Adjusts to rapidly growing kids.
The smallest pack to utilize Gregory's VersaFit suspension system, the Gregory Kids' Wander 38 Backpack accommodates rapidly growing kids by adjusting to varying torso sizes. This 38-liter pack is ideal for weekends in the wilderness, overnight camping, and strenuous day trips where extra gear is required. Its top-loading main compartment offers ample room for all their clothing, outerwear, and camping equipment, and it accommodates a sleeping bag within the zippered bottom compartment. The stretch-mesh front pocket separates wet gear and dirty clothing from the pack's inner contents. External carry loops clutch trekking poles when they're not in use. Plus, the zippered hip belt pockets facilitate easy-access to trail snacks and small necessities, such as cash, keys, and phones.
- VersaFit adjustable suspension
- Top-loading main compartment
- Zippered security pocket under top lid w/key clip
- Zippered access to sleeping bag at bottom
- Zippered hip belt pockets
- Front-stretch mesh pocket
- Trekking pole carry loops
- Hydration-compatible sleeve
- Item #GRE004X
- Q & A
great except for........
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
This pack has many great perks and light! But missing one very important part.... in my opinion! There is no divider between the sleeping bag compartment and the main bag. There's lower compartment access from the outside but as soon as you pull your sleeping bag out everything above falls down. I want my daughter to be able to use this for quite awhile with ease. Having to repack her pack everytime she pulls out her sleeping bag sounds like a drag and a waste of time! I also ordered the Fox 30L made by Deuter for my youngest daughter and it is great! However a little heavier.
Awesome kids backpack!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
After using a regular school backpack to introduce my daughter to backpacking, I bought the Wander 38 for her as a step up (now that she is big enough). My 10 year old daughter used the Wander on our last weekend trip (two days, about 14 miles), and she loved it. She said it was comfortable and didn't complain once about fit or size. It has many good storage pockets, and she also used the hydration access with her reservoir and the trekking pole attachment. It had more than enough room for her to carry her sleeping bag, sleeping pad, camping pillow, camp chair, clothes, a blanket, snacks, and extra water. I have a Baltoro 75 which I absolutely love, and the quality of the Wander seems to be just as good.
The best kids pack out there
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Weight has to be a much bigger concern for kids than adults. My daughter is less than half my weight yet her loaded out pack weighs 2/3 of my own. Relatively speaking her pack is heavier than mine.
There aren't many kids packs to choose from. Gregory offers the lightest pack. The nearest competitor is about 3 ounces heavier if I recall. The others are considerably heavier.
The adjustability of this pack is nice. My daughter is 10. She is about 10 pounds heavier than average and one of the taller girls in her class. The pack fits her very well. Torso length is perfect. I believe if she were small for her age this pack might be a tad too big. What I really like is that she isn't going to outgrow this pack any time soon. It will adjust up enough to fit a petite woman.
Build quality is excellent. Gregory didn't cut any corners on their kids pack. It's rated for more weight than even what I carry so it'll obviously suit my daughters needs.
Having not seen this pack in the field I have found no cons to mention.