GORUCK GR2 Rucksack

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Let’s review GR2 Rucksacks.

GORUCK GR2 black multicam front close up
GORUCK GR2 black multicam front close up

Simple but tough. You can describe GORUCK equipment and apparel as such. From footwear to rucksacks, it’s undeniable that they make things last for a long time. They are incredibly durable, overly functional, and are made with the highest quality standards using only highly tough military-grade materials.

GR2 is created to withstand the harshest environment, so you can take it with you and conquer the world. Its design is minimal outside, but on the inside, it is made of excellent bulletproof materials and has enough space to carry all your things.

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

GR2 Rucksacks – Overview

The GR2 rucksack comes in two sizes – 34L and 40L. 34L is an average-sized ruck and is perfect for shorter people (under 5’8″). It weighs 4.35 lbs with dimensions of 31.75cm x 59cm x 23cm and is suitable for short-term travel. The GR2 40L is, of course, a larger ruck and is fitted for long-term travel. It weighs 4.75 Lbs with dimensions of 31.75cm x 56cm x 23cm. Both these bags can carry laptops with a 17″+ screen. The GR2 is made of 1000D CORDURA, which is formed to be long-lasting and repellent to abrasions, cuts, and scuffs. The 1000D CORDURA is combined with mil-spec plastic hardware and constructed in the USA, making it a bag containing more than 450 lbs and a lifetime of exploitation. It uses YKK zippers constructed from parachute 550 cord (meaning it can survive in wars) and with silent, glove-friendly zipper pulls.

GORUCK GR2 black multicam front view
GORUCK GR2 black multicam front view

It opens flat, which is distinct from other top-loading backpacks, but this makes it easier for you to see and locate everything. Inside the main compartment, you will see a Molle Webbing so you can trim items and add other MOLLE accessories. There are also an elastic pocket for your documents, a hole on the top for your laptop/water bladder, and two mesh pockets (2/3 of the compartment and another 1/3 of the height).

GORUCK GR2 lays flat
GORUCK GR2 lays flat
Inside the secondary compartment, you’ll see a large zip pouch with two mesh dividers inside, another 2/3 mesh pocket right at the base, a 2/3 mesh zip compartment at the bottom, and another 1/3 fully screened pocket at the top. The GR2 comes with GORUCK’s Scars Lifetime Guarantee.

GORUCK GR2 multicam inside with pockets
GORUCK GR2 multicam inside with pockets

Something can be nearly perfect, but nothing is 100% perfect, so let’s talk about the downside of the GR2 Rucksack. Both 34L and 40L weigh 4.75 lbs which are chunkier and heavier than GR3. There is no question with durability, but this ruck is not for light hiking or backpacking or if you will travel on budget airlines as this will swallow the weight allowance of your carry-on luggage.

GORUCK GR2 multicam inside
GORUCK GR2 multicam inside
Another downside is the price. With a whopping $375, it really is on the expensive side and will be a little harder to justify. But if you are willing to splurge and are looking for a rucksack with extreme durability and will last a lifetime, you will love this minimal yet functional rucksack.

GORUCK GR2 black multicam pockets inside
GORUCK GR2 black multicam pockets inside

GR2 Rucksacks Review – In Summary

That’s our review of GR2 Rucksacks.

If you need an excellent travel backpack built that will withstand the severest environment, there is no doubt this is the suitable rucksack for you. The brand, the materials used, its durability, and functionality are all outstanding, but it comes at a price. Some features like the bombproof compartment and bulletproof backpack are a bit of overkill, especially to someone who is an occasional traveler.

GORUCK GR2 black multicam with pouch
GORUCK GR2 black multicam with pouch

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GORUCK GR2 multicam side view
GORUCK GR2 multicam side view

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