Gregory's flagship expedition pack for massive loads.
- Ultra-durable materials and construction stand up to the rigors of multi-week expeditions
- Adjust-A-Cant waistbelt adjusts to three different angles to mirror your hip-to-waist angle and provide optimum weight distribution
- Flo-Form II shoulder and back-panel system help take the bite out of heavy loads
- Aluminum stays and Foam-X flex framesheet provide the necessary rigidity to transfer extra weight to your hips
- Top, front, and bottom ports let you access all of your gear quickly and easily
- The top lid converts into a lumbar pack for bluebird summit bids and spur trails
- Full compression system lets you reduce the packs volume to fit loads of varying sizes
- Side pockets have ski tail pass-through ports for ski-mountaineering
- Vinyl-reinforced gear loops provide additional attachment points
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Easy and helpful guide to measuring yourself for the right size backpack...
As an Alaskan guide and outdoor enthusiast I have spent many months over the last 30 years with a heavy pack on my back. In my profession I'm definitely in the minority on the use of internal frame packs for extremely heavy bulky loads. I've walked thousands of mile, sometimes with up to 150+ pound load with this pack and can say with 100% certainty that no other pack I've worn can compare. I would recommend this pack to anyone who has a need for a tough pack that is used hard. I'm 6'5" and only about 215, so I had to get an extra large pack with a large waist belt. The combination works awesome. I have used this pack very hard since 2006 and will replace it with the same style when it wears out.
i will need an excuse to use my favorite pack.
you get five (5) stars on the comfy scale
you get five (5) stars on the look scale
you get five (5) stars on the price scale
oooo man winter is not over and i cannot wait for the next one
Top class product for uncompromised tripping. Absolutely comfortable.
Shot made near Baklanyi Kekury. Far Eastern Marine Natural Reserve. Primorsky Krai. Russian Federation.
I want this backpack. But I want to make an informed decision. Would this be good for women as well? Appreciate any advice. Pretty much sold on this based on the reviews ... Thanks !
There is a women's version called the Petit Dru Por 85. Check Gregorys web site for specs. Hope that helped alittle.
I've owned this pack for over 10 years and will never even consider buying another pack. This is my third Gregory pack. I also have a Whitney and a g pack by Gregory. The Denali Pro will stand up to anything but a hungry bear. (Hint: Don't feed the bears from it and you'll never need another pack.)
Photo was taken on Jan. 11, 2011.
What's the country of origin? For $550 why wouldn't a person go with a Kifaru or Mystery Ranch pack?
Guess you have not looked at this pack, McHale for $1400 is the only real comparison.
The Denali is made in the USofA!
Wondering if anyone knows it it is also a good fit for women as well? The equivalent women's pack is 85 l compared to the Denali's 105 l and I could probably do with the extra space.
Women's packs are designed with differently shaped hip belts and shoulder straps. If you really can't live with 85L, you may want to call Gregory to see if the men's and women's belts and straps are interchangeable; I'm guessing they are. You may be able to get a men's pack with lady-parts.
Anyone have a solid comparison between the Gregory Denali Pro and the Arc teryx Bora 95 (besides the obvious 10 L's and slight weight difference), especially on mountain expeditions like Denali, Aconcagua, etc.? I am looking for an expedition pack in the area of 95 L for Denali in May and would love to hear how these two packs compare (pack-ability, comfort, suspension, durability. . .anything pertinent). Thanks!
Owned a Bora 95 since 2001 and the denail pro since 2009. Both packs are very big and durable. The denail is better for carying skis and is taller and skinnier in shape. The bora is short and stout. Both are comfortable and cavernous. arcteryx has good customer service (replaced shoulder strap and received extra fabrics). I can fit my stuff in the bora slightly better probably because i've had it longer. The front entry on the gregory is nicer than the side entry on the bora.
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Eastern Sierra -2011 Robert Chartier, Adventure Author
Eastern High Sierra Trip
The Gregory Denali Pro is a an exceptionally well designed and durable back pack. If you are new to the sport, this back pack will be your #1 choice, if you are a seasoned pro, you already know this pack is the bomb. On the trail, this pack is a solid performer. The value is very reasonable for the additional price on such a superior quality back pack.
When you are 5 to 20 miles deep in the wilderness, this pack will be even more apprecieted as the comfort (provided you know how to pack a backpack correctly) is second to none. This is when you will know that the few extra dollars were worth every single penny.
Buy one, pack it correctly, and you will be hooked on this exceptional backpack for life. This pack is 100% the real deal for any serious outdoor lover!
I have owned a Gregory Denali since 1995. I purchased this pack because I needed a dependable load hauler for a 21 day expedition thru-hiking the North Cascades National Park, with just one resupply at Ross Lake. I loaded this bad boy down with 80 pounds of gear and supplies for two 11 day sections, and abused this pack through some of the toughest back county you will ever find. It performed marvelously. 16 years later, I am now section hiking the AT with my wife (much lighter loads), still using my trusty Denali. I will never own any other brand of pack. There are no visible defects of any kind after all these years... the stitching is still as good as new. Gregory totally rocks. I have an old North Face Snow Leopard that my wife is using... we are going to replace it with the new Gregory Deva 70. I'm sure it will be the last pack my wife will ever buy.
Okay ... I found the place where the water bladder goes ... now where does the hose exit the pack? I've prodded every seam in the general neighborhood.
It's usually at a corner near the shoulder strap. Look for a small picture of a blue water drop.
