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Goruck GR1, thanks to neowin and sanctified! ( A short story, sort of)

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Draconian Guppy    12,965

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'sanctified', on 25 Aug 2012 - 05:48, said:snapback.png

Goruck might be pricey but it worths the moment you realize it's a backpack that can last your entire life.

 

As a follow up to this thread:

http://edcforums.com...is-slick.99041/

And crossposted from:
http://www.neowin.ne...-story-sort-of/

Not sure if this is the right forum, but here goes:


1.So as a follow up to this topic: http://www.neowin.ne...867-ruck-sacks/

I though I should post some first impressions and a couple of brains droppings... ( Advancer covered the GR 1 with very nice photographs in the thread mentioned above).




Whilst randomnly browsing neowin for ... I came up with this thread:http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1...ore/page__st__15__p__595041451#entry595041451

Sanctified mentioned how he likes Goruck gear and thus became my interest in goruck gear... Being it the standard nowadays, I googled the hell out of it and this led me to EDC forums (http://edcforums.com...is-slick.99041/ ) looking for backpacks/rucksacks this slick. The only other one I found at least interesting was the "Kill spencer special ops", but way to expensive and way smaller than the GR1. TL;DR I was settled on the GR1

Anyway on the GR1. It's their quality stuff that gives American manufacturing the difference between those thousand of random factories all over the world (read nike, adidas, fila, jansport, dakine etc...). Goruck Gear is hands down a work of art, the amount of perfection in every sew is amazing, it feels like it could stand an apocalypse and then some!

But I digress, this isn't a review nor anything like it. Merely an attempt to show how on line communities close barriers unintentionally. I would've always used that old jansport backpack I had from my first university years, never would've thought of anything else, but thanks to neowin and Sanctified, I got to know, one of the best if not the best products that comes from the US of A!

-From a post of someone in Mexico, Neowin led me to google searches, which lead me to EDC.
-Shipped from Bozeman, Montana to Miami ( Courier/border shipping ) to Honduras, Central America.

The upper part of the photo is me trying to show the poly-urethane coating to water proof the GR1

oXJiV.jpg


The zippers and sewing are the stuff dreams are made of


1Kabx.jpg



Baring it all:

7LTGF.jpg


crossposted to: http://edcforums.com...sort-of.102902/

Could a mod move this to OP please?

<p>As a follow up to this thread:

http://edcforums.com...is-slick.99041/

And crossposted from:
http://www.neowin.ne...-story-sort-of/

Not sure if this is the right forum, but here goes:


1.So as a follow up to this topic: http://www.neowin.ne...867-ruck-sacks/

I though I should post some first impressions and a couple of brains droppings... ( Advancer covered the GR 1 with very nice photographs in the thread mentioned above).




Whilst randomnly browsing neowin for ... I came up with this thread:http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1...ore/page__st__15__p__595041451#entry595041451

Sanctified mentioned how he likes Goruck gear and thus became my interest in goruck gear... Being it the standard nowadays, I googled the hell out of it and this led me to EDC forums (http://edcforums.com...is-slick.99041/ ) looking for backpacks/rucksacks this slick. The only other one I found at least interesting was the "Kill spencer special ops", but way to expensive and way smaller 

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1.So as a follow up to this topic: http://www.neowin.ne...867-ruck-sacks/

I though I should post some first impressions and a couple of br

britan? brazil?

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Draconian Guppy    12,965

Holy hell? where did the post go :s ?!!?

forum hiccup I suppose :s

Could a mod move this to OP please?

Goruck might be pricey but it worths the moment you realize it's a backpack that can last your entire life.

As a follow up to this thread:

http://edcforums.com...is-slick.99041/

And crossposted from:

http://www.neowin.ne...-story-sort-of/

Not sure if this is the right forum, but here goes:

1.So as a follow up to this topic: http://www.neowin.ne...867-ruck-sacks/

I though I should post some first impressions and a couple of brains droppings... ( Advancer covered the GR 1 with very nice photographs in the thread mentioned above).

