GORUCK, you win
I originally had reservations about shelling out the fairly serious cash for a GORUCK GR1, but after reading this post, I want them to have my money. It’s an American company that behaves like I wish more companies did, making an American product with American workers, and caring for fellow humans. ’Merica. (removes hand from chest)
To my JanSport pack, I have nothing but kind words to say. It’s not you, it’s me. You performed admirably, and I spared you no abuse. You have slid around my truck bed for months taking great care of my bricks, but I have move on… I guess.