GoRuck has recently released the latest in their line of tough-as-nails packs – the GoRuck GR3. Built on the same foundation and design as its predecessors the GR1 and the GR2, the GR3 is the largest, most spacious GoRuck yet, boasting 45 liters of storage and built to tackle everything from mountain tops to jaunts around the globe.
At first glance it looks just like the GR2, but visibly bigger, with the same MOLLE webbing around the bottom and sides, slanted, zippered external pocket, 2”x 3” Velcro patch. They’ve even put MOLLE on the bottom for this one., which allows to you attach the GR3 Compression Tough Bag for even more gear and storage. There are some new features as well, like the padded grab handles on the sides for carrying by hand, compression straps for cinching down heavy loads, and best of all, the removable padded hip belt. This hip belt is wide and comfortable, and slides into the bottom slot they’ve designed for it and helps spread the weight load evenly over your hips and takes if off your back and shoulders.
The GR3 has also been sized to properly fit all TSA and airline carry-on regulations. It’s the largest size possible for a carry-on and maximizes the space available for storage. And GoRuck has designed this bag to handle the heaviest loads you could possibly imagine – over 400 pounds. It’s made GoRuck’s familiar extra-durable 1000D nylon cordura, that is thick enough to be practically waterproof.
There’s the familiar silent zipper pulls, interior Velcro and MOLLE for adding more modular pouches and gear, and an integrated hydration slot, as well a bombproof laptop compartment.
If you’re looking for a bag you know you can count on for any mission, but one that goes just as well catching your next flight as it does tackling the wilderness, the GR3 will get the job done. Now the question is, can you afford it?