|Taken from olivedrab.com|
"Main Pocket Measures approximately 22 inches x 20 inches x 10 inches, or about 3800 cubic inches. With the additional 6 outside pockets total cubic inches are closer to 5000 cubic inches. The Large alice pack will accomodate your sleeping bag and other gear inside." Warden's Supply
Okay, I'm not doing a memory-lane post about being a grunt but I am going to be using my ruck as my new tour pack...
Here the ruck is loaded at about 95% for a non-camping roadtrip...rainsuit easily secured to the top; a 1qt or 2qt canteen would probably go in the middle pocket. For a camping trip the tent would go inside and sleeping/bedroll would go on the sissybar. So, all of the weight is low and above, slightly forward of the wheel. The ruck is packed in suck a manner to have the 'Barka' effect while seated.
Outer pocket will easily hold my whisper-lite and 22oz fuel bottle. The ruck is secured at three points: a 550 cord handle at the top slides snugly over the sissybar while two straps, one on each side, secure the ruck to the sideplates...So, I am confident that the Ruck will work for my journeys and will be able to accommodate whatever load I'm hauling! Oh, REI is having a killer sale starting the 18th...wonder if I'll get anything...heehee!