Had it with packs that can’t hold up to real, down-and-dirty use? Have a look at GORUCK. The name is a combination of “go” which implies movement and “ruck” (short for rucksack, a military word for backpack) which implies action, energy and purpose. GORUCK’s products are designed by a former US Special Forces (AKA Green Beret) operator to be useful, tough and have a clean, low-profile appearance, and are manufactured in the USA. GORUCK also sponsors the GORUCK Challenge, a team adventure event in the spirit of the hard-core training of the US Special Forces, in which the participants wear GORUCK backpacks loaded down with bricks(!). Pictured is the GR2, the largest of GORUCK’s backpacks which has room in lots of compartments for your stuff including one for a hydration bladder/laptop, which sells for $395. Yeah, it’s a bit pricey, but so is the stuff you haul around, right?
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