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Gregory Baltoro 65 Backpack - 3844-4150cu in

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A sturdy pack that accommodates your body, your movements, and your hiking plans.

Gregory gave the Baltoro 65 a hefty helping of cargo capacity and a supremely comfortable suspension system so that even when the pack is fully loaded on a one-, two-, or three-day trip, it will offer stable support for mile after mile.

  • Response AFS Suspension system incorporates a pivoting shoulder harness and pivoting hip-belt that move with your body throughout your stride (rather than resisting against your body's movements)
  • Pre-curved foam harness and thermo-molded backpanel conform to your shape without chafing against it
  • Single aluminum stay prevents barreling and transfers the load to your hips
  • Detachable top lid makes a waistbelt pack when you go on side-hikes or quick summit attempts from camp
  • Hydration sleeve (reservoir sold separately) and water bottle pocket keep H2O close at hand
  • Includes removable divider for sleeping bag compartment
  • Plenty of pockets keep small items organized
  • Highly durable fabric and DWR-coated water-resistant zippers stand up to abrasion and the elements
  • Item #GRE0103

Tech Specs

nylon (210D, double diamond ripstop), 420D nylon flat weave
Response Auto-Fit Suspension
Shoulder Straps
yes, 3D pre-curved
Hydration Compatible
Reservoir Included
Detachable Daypack
yes, lid
Detachable Lid
top, front, bottom
1 lid, 1 front zippered, 2 side, 1 hideaway, (internal) 1 lid
Trekking Pole Loops
Sleeping Bag Compartment
Rain Cover
Max Weight Capacity
50 lb
[S] 5 lb 6 oz, [M] 5 lb 10 oz, [L] 5 lb 14 oz
[S] 3844 cu in, [M] 3966 cu in, [L] 4150 cu in
Recommended Use
overnight, weekend backpacking trips
Manufacturer Warranty

Tech Specs

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Good (so far)

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Purchased this backpack based on review from Outdoor Gear Lab. Plan on using for 6 weeks hiking the Camino De Santiago in Spain. I've tested it on some day hikes and like the feel. It seems to provide good space, and I like the organization of compartments. And I like the yellow color. I'll update after the hike.

Butter on the Back

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This pack is like butter on the back, meaning it feels like nothing is there. I've been out with it a few times and sometimes I forget it's even there. As long as you stuff the pack correctly, you won't feel a think.

Full time life use.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this backpack 2 yrs ago or about when it first came out. I liked it, since then we have seen thousands of miles together. I've been living out of it since then, It has strong materials that will take whatever the send its way. I've done AT section hikes, Hitchhiking around the US (getting thrown into beds of trucks and used as a bench, it held up great) even throwing it off a train. The straps are good, can get irritating after a few hours, they tend to sit at an angle and not flat, but the hip belt is great. plenty of padding all the way around. I found that it had too much space and i over packed even when trying not too but i have carried a 75lb load comfortably for a weekend. (not recommending you do that, but it can be done). I would suggest this to those getting into backpacking, but im heading down the ultralight path now so my pack is retiring.

The only thing that annoyed me is that no matter what the weight was (25lbs - 75lbs) the straps and back supports would squeak non stop . and i had an expert at an rei look at how i was set up and he couldn't figure out why it squeaked. so thats my one major issue with it.

I shall post a photo of it when i get one. but it served well.

Great backpack!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this pack after trying Osprey and Arcteryx comparable bags. Despite slightly added weight, this one felt by far the most comfortable and carried loads the best.

I took this on a 4 day backpacking trip with about 40 pounds and found it to be great. Lots of pockets, good load balance, GREAT lumbar support and stylish and durable.

I would highly recommend.

The Cadillac Pack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great size, incredibly comfortable, durable. Gregory is a great company. They back their products like no other. For non-ultralight backpackers, this is an amazing pack. It weighs ~5lbs, but doesn't have gimmicks or unnecessary features. Super thick and padded waistbelt, comfy shoulder straps. Would definitely buy it again.

