Are you shopping for a new backpack to take with you on all your adventures?
You know you’re going to need a bag that you could depend on right… a bag that will fit what you need and more, maybe something with YKK zippers and made with 1000D CORDURA?
If you’re looking for a bag that’s not only built badass, but will offer everything you need, then check out the GORUCK GR1!
I’ll tell you more about this bad boy below!
GORUCK GR1 Specs
The GORUCK GR1 is a backpack that was designed by Special Forces soldiers that not only tested these bags at coffee shops, but tested them in combat as well!
The GR1 is built with 1000D Cordura, which is extremely strong lightweight material that even the U.S. Army uses on their gear as well.
If you’re looking for a long lasting backpack, I’m talking about a bag that will last you for many many years, then the GR1 is backpack that could do that for you.
It has YKK zippers all around, meaning you don’t have to worry about any broken zippers on vacay or whatnot.
If you happen to find yourself vacaying in Southeast Asia or something where there’s lots of rain, then there’s no need to worry about your gear getting wet, for the GR1 is rainproof.
Now don’t go dunking the bag in a bucket of water though, it’s not waterproof like that!
There’s two versions of this bag, there’s the 21L version and a 26L version.
Both bags could fit a lot of stuff, but for more of an everyday carry type of bag, the 21L will be the right fit.
But if you want to pack for little 3-7 day trips, then the 26L will be the one for you, for it will fit way more stuff.
Now the bag does have a bombproof laptop compartment that could hold up to a 17 inch laptop if you have anything that big.
I have a 15″ MacBook Pro with a pretty thick case and the GR1 provides more than enough space for it.
There’s no doubt that we have to protect our equipment, especially our laptops, and the GR1 will protect your expensive devices without a doubt.
Also, if you must know, the GR1 is made in the USA and it takes about 4 hours to assemble one of these bad boys, for they are all hand made!
There’s many different colors for you to choose from, so you could get one that will match your personality.
What The GR1 Is Good For?
No matter what your situation is, the GR1 will help you get through it!
This bag is built tough so you don’t have to handle it gently, which is how you have to handle lots of other bags these days so you don’t break them.
You could tug on the zippers, throw the bag around and you will not break this guy!
If you are looking for comfort, then as tough as this bag is, it’s super comfortable on the back and shoulders.
It’s honestly not like other bags out there where the shoulder straps aren’t padded enough to where it digs in and causes discomfort.
The GR1 is very comfortable and will not give you any type of pain!
So the GR1 is honestly good for anything that life throws at you.
Will It Take You On A 3-7 Day Trip?
If you want a bag to handle your little 3-7 day vacations, then the GR1 26L could do that for you.
The 21L is mainly for the everyday carry lifestyle, but the 26L will give you the best of both worlds.
What you see in the picture above is the GORUCK GR1 26L getting ready for a 5 day trip to Disneyland!
What I have in my packing cubes to give you a good idea of what this bag could hold are as follows:
- Shirts (x10)
- Shorts (x2)
- Pants (x1)
- Socks (x8)
- Underwear (x10)
Then of course I have my little accessory bag with all my cords and chargers, my toiletry kit, and my notebook for notes while I’m working on the go.
Then of course I have my 15 inch MacBook Pro with a pretty think protective case.
Seems like a lot of shit to fit in this little bag right?
Well, the great thing about the GR1, is it opens flat to make packing much easier.
I know you’re probably thinking that all that stuff I have will not fit in this little 26L GR1 right?
Well, take a look…
With everything I had, it fit in the GR1 without a problem!
If you want a smaller bag to go with you as an everyday carry when you get to your destination, then the GR1 could fit that in with no problems at all as well.
Check it out…
Along with my necessities I needed for my trip, I also packed up my GORUCK Echo to use as my everyday carry bag when I got to my destination, which fit quite nicely in the GR1.
You see my friends, the GR1 is more than capable of bringing everything you need and more on your little adventures.
I was able to pack everything I mentioned and more!
There’s more than enough room for you to pack whatever you need for your trips, even enough room to bring an extra bag if you need too.
What I Love About The GR1
There’s many things I love about the GORUCK GR1, but if you want to know what really made me dig this bag in general… was the way it is built!
This bag is tough as shit and will not break on you!
It’s not only proven around the globe on traveling adventures, but it’s proven on the battlefield to withstand anything that is thrown at it.
I have to say that I honestly love everything about the GR1, there’s not one thing I dislike about it.
Why You Should Get One Right Now?
If you haven’t come to a decision to get the GR1 or not… Let me help you out here!
If you want a bag that will last you for many years, and I’m not talking about just 5 years or so, then the GR1 will take you above and beyond.
This bag is built with great quality and it will protect all your valuables without a problem.
Don’t waste your money buying other bags that will break on you a few years down the road, and invest in a bag you know will last you for a lifetime!
Don’t hesitate to get this bag my friends, you will not regret it!
My Final Thoughts
With the many bags I have in my collection, I have to say that the GORUCK backpacks have to be my all time favorites.
I just know for a fact that they will last me for a very long time, and most importantly protect all my expensive gear like my laptop.
For another bag that I really enjoy bringing on little trips, and one that I recommend checking out as well is the WANDRD Prvke.
This bag has tons of pockets and a great amount of storage space as well.
Overall my friends, you will not go wrong with the GORUCK GR1, it’s a really great bag!
Anyways, if you have any questions at all about anything here, or maybe you have some feedback of your own you would like to leave about the GR1, then please feel free to drop it right down below in the comments section.
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