GoRuck GR1 vs The North Face Recon Pack - Men'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 carrying up to 17 inches laptops
  • Well made but the pockets are way too small for school supplies
  • Main compartment is a bit hard to put larger items at
  • Beautiful backpack with large space and great quality

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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 ...
The North Face Recon Pack - Men's
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The North Face Recon Review (2 Weeks of Use)
So i like to talk about it, just a wide open, empty space here for, like you, know, textbooks or packing cubes. If you're going on a weekend trip - or you can keep it more empty and really cinch these sides down and create a lower profile, look - and i just this is a great bag. I mean this is probably my personal favorite compared to the borealis and the jester and the recon is just an awesome standby
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7 months ago
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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.
The North Face Recon Pack - Men's
The North Face Recon Review | Pack Hacker
The North Face Recon | There are no additional pockets or dividers inside..
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5 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 ...
The North Face Recon Pack - Men's
The North Face Recon Review | Pack Hacker
The North Face Recon | There are no additional pockets or dividers inside..
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5 months ago
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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.
The North Face Recon Pack - Men's
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The North Face Recon Review (2 Weeks of Use)
So i like to talk about it, just a wide open, empty space here for, like you, know, textbooks or packing cubes. If you're going on a weekend trip - or you can keep it more empty and really cinch these sides down and create a lower profile, look - and i just this is a great bag. I mean this is probably my personal favorite compared to the borealis and the jester and the recon is just an awesome standby
PositivePositive
Pack Hacker Reviews
7 months ago
youtube.com
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