The GORUCK GR1 is a rucksack designed by a former Green Beret who sat down and spent a couple of years creating the pack he wanted whilst deployed in a war-zone. It’s nigh-on indestructible, highly customisable and designed to withstand anything up to and including a bomb-blast.

Each GORUCK GR1 has a laptop pocket that doubles as a hydration bag section, they also have multiple zippered inner pockets for sorting gear. Each GR1 can hold a pair of boots and a change of clothes, a laptop/charger and some assorted bits and bobs, which is basically all I need to survive quite happily. Apart from beer. But they have another bag for that.

The bags are all hand made in the USA and you can grab yours here.

Founder & Senior Editor Silodrome

Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

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