|Capacity per Weight
|Capacity per Kg
✈️ 97% (193/199)
This bag can be used as a carry on in 97% of airlines.
Gorucks bags have laptop sleeves that are engineered to withstand bomb blasts. I'm not sure when that would come in handy, but extra protection extra protection always helps. I'm leading the description of the bag with that sentence because it nicely frames the kind of company Goruck is.
Goruck builds tough and secure luggage with a lifetime guarantee. Every bag is made from slash proof material so the bag will withstand the grimy floor of the London Underground or a Tuk Tuk ride without a problem.
The bag opens into a single compartment which is handy if you like bags with one big space. I think "one big space bags" require packing cubes. Personally, I find single compartment bags a bit tricky to pack because I don't like to use packing cubes. I'm a bit of an unorganized person and all my stuff ends up in a big ball of chaos once I open the bag a couple of times.
One thing I really like about the FR2 is the lack of straps coming out like an Octopus. Some one-bags on the market have a strap and carabineer hook for every little thing you can think of. Whenever you pick up a bag with tons of straps, the straps flail around and slap everything and everyone around you.
One time a strap caught on an airport shuttle door and I couldn't get the bag free. Good times.
Overall I love the GR2 for its simplicity and build quality and also trust them as a company that will be around for a while. There are a lot of kickstarter bags out there and there is always a risk that a new company won't be around to replace your bag when it fails.
"Nearly indestructible—the GORUCK GR2 is a maximum carry-on sized backpack that will hold up in any condition you're able to throw at it."
"When all is said and done, is the GORUCK GR2 a backpack worth buying? My answer is a 100% yes - if you’re looking for a versatile carry on backpack, this is definitely one of the best options out there. "
"The promise of quality gear is not one of specs and features, but of peace of mind. It’s the assurance that your gear will keep up with you no matter how hard you push. The freedom to test your limits, all the while knowing you are in control. When you’re out there exploring, second-guessing your gear should be the last thing on your mind. That’s the promise GORUCK gear lives up to every day."
"We can’t think of a better Carry On bag to travel the world with. The GR2 fits everything you need, blends in to anywhere you go, and can be customised with modules to most configurations you desire."
|Water Bottle Holder
Special Forces Grade 1000D CORDURA®
|Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, and England
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