Really could use some guidance if anyone has done a GoRuck Challenge, and/or has input on whether a Bihn bag could survive it. I'm thinking of registering (soon) and need to decide on a pack so I can train with it. The GoRuck equivalent pack for me would be the GR0. Since they are 1000 cordura I'm wondering if a Bihn could handle it as well, possibly a Brain Bag?
The 2 immediate issues I see are whether the hydration tube is as easily accessible as the GR0, and the Brain is a bit bigger - not sure how that would effect my load bearing. On the plus side are the super sealed zippers and I know we're going aquatic, and the pack will be submerged (my dyneema S19 & S25 say 'no thanks'!) likely in salt water.
This is what I have to carry:
There are a few things you absolutely need for your Challenge:
A rucksack or backpack (any kind will do, but of course we recommend GORUCK gear)
Bricks or filled Filler Bags*
Water (hydration bladder recommended)
Cab fare if you need to bail (but we hope you don’t)
As a team, you will also need one 15lb team weight and one American flag.
Obviously, there’s plenty of other gear that makes life easier during an event. Download the full Packing List PDF for more gear suggestions.
*4 bricks wrapped in duct tape or 1 20# sandbag
I need another pack like I need malaria but if it has to be, I'd like to atleast look at my Bihn options first.
Thanks in advance.