The Cadillac Pack

Baltoro is a decent pack

The Gregory Baltoro 65 backpack is a great pack, with a decent amount of room, and a very thought out design. The Gregory Baltoro 65 backpack is made of 210D DDR and 210D x 420D HD flat weave fabrics, and are extremely durable and weatherproof to a degree. Using this pack the last year, I have some up's and down's for this pack, mostly positive things. FOR FULL DETAIL REVIEW OF THE GREGORY BALTORO 65 BACKPACK, CLICK THE LINK BELOW AND GO OVER TO CAPTAINBERZ.COM:

Not bad...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This pack is honestly comfortable with a considerable amount of weight, once you get it adjusted correctly. I'm honestly not used to packs that you can't adjust the yoke on, but i figured it out. Overall a great and comfortable pack.

After a Couple Work Outs

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I got this on sale even though I didn't really need it but I just loved all the features and I love everything about it! All the features are great, all the pockets, sleeping bag compartment, moving waist and shoulder straps, moss green is killer and fits well in the woods! Love it but I cant wait to get into a actual trek with it! I will be getting out with it within the end of next month so ill update then. So far my only complaint is I like my waist to be pretty good and tight and the plastic in the cushioning causes mild irritation that feels mildly like pain but that us just with weights and not actual pack weight. I have a 18" torso length and read to go with the small and I think I would go with the medium because feel but again ill update later. I love it a lot so far and will update when I know more!


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This pack is everything you could ever need. It cinches down so as not to be huge and bulky when you don't need it to be, while you can loosen the straps and fit in it anything you could need. I have taken this pack on many weekend long trips and will be taking it with me on my nomadic journey around the world. I had originally purchased an Osprey pack, but immediately didn't feel the support I felt with my friend's Baltoro 75. I then found this one (the gold looking color online is totally inaccurate, it is a friggin' cool moss green and brown color) on and had to get it. The hip belts feel like pillows, even when carrying weight. It's just a great over-all pack with everything you could need. Cool, useful pockets as well.

Great Backpack

    Very comforable and well balanced for 1-3 night trips. Sturdy with solid zippers and multiple pockets/straps to expand what you can carry. Only minor improvement suggestion is to have the waist belt strap easier to loosen - otherwise this backpack is worth every penny!!

    Wow! What a difference!

      I took this pack out of the box and immediately noticed that "Electric Yellow" had a very slight greenish tinge to it, and wasn't the thermonuclear yellow depicted in the pictures. I can't say whether I was disappointed or not, but the color has grown on me so I am satisfied.

      I loaded it up with a 45� sleeping bag. my 20� fit, but barely. I then added two changes of clothes, full rain gear, a hammock tent, a bevy of camping supplies like a stove, water filter, headlamp, hat, gloves, etc, and it all fit. my first aid and inflatable sleeping pad fit as well, and I put another foam sleeping pad on the outside. I filled a large 48oz Nalgene (the tall one) and stuck it in the bottle holder. It didn't fit, per say, but the bungee cord easily looped across the cap and the whole operation stayed put.

      Once it was loaded, I added a DSLR camera and a pair of big headphones, and a spare pair of shoes, and headed to NYC for two days. I walked about 10 miles around the city with the Baltoro on my back over a wool shirt and a fleece. it was about 40-50� and I never got too warm or sweaty.

      In fact, I never exerted myself. The dynamic hipbelt and shoulders were a dream! The pack stayed balanced, and I felt like I was carrying the load directly over my center of gravity. It was extremely comfortable for 35lbs. I was sold!

      I will update this when I take it into the backcountry next month.

      Love it

        I've used it on overnighters and on weeklong winter trips. Loaded it with at least 60 lbs and it carried well.

        The waist belt is very comfortable and moves with me very well, the shoulder straps are well padded too, although the waist will support most of the weight easily. The load adjusters are well placed for use while wearing and work great.

