When it comes to finding bombproof, lightweight packs, you can’t go wrong with GoRuck. They started with the famous GR1 and have gone to create bags both larger and smaller, like the GR3 and the Echo. But the GoRuck Bullet is their lightest and most-streamlined yet.
The familiar GoRuck features are all there: external slanted pocket, Velcro patch, silent zipper pulls, open flat design. There’s also the hydration port, sleeve, and drain hole on the bottom, as well as the 1000D Cordura build and supremely padded back panel.
But, the Bullet opts for a much thinner, slimmer profile than we’re used to seeing from GoRuck. At 9” wide, it’s a full 2.5” narrower than the GR1, and a full inch slimmer. It is 1” longer, however. Altogether, that’s 10L of space inside the bag. The Bullet also manages to be less than half the weight, at only 1.32 pounds. It does this by ditching the laptop protection and frame sheet, and leaving just a straight-up, pared-down daypack for ultra-light pursuits.
GoRuck has engineered the stress points to withstand 400 pounds of pressure. But because of the slimmer size, they recommend you go for a smaller, lighter ruck plate (if you’re into that sort of thing). It holds up well with the 20lb plate, but the larger Expert plates will not fit.
And of course, it’s built to be indestructible in just about every situation you could throw at it. The GoRuck Bullet is another excellent addition to the GoRuck lineup, perfect for dayhikes, lightweight rucks and everyday use around town. And at half the price of a GR1, can you really go wrong?