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Wearing a Goruck GR1 over a leather jacket? Will it hurt the leather?

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by Andrés Pétur, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Andrés Pétur

    Andrés Pétur Loaded Pockets

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    I have been wondering how it would affect my leather jacket if I would wear it with my Goruck GR1.
    Does any one have any experience with wearing a backpack with a leather jacket?
     
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    Leather is animal skin. Skin WILL abrade. Need I say more?
     
  3. Lane DeCamp

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    The 1000d Cordura they use is pretty abrasive. It'll chew up your skin if you wear it without a shirt, and will do the same to a jacket. If it gets wet, it eats a leather jacket very fast. Ditto if you use it where it gets sand or the like between the bag and the jacket. I used to like Gorucks but have to say now that they have limited utility compared to some other, more effective packs. If the weight is significant, most packs will leave marks on the shoulders of your jacket, but this one will do so faster. More evolved straps such as MR will not wear the same way.
     
  4. Andrés Pétur

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    Thanks for your reply.
    I usually dont wear a backpack, but its more for my travels on the airport. Will just pack the leather jacket and wear something else
     
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    I agree, Gorucks are pretty abrasive, a lot might have to do with the jacket, too... I used to have a couple of brown leather jackets that showed significant wear even when treated with care, but I also had a black motorcycle jacket that went through about five years of punk and hardcore shows and still looked pretty good.
     
  6. Andrés Pétur

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    I doubt my soft leather goat biker jacket would survive the Goruck jacket
     
  7. tigz

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    But the ground forces don't wear leathers!, it's personal discretion how to handle the bag with your clothing. It hasn't done any harm on any of my poly wool and nylon winter jackets. Don't like wearing leather and a pack on my back!
     
  8. Lane DeCamp

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    Your point?