        The sleeping bag compartment fits even my 0� winter bag ( Marmot couloir) in a large sea to summit dry compression sack.

        I like the front access to the main compartment, the buckles work well and didn't ice up in sticky snow.

        Cons: seems small for a 65L, noticeably smaller than the Arcteryx and Osprey I've used. The vertical zipper on the rear facing pocket is pretty much impossible to get anything in or out of when the pack is full, I try not to use it for anything not soft and stuffable. It would work for a small jacket, a beanie, some socks or a long sleeve shirt. I wish it was more functional, like the pocket on the Arcteryx Bora 65.

        The compression straps are well placed and were strong enough to hold my skis on with my Scarpa Mobe boots attached.

        I actually like the design of the Arcteryx bag better, but the comfort of the harness makes me happier wearing the Gregory. I'm 5'11" with a 32" waist and I got the medium.

        All in all, a great pack.

        Love it

        Happy Camper

          I really like this pack. I'm not an expert by any means, but so far I'm happy. Took this out just recently on an overnighter in the Red River Gorge in KY. Pretty steep terrain and really never even notice the pack on my back. Carries the weight really well.

          Happy Camper

          If this pack is full will it qualify as a carry on?

          Hi Gage,

          If stuffed to the gills or even just full, your pack won't fit in an overhead bin. I take my 48 liter pack as a carry-on, but at full capacity, it's usually too heavy and too wide. I was hesitant about checking my favorite 70 liter, but with this exterior bag: I've never had any worries about pack damage.

          Check out this link - it will direct you to some of the more prominent airline's current carry-on baggage sizing charts complete with dimensions and weights:

          Cheers and safe travels,


          I just received this pack today. I'm new...

          I just received this pack today. I'm new to backpacking and bought it for a trip next month. Are you really supposed to be able to fit your bag in the sleeping bag compartment? That's probably a stupid question, but I have a Sierra Designs Buddy Rad down bag that I bought several years ago, and I don't see how it's going to fit in that compartment, even when in the compression sack that came with the bag.

          It's sort of an acquired knack, but it will fit once you get the gist of it. Your new pack will also loosen up and break in a bit after using it for a little while. Is the sack that came with your sleeping bag actually a compression sack with straps, or is it just a regular stuff sack? That will make a big difference. Make sure all your load compression straps on the pack are loose, then shove one end of the sleeping bag in first and swing the other in while you push from that outside end. Do it at least a few times, then park it there for a few days. Do that and things should get easier once everything is loosened up.You'll be surprised.


          If you are having trouble fitting your sleeping bag into the compartment, then you can remove the material that separates the main compartment from the sleeping bag compartment. I own the Gregory Baltoro 75L, and never leave the separator in. In my opinion, removing that material gives you more room to work with.

          the sleeping bag compartment is really just another pocket. it's not about "this is where your sleeping bag should always go," but more about in most situations, the designers felt that was the best place for a bag to go for optimal weight distribution. ideally, you bag should fit in there, if it doesn't totally fit, it's still ok. also, different bags and packs are designed for different applications. a sleeping bag made for high altitude mountaineering wont fit well in bag designed for fast and light summer trips.

          Any advise on how to put the divider back...

          Any advise on how to put the divider back in place for the sleeping bag compartment. Thanks.

          If i purchase this pack is it a difficult...

          If i purchase this pack is it a difficult pack to adjust for a personalized /individual fit?

          Best Answer

          The Baltoro comes in ranges of torso size. (Small:16-18 Medium:18-20 Large:20-22) You need to measure your torso size and buy the appropriate pack. If you are on the edge of sizes, buy the smaller one. Example: if you have an 18in torso measurement like me, get the small which fits 16-18.

          i have a 20 degree synthetic pinole from...

          i have a 20 degree synthetic pinole from mountain hardwear. It sounds like it won't fit in the sleeping bag compartment. Is there a removable divider? would it fit if i put it in a compression sack first for putting it in the sleeping bag compartment


          Best Answer

          The pack uses a lashed divider to separate the top compartment from the sleeping bag compartment. You can unhook the divider to create one large compartment in the pack. That being said, a compression sack for your sleeping bag will still be a good idea as it will help to take up less space in the pack. Check out sea to summit or granite gear for an awesome compression sack.

