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Focal 58L Backpack

4.4 out of 5 stars
10 Reviews
Current price: $187.46 Original price: $249.95
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Color:Ozone Black


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Why We Like The Focal 58L Backpack

Gregory designed the Focal 58L Backpack with one goal in mind: give just what we need with nothing more and nothing less. This pinpoint design truly nails its mark too, providing a comfortably padded and aired out suspension system, a ventilated back panel, and easily accessible external pockets for items we need at a moment's notice on the trek. Gregory made the Focal with a ComfortCradle hipbelt that prevents hotspots and hugs your body tight to stop swaying from throwing us off cadence.


  • Backpacking bag made with the essentials for a good trip
  • 58-liter capacity is well suited for two- to three-day overnights
  • FreeFloat suspension system follows your body's movements
  • Mesh backpanel keeps you well ventilated on high-output hikes
  • Breathable shoulder harness has anti-odor tech to keep you fresh
  • Removable top compartment doubles as waist-worn daypack
  • Bottom and side compression straps stabilize the heavy haul
  • Oversized hipbelt pockets store your phones and trail snacks
  • Item #GREZ083
Responsible Collection
[face fabric] 100% nylon, DWR finish, [base] 210D 55% nylon, 45% recycled nylon, [lining] 135D 60% polyester, 40% recycled polyester, [frame] aluminum, fiberglass
[small] 54L (3295cu in), [medium] 58L (3539cu in), [large] 62L (3783cu in)
Float Ultralight
Shoulder Straps
Lifespan EVA, Polygiene
Waist Belt
ComfortCradle, [size] (small) 27 - 45in, (medium) 28 - 48in, (large) 30 - 53in
Hydration Compatible
Reservoir Included
[external] 2 waist belt, 2 top compartment, 2 side water bottle, 1 oversized front mesh, [internal] 1 top compartment underside,
Gear Loops
Ice Axe Carry
Trekking Pole Carry
Sleeping Bag Compartment
Rain Cover
Detachable Daypack
removable top compartment
bottom, side
Weight Capacity
[small] 27.6 x 13.2 x 13in, [medium] 29.5 x 14.2 x 13in, [large] 31.5 x 14.2 x 13in
Claimed Weight
[small] 2lb 10oz, [medium] 2lb 12oz, [large] 2lb 14oz
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 10 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

April 21, 2024

Lightweight pack for moving fast

Bought the pack for 2-4 day backpacking trips in the Rockies. Overall, super happy with the pack — an order of magnitude lighter than my last, which I can definitely feel at the end of a long day. I regularly carry 30+ lbs (backpacking with kids) and it’s still comfortable. Only minor gripe that comes with the lightweight territory is a couple of small scrapes / holes in the bottom, despite always being conscious that it’s not bulletproof. Nonetheless, super happy and would buy again.

Patrick R

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

November 4, 2023

Could be the best but waist belt M size is off :(

This pack feel so comfortable with my typical gear load of 25-30 Lbs! It doesn't have features like zippers and compartments as my other 4 Gregory packs, but over the years, I've been using those extra features less and less. I've used Exos and other cottage ultralight packs too, this pack is of course not ultralight, but to me, this pack is simply the best if one considers not only the weight, but all the factors: weight, features, ventilation, and comfort. Unfortunately, with the M size that fits my torso well, I had to cinch the waist belt all the way to the end for my 30" waist size, although the description states the M belt fits down to 28" waist. Very sad this doesn't work for me as once I lose weight during long distance hikes, the waist belt will not work. I also noticed Youtuber, Justin Outdoors, found exactly the same problem with the waist belt sizing in his Youtube video. Really hope Gregory could solve this size issue in future versions, it seems to me there is space for shifting and shortening the belt for ~2 inches, but I'm of course not a pack designer. With this said, if you have a waist size of 33" or more with M size torso, I highly recommend you give this a try! You will be surprised how comfortable and ventilated you could get from such a lightweight backpack.


Originally reviewed on Gregory

3 out of 5 stars

September 9, 2023

Light pack with durability issues

I purchased the Focal 58 to replace my circa 2000 Palisades. While the Palisades still remains in excellent condition, I was looking for a more light weight pack. I thought the Focal would meet my needs for a multi-day hike on the NPT. Unfortunately, I ran into a durability issue almost immediately. While making final adjustments to the pack, one of the upper clasps securing the side compression straps broke. The bigger problem is that this clasp is permanently sewn into the pack so replacing it is not an option. The clasp is so delicate it can not be repaired. While this damage might seem minor the concern is the long term viability of the other clips and clasps are suspect. On a brighter note the pack holds a fair amount of gear and carry’s between 25 to 30 pounds well. In addition all the pockets are really well thought out and useful. I am 5’ 11” and about 185 lbs, my torso length is about 20”. I tried both the medium and large and will both fit, the medium fit better in the shoulders. While this pack carries well and is certainly light weight, concerns for long term durability constrain me from wholeheartedly recommending this pack.

