User Review: Gregory Denali
Size: 6590 cu. in. (med.)
Number of Pockets: 3 (2 in lid)
Max. Load Carried: 60+ lbs. (ouch!)
Height of Owner: 5' 11"
Price Paid: $455
This is my second gregory pack. I originally had a robson, which i loved, but i needed something with a little more space (masochist, you say). the denali has two carbon fiber stays to cut some weight etc. for a pack that is somewhat heavy (7lbs. 11 oz.), but it is worth every ounce. the harness and waist belt are made from gregory's trademarked flo-form padding, which really can help out when you are carrying excessive loads.
an example of the pack's overall comfort can be summarized in a small story that happened to me last winter. myself and three of my friends were doings some late winter mountaineering last march. somewhere at higher altitude i developed AMS which started to turn into early stages of edema so i, and my gear, had to be carried down. a good friend of mine, who at the time swore by his lowe-alpine, carried my gear. we had argued for a long time about the pro's and con's of the two brands, but he would not listen. after he carried my gear down, the first thing that he did when we got back home was to sell his lowe and buy a gregory.