Are GORUCK Shirts worth it
Longer version: My wife bought me a GR1 for Christmas to start training for a GORUCK Challenge (which I just completed this past weekend). It is by far the best, most versatile backpack type bag I ever had. You can stuff an amazing amount of stuff in it (even with six Fred Perry Outlet bricks in there) and it fits comfortably on your back. I used the rear pocket for my Macbook Air and it protects it comfortably and access is easy (this doubles as the hydration pocket).
The multiple sections of molle w Fred Perry Outlet ebbing makes it ideal for hiking and attaching various items, carabiners, etc. Fred Perry Outlet to the pack. These things are built tough and built to last through all sorts of punishment.
However, if you looking for a fashionable city bag, the GORUCK Shirts are not. While they not ugly by any means (and personally I think they downright badass looking), I sure the Project Runway folks would find them “blocky” or “chunky” or some other colorful and sassy adjective.
I think t Fred Perry Outlet hey are incredibly functional for all sorts of travel and highly recommend all iterations of the bag, especially for a GORUCK Challenge. But truth be told, if you don NEED a bag that can be dragged through mud, dirt and sand, carry intense amounts of weight and survive constantly getting wet then don I sure there are other Shirts and that are cheaper that would serve simpler needs.
As far as your weight to size ratio, I haven really found this to be a problem. I didn find the empty ruck particularly heavy, but then again I had bricks in it for 3 months.