Gregory Deva 70
Although some people may like it for the lower back…
Height of Owner: 5'3
Price Paid: $289
Although some people may like it for the lower back support, after putting it on for about an hour, my lower back was KILLING me. It didn't work for me at all, but some people may really like it. The zippers are hard to get undone and I've heard it doesn't last through rough weather conditions. I like the straps though. Gregory always makes good straps.
I REALLY wanted this pack to work. I loved the look…
Price Paid: $216
I REALLY wanted this pack to work. I loved the look of it, the price, the features, the quality-everything!
The hip straps move independently of each other, the water bottle holder is angled toward you so you don't have to remove the pack to get to it, and there is an extra access point in the middle that not all packs have. I tried it on in the store, but I needed a size down, so I ordered it online.
It got to my house and I loaded it with 20lbs or so... and it had the same problem as the one I tried on in the store a size up! The padding on the hip straps and on the back of the pack dug into my hip bone at a horrible angle. I went back to the store to see if they could help, but no such luck.
I feel rude saying this, but my hips are too boney for the pack. Honestly, if I tossed a little more fat around the love handles, I think it might've worked, but the padding just didn't work for me.
I ended up returning it and going with a Lowe Alpine pack. It doesn't have the look or the features of the Deva, but it feels like I'm carrying 10lbs when I'm carrying 30lbs and it holds up well... and really that's what is important.
I really like the looks and feel of this pack, nice…
I really like the looks and feel of this pack, nice pockets, easy access and finally a feminine color.
I think 70 cu is perfect for multiday excursions, but the lower lumbar back is just too curved for me. It felt as it someone had their fist in my back after an hour.
I ended up with the Osprey Ariel 65. If this pack worked, I would have bought, but we're not all made the same.
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For those in the know and those who are just starting out, we're pretty sure you're thinking that carrying 50 pounds can't be comfortable. Think again. The Gregory Deva 70 uses Gregory's updated Response AFS suspension which delivers a custom fit and automatically registers your hip angle as you move out on the trail. Pack everything you want (and even some things you probably don't need) - you'll be so comfortable on the way to camp, we bet you get there faster and will love those extra comforts you packed to pass the time.
The Deva(TM) 70 uses Gregory's women's specific backpanel and harnesses along with the Response(TM) AFS suspension to ensure this pack fits and performs perfectly. Loads of pockets give you endless organizational options and multiple access points make it easy to get to all your necessities packed inside. Response(TM) AFS Suspension Women's specific fit 3D pre-curved harness and waistbelt components Auto-cant harness technology Auto-fit waistbelt system Aero mesh moisture wicking backpanel Single 7075-T6 aluminum stay Gription mesh lumbar pad Large front pocket and two side pockets Hideaway water bottle holder and dual waistbelt pockets Dual hydration ports and sleeve Water-resistant zippers Dual layer, wear-resistant bottom panel
Another award winning Gregory Pack, the Deva 70 fits perfectly and performs flawlessly, so you can enjoy your travels, wherever in the world and on the trail they take you.
The Gregory Deva 70 pack for women delivers spacious volume and an updated suspension to help you go farther, faster and lighter in comfort. Response(TM) AFS women-specific suspension features a pre-curved harness and hipbelt with EVA foam that help eliminate wrinkles and hot spots on your hips and shoulders. Independently rotating load transfer panels on the hip belt automatically register your hip angle and articulate your body's movements. Thermomolded EVA back panel features a grippy lumbar pad that helps keep the pack positioned properly and effectively transfers load weight to your hips. Single aluminum stay helps prevent barreling and provides optimum load transfer. Deva 70 offers 3 ways to get at your gear with top-loading, front zip and bottom zippered access to the main compartment. Hydration-compatible design features a reservoir sleeve and dual drink-tube exit ports for on-the-go hydration (reservoir sold separately). Zippered front pocket, twin side pockets, dual hipbelt pockets and hideaway water bottle pocket with bungee offer easy access to often-used gear. Removable top lid pocket lets you keep compass, maps, small essentials or rainwear close at hand; stash pocket on the underside of the lid secures personal items. Gregory Deva 70 pack is made with 210-denier double diamond ripstop and 210- and 420-denier flat weave fabrics that offer strength, durability and lightness.