GORUCK Wire Dopp Review
Simple and durable, the GORUCK Wire Dopp is a solid place to organize tech accessories—although it can get lumpy when fully packed out.
- Slim profile easily slides into a backpack
- Made of durable, quality materials
- Mesh pockets are great for visibility
- Can look a little lumpy when full
- Dust/dirt/crumbs can cling to exterior fabric
.36 lb (0.2 kg)
8.5 in x 10 in (21.6 x 25.4 cm)
CORDURA®, YKK Zippers
If you’re a human in the 21st century—particularly a human whose work involves a computer—then you’re probably familiar with how difficult it can be to wrangle all of the wires, chargers, dongles, batteries, doohickeys, SD cards, and other random tech accessories required to live your life.
Enter the GORUCK Wire Dopp.
This simple pouch has been designed to hold your tech essentials for everyday carry and travel. But you don’t have to use it for tech. Truly, the sky’s the limit here—use it to organize toiletries, bullet journal accessories, Pokémon Cards, poems you’ve written out on sticky notes, your collection of flat rocks, whatever your heart desires.
We’ve decided to go the traditional route and have been testing it as a tech pouch for just over a month in Detroit, Michigan. So let’s check it out.
Materials & Aesthetic
The Wire Dopp screams GORUCK—both in terms of aesthetic and the materials it’s made from. The exterior is 1000D CORDURA® fabric, which is known for its ruggedness. You’ll probably be able to pass this thing down to your children. But the fabric also picks up lint and crumbs pretty easily—it’s been thrown around floors and tables and we’ve noticed it collecting souvenirs. So by the time your children get their hands on it, it may be a little dusty.
It doesn’t help that you can only pick up this pouch in black, a color that’s not forgiving on lint/dust/crumbs.
The zippers are from trusted zipper brand, YKK. And the buckle hails from National Molding Buckles, so you should be all set there.
The one aesthetic feature we’re really digging is the velcro on the front of the pouch, which allows you to toss on a patch. We’ve been rocking the GORUCK spearhead American flag patch, But you can throw on whatever patch you’d like. Or go patchless—you do you. The patch will dominate the pouch’s overall look since the rest of it is pretty nondescript.
Features & Usage
To open the Wire Dopp simply undo the buckle and fold it open—like you’re opening a book. You’ll be greeted with three mesh pockets. We’re digging the fact that all three pockets are mesh, so you can easily see what you’ve put inside.
Normally, we’d criticize the black interior fabric since it can make spotting your black gear difficult. But this pouch lays all the way open, so there’s no black-hole situation going on. Visibility would still be improved with a lighter fabric, though it’s not a huge deal in this instance.
On the left side, there is one large pocket that opens up with a red zipper pull (so you’ll always grab the correct zipper). It’s a great spot for your larger items—a laptop charger, wireless mouse, etc.
On the right side, there are two smaller pockets—one on the top and one on the bottom—which open up with black zipper pulls. They’re for organizing your smaller bits and bobbles—phone chargers, headphones, flash drives, a USB-C hub, etc. You can throw pens here too because sometimes you gotta go analog.
Even when full, the pouch stays pretty slim and will slide into the leftover nooks and crannies in your travel backpack. That said, it can get a little lumpy. Plus, it’s floppy—there’s no structure to it. It’s not a huge issue, but it’s noticeable when you’re pulling it in and out of your backpack on the daily. The pouch can also slouch down in your bag if it’s not packed just right (held in place by other stuff or packed flat).
The lack of structure plus the lack of any padding means this pouch won’t protect any of your stuff. You won’t want to throw the pouch around too much if you’ll be carrying anything fragile and expensive (two words that describe a lot of tech gear—like hard drives and battery banks).
We also want to note that this pouch isn’t advertised as water-resistant. If you accidentally toss it on a slightly damp table, you’ll probably be fine, but water will seep through it eventually and creep in through the sides. Again, not a huge deal since you’ll probably be carrying the Wire Dopp inside a backpack, but it’s something to be aware of. Tech accessories are a lot like cats. They don’t do so well with water.
Durability & Testing
We’ve been testing the GORUCK Wire Dopp for about a month in Detroit, Michigan. While simple, it’s an effective tech pouch that has kept all of our random cords, chargers, dongles, and whatever else organized and out of the way.
Durability-wise, it’s holding up well. We have noticed a few loose threads, which is never a great sign, but it’s not too concerning at this point. We’ll keep you updated in the Usage Timeline down below.
- We’re digging the simple three-pocket organization
- Low-profile design makes it easy to slide into any pocket in your bag
- Same great materials we’ve come to expect from GORUCK
Digging the mesh pockets, makes it easy to spot your stuff.
Noticed a few loose threads. Not a big deal, but still a deal.