking events—we tend to stick to our coffee shops and laptops—we’re pretty sure that any bag capable of hauling hundreds of pounds up mountains on a regular basis is going to be a good option for long-term travel.
The GR1 is a solid, tactical, tanky pack that should hold up to anything you might be able to throw at it. It doesn’t have a ton of bells and whistles, and the design is pretty standard—but that’s the beauty of it. It’s a solid pack backed by a great brand that will stay by your side for years to come. That being said, it could be on the heavy side for any ultralight travelers out there and the high price point might be a deterrent for some.
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In this video, Tom Wahlin of Pack Hacker reviews the GORUCK GR1, a durable 26L military inspired backpack.
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