GR2 Field Pocket Explained


As we were sizing GR2 Field, I was worried it would be too big. As I started using mine, I quickly found this worry misplaced. It attaches to our GR2 rucksack, but I prefer it as a standalone piece of gear. I’m pretty much a gear dork, and I always have a lot of electronics with me everywhere I go. GR2 Field is the perfect solution for me to keep them organized. Wires, cords, batteries, straps etc. are not so messy anymore.


There is additional volume to stuff extra things in before closing — meaning, you can fit more than just the stuff in the compartments. I usually throw a jacket or a blanket in there, depending on what I’m doing.


While I was taking pics for Attaching Field Pockets Explained, which uses GR1 Field, Java decided to use GR2 Field as a pillow. And occasionally he’d look up to see what was going on in the world. GR2 Field has been the biggest surprise for me for its usefulness — I’ve got my system down for housing electronics, and don’t expect it to change anytime soon.

14 comments

    • jason says:

      Attaching Field Pockets goes live tomorrow — it’ll explain how it works (the MOLLE straps/webbing is tucked into the Field Pocket when it’s standalone).

  1. Brian says:

    Proud owner of a GR1 and was wondering If a GR2 field pocket can be attached to the inner MOLLE webbing? Looking to use a camera case for a Canon Digital SLR.

    Thank you

    • jason says:

      Yes, you can attach it. However, because GR2 Field is a larger pocket, this will prevent you from getting into the elastic compartment in GR1. All of the MOLLE webbing on the back of GR2 Field will not be used, but it will definitely stay securely in place.

  2. Phelps says:

    This looks to be the perfect size for an IFAK. I’m putting one together for a Christmas gift (yeah, it’s that kind of family) and this is on the short list to tie it all together.

  3. Chris says:

    I’m wondering if the GR2 is padded or just has a nylon exterior. Was thinking of using this to store my SLR camera while in the bag but wanted some added protection.

    • jason says:

      GR2 Field is padded between each of the two main compartments. Meaning, the two sections that open up and lie flat — each has a layer of padding. Only the zipper slides are not padded. I use the Field pockets for varying lenses and occasionally my SLR for a little extra protection – every little bit helps, and I prefer not to carry around Pelican cases with me everywhere I go. Hope this helps.

  4. Hung says:

    I just ordered the full set of these field pockets to go with my Echo/Radio & GR1/2. Looking forward to more of your wonderful gear.

  5. Jon says:

    Will this attach properly to the front of the GR2 (or any of the other packs, for that matter)? It seems like it would be ideal for that extra bit of storage needed after filling up the rest of a bag.

    • jason says:

      Jon, yes, GR2 Field is sized to properly attach to the front of a GR2. It will also attach to the front of a GR1 or the other rucks, but GR2 Field has extra rows of MOLLE webbing, so it won’t fit perfectly though it will be secure. That’s why there is a GR1 Field pocket.

  6. Jim says:

    Is it possible to have the GR2 Field on the outside MOLLE of the GR2 AND still clip the brick bag to the compression straps, or would the GR2F interfere with the brick bag’s resting location?

  7. Devin says:

    Jim, appreciative that your post was from April, I can confirm that the GR2 Field, mounted externally, interferes with the Brick Bag’s resting position. That said, in a feat of typical GoRuck awesomeness, the Brick Bag apparently was also designed to be mounted upside down, which places it higher on the ruck and out of the way of the Field pocket. Given that the Brick Bag is a roll top, mounting upside down shouldn’t cause any probs.

    Pic: http://www.dumpyourphoto.com/photo/view/136169/WDnGNjP

    • jason says:

      Devin – we can take no credit for this. However, you’re the man. I always love seeing people rig up their own systems that work for them. Well done, sir.

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