GORUCK Radio Ruck in limited re-release

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After some extended R&R (pun intended), GORUCK, maker of arguably the toughest rucks (military term for backpacks) anywhere, have brought back their Radio Ruck for a limited release. With its shorter, wider and thicker shape, the Radio Ruck fits in between their GR1 21L and their Echo rucks and is a favorite of folks who are a bit on the shorter side (like yours truly).

Like all GORUCK rucks, the Radio Ruck is made of 1000D Cordura and includes MOLLE webbing for attaching items, a padded laptop compartment, thickly padded shoulder straps and multiple internal organization pockets. And yeah, like all GORUCK rucks, the Radio Ruck is a bit on the expensive side at $265, but with GORUCK’s well-known über-durability and their SCARS Lifetime Warranty, it just might be the only ruck you’ll need to buy. Ever. Ruck over to GORUCK.com for more intel or to order—but do it double time, because this limited re-release of the GORUCK Radio Ruck is selling most ricky-tick (fast).

4 thoughts on “GORUCK Radio Ruck in limited re-release”

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  2. I have a selection of backpacks since I’m always on the hunt for something functional and light but above all – STRONG. After years of purchases I finally found the ultimate – Savotta – a Finnish company which supplies the military throughout Europe. Available on-line with a flat $10 shipping to the US (it took 4 days from order to my doorstep – almost as good as Prime shipping). Once you buy a Savotta – trust me – you will never go back. The entire selection – including other brands – can be found here: https://www.varusteleka.com/en/group/backpacks-and-rucksacks/138 but I suggest the Jakaari S which is a 20 liter pack that is unbelievable: https://www.varusteleka.com/en/product/savotta-jaakari-s-backpack/55400

    1. Hi, Erwin! Thanks for stopping by The Gadgeteer and for taking the time to comment here.

      I’ve been a bag/backpack/rucksack connoisseur for a few years now, and I’ve never heard of the Varusteleka brand. Their products may be great, but they look like a ton of other bags and packs that I’ve seen all over the place. Since I haven’t used any of them, I don’t know about their durability, but I do know from a great deal of firsthand experience that GORUCK’s rucksacks are some of the most well-designed and durable on the planet. If Varusteleka would like to have us review some of their products, we’d be happy to consider it!

      1. I wish they would – I don’t work for them – just a happy customer. There’s only so much that can go into a design so it’s the quality that sets bags apart. GoRuck have a great reputation (ignoring their marketing) too.

  3. I’ve had a Berghaus Munro since about 1986 and I still use it today. The only repairs it’s needed is new elastic for the lid after the original rotted, and a couple of new buckles. I’ve used it in all seasons it for walking, climbing, holidays and work.

    Gorucks haven’t been around long enough to merit them being called “toughest”; come back in 20 years maybe.

    On a practical note, I’d never rely on a bag with the main compartment having a zip closure. If the zip breaks out in the wild then the bag is useless. If a strap breaks then it’s easy to improvise and the pack will still close. Also, you can’t stash a coat or rope or small dog under the lid, like you can with a proper rucksack.

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