It looks like the GR2 is the latest GORUCK pack to get the made in Vietnam treatment. GORUCK has already started making the Rucker 20L, Rucker 25L, and GR1 in Vietnam so it felt like only a matter of time before they added the GR2 to that list as well.
GORUCK’s pricing is all over the place at the moment in part to their 2019 Veteran’s Day Sale and clearing out some older inventory. Before we entered the holiday season GORUCK was selling their USA made GR2 for $495 making the move to $355 roughly a 28% savings. It’s also worth noting that when the GR2 was released it retailed at $395 so (assuming they keep the Vietnam pricing) it’s actually a new low standard for the GR2.
Right now the only colorway available is Black but, just like with the Rucker 20L and Rucker 25L, I’m guessing that will change eventually. Both of those packs released exclusively in Black to start and now they both have multiple additional colors for purchase. Both 34L and 40L sizing is available which is nice to see considering at one point in time GORUCK wanted to cut the 34L GR2 from their product line.
Interestingly enough I’m writing this from a hotel room while traveling. The one bag I brought with me on the trip was a 34L GR2. It’s filled with all of my work equipment, clothes, workout shoes, workout gear, and nice-to-haves. I was lucky enough to have an exit row seat on the flight out here and it even fit under the seat in front of me.