Rucker Long Range First Look Review Video
Rucker Long Range Overview
On the exterior you’ll find a number of features common to the Rucker series including:
Reflective slash on the front.
Molle on front and sides.
210d Cordura on the back and interior of the straps.
Padded lumbar support.
On the inside of the ruck you have two main compartments. As with all GORUCK bags, these are fold-flat compartments when unzipped.
In the first compartment you’ll find a nice admin pocket and several other zip pockets.
In the second compartment you have two zip pockets and two ruck plate pocket.
The ruck plate pockets now have extra beefy padding on the top to protect the back of your head while doing things like bear crawls and burpees.
Since there are two pockets, the Rucker Long Range can accommodate multiple plates.
However, the more likely scenario is that the back pocket hold a plate while the front pocket holds a water bladder.
What’s super nice is that the inside of the front pocket has velcro, so you can secure the plate in the back pocket while having your water bladder in the front.
Long Range Rucker Initial Thoughts
This is a killer bag. I love it.
I think there are three best-use cases for this bag.
First, it could be a great Tier 1 GORUCK event bag. The extra space, compartmentalization, and plate pockets make it a solid contender.
Second, this could be a great bag for people who love rucking but have use for more storage. So, the bag is more than their rucking bag, but maybe it is for a weekend hike/camp or to cram sports gear in after your ruck training.
Third, and I know everyone is wondering about this, yes, I think it could be a GR2 replacement. I go into detail about this in the video (here’s the link to the section where I discuss the GR2 vs the Rucker Long Range). But, the short version is that you do lose a little space with the plate pockets, but I think it is generally not that much and it is redeemable.
That said, I love the GR2 and think it is the perfect travel bag. But, if you don’t have the funds or you need a multipurpose bag (or want some of the Rucker features) then the Long Range Rucker is a solid choice.
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