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woodsjw

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My Morale Patch arrived today so, it’s time for my GoRuck reveal. I went with the GR2 for two reasons. One, I wanted something MiUSA (GR1 is mostly made in Vietnam). Two, I wanted something big enough to fit several days worth in one bag, and with smarter packing, maybe even a week.

With tax I paid nearly $400 for this bag, which was more money then I’ve ever spent on a piece of luggage or garment item. Even my Mackinaw Cruiser was slightly less.

It might surprise some, but I decided against going with the Ranger Green because I didn’t like the way it looked compared to other discontinued Greens. You can see the difference below:

Ranger Green is on the left and I’m not sure what this other Green is called, but if it was still available, I’d choose it in a heartbeat.

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I wanted something that gave off a Filson inspired vibe and I think I was successful. It might even develop an interesting patina as well. We shall see. Much like a Filson, even when empty the bag is pretty heavy. My dad picked it up and immediately mentioned that lol.

Now you see why I must get the Talon LTB in Otter Green. I’m being converted to the Dark Side...or shall I say Lite Side. This makes 3 Tan bags in my collection and only one OG (257)

Coyote Brown (More Like Tan)

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I’m going to post a packing picture set once I get more acquainted with the layout, but the amount or useful pockets is incredible. Namely the billow stash pouch in the middle section. Here I store my wallet, some cables, pens and sunglasses. It’s super easy to access on the go.

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The straps on this bag are going to need time to break in, I’ve never felt something like this before and I really like it. I feel more like a man’s man with this on my shoulders.

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I really love the Morale Patch section. It allows me to customize the look at the drop of a hat. This is the one I chose.

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I never imagined a simple word like “SURVIVE” would have such a powerful meaning behind it, even if the reference is a comical one (great movie btw). With the life challenges that myself and my family are facing, it’s reminding me to hang in there.

Here’s the scene:


@woodsjw I know you are a fellow GoRuck fan, hope you see my new purchase, I know we spoke before about it when I first considered one last year.

I like the interior stitched label, those that know it’s a GoRuck know. That’s why I went with this company, like Filson, there’s a great community behind it.

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The handgrip is one of if not the best I’ve ever handled. It’s very strong but comfortable. Zippers are YKK 10 and insanely tough. Also there’s a stiff storm flap over all of the zippers to help keep water out.

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Love it. I have the 34L version of the same bag in the same color... I've been buying GORUCK bags since 2014 and I have 5 now... but have always bought them heavily discounted, but even at full price I think they are worth the price tag. This is a bag that will take on anything you can throw at it and if it does fail, they will fix it free of charge.

Enjoy it!
 

Stratkat

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Love it. I have the 34L version of the same bag in the same color... I've been buying GORUCK bags since 2014 and I have 5 now... but have always bought them heavily discounted, but even at full price I think they are worth the price tag. This is a bag that will take on anything you can throw at it and if it does fail, they will fix it free of charge.

Enjoy it!
Gee, sounds a lot like... Filson
 

A JEDI IM

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Yeah. Pictures or it didn't happen. ;)

I'm liking that total cost though. Nicely done!
 
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pnwprice

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Wonder how common these are. Mix of YKK and Talon zippers on a 258 I just picked up. Must have been on the cusp of their transition in the early 2000s. Still no build tag though.

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My FRD 258 is this configuration.
 

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I’m back and forth with this method, but in my current minimalist lifestyle, I’m actually happier now that ever. Best thing is I get to use my long neglected 257 again, since I sold my Journeyman to another member here. Once I get the LTB, which I’m in no rush, I think I’m all set with Filson bags (which makes 4), considering I’ve owned 11 or so these past 5.5 years
Now that I've had a few chances to carry OMG's Journeyman... I love the bag. As some of you know, I've got a rucksack that I won't part with, but use it less than I could... there's not much organization to it and it carries a bit uncomfortably. I wasn't on the hunt, but as you know, he offered an awesome price for a riveted Journeyman. Since I've had it a few weeks and have gone in to work a handful of times, I've had the chance to carry it as I would normally intend. It's a very comfortable bag to carry and still has the classic Filson look, and it pairs well with the rest of my bags, which are primarily tan and navy. I love the combination of twill and tin cloth. It's also perfectly patina'd. I also have to say that OMG shipped the bag super fast and packed it with great care! Thanks, @OtterMeanGreen!
 

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Now that I've had a few chances to carry OMG's Journeyman... I love the bag. As some of you know, I've got a rucksack that I won't part with, but use it less than I could... there's not much organization to it and it carries a bit uncomfortably. I wasn't on the hunt, but as you know, he offered an awesome price for a riveted Journeyman. Since I've had it a few weeks and have gone in to work a handful of times, I've had the chance to carry it as I would normally intend. It's a very comfortable bag to carry and still has the classic Filson look, and it pairs well with the rest of my bags, which are primarily tan and navy. I love the combination of twill and tin cloth. It's also perfectly patina'd. I also have to say that OMG shipped the bag super fast and packed it with great care! Thanks, @OtterMeanGreen!
It's been fun and interesting to follow the journey of OMG's bags.
 

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