          Next year i'm planning to do a 80 days...

          Next year i'm planning to do a 80 days hike to Santiago de Compostella. In total 1522 km. I'm planning to go light and still have to purchase lots o my gear. Except tent (Vango Helium 2001.3 Kgs) en the Therma-rest Xlite Large. Those i bought already.

          I'm wonderingif tis backpack would suit my needs and considering the weight. I'm hesitating between this baltoro 65 or the Deuter act+Lite 50+10.

          Any tips,advice or suggestions. Or even general tips on long hiking tris are welcome.

          Regards David

          I am planning a thru hike of the Appalachian...

          I am planning a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail next March. Is this bag sufficient for that? What sleeping bag and mat and tent does anyone recommend. I am 71 and plan about a 65 lb weight for the pack. Thanks for any help or advice you can give.

          Best Answer

          65 lbs is a lot to carry for a single day of hiking, let alone 2-3 months. While I admire your ambition to tackle the AT at 71, I implore you to reconsider every aspect of your packing list before you embark. Read the forums at for AT wisdom and suggestions.

          As a former Army Ranger and avid hiker/explorer, 65lbs is way too much for hiking the AT. You will likely be down and out with knee or shin pain by the second week. Drop weight by losing the tent, sleeping in the trail shelters. At the most, bring a poncho, some nylon cord, and lightweight tent stakes for the wet months of May/June should you need to erect a shelter. Reduce water carried and refill every 3-5 miles at shelter wells, and lose additional weight wherever you can. Try to get to no more than 40 lbs. by mailing additional supplies to post offices along the AT. Lots of books and websites out there that can explain the supply cashe option.

          I am debating on buying the 65L or the...

          I am debating on buying the 65L or the 75L. I am expecting to use it on trips varying from 3 days - 3 weeks, as well as use it for travel (air/train). Should I be leaning toward one size or the other?

          Best Answer

          It really depends on your physical build/packing style. I have the 65 and I can fit everything I need for a few weeks. My buddy has the 75, and it weighs about the same.

          You can pack 65L into the 75, and use the compression straps to keep it tight, but you can't cram 75L into the 65.

          If you're comfortable carrying ~50lb I would go with the 75L, but if you're into packing light I think the 65L is more than adequate for your needs.

          Unrelated note: The picture on the website makes the 65 look awfully colored, but in reality it's a really cool green/olive color.

          WIll be traveling through Brazil for three...

          WIll be traveling through Brazil for three weeks. Rio, Florianopolis, and then some time in the Amazon. Looking for a pack that can tackle the both phases. Doesn't necessarily need to be ready for an ice-climbing expedition, but I'm not looking for a roller bag either. If I had to lean to one side, I would want a pack I could use for backpacking, camping, etc... Whaddya think?

          Is the hip belt on this pack removable? ...

          Is the hip belt on this pack removable? I'm taking this with me on a flight to Seattle and I'm concerned that the plastic hip belt supports may bend or break if smushed by heavy luggage. I got a backpack duffle bag to throw this in for the flight but I'm worried that won't be enough protection...

          can any one recommend a sleeping bag (20...

          can any one recommend a sleeping bag (20 - 30 degree) that will fit in the bag compartment?

          go with a big agnes....light weight and packs small enough to fit in any sleeping bag compartment....however a sleeping pad is needed with these bags...I use a ridge-rest but big agnes makes a great air pad that weights 22oz......both the bag and pad comes to about four pounds....still under the six pounds that most other 20-30 sleeping bags weight

          Could you tell me the dimension of this...

          Could you tell me the dimension of this product? (cm or inch)