If you’ve been following along with our coverage for a while now, you probably already know that we’re big fans of GORUCK. And if you’re relatively new to Gear Patrol, (welcome!), we’re big fans of GORUCK. Why? Because the brand’s mission is to build products that can hold their own in war zones but also make sense in everyday life. It’s a lofty goal, but GORUCK has managed to find that sweet spot through expert design.
To serve both of those purposes, everything is built to be super-durable with materials like 1000-denier Cordura nylon and functional features like MOLLE webbing and dedicated laptop sleeves come standard. You’d expect these bags to be overbuilt and bulky, but they’re not. Perhaps it all has something to do with the fact that GORUCK’s founder, Jason McCarthy, spent years serving in the US Army Special Forces and knows exactly what a bag should do. His first foray into product design was making go-bags for staff at the US embassy in Côte d’Ivoire.
Now, GORUCK makes a full range of backpacks, travel bags, apparel and accessories. (This fall, it’s coming out with a boot, which we’re particularly excited about.) Most of it is currently on sale too, including its flagship product, the GR1, which is our favorite tactical everyday backpack. Normally $295, you can pick one up for $205 for a limited time. There are also backpacks available in larger and smaller volumes, built for whatever your daily needs may be — it’ll be the last bag you’ll ever have to buy.
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