There are some things vets and civilians alike just have a soft spot for, like the Vietnam-era jungle boot: light compared to their World War II predecessors, soft and quiet, and not bad for going fast and hard in punishing climes. Or like the GR1, the venerable staple of athletic company GORUCK’s line of packs and sacks; founded by Army Special Forces veterans, GORUCK has helped make rucking the most accessible fitness activity since jogging.
The Punisher himself carries a GORUCK GR1, so you automatically know that there has to be something uniquely badass about this brand. The all-American, all-weather, all-climate GORUCK bags are fiercely loved by so many military members — especially those within the Special Forces community — and have been lauded by The Washington Post, Men’s Health, The New York Post, and The U.S. Army. But when I tested out the GORUCK GR1 and GR2 for Task & Purpose, I found that the bags aren’t just made for the Rambos and Frank Castles of the world — they’re bags for everyone, and can be used anytime, anywhere due to the bags’ sleek and minimalist style, comfort, durability, and practicality.