User Review: Gregory Denali Pro 105
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $420
As advertised. Well built heavy hauler.
- Streamlined/simple not loaded with zippers
- Front access
- Small sleeping bag opening
I bought this pack for a 10-day Dall sheep hunt in the Brooks Range. My main criteria were weight carrying, ability to get into the main compartment 2 ways, not a lot of pockets/zippers, cost. I could have gotten a much lighter pack from Kifaru but for several hundred dollars felt I could deal with a few extra pounds.
The load carrying ability of the pack made it so I didn't really notice the extra weight anyway. Hydration pouch compatibility was initially a concern but the front pocket works perfectly with my 100 L bladder so no worries there.
We started walking with 65-68# and I was very happy with how the pack performed over the course of the trip. I really liked that I was able to leave most of the food and extra gear at base camp and the pack rode comfortably cinched down and at reduced capacity. On this trip I wasn't able to test the real load carrying ability of the pack. Only complaint has been mentioned a million times: it is a pain to get sleeping bag in and out — deal with it.
Several months later I went on a successful Elk hunt and was definitely able to test the load carrying ability! We spent two and a half days ferrying loads in the alpine and the pack performed flawlessly! Loads ranged from 90 to 125 pounds.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this pack to anyone. I really like the ability to mix and match torso length and waist belt sizes. All in all a great pack.