User Review: Gregory Baltoro 75
Supports heavy loads like no other, with the best accessibility of any pack I've seen to date.
- Padding, comfort and suspension
- Top, mid and bottom bag access
- Removable brain for day hikes
- Waist belt pockets are tiny
The pack is my favorite for a few reasons. It distributes weight like no other, thanks to the suspension and excessive padding. I can easily carry 60lbs with zero shoulder pain, not that I need that much gear, but I had failures of a few Osprey packs at only 45lbs. The pack weighs more than most, but it's basically all in padding which actually ends up feeling lighter from start to finish.
I am a gear junkie who did my research online, and in the field. Tried every Osprey pack out there and have sold all of them while holding onto this Baltoro 75. The storage is perfect for my style, organization without overdoing it, and three access points allow you to get to anything without unpacking unnecessary items.
There is a rubberized lumbar pad that some said they had problems with rubbing etc. I find it to help put that weight down where you want it, and it also keeps your shirt from riding up. It is super strong in every area, but I have seen a few broken waist belts at the REI garage sales.