Whilst randomnly browsing neowin for ... I came up with this thread:http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1...ore/page__st__15__p__595041451#entry595041451

Sanctified mentioned how he likes Goruck gear and thus became my interest in goruck gear... Being it the standard nowadays, I googled the hell out of it and this led me to EDC forums (http://edcforums.com...is-slick.99041/ ) looking for backpacks/rucksacks this slick. The only other one I found at least interesting was the "Kill spencer special ops", but way to expensive and way smaller than the GR1. TL;DR I was settled on the GR1

Anyway on the GR1. It's their quality stuff that gives American manufacturing the difference between those thousand of random factories all over the world (read nike, adidas, fila, jansport, dakine etc...). Goruck Gear is hands down a work of art, the amount of perfection in every sew is amazing, it feels like it could stand an apocalypse and then some!

But I digress, this isn't a review nor anything like it. Merely an attempt to show how on line communities close barriers unintentionally. I would've always used that old jansport backpack I had from my first university years, never would've thought of anything else, but thanks to neowin and Sanctified, I got to know, one of the best if not the best products that comes from the US of A!

-From a post of someone in Mexico, Neowin led me to google searches, which lead me to EDC.

-Shipped from Bozeman, Montana to Miami ( Courier/border shipping ) to Honduras, Central America.

The upper part of the photo is me trying to show the poly-urethane coating to water proof the GR1

oXJiV.jpg

The zippers and sewing are the stuff dreams are made of

1Kabx.jpg

Baring it all:

7LTGF.jpg

crossposted to: http://edcforums.com...sort-of.102902/

Could a mod move this to OP please?

<p>As a follow up to this thread:

http://edcforums.com...is-slick.99041/

And crossposted from:

http://www.neowin.ne...-story-sort-of/

Not sure if this is the right forum, but here goes:

1.So as a follow up to this topic: http://www.neowin.ne...867-ruck-sacks/

I though I should post some first impressions and a couple of brains droppings... ( Advancer covered the GR 1 with very nice photographs in the thread mentioned above).

Whilst randomnly browsing neowin for ... I came up with this thread:http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1...ore/page__st__15__p__595041451#entry595041451

Sanctified mentioned how he likes Goruck gear and thus became my interest in goruck gear... Being it the standard nowadays, I googled the hell out of it and this led me to EDC forums (http://edcforums.com...is-slick.99041/ ) looking for backpacks/rucksacks this slick. The only other one I found at least interesting was the "Kill spencer special ops", but way to expensive and way smaller

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Draconian Guppy    12,965

Bumpage a year's worth of use and still loving the goruck GR1, shame i can't afford more goruck gear!

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Draconian Guppy    12,965

Bumpage Goruck use and abuse FTW!

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Unksi    30

I just ordered a GR2 a few days ago... can't wait for that baby to arrive! :)

 

Been using the GR1 for a tad over a year now... just if everything was of such high quality... :)

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Draconian Guppy    12,965

I just ordered a GR2 a few days ago... can't wait for that baby to arrive! :)

 

Been using the GR1 for a tad over a year now... just if everything was of such high quality... :)

Lucky you! I have no use (yet) To justify a GR2 :p

 

Edit: you should post your impressions, uses, experiences, etc.

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Unksi    30

I don't really need it that often either since the GR1 is so flexible on the amount of stuff it can hold, but you know, convinience is nice at times... It is great for those longer or offroad trips though, where you need to take some extra stuff with you. No need to take two bags with the GR2. :)

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Nick H.    8,187

Please don't bump threads without anything useful to add. I appreciate that you really like the bag, but posting things like "bump" is just annoying.

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Draconian Guppy    12,965

Please don't bump threads without anything useful to add. I appreciate that you really like the bag, but posting things like "bump" is just annoying.

K Sorry, It  related to this thread:

 

http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1226127-need-a-new-backpack-but-spacious/?view=getnewpost

 

edit: and it added unksis comments as well, so not just a worthless bump :P

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Draconian Guppy    12,965

Bumping this thread with the following almost a 5 year follow up, my GR1 had a slight fray, read teh story here:

 

 

 

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So i'm way below the pond! (Honduras, Central America). Getting stuff here is expensive and sending stuff back even moar.

My old 2012 GR1 got a fray in the inside of the front pocket, plus a couple of other issues ( molle coming undone, slight fray on right strap, fraying in hydration hole). Sending from HN to USA, was around $220ish... (yup, that expensive, even with frame sheet removed).

