GoRuck GR1 vs Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 2400

  • 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 ultralight backpacking trips
  • Made with ultralight Dyneema composite fabric (DCF)
  • A very short summary, it's as close to a masterpiece as a backpack can be

Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

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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Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 2400
r/Ultralight - The Purchase Advice Thread - Week of December 06, 2021
**Additional Information:** With my baseweight, I think it makes sense to go with a framed pack. I have my eye on the HMG 2400 Southwest because I could get it at REI and return it within a year if it doesn't work out. Additionally, I'm a 5'1" female, and I think the thinner shoulder straps might be more comfortable. My current pack's straps dig into my collar bone, though again, I acknowledge it's not the correct size to begin with.

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 ...
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 2400
r/Ultralight - The Purchase Advice Thread - Week of December 06, 2021
**Additional Information:** With my baseweight, I think it makes sense to go with a framed pack. I have my eye on the HMG 2400 Southwest because I could get it at REI and return it within a year if it doesn't work out. Additionally, I'm a 5'1" female, and I think the thinner shoulder straps might be more comfortable. My current pack's straps dig into my collar bone, though again, I acknowledge it's not the correct size to begin with.

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.
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 2400
r/Ultralight - The Purchase Advice Thread - Week of December 06, 2021
**Additional Information:** With my baseweight, I think it makes sense to go with a framed pack. I have my eye on the HMG 2400 Southwest because I could get it at REI and return it within a year if it doesn't work out. Additionally, I'm a 5'1" female, and I think the thinner shoulder straps might be more comfortable. My current pack's straps dig into my collar bone, though again, I acknowledge it's not the correct size to begin with.

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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Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 2400
Excellent design and construction. Comfy!
Love. Love. Love.
I consider myself a medium weight hiker. My base weight is about 12 lbs and my food weight is about 2 lb/day. I have a 17" torso and opted for the small 2400.
This pack fits like a dream. Doesn't have load lifters because it doesnt need them. Load lifters are an excuse for c...
5/5
Monica
2 years ago
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