GORUCK GR1 and have been extremely pleased with it. Today we will be reviewing the GR1's big brother, the GR2. Currently the GR2 is the largest pack in the GORUCK line-up. Whether backpacking or traveling, the 40 liter capacity can carry enough gear to cover you for a few days. This article will be photo intensive- displaying all the features of the GR2.
GR1 (tan) and GR2 (black). As I said above, the GR2 has a 40 liter capacity whereas the GR1 has a volume of 26 liters.
There is a snatch handle at the top of the pack as with the GR1. This one is constructed to be very durable. I can see dragging a grown man without problems utilizing the snatch handle. The shoulder straps are extremely heavy duty with a thick padding, making for a comfortable ruck (these straps are somewhat wider than the GR1 straps). The shoulder straps does not have a sternum strap. But after using the pack I've seen no need to have them. That also goes for a waist belt. I loaded this pack down with about 40 lbs of gear and had no need for a waist belt. The weight was carried well with the pack riding high on my shoulders.
If you will notice the paracord zipper pulls are color coded. On the top flap they are Desert tan and OD green on the inside flap. If you haven't read our GR1 review; the paracord lanyard pulls are wrapped with a shrink wrap tubing. It not only makes the ruck extremely quiet but the shrink wrapping has some "tacki-ness" that help with opening rapidly.
The GR2 has the same understated look that I came to appreciate from the GR1. It has just enough tactical design applications to make it useful without screaming it's tactical. Its also TSA carry-on approved for those that were wondering.
GORUCK by far design's some of the most functional and durable rucksack's I've encountered. They are handmade here in the U.S. which makes it even sweeter. As with all GORUCK gear, the GR2 has a SCARS lifetime warranty. This ruck is on the higher end- retailing for $400. But it will be the last ruck you buy.
Check out the GR2 at GORUCK.