I had already decided it was money I was going to spend, so I emailed Goruck support, asked about the shipping, explained I drank the kool aid long time ago ( have black GR1, american GR1, black GR2, Pink Gr1 for SO, tote) they said "cant do anything for shipping, but can certainly give you a discount". Which was enough to get a GR1 for the price it was going to cost me to send my old GR1 to them! I'm a happy customer! They indeed do make right by people! Thanks @ Joe in customer support. You made two people happy, myself and my friend who recieved my GR1 (Even in that state) he is currently looking for a tailor/stitcher to fix what can be fixed (I can't stand half ass jobs, which is a big possibility in this country, but he can, so win win! (also I live in a rural town, whereas he lives in a city, much easier for him to find somwhere to fix it) ) Will upload pics later!

On to newgistics This was my third time during the newgistics period though.
1. Around blackfriday. Payed for 2 day shipping, took 4 days. ok blackfriday I get that... 2. Xmas. Payed for 2 day shipping, again, took 4 days. Ok, christmas right? At this point I was pretty dissapointed, I mean I can understand 1 event of delay. But two. My bad for shopping during high season I guess? 3. This recent one I said, Fcuk it! im not paying fast shipping again, so decided to keep free standard shipping..

Newgistics website tracking and it's discrepancies with USPS Order was processed on january 9th: see for yourself: (mind you, this gets sent to miami, which then with a courier, I bring down here. So delivery times matter! )

NEWGISTICS

Monday, January 16th: Delivered at 12:06 PM MIAMI, FL

Saturday, January 14th: Business Closed at 4:11 PM MIAMI, FL

Saturday, January 14th: Accepted by USPS at 1:59 PM MIAMI, FL

Saturday, January 14th: Arrival at USPS at 1:59 PM MIAMI, FL

Thursday, January 12th: Transferring to USPS at 2:30 AM MIAMI, FL

Wednesday, January 11th: Electronic Shipping Sent to USPS at 6:08 PM Wednesday, January 11th: In transit at 5:08 PM ATLANTA, GA

Wednesday, January 11th: In transit at 5:00 PM ATLANTA, GA

Wednesday, January 11th: In transit at 4:06 AM ATLANTA, GA

Wednesday, January 11th: In transit at 12:18 AM Hebron, KY

Monday, January 9th: Arrived at Shipping Facility at 5:42 PM Hebron, KY

Even though it clear states on saturday "business closed" The little icon on their webpage said delivered!!! ( my bad, I should have screenshotted...)

For the usps tracking:

January 14, 2017 , 4:11 pm Business Closed MIAMI, FL 33122 January 14, 2017 , 1:59 pm Arrived at Post Office MIAMI, FL 33166 January 14, 2017 , 12:44 pm Accepted at USPS Destination Facility MIAMI, FL 33166 January 11, 2017 , 5:08 pm Departed Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item ATLANTA, GA 30349 NEWGISTICS January 11, 2017 , 12:18 am Departed Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item HEBRON, KY 41048 NEWGISTICS January 9, 2017 , 5:42 pm Arrived Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item HEBRON, KY 41048 NEWGISTICS

Notice how newgistics states "transferred to usps on " on the 12th which I thought was weird as the USPS website did not update anything until the 14th. This all was confusing as the Icon said delivered! Whilst the USPS tracking said "Business Closed".

Before newgistics, even during high season, If I payed for two day shipping, it got there in two days. If I chose free shipping, it got there in 3-4 tops. Based on my slightly biased opinion, they really need to improve: #1 delivery time and tracking on their website.

Aight TLDR: 1. GR1 had a couple of issues, expensive to send to USA Goruck gave me solution (an awesomesauce discount) made two people happy! 2. Newgistics delivery and tracking suck balls, definitely not embracing this suck!

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EDIT OH MY LORD, THE WHOLE REDDIT POST AUTO EMBEDS ITSELF, WHATSORCERY IS DIS!!!

 

edit: I miss @sanctified :/ 

Edited by Draconian Guppy

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Draconian Guppy    12,965

 

On 8/18/2014 at 9:26 AM, Nick H. said:

Please don't bump threads without anything useful to add. I appreciate that you really like the bag, but posting things like "bump" is just annoying.

It's been 6 years of ownership with this awesomesauce laptop rucksack, I think milestones such as long term ownership and holding up like it was just bought and ages like a fine wine, counts as something useful no? 

 

Lets all drink the kool aid ! :laugh: 

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+Zag L.    371

Actually this is good to know. Next time I'm looking for a pack, this is certainly going to be something I consider. Thanks for the 6 year update! 

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