Since its inception in 2008, GORUCK has established itself as an incredibly revered brand amongst EDC aficionados, with the Florida-based firm taking a page out of the special forces playbook to deliver its military-derived packs and gear for everyday use. And while GORUCK has long utilized some of the most hardwearing materials available when crafting its flagship GR1 and GR2 backpacks— namely ballistic-grade CORDURA and rugged waxed canvas — the company has now unveiled a new collection that sees these packs bestowed with an ultra-durable X-Pac construction.
For this new collection, GORUCK has opted to craft the shells of the bags from Dimension-Polyant’s ultra-rugged X-Pac VX-21 sailcloth — an insanely durable, weatherproof laminated ripstop construction backed by Hydro State waterproofing tech. The brand’s original GR1 rucksack has been given the X-Pac treatment before being outfitted with waterproof YKK Aquaguard zippers. The GR2 backpack has also received this same weatherproof structured shell treatment. Retaining the same mil-spec construction techniques, layout, and features as the normal ballistic nylon variants of the rucksacks, the new X-Pac version of the GR1 is offered in 21 and 26-liter sizes and in navy or black color options while the GR2 is being produced in 26, 34, and 40-liter sizes in the same navy and black color options.
Rounding out the collection is a new X-Pac VX-21-shelled version of GORUCK’s GR1 Field Pocket — a 9”W x 6”H x 2.5”D everyday carry gear organizer that features a 400-denier pack cloth liner and 0.3 liters of internal volume while weighing only 0.3lbs. In typical GORUCK fashion, all three items comprising the collection are also made in America and come protected by the brand’s Scars Lifetime guarantee.
Available in limited numbers, the GORUCK X-Pac Collection has been priced at $155 for the GR1 Field Pocket X-Pac, $425 for the GR1 X-Pac, and $550 for the GR2 X-Pac.