GORUCK GR1 (21L) Review


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Spatial Stats

21L - 1.5kg - 30 x 46 x 14

Airline Compatibility

✈️ 99% (197/199)

This bag can be used as a carry on in 99% of airlines.

Full Compatibility Details

Our Thoughts

The GR1 is the toughest, yet most expensive bag we've seen. The bottom is bombproof, the laptop sleeve is designed to hold steel plates for training, and this bag is certified for use by the special forces.

This bag will probably last until you for the rest of your life and through the alien invasion. You could be defending the earth from the worst, meanest, and cruelest alien overlords this world has experienced but still have all your stuff nicely packed.

The carry-on has one drawback, or interesting quirk, depending on how you look at it. All the extras typically found in other bags, like a water bottle holder, cost extra for the GR1. I'm not a huge water drinker so I don't mind if the bag is missing that feature. In fact, in a small way, I like being able to customize and save a few ounces.

Premium Carry-On

The GR1 is the most premium one bag you can buy. Other carry-ong could have the pockets you want, but the GR1 is unmatched in durability and quality.


Laptop Sleeve No
Compartments 3
Passport N
Water Bottle N
Organizer N
Organizer N
Sternum Strap N
Hip Belt N
Water Resistance Y
Compression N
Molle B
Lash Points 0
Backpack Y
Shoulder Strap N
Hydration Y
Passthrough N

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GORUCK GR1 (21L) Packing Lists

Five Days in Los Angeles
📆 5 days
🌎 United States
🌡️ 11 to 21 °C (51.8 to 69.80000000000001 °F)
📜 22 items
Carry On:
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Clean Nails from Milwaukee
📆 10 days
🌎 Vietnam, Thailand
🌡️ 28 to 28 °C (82.4 to 82.4 °F)
📜 27 items
Carry On:
Goruck GR1 (21L)
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