Honestly we had to do a triple take on this one… GORUCK just released roughly 230 black 26L GR2s. What is a 26L GR2? According to the specs it’s a 26L GR1 but with the internal GR2 divider. It would be incredibly interesting to see one of these in person as we are very curious how much room is left over in each of the two pockets.
The first question we had was who is this ruck for? After thinking about it for a bit it’s probably meant for two groups. The first is the person who would carry a 26L GR1 but wants a shorter pack with two sections… now they can have that in a 26L GR2.
The second is probably for the person who everyday carries a GORUCK Echo or similarly small pack. The move from a 16L Echo to a 26L GR2 would be roughly the same as moving from a 26L GR1 to a 34L or 40L GR2. Personally a 26L GR1 + 34L or 40L GR2 would serve me for 99% of all use cases… maybe this move is to give that same combo to the crew that carries an Echo?
Either way the 26L GR2 comes in at $495 which is the new price the GORUCK’s GR2. Although we would love to grab one to shoot comparison pictures against a 26L GR1 and (obviously) a 34L and 40L GR2 that’s a large pill to swallow for a few posts. Who knows… we’ll see what happens. Either way we would love to hear your thoughts on this new GR2 size. There’s a lively discussion going on over at our Facebook page.