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Goruck GR1

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I really like this Makr one. I wonder if I could find it on sale anywhere, as the $290 price tag is a bit steep for what it is. Cotton duck and Horween leather, for anyone who's curious.




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Originally Posted by Valmak View Post

I think it's expensive, but not overpriced. I don't own it but I have Makr wallets and if the backpack is anything like their wallets it will be worth it.

I have this bag, and I really like it. It is expensive, but a good option if you are looking for a bag in that price range. I was lucky enough to pick it up when Stel's had it on sale. It fits more than I thought it would. I've used it for law school this year (2L year), and it has not had any problems holding a few case books and my 13" Macbook Pro.
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Originally Posted by centrix View Post

this will hurt your shoulders if you put too much stuff in it

What about the design suggests that?
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What about the design suggests that?


I think he was referring to the thin leather straps. Something thicker, like padded synthetic material or regular canvas works better. Doen't look as good though.

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I think he was referring to the thin leather straps. Something thicker, like padded synthetic material or regular canvas works better. Doen't look as good though.

^ correct. and bag design is multiples more function over form unfortunately... That backpack looks the kind of bag I'd put my iPad, Rhodia, a little point and shoot camera, and a pack of cigarettes in for 'doing artistic stuff' all day.
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Just got my custom Frost River pack in today. Excited as shit for this thing. I went with their Vintage Pack style, but changed the dimension to 16"x13"x5" and added the padded buckskin leather straps. Waxed canvas, brass hardware, made in the USA, lifetime guarantee, I'm pretty happy with this thing.

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post #127 of 220
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Originally Posted by PipersSon View Post

Reviving an older thread, what do people think about this backpack, then?
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Originally Posted by centrix View Post

this will hurt your shoulders if you put too much stuff in it
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Originally Posted by PipersSon View Post

What about the design suggests that?
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post


I think he was referring to the thin leather straps. Something thicker, like padded synthetic material or regular canvas works better. Doen't look as good though.
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

^ correct. and bag design is multiples more function over form unfortunately... That backpack looks the kind of bag I'd put my iPad, Rhodia, a little point and shoot camera, and a pack of cigarettes in for 'doing artistic stuff' all day.

Well I decided to risk it. At the moment the jury is still out on whether I will keep i,t but I though I'd comment on the backpack in general.

It's a good looking rucksack, the combination of grey tweed and dark browth leather, and tiny brass studs gives it a tastefully understated look.

Now, in terms of volume, it's more capacious than I assumed from the pics, and (if I read him right) what impolyt_one/ Drew assumed. It has an internal divider (a back wall pocket for a 15 inch laptop), and also 3 'slots' where you could put the small stuff (wallet, change, diary, whatever) plus 2 pen slots. How to say how large it is? Well I could use it as a weekend bag(for the sake of argument 2 jeans, 2 changes of underwear and vest, 2 shirts/ T shorts, a light jacket, water bottle, laptop and a couple of books. Plus there would be some room to spare). Apart from the flapover, it also closes via a leather drawstring that you can tighten.

Now as for the leather straps, IMO they are not as thin nor as narrow as they look in the pictures. But I will give the numbers so you can judge - 3.7 cms in width (at the widest point which is 3/4ths of the strap, before it tapers into the closure)and 0.3mm thick. People who have an opinion - is the strap below, medium to or above standard widths/ thicknesses for rucksacks?

Will it hurt my shoulders if I overload it, as someone suggested? I don't know the answer to that one, maybe someone can comment based on the info above?

All in all a good looking piece that I would use for travel/ casual Fridays all the time. I would not use it for hiking though, prefer the nylon/ synthetic versions for that.

Will I keep it? That depends on whether I think the price is justified. It retails at around $985, I bought i from MrPorter for $492.50, it closed on the Porter site at $292.50 ffffuuuu.gif
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Waxed canvas.

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Waxed canvas.

What are these? They look neat.
post #130 of 220
Goruck. I have a GR2 for travelling and work and its great. Can't recommend them enough, I have their brick bag (small stuff sack) and the fancy ball cap. The stuff is well made, looks good and made in the USA (if that matters to you).

I just so happen to be selling a Radio Ruck (perfect day-bag for your average student or worker). I just need something bigger so my GR2 gets more use.
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What are these? They look neat.


They're from Everlane, should go on sale in the next 1-2 weeks.

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goruck is nice, but why would anyone pay over $200 for a backpack. Dont tell me quality, an on sale jansport for $10 lasted me through middle school/high school/college/trips. After a wash still looks good.


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just picked this up for 25 dollars
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Fjallraven Kanken $65 in like 30 colors

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North Face Purple Label

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Patrik Ervell $670 - 100% cowhide leather
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Any other bags that resemble to the Makr rucksack? I really like those and am wondering if I'm missing out on something similar that's even cooler.

Also I really like that Frost River bag but the color is kinda meh. Wish it came in a black or navy.
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