Design: top loading
Size: 25 litres (extra small)
Number of Pockets: 5
Max. Load Carried: not sure
Height of Owner: 157 cm
After having had a bad experience skijoring over winding undulating trails with a backpack which didn't fit and kept flopping from side to side and throwing me off balance, I bought an extra small Gregory Iris. It was ordered in for me by Wilderness Supply in Winnipeg.
The next year I did the same trip again and was able to completely forget I was carrying a pack. It stayed snugly in place. I am short and it is difficult to find a pack that fits well. The fit is the main reason I recommend it, but it is also light and a good size for a daypack.
Design: internal frame dayback
Number of Pockets: 6: top, back outside, side mesh & 1 mesh "holster" and 2 small mesh on hipbelt
Max. Load Carried: 18 -20 lbs
Height of Owner: 5' 3"
Price Paid: don't recall
I've had this back for a little over a year. Used it as a travel carry-on, for day-hikes and for hill walking in Scotland. As with my Gregory Reality, fits wonderfully. Well-balanced, with good compression straps for small loads. Holds wet and cold weather gear, first aid, and all necessities for walking in the Scottish highlands. Very light weight pack. I'm not crazy about the side mesh water bottle "holster". Seems insecure plus the water sloshes noisely. I don't get the point of it. I use it to tuck gloves into or not at all. I'm considering cutting it off. That's the reason for 4 instead of 5 stars.
Height of Owner: 5.0
Price Paid: $139
This backpack is not the garish lipstick fuschia it appears to be in the pictures! It's actually a nice, deeper rose/magenta/burgundy type color.
More importantly, the adjustments are great and I love all the pockets. Honestly, I haven't packed it full and hiked around with it yet, I got it more for the things I tote to work and back, especially on days we take the motorcycle but so far it's very comfortable and well suited to my size in the xs version.
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Designed for moving fast and light, the woman-specific Iris Pack from Gregory combines Exo-Frame and Wraptor stabilizer technology to deliver an ultralight technical pack that provides flexibility as needed while fitting a woman's smaller frame.
- Mountain Gear
You wouldn't wear your boyfriend's gym shoes, and you shouldn't use his backpack either. Gregory structured the Women's Iris Backpack to fit a woman's frame, and its light, low-profile design makes it worthy of a lady's longest days on the trail or at the crags.
- Backcountry Outlet
A female specific version of the G Pack and winner of the Backpacker magazine's 2005 Editor's Choice Award, the Iris Backpack for women cuts significant weight without compromising comfort. The innovative design incorporates side Wraptor Stabilizer straps that pull the pack to the lumbar, and a stiff contoured Internal Thermoformed Exo.Frame sheet that follows the body with torsional flexibility. This structure is then enhances with a chimney backpanel to maintains volumes of ventilation. A superlight weekender, this midsize backpack carries effortlessly moderate loads up to 30 pounds with all day comfort. The top panel zip loading silicone packbag opens wide to store a well-considered lightweight gear list for fast pace weekend adventures. Low profile front and side mesh pockets, water bottle holster, mesh waistbelt pockets, and hydration sleeve with port, keep things well organized for quick access when needed. When venturing more off the beaten path, dual ice axe loops with keepers give carrying versatility. As Backpacker declares, no other sub-3 pound weekender can carry moderate loads as snugly with such efficient load transfer as the Gregory G Pack .
- Altrec Outdoors
On Sale. Free Shipping. Gregory Women's Iris Daypack (Fall 2007) The Women's Iris Daypac by Gregory.We've combined Exo-Frame and Wraptor Stabilizer technology to deliver an ultralight technical women's pack designed for low volume, high-energy movement. The full zip/top opening makes this pack ideal for stuff-and-go alpine rock jaunts, steep couloir ascents or dayhikes.Volume: Extra Small: 1500 cubic inches / 25 liters Small: 1650 cubic inches / 27 liters Medium: 1800 cubic inches / 30 litersWeight: Extra Small: 2 lbs. 8 oz. / 1.3 kg Small: 2 lbs. 13 oz. / 1.3 kg Medium: 3 lbs. 3 oz. / 1.5 kg Suspension Internal Exo-Frame Wraptor Stabilizer Narrow backpanel Female specific harness shape Female specific Gullwing waistband Chimney ventilated backpanel with breathable Aerotech meshPack Silicone impregnated G 70 fabric Top access via zippered top pocket panel Low profile mesh front pocket Hydration sleeve and port Water bottle holster Mesh waistbelt pockets Side mesh pocket Dual ice axe loops & keepers