Weekend warrior pack.
Your weekdays are dedicated to planning for the weekend, and as for the weekend, well, your options feel pretty endless with Gregory's Baltoro 65L Backpack behind you. The Baltoro boasts Gregory's Response Auto Angle Adjust suspension system that moves the LifeSpan EVA shoulder straps up and down the 3D AirMesh back panel to a fit that feels customized to your own back. Gregory added an aluminum frame to stay stable and well-supported from the first mile to the last.Gregory didn't shy away from adding as many features as possible. Its hydration reservoir sleeve is removable so you can put it in Gregory's SideKick Daypack, and there's a deployable rain cover to shield your valuables from wet weather. There are additional storage options specifically designed for sleeping bags, trekking poles, sunglasses, and electronics.
- Spacious backpack suitable for multi-day and weekend treks
- Response A3 suspension adjusts the torso for a custom fit
- LifeSpan EVA shoulder straps and waist belt give a cushy ride
- 3D AirMesh back panel amplifies ventilated airflow
- Removable hydration sleeve stores reservoirs
- Deployable rain cover shields camping equipment from weather
- Zippered bottom sleeping bag compartment with removable divider
- Water-resistant waist belt pocket protects electronics
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- Q & A
Comfort on a whole new level
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Comfort is huge for me when I'm backpacking and this pack definitely does not disappoint. The Response A3 Suspension system that is used on the hipbelts and shoulder harnesses, creates an optimal fit that literally fits my body like a glove and it has definitely made an impression on me. I will keep this backpack until it falls apart. Then maybe try to have it fixed and keep using it until that is not possible. Hot spots and pressure points are in the past for me with my new Baltoro due to the above stated system combined with Gregory's PreCurve tech. and multi density EVA foam. They literally built this thing to feel amazing out there on the trail so that you can get the most out of your adventures. 50 pounds? No problem. With how lightweight and comfortable this pack is, that 12 miles to basecamp will feel like a cake walk. I believe they also shaved off weight from last year's model with the outer material and the framing. But rest assured, I threw my pack off in a hurry at base camp to run to a nearby lake and very brutally brushed it against a pine tree on accident. It took the bark off the tree and the nylon had a minor scratch that buffed out. I'd also say this is a lucky pack because I've been rained out at King's Peak for the past 3 years and finally this summer I summited that behemoth!
Great fitting and well made!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've been using a cheap pack for the past 10 years and have been wanting to really get into true backpacking and go on longer quests. This pack will be perfect for that, I cannot believe the difference a quality product makes. This thing is made well of high quality materials and should last me many years. I really like all the adjustments that can be made to suspension system and hip belt, so you can find a truly custom fit. It handles heavy loads well, I've taken it on about 50+ miles, with 40+ lbs. and it held up well and was very comfortable. One of the main features I like, is you can remove the water bladder holder and use it as a hydration/daypack for mini treks while at camp. I also like that you can zip the front of the pack down, so you can access the main ruck sack compartment without opening the top. That way you can access items on the bottom of the pack without taking all of the ones on top out first. I'm excited to take this on longer and more difficult hikes and will recommend to anyone I meet. Great pack!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This pack is very comfortable with lots of room for everything you need.