GoRuck GR2 One Bag Travel Massive Review

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An in depth review of the GoRuck GR2 in both 34L and 40L sizes.

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From the GORUCK website (http://bit.ly/GoRuck)
No matter your size, the GR2® travels hard and well and complies with TSA size requirements for carry-on bags. Patterned after Special Forces medical rucks, GR2® is big, tough, and efficiently stores all your stuff in its 3 compartments and 8 pockets. If you want to travel the world with one bag, it’s a ruck, and it’s GR2®.

Special Forces Grade Materials

The materials we choose are proven to thrive in war. YKK Zippers perform despite Middle East sandstorms, and 1000 denier CORDURA® is the preferred material for Special Forces rucks due to its strength to weight ratio and durability.

Badass American Construction

High stress points are strength tested at over 400 lbs. GR2 is capable of holding more weight than any human should ruck with.

TSA Carry-On Compliant

GR2 is a suitcase on your back. Pack everything you need and it still fits in the overhead compartment.

Opens Flat

Easy to pack and organize. Special Forces medical rucks share a similar design.

External Slant Pocket

Slant pocket on the front of the ruck provides quick access to keys, snacks, and other small items.

Bombproof Laptop Compartment

Your laptop costs $2,000, that’s why we made the best, and toughest laptop bag ever built. The huge separate compartment next to your back is extra reinforced to securely take a laptop (of almost any size) into combat. And you can get it in and out easily.

Outer Compartment

Four internal pockets: two large mesh zippered pockets, one small go-to zippered pocket and one built-in Field Pocket pocket for additional volume.

Built-In Field Pocket

We built in a medium sized pocket with some additional volume capacity. It’s like a built-in Field Pocket because there are two small mesh elastic pockets inside it.

MOLLE Attachments

4 rows of external and internal MOLLE webbing let you customize GR2 how you want. MOLLE is the same system used by our Armed Forces to attach life-saving sensitive equipment, such as ammunition.

Inner Compartment

Three internal pockets just like GR1: one large elastic pocket, one large mesh zippered pocket and one small go-to zippered pocket.

Frame Sheet

A removable, hard plastic frame sheet stabilizes the bombproof laptop compartment and allows you to carry more weight comfortably. If there were no frame sheet, the ruck would curl in on itself too much when you cinch it down on your shoulders.

False Bottom

We built a “false bottom” in the bombproof laptop compartment so that when you set your ruck down, your laptop won’t even notice. This adds labor to the build of the ruck, but it’s necessary for max function.

Silent Zipper Pulls

YKK zippers with silent, glove friendly zipper pulls constructed from parachute 550 cord. There is no good reason why zippers should make noise when rucking (or assaulting). Ours don’t.

Extra Padded Straps and Handle

Shoulder straps and top handle are extra padded to carry heavier loads more comfortably.

2″ x 3″ VELCRO

Allows you to customize your GR2 with the patch of your choice.


By military-spec submersion tests, waterproof means you could repeatedly submerge something and its contents would stay entirely dry. Our rucks are highly water resistant aka rainproof.


MPrice says:


Joshua Mueller says:

I currently have a GR1 that i use as an edc bag along with a Tom Bihn 25. I have about a half dozen bags just laying around doing nothing. I may have to eBay those and get a GR2 considering how much I love my GR1 and how much I love this video

Thodoris Psathas says:

Awesome review as always! I love this bag but it’s too expensive, especially for us at Europe with the taxes! What do you think about Monolith Daypack 22L? Will you make a review for this? It’s possible to pack it for 3-5 days trip? (minimal travel)

Stephen Martinez says:

I have started a game. . When does chase call out for the business papers and the wicked cool accents. Ha!

Bryan Lucas says:

Dope bag review… been waiting for this

Shakur Namzoff says:

but where do you put your jason bourne bomb defuser? oh and your water bottle??? because you don’t want to be dehydrated when you have to out run terrorists before you defuse that bomb and save the world. again.

Theo Wakefield says:

how is possible for that to be worth $400!!! Cordura isn’t an expensive material

electrolinks says:

Good review! You can put all yer shite in it.

passg1 says:


Chris Blaser says:

Incredible bags! I’ve been waiting for you to get your hands on these too! I bought the 26l GR1, the 34l and 40l GR2 a while back and ended up keeping the 40l GR2. I’m 6’6” and the other two were just too small for my frame. The 40l fits me like a day pack. You’re right though, most people should go for the 26l GR1 or the 34l GR2. I think Goruck recommends the 34l if you’re under 6’ and the 40l for anyone taller than that. Thanks for the great review!

As you probably know, there’s quite the community built around Goruck and I’ve found some killer 3rd party “non-tacticool” upgrades! (Not my own) If you have any interest hit me up!

Thanks again for your work both at fizzle and here!

HV915 says:

Would you consider maybe doing a video dedicated to packing cubes? Which brands are better, what fits in the different sizes, dimensions and so on.

MrBelongings says:

I want a bag that could last me 100 year, but I feel like not having a water bottle and and a good quick access pocket might be death by 1000 cuts. Not sure I could last using it that long because I would always be a little frustrated. For me I want my travel bag to also be my EDC. Maybe I will look at the 26 or the bullet mentioned in the comments but as tempting as these bags are that might make it a pass for me.

Michael R says:


Dean N says:

GORUCK makes a 10L that makes for a nice daily carry.

André Calil says:

Hey good to see you back. But… this bag? For this price tag? Nah thanks.

azazelRising72 says:

For the day bag solution, get a GORUCK 10L Bullet, and put it in the outside compartment. And, now that you have a ruck, you should come and do an event!

deanodebo says:

You could EASILY use the 26l GR1. You’d be better off, and then you have an EDC bag when you get there. That’s the bag you need. There’s so much of the GR2 you’re not using. Why carry so much bag that you’re not using? Get a GR1

NorthernAvenger says:


Ben Pevsner says:

Is it weird if I’m replaying the in-use section to go to sleep? Your descriptive words are positive and relaxing and they make me happy. LOL.

Tom Nichols says:

G’day Chase great review, I’ve had the 40L for a few years (and it has a shortened external pocket) and traveled 6 continents with it. Every time I use the bag it just feels like I’ll break before it does. On their warranty, they don’t offer free repair for stuff like motorbike accidents, bullet holes, etc. which you can imagine might be a bit more common with goruck than your average bag. Cheers!

payperview714 says:

Why would you even think of having background music? You are the music, man…Doesn’t work for you, which is a compliment!

Kevin Kwok says:

Please review dufy bucktown / the brown buffalo conceal / repelica day pack. I can’t decide and no one has reviews on these guys!

Kyle Carlos says:

Love the bag but disappointed none of them have water bottle pockets on the side! I guess you’d have to attach a water bottle to the Molle which can be annoying bc it will dangle!

Shakur Namzoff says:

friggin second.. doh. whatup chase?

timfha says:

Nice review

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