GoRuck GR2 Backpack Review

This bag is built like a tank and I think it’s one of the best looking bags out there. Simple, minimal, bulletproof aesthetic, excellent materials and build quality, and enough space to carry your sh*t!

It needs to be said again: this is the kind of bag that will last you your entire life… your kids will fight over it when you die.

And it needs to be said again: I love the look of this bag! I don’t know what it is… do I feel like I’m not masculine enough? Do I need a heavy duty military looking bag to make me feel better about myself? Is this the modern day equivalent of a little red sports car? I like to think that it’s the minimalistic, no bullshit, completely focused aesthetic of this bag that I like so much. But that may just be some weak justification. I don’t care. I love it anyways.

It comes in 2 sizes: the 34L and the 40L. The 40L is massive. So, unless you’re really big-framed or really need to fit a crap-ton of stuff, I recommend going with the 34L.

There is one drawback for me on this bag: the quick access pocket in the front of the bag could be a little easier to get in and out of. I talk about that in the video. This, to me, really sucks. I personally wish there were a couple smaller pouches on the front of the bag, easier to get it into stuff. But it’s also just a part of the simple, clear, streamline aesthetic.

The bag will last you forever, the look is classic, the warranty is killer… you throw it on and you’re ready to go.

More Info on This Bag


Other Bags to Check Out:

Wayks One Transformable Backpack  

Wayks One Transformable Backpack

A very functional eco-friendly bag, the Wayks One expands and compresses into multiple different functions, making it a great bag for daily and travel use.

Lexdray Mont Blanc Pack  

Lexdray Mont Blanc Pack

A 28L pack with a kind of urban-hiker aesthetic designed to carry everything you need inside with plenty of organization on the outside.

OpposeThis Invisible Carry-On Backpack  

OpposeThis Invisible Carry-On Backpack

A very innovative backpack for either large daily carry or serious travelers who need one bag for both travel and daily carry. This is a winner for me in the medium size 1-bag travel category.

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack  

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack

A very stylish and functional bag for both urban and outdoor use that does not let us down in organization, durability and thoughtful design.

YNOT Magnetica Rolltop Backpack  

YNOT Magnetica Rolltop Backpack

I love how functional a solid rolltop bag can be, and this is one of my favorite rolltop bags.

More 1-Bag Travel Bags »

Free bags & badass info

Signup and get entered to win a free bag every month.

You’ll also get notified when we add new bags to the site.


Created by Chase Reeves