The classiest of all GR1 models is the heritage line – and GORUCK as new GR1 Heritage colors.
The best rucksack ever built and the time-proven heavy canvas materials and construction come together in GR1 Heritage. Heritage means it is tried and tested by our grandfathers and their grandfathers. It will even last the test of time for those generations who come after us.
Great looking rucksacks, with a hint of homage to the old days:
GR1 Heritage from GORUCK – Overview
You can be assured of your GR1’s durability because GORUK chose the most robust duck canvas with a Martexin waxing process proven over the last 170 years. It opens flat, making it easier to pack and organize, and has a small hidden zipper pocket underneath the handle. The top handle and the extra padded shoulder straps allow you to carry heavier loads more comfortably.
One of the main features of this rucksack is the Bombproof Laptop Compartment next to your back. It is extra reinforced and has a false bottom so that when you set your ruck down, your laptop won’t even notice. GR1 is waterproof, so your belongings are safe even if you ruck in the woods and it suddenly rains. It also has a removable, rigid plastic frame sheet that stabilizes the laptop compartment and allows you to carry more weight comfortably.
It has a 2″x3″ patch panel on the front with a removable leather patch included and uses YKK zippers with silent, glove-friendly zipper pulls constructed from parachute 550 cord. This rucksack is packed with pockets. There are one large elastic pocket, one large mesh zippered pocket, one small go-to pocket inside, and one external slant pocket for quick access to keys, snacks, and other small items. It also has three rows of internal MOLLE webbing that let you customize GR1 how you want.
Looking for something not as fancy? During our Rucker 4 review we found that model is the perfect backpack for fitness.
Heritage Kit Bag – USA
Special Forces and other units began using the Aviator’s Kit Bags as travel bags, pilot flight bags, and deployment bags because of the vast opening at the top to fit body armor inside comfortably. GORUCK updated the aviator’s kit bag and added functionality for daily use, travel, and storage.
At 32L, the Kit Bag is TSA Carry-on compliant and has two external pockets and three interior zipper pockets. It also has a Martexin Wax finish, a process proven on waxed canvas backpacks for over 170 years. This bag measures 11.5″ x 17.5″ x 9″ and includes a brown leather GORUCK spearhead patch.
GR1 Heritage from GORUCK – In Summary
That’s our close-up look at the GR1 Heritage from GORUCK.
The GR1 Heritage uses 10.10 oz Army Duck Waxed Canvas as its primary material and comes with the Scars Lifetime Guarantee. The extra padded shoulder straps, top handle, and removable rigid plastic frame sheet stabilize the laptop compartment and allow you to carry more weight comfortably.
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