GoRuck GR1 vs Gregory Maven 45 Pack - Women's

  • Great for long hikes
  • Durable and tough
  • Comfortable to wear for long periods of time
  • Comes with a lifetime guarantee
  • Straps are adjustable
  • Great for women
  • Fit is really nice too
  • Pack is simplified compared to other backpacks
  • Suspension definitely made a huge difference
  • Plenty of sinch straps

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Zipper

GoRuck GR1
GORUCK GR1 (26L) - Carryology - Exploring better ways to carry
Sometimes it feels like the whole world is getting on the GORUCK wagon. Blending a conservative aesthetic that fits in a work space, with a military spec that can John Rambo through war zones, the GR1 is a super-versatile workhorse. It ain’t cheap, but it will definitely last. It looks just as good ...
Gregory Maven 45 Pack - Women's
I would buy this product again!
I have not hiked with this pack yet, but so far it's exactly what I need. I love the new side zipper! It will be fantastic to access my gear without creating a jumble of everything in the pack!
5/5
Sally C
2 years ago
rei.com
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Size

GoRuck GR1
Spirit and Frontier are both 18"x14x8, and there are lots of bags that fit these dimensions, probably the most popular being the Topo CorePack and the GoRuck GR1, both of which are 18" tall. But JetBlue's limit is 17"x13x8 (43.2 x 33 x 20.32 cm). Neither I nor anybody else know how strict they're going to be about it, but I try to play by the rules. I've got a GR2 and I don't think I could make it a full inch shorter just by underpacking, so I assume the GR1 would be similar.
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EatMoreHummous
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Gregory Maven 45 Pack - Women's
Great for short frames
I'm 5'2" so most backpacking packs, ones big enough to fit enough for multiple days camping/trekking, aren't built for my frame.
This was the first bag that was really truly comfortable for me. I ordered an XS-S and the adjustable sizing meant I could make it sit properly on my hips and feel like I...
5/5
lkm2
2 years ago
rei.com
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Compartment

GoRuck GR1
Nothing wrong with a less modern but more pragmatic bag, but I think it doesn't suit my line of work. To give an idea of what design I'm looking for, I like the minimal look of the Goruck GR1 Slick, but I'm unsure about carrying around a 1000D bag in the city. I've also checked out the Tom Bihn Paragon that has a similar design, but I can't find too much information on it.
Gregory Maven 45 Pack - Women's
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Gregory Maven 45 Women’s Internal Frame Backpack
Overall, it's a simple streamlined pack with Gregory's heritage of building comfortable functional packs. You know that this is going to carry the weight on the trail without slowing you down it's the gregory maven 45, thanks for watching. If you have additional questions about the gear you just saw, please feel free to visit, that country edge, comm and get in touch with me or one of our other gear specialists
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Enwild
7 months ago
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Comfort

GoRuck GR1
GORUCK GR1 (26L) - Carryology - Exploring better ways to carry
Sometimes it feels like the whole world is getting on the GORUCK wagon. Blending a conservative aesthetic that fits in a work space, with a military spec that can John Rambo through war zones, the GR1 is a super-versatile workhorse. It ain’t cheap, but it will definitely last. It looks just as good ...
Gregory Maven 45 Pack - Women's
Great for short frames
I'm 5'2" so most backpacking packs, ones big enough to fit enough for multiple days camping/trekking, aren't built for my frame.
This was the first bag that was really truly comfortable for me. I ordered an XS-S and the adjustable sizing meant I could make it sit properly on my hips and feel like I...
5/5
lkm2
2 years ago
rei.com
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Hiking

GoRuck GR1
I currently have a Goruck GR1 that I love, but I feel like I don't really benefit from the clamshell opening. I mainly get around by train and on my bike, so I rarely have the time and space to lay my pack flat. I got my GR1 because I needed one versatile pack for EDC, light travel, and everything else.
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Marvellouspankkake
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Gregory Maven 45 Pack - Women's
Customize your fit on this streamlined pack
You can customize the fit by adjusting both the shoulder straps and hip belt. I had a few false starts, but eventually compared it to the pack I'm replacing to get it just right. Now It slips on comfortably. I liked the side zip access panel; it made it easy for me to reach my camera that I liked to...
5/5
JeansJourneys
2 years ago
rei.com
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