Gregory Jade 40
I have not tested this on the trail yet, but it works…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $119
I have not tested this on the trail yet, but it works great hauling my groceries.
- Pockets and straps
- Side entrance
- No rain cover
I have had this for a few months and have only used it hauling my food. (Glass jars, potatos, etc.) I have probably had it heavier then the recommended weight, but it held up great and felt good. (It may have only been 1 1/2 miles from the store to my house, but with the weight and how it wasn't packed the best do to the food, it was super!) The only time I had a problem was when I didn't adjust the straps properly. I am 5'5" and the small is a great fit, even for my 12yo son.
Yes, it will hold a lot, but as stated I haven't tried loading it yet with hiking/camping item. Yes, I like it and would recommend it. I am going up a size just because I need to be able to haul more things, but I am handing it over to a child so it won't be unloved. Even though it doesn't have a rain cover it was able to keep my things dry in my short trek home. I will have to get a rain cover before hitting the trail this summer though.
The material feels good and dried fast next to my heater. The straps are easy to use once you figure out which ones go where. This wasn't a problem, it just like when you get a new car, you have a play with it to learn all it has to offer you. I haven't taken the top pocket/fanny pack off to use, but it does a great job holding bananas and tomatos and keeping them safe.
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Gregory's Jade 40 is a no frills, ventilated women's pack that has no shortage of space for all of your fast packing essentials.
Offering great comfort and performance on quick overnight trips or long day hikes, the women's Gregory Jade 40 pack keeps your back cool and your load light. Specifically made to fit a woman's shape, the Jet Stream(TM) LTS suspension system has no unnecessary points of contact and helps move moisture away from your back. Ventilated and moisture-wicking harness, waistbelt and back panel help keep skin dry and cool. Top-loading design and side zipper give you easy access to contents inside; large stretch-mesh front pocket holds a rain jacket or other items you may need to reach quickly. Hipbelt pockets are ideal for stashing energy gels, lip balm, sunscreen, mini-tool or small electronics. Side, bottom and top compression straps let you cinch down loads for jostle-free carrying and double as lash points for bulky gear. Internal sleeve accommodates a hydration reservoir (not included); dual exit ports allow drinking tube to be routed on either side of pack. Gregory Jade 40 pack is made of 210-denier, double-diamond ripstop nylon and nylon twill for tear strength and abrasion resistance. Water-resistant zippers; removable top lid; single ice axe/tool attachment. Closeout.
Gregory Jade 40 Pack for WomenThe Gregory Jade 40 Pack for Women is designed especially for backcountry-bound women. The backpack features an easy-access; front stretch pocket that's perfect for stowing extra layers and rain gear, and the ventilating JetStream LTS suspension system offers comfort over the long haul. It has a mesh panel between two stiff foam pad areas, one at the shoulders, one in the lower back. The Gregory Jade 40 Pack for Women is a new model in the Jade series of women-specific backpacks.
When Friday afternoon finally rolls around, you'll be ready to load up the Gregory Women's Jade 40 Backpack and head to the backcountry for a weekend of much-needed alpine trekking. The women-specific Jetstream LTS suspension system eliminates unnecessary contact points with your back for maximum ventilation and provides ample support for your gear. Plus, the side-access zipper allows you to grab an extra layer when the sun dips without unpacking everything. Gregory's JetStream LTS suspension system is strong, simple, and lightweight. It also provides cooling airflow across your back to pull moisture and heat away. The back panel is made with a moisture-wicking, breathable mesh to transfer heat and moisture away from your body. Access to the Jade 40's main compartment is made easy with an opening at the top and a large side access zipper. A large stretch mesh front pocket provides convenient storage for items that you'll need to get to through the course of your hike, such as lunch and rain gear. The pack also provides easy access to small items with dual waist belt pockets and a large dump pocket on the front of the pack, as well as a highly water-resistant top pocket with a waterproof zipper and sealed seams.