Gregory Alpinisto 50

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The Alpinisto 50 replaced the Gregory Alpinisto.

Specs

small medium large
Weight 4 lb 8 oz 4 lb 11 oz 4 lb 14 oz

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The Gregory Alpinista is touted as a climbing/scrambling…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (A retail store)

Summary

The Gregory Alpinista is touted as a climbing/scrambling pack and it does its job well. It has a cutout in the lid to accommodate a helmeted head looking up, a crampon pouch built onto the front, ski/snowshoe slots, secure yet easy access to your ice axe, and a nifty full-length side zipper that allows one to gain access to the pack's interior by swinging it onto the hip. A great pack, lightweight, sturdy, and comfortable.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Ice axe system
  • Reflective materials built into the pack
  • Side zipper
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Zipper on side is not waterproof.

I am 5'8", 155 pounds and purchased the medium size. It fits like a glove and is very comfortable.

I first used it on a snow scramble up Bare Mountain in the Cascades and was impressed with how functional and comfortable it was. A huge lid pocket meant I cold keep not only snacks but quite a bit of gear at ready access. The side zip meant I did not have to drop the pack to get something out.

A well-designed helmet cutout allowed me to look up at the slope I was climbing without my helmet being knocked over my eyes. The gold color and reflective material meant my partner was able to follow me through the forest in the dark without difficulty. Well placed compression straps mean you can easily secure varying sized loads. I have also used them to secure my snowshoes.

My only concern is the zipper: it is not waterproof; it seems to be stressed easily; and the top of the zipper is where your hydration hose comes out, making a spot available for water to go in.

Still, this is another great pack from Gregory  (I also own a Z45 and Baltoro 65). This will be my go-to pack this winter.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Gregory's Alpinisto 50 page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Gregory Alpinisto 50 is a technical, alpine climbing machine that goes from a sturdy load hauler to lightweight summit bag with the swift removal of components. The 50L size is perfect for an overnighter or when you need to bring a little extra gear.

- CampSaver.com

A customizable climber's friend, the Gregory Alpinisto 50 pack is an ultralight peak bagger that features removable hipbelt padding, bivy pad, framesheet and stay to shave off up to 35% of the weight.

- REI

The Gregory Alpinisto 50 Backpack was built for professional mountaineers and serious athletes that have tested and refined its design on the far reaches of the earth. Comfortable, durable, and versatile, this pack carries what you need for a two- or three-day expedition and can be stripped down for use on summit day.

- Backcountry.com

On Sale. Free Shipping. Gregory Alpinisto 50 FEATURES of the Gregory Alpinisto 50 Fusion Flex Suspension Stowable crampon pocket with TPU panel to protect contents from sharp points Dual ice axe attachment system compatible with all modern tool head designs Top pocket designed with occipital cutout for optimal helmet clearance Main pack body closure with single, anodized hook for maximum durability Removable waistbelt padding for weight savings Hydration hose port with locking zipper Single wand pocket Side zip access to main body Dual ski slots Sled pull attachment points integrated into waistbelt Hi-visibility Alpine gold exterior color Bright interior color for easy visibility of gear Security pocket under lid with key fob Removable bivy pad Rope Strap Haul loops Gear loops and ice clipper slots on waistbelt Removable top pocket Expandable collar for added volume The SPECS for Extra Small Volume: 2441 cubic inches / 40 liter Weight: 3 lbs 4 oz / 1.5 kg Stripped Weight: 1 lb 13 oz / 820 g The SPECS for Small Volume: 2685 cubic inches / 44 liter Weight: 3 lbs 7 oz / 1.6 kg Stripped Weight: 1 lb 15 oz / 880 g The SPECS for Medium Volume: 2929 cubic inches / 48 liter Weight: 3 lbs 10 oz / 1.6 kg Stripped Weight: 2 lbs 2 oz / 960 g The SPECS for Large Volume: 3112 cubic inches / 51 liter Weight: 3 lbs 13 oz / 1.7 kg Stripped Weight: 2 lbs 5 oz / 1.1 kg Click to download some super information on how to properly Fit a Gregory Pack .

- Moosejaw