GORUCK GR1 Rucksack

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Let’s review the GR1 Rucksacks from GORUCK.

When it comes to rucksacks, the first name that comes to mind is GORUCK. GORUCK specializes in making durable, quality, versatile, and rugged rucksacks, and now they are bringing back GR1 – exclusively overbuilt in the USA.

GR1 is irreplaceable. To put it simply, there is no other rucksack/backpack in the market that comes close to what GR1 is. It is rainproof, comfortable, easy to carry, has a lifetime guarantee, and performs both in office and outdoor settings.

GORUCK GR1 Rucksacks travel
GORUCK GR1 Rucksacks travel

Here are some of the styles we are going to look at:

GR1 Rucksacks (Black) This is your basic Black GR1. Made in the USA, with tough 1000D Cordura. It's available in two sizes 21L (Liters) or 26L. These are great for travel -but also fitness.
GR1 Rucksacks (Steel) The GR1 is also available in Steel color. These backpacks have a very robust laptop compartment.
GR1 Rucksacks (Wolf Gray) Here it is in Wolf Gray. This is a great colorway.
The GR1 Heritage (Dark Oak) Everything you love about the GR1 plus a different mood and a little secret is equivalent to the GR1 Heritage. The GR family is mostly made from 1000D Cordura Nylon, but GORUCK changed GR1 Heritage's materials to Martexin Wax finish which is proven for over 180 years. It comes in 21L and 26L sizes. 26L's little secret is its small hidden zipper pocket underneath the handle. It has three internal pockets - one large elastic pocket, one large mesh zippered pocket, and one small go-to pocket.
The GR1 Heritage (Field Tan) From the previous generation to the next generation, the GR1 Heritage will last the test of time in its strongest possible duck canvas with a waxing process proven over the last 170 years. The bottom base, the grab handle, and the patch are all made of full grain leather sourced from S.B Foot Tannery in Red Wing, Minnesota — a major supplier of leather to the US Military. Add to this the Scars Lifetime Guarantee, and you got a rucksack that you can pass on to your grandchildren. The bombproof laptop compartment and the false bottom are still featured, plus the removable, hard plastic frame sheet that stabilizes the laptop compartment and enables you to carry more weight conveniently.

GR1 Rucksacks – Overview

GR1 opens flat to make it more manageable to pack and organize. It is excellent for light travel, where you can easily see the entire interior and accommodates some personal and office items. There is a sizeable elastic sleeve on the main compartment’s back wall and three rows of MOLLE webbing across the top. It also has a bombproof laptop compartment which is well guarded with sturdy padding on both sides, a false bottom, and a plastic sheet frame on the back. Special Forces medical rucks use the same similar design.

GORUCK GR1 Rucksacks steel with stuff inside
GORUCK GR1 Rucksacks steel with stuff inside

There is a large zipped mesh pocket on the front wall of the main compartment that extends the bag’s width up to 28 cm deep. There is also a smaller zipped pocket for smaller items, while the top of the main compartment has a hydration tube port. On the bag’s front face, there is a large flat pocket that can accommodate bulky items. To stabilize the laptop compartment, a removable, rigid plastic frame sheet is placed, enabling you to bring more weight conveniently.

GORUCK GR1 Rucksacks steel inside quarter
GORUCK GR1 Rucksacks steel inside quarter

GR1 comes in two versions – the 21L, which is 11.5 x 18 x 5.5 inches at 2.9 lbs, and the 26L, which is 12 x20 x 6.75 inches at 3.2 lbs. The fabric used in GR1 is 1000D Condura, and the back panel and shoulder straps are also stuffed with closed-cell foam. The amount of coating in the stitching is incredibly made while the YKK zippers have silent, glove-friendly zipper pulls which are astonishingly reliable and dependable.

GORUCK GR1 Rucksacks top view
GORUCK GR1 Rucksacks top view

GR1 Rucksacks Review – In Summary

That’s our review of GR1 Rucksacks.

GR1 is a simple-looking rucksack that will surprise you with its durability, quality, and versatility. This everyday carry (EDC) shines wherever you take it and delivers to whatever kind of adventure you plan to do. With its Scars Lifetime Guarantee, you and GR1 will be together for the longest time, conquering cities, jungles, mountains, and deserts of the world.

GORUCK GR1 Rucksacks sports
GORUCK GR1 Rucksacks sports

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GORUCK GR1 Rucksacks military
GORUCK GR1 Rucksacks military

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