Goruck GR2 (40L)

Review

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.

Goruck GR2 (40L) Packing Lists

Packing List for Six Countries in Europe in 17 Days
πŸ“† 17 days
🌎 Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, and England
🌑️ 14 to 24 °C (57.2 to 75.2 °F)
πŸ“œ 39 items
Carry On:
Goruck GR2 (40L)
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Packing List for 10 Days in Washington DC
πŸ“† 10 days
🌎 United States
🌑️ 19 to 31 °C (66.2 to 87.8 °F)
πŸ“œ 43 items
Carry On:
Goruck GR2 (40L)
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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
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
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
Linea Aerea Amaszonas
Lion Air Group
LOT Polish
Lufthansa
Luxair
Mahan Air
Malaysia Airlines
Mango
Meridiana Fly
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
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

✈️ 97% (192/199)

This bag can be used as a carry on in 97% of airlines.

Goruck GR2 (40L)
Capacity 40
Weight 2.2
Dimensions 32 x 56 x 23
Laptop Sleeve Yes
Compartments 0
Passport
Waterbottle
Organizer
Organizer
Sternum Strap
Water Resistance
Rainfly
Compression
Molle
Lash Points
Backpack
Shoulder Strap
Hydration
Passthrough

Manufacturer: https://www.goruck.com/gr2/