The Rucker 4.0 is our best option to get started if you want to use your gear mainly for rucking. It offers two sections to place weight plates and comes in 3 different sizes (15L, 20L, and 25L).
If you want to carry a laptop and use your gear mainly for every day carry and travel, the GR1 is a better choice.
If you are under 6' tall, we recommend going with the 20L Rucker or GR1 21L but if you are 6' or over, the 25L Rucker or GR1 26L is a great fit and offers a little more room. If you only plan on using your gear for rucking, the Rucker 20L is a better fit for anyone regardless of height since it will keep your weight more elevated than the 25L will as it is a shorter pack. The Rucker is great as an everyday carry bag as well as it offers plenty of room to pack items needed for a quick day trip or your daily work commute.
- The Rucker 20L can now hold 2 plates securely. One standard 10lb, 20lb or 30lb plate can fit in the front velcro plate pocket, while the back pocket can hold any size of our plates, including the 45lb ruck plate.
- The Rucker 25L comes with the same configuration of two plate pockets that can hold a 45lb plate in the back pocket and either a 10, 20, or 30lb standard ruck plate in the front pocket. Keep in mind, the Rucker 25L is a longer ruck, so if you are under 6', you may find that the bottom panel rests lower on your back than you would prefer with the 20L.
- The GR1 is designed with a laptop compartment in the back panel unlike the Rucker. While it does not have the elevated plate pocket like the Rucker, it does come with an elastic sleeve that you can place a ruck plate in if you want to use it for standard rucking (no PT or any other movements like like in which the ruck plate will bounce and move around a little bit). Also, the GR1 comes with internal molle in the back panel of the main interior unlike the Rucker.
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Check out the GR1s here: GR1