A compact and more “built for everyday uses” version of their infamous GR1, this Echo pack from GoRuck is the kind of bag you buy once and use for decades.
Material Choice:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
Simple, rugged, forever.
Build Quality:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
One of the more indestructible daily bags out there.
Water Resistance:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
External Access:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
One flat and deep front pocket... can feel a bit shit to get in and out of. But it keeps a simple look.
Internal Organization:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
Helpful and minimal.
Carry Comfort:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
Doesn't Look Weird:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
I think this sucker looks great.
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