Enjoy the best overnighters ever.
The world is full of secluded beaches, hidden hilltop campsites, and solitary desert vistas, but you'll never see any of them if you don't load up the Gregory Stout 35 Backpack and go pay them a visit. The Stout's TrailFlex internal suspension, HDPE framesheet, and pivoting TrailFit hip belt will help keep the weight off your shoulders when you're squeezing between desert boulders and through tight beach-side trees. The addition of a stowaway rain cover will make sure your sleeping bag, extra layers, and food don't get soggy when a sudden cloudburst catches you out during your overnighter.
Speaking of your sleeping bag, it's easily accessible via the bottom zipper, so there's not a whole pack's worth of gear standing between you and bedtime. Before you lay down, though, you might have to climb some steep scree and fourth-class rock, so you'll appreciate the loops for your trekking poles that makes it easy to use your hands for added security on steep slopes, or they can be used to keep an ice axe close at hand. Pockets on the sides hold water bottles, while two stash pockets on the lid are perfect for maps and snacks.
- TrailFlex internal suspension
- TrailFit pivoting hipbelt and TrailFit shoulder straps
- Top-loading design
- Bottom zipper for sleeping-bag access
- Stowaway raincover
- Lid, side, front, and hip belt pockets
- Gear loops
- Trekking pole and ice axe carry
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- Q & A
Perfect for carry on
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I used this pack as my carry on during a recent trip to Europe, it is big enough to carry a weeks worth of clothes including a couple of heavy sweaters and a down puffer. It was exactly the right size for the overhead bin, and it was much easier moving through the airport and multiple train and subway stations with the backpack than it is with rolling luggage. It seems it will be a perfect three day hiking pack.