GORUCK has a new form-factor for a back pack. Here’s the GORUCK M22 Pack. It’s inspired by some gear used in WWII.
The GORUCK M22 is inspired by the original M1945 pack system with two packs strapped together. The M1945 was a soldier’s Approach Pack when carried together. Soldiers approached their target carrying this pack, and once they caught their target, the Approach Pack was separated to take only fewer essentials, such as hydration, weaponry, or rations. This was their Assault Bag and was packed out for a victorious attack.
GORUCK M22 Backpack:
GORUCK M22 Pack – Overview
The M1945 was named after the year it was manufactured and issued. It was used for long movements and had more pockets and organization for fast access to lesser essentials. The GORUCK M22 Pack was also named after the year it was manufactured and issued, and like the M1945, it also has numerous exterior pockets for quick access to items like phones, water bottles, and wallets. The M22 is modernized while still carrying the top load, external pockets, and front buckles. GORUCK added its extra padded shoulder straps, sleek closure system, the highest quality YKK zippers, and a bombproof laptop compartment.
The top loader allows you to flip up the lid and throw everything you need into the main compartment. This design also gives you full access to all your belongings as the ruck stands upright. This pack has side access to the main compartment, enabling you to get something from the main compartment while the ruck is still over your shoulder. It has adjustable molded G hooks with aluminum reinforcement that enfold the drawstring cinch and a key clip inside the mesh pocket on the interior of the top lid.
The removable, rigid plastic frame sheet stabilizes the laptop compartment and lets you carry more weight comfortably. Inside the bag, multiple pockets will be found—one internal mesh pocket on the interior of the top lid and two internal main compartments. External pockets are also provided for quick access—one side water bottle pocket, one zip pocket that is vertically along the side, and one front zip pocket. This pack also includes an adjustable and removable Sternum Strap.
GORUCK M22 Pack – In Summary
That’s our close-up look at the GORUCK M22 Pack.
The M22 Ruck is lightweight, low profile for everyday carry, and completed from durable materials that you can trust. It is a top loader, has a bombproof laptop compartment, zero abrasion on fabric and skin, extra padded straps, and side access to the main compartment. It has multiple exterior pockets for quick and easy access to items like water bottles, phones, and wallets. Pack it right to be ready for any situation.
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