Goruck GR2 (40L) Review

Goruck GR2 (40L)

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Spatial Stats

40L - 2.2kg - 32 x 56 x 23

Airline Compatibility

✈️ 97% (193/199)

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

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Our Thoughts

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.


Laptop Sleeve Yes
Compartments 0
Water Bottle
Sternum Strap
Hip Belt
Water Resistance
Lash Points
Shoulder Strap

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Goruck GR2 (40L) Packing Lists

Packing List for Six Countries in Europe in 17 Days
📆 17 days
🌎 Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, and England
🌡️ 14 to 24 °C (57.2 to 75.2 °F)
📜 39 items
Carry On:
Goruck GR2 (40L)
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Packing List for 10 Days in Washington DC
📆 10 days
🌎 United States
🌡️ 19 to 31 °C (66.2 to 87.80000000000001 °F)
📜 43 items
Carry On:
Goruck GR2 (40L)
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