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GORUCK GR1: Review

GORUCK is an infamous name in the bag community. Bring it up and you’ll have flocks of enthusiasts at your door to sing the good word of GORUCK. You’ll see this with some other makers, enthusiasts and critics included, but it’s few and far in between. It’s rare to see this kind of emotion behind

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GORUCK GR2 and GR3: One-Bag Rundown

GORUCK among the best known companies in the bag world. Their founder, Jason McCarthy, formed the idea of the original GORUCK bag while he was a Green Beret, making bags for those that put themselves in harm’s way. He took that original work and built a successful business with a modern-iconic line of bags and

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Earth Workshop Everyday Bag 2.0: Review

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Starting as a one-man passion project in 2016, Earth Workshop is run by Michael from his studio in Gdansk, Poland. Previously known as Earth Warsaw, a move from the Polish capital in September 2019 prompted a name change, and a new push in production for the craftsman. The Everyday Bag 2.0 is Earth Workshop’s premiere

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Hill People Gear Tarahumara: Review

Founded in 2010, Hill People Gear has become a household name when it comes to back country gear. Founders (and brothers) Evan and Scot Hill bring decades of experience in everything from forestry and fire fighting to wilderness training and, of course, sewing. They’re supported by a team of specialists like Kevin McDowell, operations manager,

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Aer Day & City Slings: Review

Aer, out of San Francisco, has been one of the hottest bag makers in the industry for a good minute. With slick styling, quality materials, and carefully considered designs, Aer bags find themselves at home from the tarmac and the office to the gym and the streets. Slings are the current big trend in carry,

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Greenroom136 Metrodrifter: Review

Greenroom136 is a small bag maker based in Malaysia and sells bags all over the world, from the US to Europe to Asia. They’re known for building quality bags in their small shop by hand, with relatively inexpensive or free international shipping, which attracts a global customer base. The Metrodrifter is a small 5.5 L

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Greenroom136 Metromonger: Review

The Metromonger is a 9L sling bag made by Greenroom136, an independently owned bag company based in Malaysia. Patrick Lim, the founder, designs a series of urban carry focused bags including messenger style and backpack style bags, as well as matching accessories. Some of the bags are also offered as a full customizable product. I

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