Front facing view of the GORUCK GR3

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Size Details
Capacity 45L
Capacity per Weight 19.6L
Weight 2.3kg 5.15lbs Avg
Capacity per Kg 19.6 Low
Dimensions 56x36x23cm 56x36x23in
Cubic Space 46368cm 46368in
Capacity Diff 1 Low
Airline Compatibility

✈️ 97% (193/199)

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

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πŸ‘ Reasons to Buy

  • The interior of the carry-on is velcro interior which will help with organizing.
  • GORUCK creates extremely durable and quality bags. They design their bags to survive the most extreme conditions.
  • Great versatility and customizable according to your preference.
  • Quite comfortable to use even when loaded.

πŸ€” Things to Consider

  • The GR3 is on the larger side, so it may not be perfect for commuting and too large for shorter trips.
  • No interior organizer.
  • The compression strap isn't convenient.

πŸ’¬ Reviewers Have Said

  • "The ruck, like all of the other rucks is built like a tank. The added compression straps and hip belt are a features. I bought the sternum strap to complete the overall suspension system. Large main compartment. Just the right size for a carry-on."
  • "This bag is a BEAST!!! I would have loved this bag on active duty. It is not designed for the organization capabilities of other rucks. It is get your pre packed, packing cubes, boots and sneakers ready and get out the door bag. It is a travel bag in every sense. Love the Velcro wall to store my mega-patch collection"

πŸ”Ž Reviews

GORUCK GR3 Review | Nearly Indestructible, Durable 1 Bag Travel Backpack

"Overall the GORUCK GR3 is a tank of a pack that should fit everything you need for carry-on one bag travel, especially for longer trips."

GORUCK GR3 Review (19 Month Test): The best carry on backpack for durability

"Functional for daily use and daily life, durable enough for overstuffing, abuse, and hard travel, and convenient as a carry on bag for any airline I’ve traveled on."


"...the GR3 is a solid bag if you’re looking for the biggest possible carry-on, or maybe a solid pack to hold gear in the back of your pickup truck."

GoRuck GR3 Review

"The laptop space is “bombproof,” as mentioned by GoRuck, and with a large amount of internal storage plus the added internal pockets, there is space for everything. The main difference is that the harness system is comfortable and they have made the pack compatible with a hydration bladder, something you don’t see very often in the travel packs world. For those reasons, the GoRuck GR3 is the Best One Bag Travel Backpack for Hiking in 2021."


"Anyone who requires a lot of space for travel packing (fellow big & tall guys, I got you). Or anyone who is really into the BYO organization mindset. If you’re already into GR packs, you already are familiar with how they carry and you know you’re going to like this."


Compression S
Expanded Capacity None
Opening Other
Passport N
Passthrough N
Backpack S
Frame N
Handles 2
Hip Belt
Shoulder Strap N
Sternum Strap
Laptop 17
Hydration N
Main Compartments 2
Organizer N
Shoe Compartment N
Lash Points 0
Hard Shell False
Molle S
Rain-fly N
Water Bottle Holder 0
Water Resistant Y
1000D Cordura

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, 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, 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, Tianjin Airlines (A320 & E190), Tianjin Airlines (E145), Tiger Airways, Trans States, Travel Service Airlines, TUI, 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

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