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Paragon 68L Backpack

The Gregory Paragon 68L Backpack stands out among other lightweight high-capacity packs with its convenient features and a comfortable design. Often, lightweight packs are low in comfort in order to shed pounds to be as light as possible. The Paragon, however, utilizes Gregory's Aerolon suspension system that uses a lightweight aluminum chassis design to stabilize your load for trail performance. Working with the suspension system is the Matrix ventilation system that uses a foam-matrix backpanel with breathable mesh for air flow and moisture evaporation for comfort all while keeping the pack under four pounds. Additional comfort comes from the easily adjustable back hight and padded shoulder and hipbelts to allow you to hike longer and farther.

The Paragon is loaded with convenient features that you'll be hard-pressed to find on other packs in its weight class. Examples of these include the ultra-light top flap that offers you the option to remove the sleeping bag divider and use it in place of the traditional top-pocket for an ultra-light configuration for fast and light missions in the backcountry. Additionally, the top pockets feature solar-ready attachment points so you can have reliable power throughout your trek. Intuitive pocket configurations such as the dual mesh side pockets that provide on-the-go water bottle access, the front stretch stuff pocket for gear overflow and organization, and shock lock attachment points to hold your poles and tools ensure a high convenience factor throughout your backpacking trip. And for quick day missions, the removable hydration sleeve doubles as an ultralight day pack when you want to check out a vista or high alpine lake before turning in for the night.

  • Lightweight backpacking pack loaded with comfort and convenience
  • Aerolon suspension stabilizes your load for peak trail performance
  • Matrix ventilation system offers cool comfort for those long treks
  • 3D shoulder harness and hipbelt with padding offer carrying comfort
  • Intuitive pockets and straps conveniently carry all of your gear
  • Combination reservoir sleeve and ultra-light daypack is removable
  • Quickadjust hipbelts and back height allow an easy personalized fit
  • Gregory has been designing durable, innovative packs since 1977
  • Item #GRE008E

Material
[face fabric] 210d nylon, 100d nylon, [base] 210d nylon, 135d polyester reinforcement layer, [lining] 135d polyester, [hipbelt] dual density EVA foam, [chassis support] 6061 aluminum frame
Volume
68L
Support/Suspension
Aerolon
Shoulder Straps
LifeSpan EVA foam
Waist Belt
LifeSpan EVA foam
Hydration Compatible
yes
Access
top
Pockets
2 zippered hipbelt, 2 mesh side, 1 mesh front, 1 zippered top
Gear Loops
yes
Trekking Pole Carry
shock lock attachment points
Sleeping Bag Compartment
with lid divider
Rain Cover
custom fitted
Detachable Daypack
removable hydration sleeve
Compression
straps
Dimensions
31 x 13 x 12in
Claimed Weight
3lb 14.4oz
Recommended Use
backpacking, ultralight backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

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>Rating: 5

Amazing quality and space

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
68
Height
6` 2"
Weight
190 lbs

This was perfect for a family gold mining trip in Alaska this weekend. Is durable, lightweight, and comfortable. I needed diapers and wipes out of the bottom of the pack and cringed for a second until I realize there were these amazing zippers on each side and one on the front for easy access to all parts of the bag without ripping it apart searching. This bag was used with a family of five for the weekend and fit all of our essentials. My husband wore this multiple times throughout the day and never complained. The fabric seems hardy, I can’t get over the easy access, and I am definitely going to recommend this product! Fits true to size.

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what is the max weight? I was comparing this to the Stout and it has listed a max weight of 35lbs. That seems pretty light for a 70L pack. I carried 44LBS on my last trek. Should I be worried about the seams ripping if I pack on heavier weight then the 35 lb max?