Justin Campbellwrote a review of Gregory Targhee 45L Backpack on December 12, 2016
Familiarity: I've used it several times
As someone who has had to buy a different pack for every different activity, the new model of the Targhee Backpack has put the rest in storage. I previously had a different 32L pack for the backcountry, but found that the extra space in this 45L model was perfect for what I needed. Gregory packs are great for the people who insist on keeping all their gear organized; there are several pockets and zippered compartments throughout. The specific compartment for avi-gear is really essential, and has plenty of extra space where I was able to tuck away all my rescue gear, as well as a bivy bag, spare parts, and plenty of ski straps. Although not specifically advertised, the shoulder straps on the left side also had extra sewn loops, which perfectly fit an Avalung Element. And for those really heavy days when you bring the whole kitchen sink, the padding and suspension does a great job of making you forget you have a pack on.
I've used it for primarily for long splitboarding tours (so I really appreciate the reinforced A-frame loops, and the stowable vertical carry straps). The pack would also be great for mountaineering endeavors; the waist belt has several ice clipper slots, and a sewn-in gear loop, as well as my favorite ice-tool attachment I have used so far. Couldn't recommend the pack more highly, Gregory really killed it with this one.