When I first saw the thumbnails (before they disappeared for a few hours) I thought the Shadow Gear might be rucks meant to assist with people who Shadow GORUCK events. If you’ve never seen a Shadow at an event they are an incredibly helpful individual who takes pictures of you and more often than not supplies you with some well needed (and deserved) beer. I figured the rucks would have built in storage or something for cameras but I was very, very wrong.
The Shadow Rucks are designed to be rolled up and stored away within another bag. My immediate idea here is to get a Shadow Ruck and pack it within my GR2 when I travel. That way when I get to my destination I will be able to keep the GR2 at the place I’m staying at and use the Shadow Ruck for day trips. To create the rucks they’ve removed the laptop compartment and webbing to allow the ruck to be easier rolled up. I can’t tell by the images but it does not appear that there is a way to keep the Shadow Rucks cinched by anything on the ruck itself. I think an internal nylon webbing with cam buckle would have been awesome to keep the ruck together once
In addition to the rucks GORUCK also released the Shadow Pocket which I assumed would be for camera lenses and the like but since this is not gear for photographers I didn’t know what to expect. The Shadow Pockets are easily collapsable field pockets that don’t have any attachment webbing so that they can be crushed down easily for packing and storage.
The GORUCK SD15 is a 15 liter ruck that can easily be rolled up to fit in another bag. It’s priced at $95 which makes it the cheapest ruck from GORUCK.
The GORUCK SD20 ($110) is a 20 liter ruck that can easily be rolled up to fit in another bag.
The GORUCK SD25 ($125) is a 25 liter ruck that can easily be rolled up to fit in another bag.
GORUCK Shadow Pocket Small
The small pocket comes in at 2 liters and costs $24.
GORUCK Shadow Pocket Medium
The medium pocket comes in at 3 liters and costs $28.
GORUCK Shadow Pocket Large
The large pocket comes in at 4 liters and costs $32.
GORUCK Shadow Pocket Extra Large
The extra large pocket comes in at 5 liters and costs $36.