GR2 (Black)

GR2 (Black)


Patterned after Special Forces medical rucks, GR2 is big, tough, and efficiently stores all your stuff in its 3 compartments and 8 pockets.

It’s not a roll-bag with wheels that will break, it’s not a duffel bag that you can only use on one shoulder- those are good ways to travel with broken luggage and a sore back. If you want to travel the world with one bag, it’s a ruck, and it’s GR2.

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No matter your size, the GR2 travels hard and well and complies with TSA size requirements for carry-on bags. Its simplicity, functionality, and focus on organization take inspiration from Special Forces medical rucks. It is overwhelmingly the favorite ruck of GORUCK Cadre.


Special Forces Grade Materials

The materials we choose are proven to thrive in war. YKK Zippers perform despite Middle East sandstorms, and 1000 denier CORDURA® is the preferred material for Special Forces rucks due to its strength to weight ratio and durability.

Badass American Construction

High stress points are strength tested at over 400 lbs. GR2 is capable of holding more weight than any human should ruck with.

TSA Carry-On Compliant

GR2 is a suitcase on your back. Pack everything you need and it still fits in the overhead compartment.

Opens Flat

Easy to pack and organize. Special Forces medical rucks share a similar design.

External Slant Pocket

Slant pocket on the front of the ruck provides quick access to keys, snacks, and other small items.

Bombproof Laptop Compartment

Your laptop costs $2,000, that’s why we made the best, and toughest laptop bag ever built. The huge separate compartment next to your back is extra reinforced to securely take a laptop (of almost any size) into combat. And you can get it in and out easily.

Outer Compartment

Four internal pockets: two large mesh zippered pockets, one small go-to zippered pocket and one built-in Field Pocket pocket for additional volume.

Built-In Field Pocket

We built in a medium sized pocket with some additional volume capacity. It's like a built-in Field Pocket because there are two small mesh elastic pockets inside it.

MOLLE Attachments

4 rows of external and internal MOLLE webbing let you customize GR2 how you want. MOLLE is the same system used by our Armed Forces to attach life-saving sensitive equipment, such as ammunition.

Inner Compartment

Three internal pockets just like GR1: one large elastic pocket, one large mesh zippered pocket and one small go-to zippered pocket.

Frame Sheet

A removable, hard plastic frame sheet stabilizes the bombproof laptop compartment and allows you to carry more weight comfortably. If there were no frame sheet, the ruck would curl in on itself too much when you cinch it down on your shoulders.

False Bottom

We built a “false bottom” in the bombproof laptop compartment so that when you set your ruck down, your laptop won’t even notice. This adds labor to the build of the ruck, but it’s necessary for max function.

Silent Zipper Pulls

YKK zippers with silent, glove friendly zipper pulls constructed from parachute 550 cord. There is no good reason why zippers should make noise when rucking (or assaulting). Ours don’t.

Extra Padded Straps and Handle

Shoulder straps and top handle are extra padded to carry heavier loads more comfortably.

2" x 3" VELCRO

Allows you to customize your GR1 with the patch of your choice.


By military-spec submersion tests, waterproof means you could repeatedly submerge something and its contents would stay entirely dry. Our rucks are highly water resistant aka rainproof.

Packing GR2

Find a laundromat and you can live out of GR2 forever.

GR2 Buzz

“Our favorite Carry On for traveling the world with only one bag.”

"What stood out most over the course of three weeks was how the pack’s design forced me to stay organized."


It’s more about usage. Both are travel rucks, both are TSA Carry-On compliant. The 34L doubles as a very large dayruck (think: shoes + lots of electronics, too many for GR1). If you’re 5’8” or under, we recommend the 34L.


Availability Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Days
Rating Yes
Dimensions 34L: 12.5"W x 20.5"H x 9"D / 40L: 12.5"W x 22”H x 9”D
Materials 1000D CORDURA®
Weight 34L: 4.35 lbs / 40L: 4.75 lbs
Volume 34L / 40L
Water Resistant Yes
Laptop Protection 17"+
Frame Sheet Yes
MOLLE Webbing Yes
2x3 VELCRO/patch sold separate Yes
Color Black
Opens Flat Yes
Padded Handle Yes
Manufacturer GORUCK
Made in USA Yes
Scars Lifetime Guarantee Yes


Weight 4.750 lbs
Length 9.000 in
Width 12.500 in
Height 22.000 in
GR2 (Black) is rated 4.8707 out of 5 by 348.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great knowing I have the toughest bag @ work I'm a long haul Railroader. We call our bags/luggage "grips". Their are several companies that cater to us all proclaiming their the toughest. We're pretty hard on or grips and they get used every day. I've been bragging GORUCK'S up and let them man handle mine with laptop in it. I've sold at least five mayears more. Of course I sent them to your site, but you'll be able to tell they'll be the ones coming to Nebraska! I absolutely love it. The compartments, tough zipper, material. Send me flyers I could get my whole terminal 400 people to buy one I bet.
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality The GR2 is an outstanding product. Has exceeded all expectations. I liked it so much I bought a Rucker for off-duty hours. Climbed Mount Fuji with the Rucker this weekend. Unfortunately no photos with the GR2 yet but here's the Rucker.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GR2 I was skeptical at first because these packs don't use hip straps. Every pack I have always used ( Including SCBA in the fire service) use hip straps to support the weight. But This has been the BEST pack I have ever owned. It is my one goto bag for everything. Travel, hikes what ever. It is mostly used as a travel bag, and I can fit my laptop, charging cords and a weeks worth of clothes plus toiletries no problem. This bag is worth every penny. I was worried about the price at first, but in the end, i'm glad I spent the money. I've owned this bag almost 2 years now, washed it, thrown it around, it holds up. Defintely a good purchase!
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great travel bag! I have taken my GR2 up a mountain in British Columbia and all around Australia. This bag is amazing. Still in the same shape as when I got it!
Date published: 2016-07-09
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