Go ruck is an american brand founded by Green Beret. And this company is famous for its tough and excellent products.

So GO RUCK claim GR1 is the world’s best rucksack. Let’s find out is it worth the claim or not. So now talking about this bag. It has simple minimal design with durable materials and high quality craftsmanship. And also it comes with a break and built lifetime warranty (that means “free servicing”). This backpack is manufactured in the USA and it is designed for special forces. But it is also used as an EDC bag.


  • Good amount of space is provided in this backpack.
  • MOLLE (internal and external) is provided in this pack.
  • Rainproof and hydration bladder compatible.
  • Great padding and Zipper system

Detail Review

Go ruck GR1 is an ideal backpack for minimalist traveler because of it minimal looks. This backpack can do a lot of things like carrying heavy duty items to a normal EDC(Every day carry).

So now talking about the specifications of the backpack.

Internal and External Specs

Right after you flop the top part of this bag, you see a flat open pack where you can throw a bunch of stuff. You can easily adjust a bunch of tactical or daily use items in it without a problem. The amount of space provided in this pack is good. It has internal MOLLE webbing on the inside and you can easily attach extra stuff to it.

Go ruck gr1 review

On the back of the pack there is a hidden compartment for keeping laptop and hydration bladder. And this part is protected with a hard removable plastic frame sheet which also stabilize the compartment. This frame sheet ensure the safety of your item/gear inside it. You can also put your documents inside this compartment, it’ll keep them flat and straight.

go ruck gr1 review

The capacity of this pack is 21 and 26 liters which is a great fit for 2-3 days travelling.

So here is a personal suggestion: If you are 5.9” or below go with the 21 liter option and if 5.10” and above go for the 26 liter pack.

This is a go to pack which easily fits under a standard airline seat. Even if you fully stuff this pack it’ll be no problem.

Now talking about the grab n go handle. It is pretty strong and comfortable too. You can easily stuff heavy duty item in this pack and carry it with this handle. The amount of padding in the handle is also good.

Material and quality

go ruck gr1 review

This pack is made from a heavy duty material that can last longer in harsh situations. The material that is used in making this backpack is 1000 D cordura nylon. Which is a solid and tough material. Another awesome thing about this pack is its stitching. The stitching of this pack is great and it provides longevity to it.

This backpack is water resistant which makes it easy to carry in different weather situations. Now talking about the zipper quality, it has Ykk zippers which is very durable and long lasting. Although the zipper is not water resistant.

If you are a MOLLE guy, then this pack have got your back. This pack has external and internal MOLLE webbing in which you can add extra stuff. The quality of molle is also good and also it is easily accessible.


The shoulder straps are very well padded and they feel comfortable while holding. The built quality of shoulder strap is very good. And there is additional molle webbing row on the shoulder strap.

There are only four color options available with this pack. There is no fancy touch to the bag, it is simple and minimal.

  • Clean and minimal look.
  • No compromise in quality.
  • Highly durable and good quality rucksack backpack.
  • Little bit pricey
  • Little bit heavy for a short compact backpack.



So after talking about all the details here is what i concluded. This backpack is highly durable and strong. It can easily carry all your EDC and tactical stuff. The look of the pack is minimal and clean. Great pack for travelling and outdoor adventure. Despite having great features and lifetime repair warranty.Some people might find this pack pricey. But i think this pack is worth the price.