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3 Days, 2 Nights: GORUCK GR1 #NothingElse

This bag is build like a tank. It is a pleasure to hold (and to know that you can smash it against the wall repeatedly, and nothing will happen to it). The capacity of the ruck is 21L - so it is quite small (although there is an even smaller GR0).

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  1. jeans

  2. tank top

  3. cashmere sweater

  4. Salomon XA Pro 3D trail shoes

  5. Salomon Icetown jacket (if I am ever going to the North pole, I am wearing this jacket)

  6. beanie, scarf, wool glovesPacked:

  7. wallet

  8. laptop

  9. cell phone

  10. chargers for both

  11. 1 book

  12. journal with pen

  13. 1 resistance band + lacrosse ball + workout log

  14. sports capris + sports bra + workout tank top

  15. extra tank top

  16. 1 dress

  17. 1 tights (can double as workout pants)

  18. 1 pair of winter boots

  19. 3 pairs underwear

  20. 3 pairs socks

  21. toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair gel, chapstick, face wash, deodorant)

  22. make-up (foundation, foundation brush, eyeliner, mascara, lipgloss) - inside toiletries bag

  23. 1 Clif bar + apple + glass container with lunch + 1 fork To be honest, I could get away with even less. Shoes usually create the most bulk - so the fewer pairs, the better, if you are trying to travel light. For a trip like this one, having a pair of flat heeled winter boots would work best, I think. Maybe something like this?


Conclusion? I loved GR1 as the only bag on my trip. It is small and sturdy with a "separate, bombproof compartment" for the laptop. I hope to never have to check whether it is truly bombproof, but hey, nice to know.



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