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#31 KingCracker

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 19:04

Sanctified and I should get some sort of comission for this!!!! :p



Agreed, The reason I like the GR's, is because of how sleek and "unofensive" they look, eg: Not like i'm carrying a ak-47 or a bomb just because of the cameo-multi-cam appareance on a day to day use.

Edit: Advancer would you be so kinda as to post a down to earth review on the GR1 when you receive it? Those people on EDC are hard... Either they find it too expensive or the reviews there seem to over the top eg seems GRs marketing team wrote them.

I took my Gunslinger 2 camping no one batted an eye at it. But I have the bag for totally different reasons. Mines mainly for emergencies.


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 19:06

Edit: Advancer would you be so kinda as to post a down to earth review on the GR1 when you receive it? Those people on EDC are hard... Either they find it too expensive or the reviews there seem to over the top eg seems GRs marketing team wrote them.

Sure can try, pal :)

#33 OP Draconian Guppy

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 22:46

Osprey make great stuff :)

Yeah, but nothing that looks as slick as the GRs

I took my Gunslinger 2 camping no one batted an eye at it. But I have the bag for totally different reasons. Mines mainly for emergencies.

Big Kahuna!!!

Sure can try, pal :)


Seriously!

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 23:17

any updates advancer ?

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 22:17

any updates advancer ?


Bumpage?

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 13:45

I couldn't hold out any longer and placed my order:
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Any update yet?

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 16:44

Well as you can see in the thread you mentioned in the OP. I like the Eberlestock style backpacks, but I use mine for specialty needs, although you could use the scabbard as a compartment for a laptop.
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This bag can hold a lot, I use it as my bug out bag
To give you an idea on how much it can hold i'll give you a run down on the things I have in it
Garmin GPS
Solar Powered battery charger, ipod.
8 AA and AAA batteries
Head Lamp
100+ feet if 550 paracord
100 feet of fishing line,fishing hooks and tackle
first aid kit, band aids,quik clot, ace badges,asprin,burn cream,anti inflammatory pills, eye drops. tweezers
coleman camping stove with propane bottle
extra set of clothes. T-shirt,jeans,underwear and socks
garbage bags,tin foil,toilet paper,tooth paste, deodorant,tissue, shampoo,soap
signal mirror,whistle,flash light,
petroleum jelly soaked cotton balls,egg carton fire starters,lighter,water poof and storm proof matches,fire steel,small fire starting logs.
water personification iodide
2 cans of tuna,beans,oatmeal and kool-Aid
Tin cup and tin bowl
gerber freeman knife
camelbak 2 liter
electrical tape
pens,note pad
scissors
foldable shovel
shemagh


*if needed two AR-15 mags and extra ammo*


**** Me that's some serious **** there, Looks like your preparing for the Apocolypse

I ordered this one when I started a new Network Engineers Job at the start of the year.

http://www.amazon.co...k/dp/B006RR991Q

#38 OP Draconian Guppy

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 20:06

Precisely, hence why I like the slick look of the Goruck GR1

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 18:41

Bumpage?

At last, sorry for the huge delay, but things have been passing me by without chance to catch a break and get back to you.

Lo and behold, the beauty arrived: Goruck GR1

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I haven't been able to take it on as many trips as I would like, due to some nasty flu hitting the whole family, but it has been tested here and there. First of all, it is a great size for my use. The laptop fits in easily in its slot, if I'm biking around town. It sits well on the shoulders and doesn't wiggle around like some rucksacks can do.

The picture is from a weekend trip we had to our cabin. I forget what exactly what I brought, but I didn't have any problems fitting what I needed in there.

I didn't really know what to expect from the materials used, but it is a really sturdy rucksack. Just lifting it up by the handle, you know it is real craftsmanship put into it. And I love the "oversized" zippers - hot damn, they'll never break!

So if you are after a rucksack for everyday use, that also can go hiking, this is highly recommendable. If you should be in the far end of hiking/hunting trips, staying days out in the woods, it might get too small, but for me its perfect!

PS! The wife teases me cause I'm always looking for a chance to go out with my GR1 :p

#40 OP Draconian Guppy

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:15

advancer, pretty neat!!! I pretty much made up my mind in getting one, but a couple of questions.

1. How much can you actually fit in it? eg. laptop + clothes and every day carry or any other combination. Will it fit enough clothes for a weekend hike?
2. How would you compare/rate the material and build quality?

Oh and more photos :p please

At last, sorry for the huge delay, but things have been passing me by without chance to catch a break and get back to you.

Lo and behold, the beauty arrived: Goruck GR1

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I haven't been able to take it on as many trips as I would like, due to some nasty flu hitting the whole family, but it has been tested here and there. First of all, it is a great size for my use. The laptop fits in easily in its slot, if I'm biking around town. It sits well on the shoulders and doesn't wiggle around like some rucksacks can do.

The picture is from a weekend trip we had to our cabin. I forget what exactly what I brought, but I didn't have any problems fitting what I needed in there.

I didn't really know what to expect from the materials used, but it is a really sturdy rucksack. Just lifting it up by the handle, you know it is real craftsmanship put into it. And I love the "oversized" zippers - hot damn, they'll never break!

So if you are after a rucksack for everyday use, that also can go hiking, this is highly recommendable. If you should be in the far end of hiking/hunting trips, staying days out in the woods, it might get too small, but for me its perfect!

PS! The wife teases me cause I'm always looking for a chance to go out with my GR1 :p



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Posted 09 October 2012 - 18:51

Alright, I stuffed the GR1 with items that could be used for going away for the weekend hiking or visiting someone. Most of the items I just grabbed to fill it up (kids are asleep, so couldn't go hunt down all the items I wanted).
Also took some closeups. The quality is excellent and it is really well made. The material is perfect and what you would expect from a Goruck :)

But here it is. The following items I had into the GR1:
  • Rainjacket with pants
  • Pair of gloves
  • Pants
  • T-shirts, socks and underwear
  • Small towel
  • Balaclava
  • Duct tape
  • Small plastic cup
  • Spork
  • M&Ms
  • 2 small cereal boxes
  • Can of baked beans
  • Pocket knife
  • Maglite (3x D-cell)
  • Thermos
  • Pair of Converse
  • Dell XPS 16 inch
  • Toothbrush /paste / deodorant / wet wipes / toilet paper / 4 x AA batteries

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#42 OP Draconian Guppy

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 16:32

wow those zippers look indestructible!

Any comments on the weather proofing?

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 17:02

Sorry, I haven't been able to do a real weather test, even though it's been pouring down here for a week straight now. I'll see what I can pull off in the coming week.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 00:53

Cool thanks! Looking forward to that :p Also thanks for being so helpful ! It's hard enough to find decent reviews!
How does the bag ride in comfort when completely loaded like you did?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 16:44

Ah well :)

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