Everyday Carry

The Drop: GORUCK M22 Field Pack

Authored by:
Mikey Bautista
The Drop: GORUCK M22 Field Pack

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It's a big EDC market out there, and tons of awesome gear is released all the time. We made The Drop to help you discover the latest and greatest essentials worth a spot in your EDC.

Today we're covering a surprise release from GORUCK, a new model quite unlike the boxier silhouette of their flagship models. The 21L M22 is a modern take on the M1945 knapsack from WWII, a single cavity bag designed to protect and quickly access field essentials. This modern take incorporates a top-loader style that combines a drawstring cinch and a top lid that secures via g-hooks.

It also comes with a "greatest hits" list of features of modern GORUCK bags, including 500D CORDURA construction with a 210D back panel, a laptop compartment for up to 14" machines, and in a rare appearance for the brand, a built-in side water bottle pocket.

What we like: A fresh and unexpected new design from GORUCK, great callbacks to the original military bag while bringing very desirable modern features to the table. Also a very reasonable price for a GORUCK bag of this size.

What to watch out for: Top-loader bags with a drawstring cinch may not be for everyone, and neither are g-hook closures (which seem to be prime spots for modding opportunities).

Final verdict: It's always nice seeing new designs and ideas from evergreen EDC brands, so the M22 is definitely worth considering as an EDC pack.

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Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations

About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting with an interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years, he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today, he is the site's Director of Everyday Carry Operations, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, or watching movies, you'll find him in the gym, speedrunning his next hobby, or talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

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