matts-got-questions asked: I'm going back and forth between a GR0 and GR1. my primary use for it will be EDC, but I'm also planning on doing a Challenge sometime next year. 5'10", 155 with a somewhat long torso. which would you suggest?
I’ve got both and I’m shorter than you. They’re both awesome and they both work great. Main difference is capacity. Do you really need 26L for an EDC? If not, go for the GR0. Pack Light, Go Fast.
andyang81 asked: i am looking at the SK26 and SK40. Can i know which pack suit me for a 3-4 days business trip? Which i will be fitting 1 long pants, 1 sandal, few underwear, 3-4 shirts, 3 short pants,1 towel and 1 toiletry bag. please advice and comment. And is the SK40 size confirm 40L? and the SK26 is 26 Litre? as base on the photos from the webpage, both looks approx the same size. so i would like to get a confirmation / clarified of the 2 packs. is the GR2 bigger thanr the SK40?
Depending on how you pack, you can go 3-4 days in an SK26. Yes, it’s 26 L, hence the name. The SK40 is 40L as well. The SK26 is comparable to a GR1 and the SK40 is comparable to a GR2. Big difference is no MOLLE and no velcro.
From the website: "Slick" is a term used in Special Operations to denote suit and tie as your uniform. The SK26 ruck is comparable in size to the GR1 ruck from the original line of rucksack. Slick rucks are stripped of distinguishing marks (such as MOLLE or VELCRO®) to become discreet, urban, and unique versions of the original line.
thanks for the fast reply. so you are saying that i can fit all the items that i mention above into the SK26?
I know I can. Can you? Keep in mind I have a microfiber quickdry towel and my “toiletry bag” is a GR1 field pocket. I’ve lived out of my GR1 for a week before. 3-4 days is totally doable.
crucialchris asked: I was just wondering if you have tried out the Goruck Shadow? I don't need the MOLLE or laptop compartment, so i'm leaning towards the shadow. What bag would you recommend? thanks for the help!
Haven’t had a chance to play with the Shadow line yet, but I use the “laptop” compartment all the time and likewise with the MOLLE, so I wouldn’t give either up. Plus there’s a lot to be said for the frame sheet in a GR1.
Biggest question is what will you be using the bag for? Are you using it as a backpack and carrying a hoodie and lunch in it? Or are you using as a ruck and carrying 50lbs of bricks?
1.5 mile run
A 30lb kettlebell swing x20
B Partner ring Pull-ups
A Kettlebell high pulls x25
B Medicine ball push-ups
A Kettlebell swing x25
1.5 mile run
*medicine ball push-up: one hand on medicine ball, push-up, transfer ball to other hand, repeat