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Sometimes bigger is better.
- The Z 75 is a new size for 2012 in Gregory's Z Series
- Updated front pocket features an easy-to-use half-moon zipper and large storage area
- Partially hidden daisy chains reduce snagging
- Jetstream suspension with Extended LTS (Load Transfer System) internal frame helps air to circulate
- Water-resistant zippers block moisture from creeping inside the pack
- EVA foam harness provide next-level comfort for your shoulders
- Exterior side pockets with pass-through compression ensure your water bottles stay put
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have the original version of the Gregory Z pack and needed a larger version. The Z 75 fit the bill. It has plenty of room for a 4 day mountaineering trip. It carried everything that I needed quite comfortably. The only thing that I would fix is the exterior side pockets. They are too small to carry anything significant. I usually like to keep Nalgene water bottles in the exterior side pockets of my pack and the Z 75 pockets would not support this plan. I was able to make up for this by using the hydration bladder setup and putting my Nalgene bottles inside the pack.
Is it water-proof, OR does it include a...
Is it water-proof, OR does it include a water-proof cover?
It's neither water-proof, nor does it have a built-in rain cover.
Very few packs themselves are water-proof (until you're getting very specialized and into the $500-600 price range), and built-in rain covers are mostly found in some of the newer, good quality day packs. A good roll-top dry bag used as pack liner or an aftermarket rain cover are the way to go.
Hope this helps.
Gregory carries 3 sizes of varied color pack covers. REI and JAX caries 3 sizes in blue by Gregory for $36.
Measuring Your Torso Length at Home
Easy and helpful guide to measuring yourself for the right size backpack...
Z Ventilated Backpacking
These packs provide True Ventilation across your back without sacrificing the positive load transfer of weight to your hips. The two critical points that make the suspension work, at the scapula pads and lower lumbar pad, are the only points of contact with your back. The proprietary waistbelt system is adjustable to 3 different sizes and ensures a custom fit and comfortable carry out on the trail.
Is it possible to order a Z75 with different...
Is it possible to order a Z75 with different torso and hip belt sizes? If so, how would I do that? I have a 17.5" torso and a 31" waist. According to the sizing chart here and on the Gregory website, those put me in a small torso and a medium hip belt.
I picked my Z75 in October. The hip belt is adjustable to S, M, or L in addition to the buckle straps.
@layp199738, how does the small fit? i've got a 17.5" torso but i'm torn between a medium or a small. i tried on a medium and it seemed ok... but Gregory sizing says i should be a small.
Wonder twin powers activate - make it a z55
I just spent a couple hours with this pack and it may be their best pack design yet.
Things I noticed:
1. The thicker belt and shoulder straps are great and should be on all of the zpacks.
2. The bigger front pocket with half moon zipper is great! This also should be on all of the zpacks. The vertical zippered pockets on all the other models just do not work as well.
3. I have owned a lot of packs that have front access and this pack (finally) does it right. If you look close at the picture you notice that the whole front can be opened with only two buckles to unclip. Its really easier and quicker to open the front than open the top.
Only one bad thing to say about this pack- its too big. If this was a 55L pack, I would love to own one. If they take the new belts, shoulder straps, front half moon pocket, and front access and patch it on the z55. That will be one great pack.