GoRuck GR1 vs Herschel Supply Co. Eco Nova Mid Pack

  • 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 the price
  • Backpack is a great size for carrying around the essentials
  • No issues with quality of the product
  • Product falls a bit short

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Laptop

GoRuck GR1
I’m looking for a bag for commuting + under seat on airplanes. What fits both criteria best?
Other models I'd consider, similarly sized with solid laptop storage, are the GoRuck GR1 (both the 21L and 26L version will fit a 16" MacBook Pro or similar) and the Tom Bihn Synik 30 (thicker laptops might not fit). The Osprey Daylite 26+6 has a decent laptop sleeve with a quick-access zipper but not a separate padded compartment like I'd prefer.
Herschel Supply Co. Eco Nova Mid Pack
Just the right size
I love Hershel bags for their quality and style. This one is especially good because it not only fits a 13 inch laptop but also has two water bottle holders. These are very discreet so don't make the bag look bulky. It fits in a lot of stuff and is perfect for school or short day trips
5/5
Wildcat2019
2 years ago
amazon.com
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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 ...
Herschel Supply Co. Eco Nova Mid Pack
Perfect for my needs.
Love this backpack! The measurements were definitely not correct tho, that’s why i knocked off a star. This was supposed to be 14.75” tall, it’s not. But i can work with that. However some people can’t and it needs to be accurate. I wanted a “plain” backpack that was nice looking but not to blingy. ...
4/5
Cherries27
3 years ago
amazon.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.
NeutralNeutral
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EatMoreHummous
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Herschel Supply Co. Eco Nova Mid Pack
Fits folders & a 5 subject notebook + Laptop perfectly
I’ve always thought the Sydney, Settlement, and Heritage bag were way too big for me. This one is still the same height but the curve at the top makes it appear snug and much smaller. It fits my folders (without folding the edges), 5 subject thick notebook, and my laptop 13” perfectly with more room...
3/5
Hello
3 years ago
amazon.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.
Herschel Supply Co. Eco Nova Mid Pack
GREAT EVERYDAY BAG!!!!! Using as a diaper bag and it’s perfect!!! Get this bag!!
This bag is perfect for everyday use. I’m using as a diaper bag and it has the perfect amount of pockets: front pocket for things like keys/ hand sanitizer/ airpods, 2 water bottle holders on each side: I put 1 water bottle on one side and use the other side for snacks on the go, 2 zippers on main p...
5/5
Gunter
1 year ago
amazon.com
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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 ...
Herschel Supply Co. Eco Nova Mid Pack
Cute, durable, but too small at top
Very small opening even with the zippers all the way open..Very difficult to get anything out of it. Because the top is so narrow you can't fit a ball cap or scarf in it along with a wallet, sunglasses, sunscreen, or other essentials. I'm using it because it's my perfect light grey and is cute and h...
3/5
shopper
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Strap

GoRuck GR1
Big guy looking for a bag solution
Goruck GR1 26L, but maybe you can wait till they will do upgrade, like they did with Rucker 20. Tom Bihn Synapse 25 or Synik 30 maybe. I own S25 and it’s pretty comfortable, but I don’t trust backpack with manny zippers during heavy rains. I’m mostly a rolltop person.
Herschel Supply Co. Eco Nova Mid Pack
Not at all comfortable.
Cute, but REALLY uncomfortable. Something about the angle the straps attaches to the bottom of the bag that makes the whole bag tilt outward at the top, which makes the bottom of the bag rub against an adult back in a really irritating way. (And though it wouldn't be enough to return it on its own, ...
2/5
Lisa M.
3 years ago
amazon.com
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