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Matt D

Originally reviewed on Gregory

5 out of 5 stars

August 31, 2023

Excellent Overall

fantastic backpack all the straps you need. side mesh pockets are great size to hold a smart water bottle and still fit trekking poles. the ice axe strap is great for one axe. I am 5'9" and thin with like 30" waist and a small fit very good. As comfortable as my Baltoro 65 but half the weight. Carried 33 pounds very well. One gripe I have is that the chest strap slides up and down very easily, it does not stay in place, this was usually not irritating because it went to a place that did not bother me, however this could be really annoying for some people

Jake H

Originally reviewed on Gregory

4 out of 5 stars

July 13, 2023

Great pack with a flaw

Overall, I really enjoy this pack. Very lightweight compared to my previous 65L Atmos AG and it seems to hold weight just as well. In my opinion, it has just the right amount of features. I like having waist belt pockets, straps, and a way to attach hiking poles, but don't really care for extra pockets on the back or a separate sleeping bag access at the bottom like many packs have. The pack is very comfortable.... When it's sitting on my hips correctly. I bought the small because I have a smaller torso, and despite this I still fully max out the waist straps with my 31-32" waist. I cannot cinch it up any more. Because of this, I find it slowly slides down my hips and I have to readjust every so often. If you're waste is any smaller than mine, I don't recommend this pack. Other than that, it's a great pack.

Zachary V

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

June 20, 2023

My New Favorite Pack!!!

I've been using the Gregory Baltero 65 for the last 10 years and have loved every minute with it!! Over the last 2 years I have started switching out some of my older gear for more ultra-light equipment and my pack was the last thing on the list. I tried The North Face Banchee 50, but the pack didn't fit my gear as well as the Baltero 65 did. Next I tried the Hyperlite, but the absence of a frame made it feel like a overloaded Jansport backpack from highschool, super uncomfortable. I also tried the Big Agnes Prospector 50.. and while that one showed promise, especially in the hipbelt, the upper straps were just too narrow and stiff making it uncomfortable on my shoulders. Enter the Focal 58. This pack fit all my gear in the exact same way I had it in the Baltero 65, even though it's 7 liters less.. it's Amazing!!! It weighs 2.5lbs lighter and has better airflow all around. The shoulder straps are way more comfortable even though they have way less padding than the Baltero 65, like how is that even possible?! But best of all, I like how this pack still has a frame, which distributes the weight flawlessly!! By far the most comfortable pack I've owned. Do yourself a favor and just get it!! You won't regret it!!

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Originally reviewed on Gregory

4 out of 5 stars

October 26, 2022

Excellent lightweight backpack, with some caveats

I have used my Gregory Focal 58 (Small) for up to 7 day wilderness backpacking trips and really like the size, weight and features of the pack. My wife also really likes her Facet 55, which is pretty much identical other than different sizing and colour. All the pockets are really well thought out and well sized, even the hip belt pockets are a good size to be useful (and the zippers on them are easy to open and close, unlike my last pack). There have been no durability issues with the pack so far. It took me a while to get used to the different balance of this pack from my previous packs because its weight is further off my back due to its mesh suspension. I can’t say that I really like this, but I think it is a worthwhile compromise given how much more comfortable the pack is on my back, especially in warmer weather. Smaller waisted people should be aware that Gregory’s hip belt specifications for the pack appear to be inaccurate. The pack specifications say it will fit a size 27" waist, I have a 30" waist and the Focal 58 size Small hip belt just barely fits me, I have it cinched in all the way, there is no further adjustment and no practical way that I can see to make it any shorter. My torso length is between the Small and Medium sizes so I also tried on a size Medium pack (specification is 28” waist) but the Medium hip belt didn’t fit me, it was too loose. My other significant issue with the pack is that the shoulder straps seem to be a bit narrow and/or underpadded for me, they become uncomfortable on my collarbones after a short time wearing the loaded pack (up to 32lbs on a longer trip). Luckily the hip belt is extremely comfortable so I can stand to wear the pack on multi-day trips, and I like everything else about it enough that I have decided to put up with the shoulder strap discomfort and hope that eventually I’ll get used to them. Some other wishes for the pack are that it was available in a more visible colour, had a different arrangement for hanging the hydration bag (it’s an open hook so my non-Gregory hydration bag can unhook and slide to the bottom of the hydration pocket sometimes after I lay the pack down), had a clip in the main top pocket (I added one) like the one in the underside pocket, and had a shoulder strap hiking pole holder like my previous pack (I was able to add something similar on my Focal and on my wife's Facet). Overall, I really like this backpack and recommend it, but would like to see Gregory modify the shoulder straps so they are more comfortable and (only significant for smaller waisted people) modify the hip belt so it can be shorter (but don’t make the hip belt pockets smaller!).


Originally reviewed on Gregory

5 out of 5 stars

August 8, 2022

Fantastic Pack

Purchased this pack to replace my Gregory Banshee from 1999 that is still functioning perfectly. I wanted something lighter to use for 5-7 day backpacking trips and this pack is perfect. I was able to pack six days of food and gear and push the load to 40 pounds and the pack performed beautifully with a very comfortable fit. I am 5'9" 165lbs and the Medium fits me perfectly. Love the hip belt pockets, the mesh opening on the back of the pack and the compression straps for the side pockets. Really well made pack that functions like a full size pack despite its ultralight nature.


Originally reviewed on Gregory

4 out of 5 stars

April 21, 2022

2lbs lighter than my Osprey

Light weight and comfortable! Only wish it had dual trekking pole holders (only on one side of pack).


Originally reviewed on Gregory

5 out of 5 stars

March 20, 2022

Sits perfectly on the fence…

I am extremely pleased with this pack. My purchase was based on finding a lightweight pack, but not frameless like some of the extreme lightweight packs available. This has all the comfort needed without extra weight. It is a simple pack when it comes to access/pockets. This was also a positive factor in my choice of purchase because it’s less that can wear out/break on extended hikes. I love my Baltoro, but I will be using this Focal 58 much more. I am also planning on buying the women’s version for my partner. Thanks for offering a pack that balances comfort/features with weight.


Originally reviewed on Gregory