That pack is not hydration compatible. It has a sleeve on the inside where you might think the bladder goes but that is just to protect your gear from the back panel.
I always used the mesh pocket on the bottom of the brain. If you put it in right (with the line hooked over the mesh and crossing to the opposite side), it never falls out no matter how rough you are with the thing...
What's the minimum waste size for the hip belt. My son is a size 30/32 and his existing pack falls off his hips.
S. he can try a woman backpack. sume time woman backpacks are narows in the waste more then a men baclpacks
Anyone have any suggestions about how to pack a 6 liter MSR Dromedary Bag with drinking tube? The Palisade 80L has a nice sewn in blue water drop near the top for the tube to push through so you can stick it within the straps.
Where is the best place to stuff the water bag/bladder with tube?
Anyone have any suggestions?
Inside neer the Back Panel
I bought this pack back in the summer of 2007 after I did a leadership training course where one of my instructors had one. I got this pack for three major reasons: 1) I do mostly expedition style trips from 1 week to 6 weeks, so I needed something big 2) I have really broad shoulders and not many packs could accommodate my shoulders without pinch my neck and giving me circulation problems in my neck (lightheaded while Backpacking is not cool) and 3) I needed something that could handle extreme loads. I got a small because my torso measures just shy of the medium, but because of my build I needed a medium waste belt and medium to large shoulder straps.
I ran all of the rock climbing trips at my college at the time so I would carry up enough gear to setup 4 top rope climbs in this bad boy and never had any problems. I took it on a 42 day mountaineering course in the Wind River Range in Wyoming in the summer of 2008 and I beat the tar our of this thing and abused it way more than I should have. It took everything I threw at it like a champ. I averaged about 100lbs loaded up in this thing the entire trip because of gear and food and the style of the course. I topped out at 125lbs (70% of my body weight at the time) - about double the recommended weight limit. I around 100-150 miles on that trip with that kind of weight and I was comfortable the entire time. The pack showed very little wear at the end of the trip and it had no signs or symptoms of any kind of structural failure. I realize this is more weight than anyone should be loading in a pack, but this thing can handle it as long as you can - you will fail before this pack does. The only breaks I've had in the last 4 years are the rivets connecting the shoulder load lifters to the plastic on the inside of the pack had the backs break off, but that will be fixed when I send it into Gregory, plus they don't really effect how it holds weight at all, so I never noticed until thoroughly inspecting it.
This is my go to pack whenever I need to haul any kind of weight that doesn't fly in my Osprey Atmos 65.
Bottom line: This is the best pack you're going to find to do it all. It's durable, looks awesome, can carry 70+ lbs with ease, and it is incredibly easy to compress and balance.
The only improvements that could be made are more effective hip load lifters (although they don't make a huge difference with this pack because of how well it is designed) and the shoulder harness could use better velcro to secure the harness to the padding on the shoulders and to hold the sternum strap in place while the pack isn't on. I have trouble with the shoulder strap occasionally sliding off most of the padding around my armpit (never totally off) when the sternum strap is tight. The Pros way out weigh the cons so 5 outta 5.
Note - Get a good pack cover, this sucker gets really heavy when it is wet.
I was in the market for a large expedition pack for glacier mountaineering. I have a 17-17.5" torso, so I chose to go with the Small pack. However, my 32" waist and larger chest/shoulders require a medium belt/shoulder pads. I contacted Gregory and sent them my small straps, and (after a few hiccups), got some medium shoulder straps and hip belts.Unlike some other packs I tried - that claim to be adjustable for wider ranges of torsos - this one actually felt comfortable carrying loads when sized for me. For example, I tried a Lowa Alpine Cerro Torre and found it really fatigued my shoulders and sagged/swayed under loads heavier than ~60pounds.Before I bought this pack I read reviews and strongly considered the Deuter ACT 90+10 (or NOLS version) and MH BMG. The Deuters got some bad reviews for not being too durable and the MH got some bad reviews for comfort - don't know if this is true, but that's the impressions I got. However, I couldn't find any "bad" reviews for the Denali Pro - the only consistent downside was weight. However, as I soon confirmed on my own, this added weight is due to this packs ability to distribute and stabilize even very heavy loads. Think of it this way: If you're hauling 75lbs of gear, what's an extra couple of pounds of base-pack weight (negligible), especially if it makes that 75lbs feel like 25lbs?My first impressions of the pack when I received it: Wow, this thing is professional grade. The materials are all heavy duty, the stitching is ample and re-enforced where needed, the zippers, buckles, webbing, internal heavy mesh, etc are all "heavy duty". I suspect this thing will last a lifetime.Custom fitting the pack is fairly easy. Once you get the right hipbelts and shoulder straps, these attach quickly and easily. The shoulder straps can be attached in an upper or 1" lower position to further tune the pack to your torso (I chose the upper for my torso).My first trek was a day trip, only 9 miles with 45lbs with no issues. Subsequent treks, with more load (up to 75 lbs), and the pack still feels like it could carry more, and my body doesn't nearly get as fatigued or sore as with other packs. The pack feels very stable. I haven't used it on any extended mountaineering trips yet, but will come back to update after logging some more trips.
This pack is extreme; extreme capacity for extreme duty, period. If you aren't mountaineering or doing 10+ day treks over mixed terrain and colder conditions save your money, it's overkill. I am a pack junky and have multiple packs for every possible application; the Denali Pro can do it all but you need to be doing it all or else you'll look like a complete poser wearing this thing...go kick butt on the big hill my son.