Everyday Carry

Back In Stock: GORUCK GR2 500D

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Jonathan Tayag
Back In Stock: GORUCK GR2 500D

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Update (1/30): The do-it-all GR2 26L is back in black!

If you’ve been around the world of everyday carry, you’ve probably heard of GORUCK’s practically bombproof ruckpacks, like the GR2. The formula is quite simple: take a no-frills silhouette for an EDC backpack, give it the right amount of space and a plethora of internal customization features, and build it to last with CORDURA brand nylon that will take far more of a beating than your standard bookbag. The result is a wildly popular pack that can sometimes be hard to get a hold of. Luckily they’ve restocked 500D versions of their iconic GR2 rucks in three different sizes in case you’ve missed your chance to pick them up before. These GR2s offer a more supple feel and lighter weight thanks to the lower denier 500D nylon while still retaining plenty of abrasion- and weather-resistance that make them great for daily carry.

The 26L GR2 in 500D black Multicam has a “broken in” feel that’s less rigid compared to the standard 1000D composition you find in most of their bags. This gives the bag more flexibility when you move around, and it also helps prevent it from abrading the clothes you wear if you have wardrobe items that are prone to pilling. The 26L has the same height as the original 21L GR1 bag, but it adds 5 extra useful liters of capacity in the front compartment thanks to the quick access field pocket. 

If you need a bit more space, the 34L version of the 500D GR2 has also been restocked in coyote brown and tropic Multicam. This extra space makes it ideal for one-bag situations like weekend trips and extended stays away from home. It’s also a great choice if your daily loadout maxes out the space in a standard day pack or laptop case. 

With all of the supply chain issues lately, it’s a good idea to jump at the chance to grab the gear you want when you see it available while you still can. These bags are available today, so make sure to click the link below and secure one for yourself before they’re gone.

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Jonathan Tayag

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About the Author
Jonathan Tayag is secretly an information technology and corporate security expert who prefers to moonlight as a creative event and commercial photographer whenever possible. His varied experience and substantial travels have led him to seek, without even thinking about it at first, the best gear for the best use at the best price available. Before the concept of EDC (everyday carry) firmly took hold, Jonathan already spent untold amounts of time optimizing for the best-in-slot pieces of gear, from cameras and lenses to pocket knives, pens, and bags and packs. In November 2015, Jonathan joined EverydayCarry.com and has since written numerous articles and guides to help impart his knowledge to the community as a whole.

Jonathan's photographic works have appeared on numerous online websites, print, video, and television outlets for over a decade. Jonathan's previous clients include Blizzard Entertainment, Red Bull, ESL, Razer, and several other endemic and non-endemic esports sponsors and brands. His work also features heavily in online competitive gaming communities, especially those of the StarCraft and Fighting Game genres. You've likely seen his work if you've spent time in a stream or in-game chat over the years.

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