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.

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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Compatible Airlines

Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela, Air Asia, Air Astana, Air Baltic, Air Berlin (Closed), Air Canada, Air Caraibes, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Air India, Air Koryo, Air Macau, Air Malta, Air Mauritius, Air New Zealand, Air Niugini, Air Nostrum, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Air Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Transat, Air Wisconsin, AirAsiaX, Aircalin, Alaska Airlines, Alitalia, All Nipon Airways, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, American Eagle, ANA, Asiana Airlines, ATA Airlines, Atlas Global, Austrian, Avianca , Azerbaijan Airlines, Azul Airlines, Azul Linhas, Bahamasair, Bangkok Airways, Belavia, Biman Bangladesh, Blue Air, Boliviana de Aviacion, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Cambodia Angkor Air, Cape Air, Caribbean Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Cayman Airways, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CommutAir, Conviasa, Copa Airlines, Croatia Air, Cubana de Aviacion, Czech Airlines, Delta Airlines, Dragonair, easyJet, EL AL, Emirates Airlines, Enter Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Eurowings, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Flair Air, flybe, Frontier Airlines, Gol Linhas Aereas, Gulf Air, Hainan Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, Icelandair, Indigo, InselAir, Interjet, Iran Air, Iran Aseman Air, Island Air, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, Jet2, jetBlue Airways, Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Juneyao Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Kulula, Kuwait Air, LATAM , LC PerΓΊ, Liat Airlines, Linea Aerea Amaszonas, Lion Air Group, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Luxair, Mahan Air, Malaysia Airlines, Mango, Meridiana Fly, Mesa Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Monarch Airlines, Nordwind Airlines, Norwegian, Oman Air, Onur Air, Pakistan International, Peach, Pegasus Airlines, PenAir, Philippine Airlines, Porter Airlines, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airways, Ravn Alaska, Regional Express, Republic Airways, Royal Air Morocco, Royal Brunei Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Ryanair, S7, SAS Scandinavian, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Scoot, Shandong Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, SilkAir, Silver Airways, Singapore Airlines, Sky Airlines, Skywest, Inc., South African Airways, Southwest Airlines, SpiceJet, Spirit Airlines, Spring Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Sun Country, Sun Express, Swiss Int'l Air Lines, TAAG Angola, TAM Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, TAROM, Thai Airways, Thomson Airways, Tianjin Airlines (A320 & E190), Tianjin Airlines (E145), Tiger Airways, Trans States, Travel Service Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines, Ukraine International, United Airlines, Ural Airlines, uTair Airlines, Uzbekistan Air, Vietnam Airlines, VIM Airlines (Closed), Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Vivaaerobus, VivaColombia, Volaris, Volotea, WestJet, Wizz Air, WOW Airlines, Xiamen

GORUCK GR1 (21L) Packing Lists

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