The leather is sourced from Red Wings, Minnesota and, according to GORUCK, it took them the past year to find the right company for the waxed canvas and leather.
There’s no external webbing on the pack which gives it the slick, professional look. From the looks of it the 3″ x 2″ GORUCK patch on the outside is sewn directly into the ruck.
This detail from the product page seems to validate that thought as well.
It’s definitely an interesting choice for the 10 year anniversary of the GORUCK GR1. The original GR1 was a 26L pack made out of 1000d Cordura and featured webbing on the back, sides, and shoulder straps.
The 10 year anniversary Heritage GR1 is a 21L pack made out of waxed canvas and leather. In addition it does not include any external webbing.
GORUCK only made 300 of these packs and has released them to the public at the price point of $595. At the time of this posting there were only 143 left in stock. It will be very interesting to see how quickly they sell. I would love to hear your comments on the GR1 Heritage Limited Edition below!